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Whitney Blake (I) (1926–2002)

Whitney Blake was born on February 20, 1926 in Eagle Rock, California, USA as Nancy Ann Whitney. She was a writer and actress, known for Hazel (1961), My Gun Is Quick (1957) and Mannix (1967). She was married to Allan Manings, Jack Fields and John Thomas Baxter. She died on September 28, 2002 in Edgartown, Massachusetts, USA. See full bio »

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Hazel Dorothy Baxter
My Gun Is Quick Nancy Williams
Mannix Cloris Loman


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 2017-2019 One Day at a Time (TV Series) (original series created by - 39 episodes)
- Anxiety (2019) ... (original series created by)
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- The First Time (2019) ... (original series created by)
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 1998 Solo en America (TV Series) (creator)
 1975-1984 One Day at a Time (TV Series) (created by - 209 episodes)
- Another Man's Shoes (1984) ... (creator)
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Guest on the daytime talk show "Boutique" hosted by John Gentri.

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With husband/writer Allan Manings, co-created the popular sitcom One Day at a Time (1975). The show's premise, centered around a single working mom and her kids, was inspired by Blake's experiences as a divorced mother in the 1950s. Ironically, her daughter, Meredith Baxter, later starred as a married sitcom mom in Family Ties (1982). See more »

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