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1947 -


Ted Danson (born December 29, 1947) is an American actor, most notable for his television work.

He was born Edward Bridge Danson III in San Diego, California, the son of an archaeologist. He was raised outside of Flagstaff, Arizona. He became interested in drama while attending Stanford University. He transferred to the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now known as Carnegie Mellon University), where he received his Bachelor's degree.

He is most famous for his role as bartender Sam Malone on the hit sitcom Cheers from 1982-1993. During this time he also made several movies, the most popular of which was Three Men and a Baby with Tom Selleck and Steve Guttenberg.

After Cheers, Danson starred in the sitcom Ink with his real-life wife Mary Steenburgen. After Ink was cancelled, Danson starred in the CBS sitcom Becker. Danson also plays himself on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Danson and his first wife, actress Randall "Randy" Gosch, married in 1970 and divorced in 1975. Danson was married to Casey Coates from 1977 to 1993. On December 24, 1979, Coates suffered a stroke while giving birth to their daughter Kate. They later adopted a second daughter, Alexis.

He is currently married to actress Mary Steenburgen whom he wed on October 7, 1995. He is stepfather to her daughter and son.

Danson, while still married to his first wife, was involved with Whoopi Goldberg. She broke off the romance soon after he appeared on television in blackface and proposed to her.


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