Whitney Blake Profile

Whitney Blake
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(Nancy Ann Whitney)
20 February 26 is born in Los Angeles / Eagle Rock, California, the first child of Martha Mae Wilkerson and Harry Whitney
? attends 16 schools in as many different cities
? graduates from Pasadena City College
? performs at the Pasadena Playhouse
24 November 44 her son Richard Whitney is born in Los Angeles
18 February 46 her son Brian Thomas is born in Los Angeles
21 June 47 her daughter, Meredith Ann, is born in South Pasadena, California. She will become TV actress Meredith Baxter Birney.
6 April 57 marries talent agent Jack X. Fields. He's 39; she's 31.
62 is crowned "Azalea Queen" at the Azalea Festival of Wilmington, North Carolina
64 lives with her husband, three dachshunds, and a cat in Hollywood
April 67 divorces Fields in Los Angeles. He will die at age 78 in 1995 in Los Angeles.
24 August 68 marries writer-producer Allan S. Manings in Los Angeles. He's 44; she's 35.
? her relationship with her daughter is not a happy one. For some reason, Whitney bitterly resents Meredith's success as an actress, and the jealousy she exhibits during interviews is fairly obvious. The estrangement may have been intensified by Blake's preoccupation with her career throughout her children's lives.
c. 88 with her son, Brian Baxter, she becomes part owner of Baxter's Books in Minneapolis. The business will close in 1998.
? sings in the choir of St. Aiden's Episcopal Church and is a member of the Westside Ancient Music Group in Malibu, California
c. 91 moves with her family to Edgartown, Massachusetts
? sings with the community chorus and the choir of the First Congregational Church in West Tisbury on Martha’s Vineyard
28 September 02 as Whitney Blake Manings, she dies at age 76 in Edgartown, Massachusetts, after a long bout with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Allan, and three children, Richard of Beverly Hills, California; Brian of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Meredith of Santa Monica, California. She also leaves nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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