David Bailey (actor)

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David Bailey
Born(1933-10-27)October 27, 1933
DiedNovember 25, 2004(2004-11-25) (aged 71)
Years active1964–2004
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][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.


  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". 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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