David Bailey (actor)

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This article is about the adult actor. For the child actor of the same name, see David Alan Bailey.
For other people named David Bailey, see David Bailey (disambiguation).
David Bailey
Born (1933-10-27)October 27, 1933
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Died November 25, 2004(2004-11-25) (aged 71)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1964-2004
Spouse(s) 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 (1973–1978, 1979–1981, 1989, 1992).

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

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.[3] The following year, Bailey's son Xander had a small role on Passions as Edmund,[4] a man who dated Alistair's granddaughter, Fancy.


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