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Ted Danson

Comedian and Actor
Male
Born Dec 29, 1947

Edward Bridge "Ted" Danson III is an American actor, author and producer, well known for his role as lead character Sam Malone in the sitcom Cheers, and his role as Dr. John Becker on the series Becker. He is currently starring in the CBS drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He also plays a recurring role on Larry David's HBO sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm, starred alongside Glenn Close in legal drama Damages and was a regular on the HBO comedy series Bored to Death.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1947 Birth Born on December 29, 1947.

TEENAGE

1961 13 Years Old In 1961, he enrolled in the Kent School, where he was a basketball star. … Read More

TWENTIES

1970 22 Years Old Danson and his first wife, actress Randall "Randy" Gosch (now professionally known as Randy Danson), were married in 1970 and divorced in 1975.
1972 24 Years Old He transferred to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drama in 1972.
1975 27 Years Old Danson began his television career as a contract player on the daytime soap opera Somerset. He played the role of "Tom Conway" from 1975 to 1976. … Read More
1977 29 Years Old Danson's second wife was producer Cassandra "Casey" Coates; they were married in 1977.

THIRTIES

1979 31 Years Old On December 24, 1979, while giving birth to their first daughter Kate, Coates suffered a stroke, and Danson spent several years caring for her and helping her recuperate. … Read More
1982 34 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1982, Danson was cast in his most recognizable role, as the womanizing former baseball player and bartender Sam Malone on the NBC sitcom Cheers, wherein he has an on-and-off relationship with college-educated, sophisticated Diane Chambers. … Read More

FORTIES

1993 45 Years Old Danson's affair with actress Whoopi Goldberg led to their divorce in 1993. … Read More
1995 47 Years Old On October 7, 1995, Danson married actress Mary Steenburgen, whom he met on the set of the movie Pontiac Moon in 1993, and became the stepfather to Steenburgen's daughter Lilly and son Charles from her previous marriage to actor Malcolm McDowell. … Read More
1996 48 Years Old In 1996, three years after Cheers concluded, Danson starred in the short-lived CBS sitcom Ink with his real-life wife Mary Steenburgen. … Read More

FIFTIES

2006 58 Years Old 1 More Event
Danson returned to series television in the fall of 2006, playing a psychiatrist in the ABC sitcom Help Me Help You, which was canceled at midseason due to low ratings.
2007 59 Years Old In 2007, Danson starred in the FX Network drama Damages as a corrupt billionaire, Arthur Frobisher. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2008 60 Years Old …  Hillary Clinton during her 2008 Presidential campaign.
2010 62 Years Old He attended the wedding of their daughter Chelsea on July 31, 2010.
…  In March 2011, he published his first book, Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them, written with journalist Michael D'Orso. … Read More
2013 65 Years Old In March 2013 it was confirmed that Danson had signed a deal extending his stay on the crime drama for two more years. … Read More
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