Birth Name: Meredith Baxter
Birth Place: South Pasadena, California, USA
She was born Meredith Ann Baxter on June 21, 1947, in South Pasadena, CA, into a show business family to her father, radio announcer Tom Baxter, and her mother, Whitney Blake, an actress and later co-creator of the sitcom, "One Day at a Time" (CBS, 1975-1984). Blake and Baxter divorced when Meredith was five, and Blake quickly remarried producer Jack Fields, whose influence would keep her steadily employed. That pedigree would afford Meredith a nurturing environment for her own thespian aspirations, including early youth theater training at the respected Interlochen Summer Camp in northern Michigan. She went on to attend the renowned Hollywood High School and, not long after graduation, marr...
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