Jane Actman

  1. Meredith Baxter, Family, TV, 1976-1980.     Elayne Heilveil was the divorced daughter Nancy Lawrence  in the mini series but she  refused the series format. Actman copied her in the first season’s opener –  after which she was promptly axed by ABC chief Fred Silverman. He set his heart on Baxter and promised she’d have plenty of home time with her kids. (She had a career thing about families, also starring in The Partridge Family, The Family Man, Family Ties, Angel in the Family and  Family Guy). About 30 years later, Baxter and her screen sister, Kristy McNichol, came out as gay, both being in in long relationships.

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