The Diaries of Adam & Eve

David Birney on Stage

Brilliant performances! Excellent chance to show to English students:

David Edwin Birney (born April 23, 1939) is an American actor/director whose career has performances in both contemporary and classical roles in theatre, film and television.
Birney was born in Washington, D.C., the first child of Jeanne (née McGee) and Edwin B. Birney, a special agent for the FBI.

He attended schools in Brooklyn, Ohio, and graduated from West High School in Cleveland. He holds a B.A. degree from Dartmouth College with "High Distinction" in English Literature, English Honors. At UCLA, Birney earned an M. A. in Theatre Arts, acting and directing, studying with Ralph Freud and William Melnitz.
In 1974, he married actress Meredith Baxter. They had starred together in the 1972-73 TV series Bridget Loves Bernie. During their marriage, she was known as Meredith Baxter Birney. He and Baxter had three children. He and Baxter divorced in 1989.
Birney has edited and adapted for the stage a two-character play based on some of Mark Twain’s shorter works and letters. The piece, Mark Twain's The Diaries of Adam and Eve, was presented on the PBS series American Playhouse. Developing the play subsequently for the stage, he has directed and starred in productions for regional theatres such as the Hartford Stage Company.

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