David Bailey (actor)

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David Bailey
David Bailey in Up the MacGregors! (1967)
Born(1933-10-27)October 27, 1933
DiedNovember 25, 2004(2004-11-25) (aged 71)
Years active1964–2004
  • Barbara (?–?) (1 child)
    Lois (?–?) (1 child)
  • Yvonne (?–2004) (his death)

David Bailey (October 27, 1933 – November 25, 2004) was an American actor. Born in Newark, New Jersey, he went on to have a lengthy career in theater and television, perhaps his best known role being Dr. Russ Matthews on the long-running daytime soap Another World (1973–1981, 1989, 1992).

On November 25, 2004, Bailey drowned in the pool at his home in Los Angeles, California.[1][2] He was 71 years old. His grave is located in Forest Lawn – Hollywood Hills Cemetery.[3]

At the time of his death he had been playing Alistair Crane on the daytime soap Passions for less than three months,[1] to great fan and critical praise. After his death, the role was recast with soap actor John Reilly.[4] The following year, Bailey's son Xander had a small role on Passions as Edmund,[5] a man who dated Alistair's granddaughter, Fancy.


Year Title Role Notes
1967 Up the MacGregors! Gregor Mac Gregor
1969 Three
1969 Change of Mind Tommy Benson
1973 Wicked, Wicked Rick Stewart
1990 In a Pig's Eye
1994 Above the Rim Rollins
2001 The Believer Judge
2001 Never Again Chad
2003 The Good Thief Banion
2006 Touched George


  1. ^ a b "Passions Star David Bailey Dead in Pool Accident". Retrieved 2009-11-29.
  2. ^ "David Bailey, 71; Actor in Soaps 'Passions', 'Another World', Others". The Los Angeles Times. 3 December 2005. p. 5. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Burials at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)Topics". Retrieved 2009-11-29.
  4. ^ "Passions: RIP Alistair Crane". Archived from the original on 2009-04-28. Retrieved 2009-11-29.
  5. ^ "Bailey Follows Late Father to Harmony". Archived from the original on 2009-01-08. Retrieved 2009-11-29.

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