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Bill Bixby

Bill Bixby's biography

Bill Bixby is 59 years old actor born on on Monday 22nd of January 1934. He is often nicknamed as Bix. According to year of birth 1934 he belongs to Silent Generation. Birthday on 22nd of January means he is Aquarius. Aquarius is an Airy sign. They are smart thinkers, social, communicative, independent and intelligent people.

He is citizen of United States of America.

Bill Bixby's family

Bill Bixby's ex spouse

Brenda Benet

Bill Bixby and Brenda Benet have been together since 1971 for 9 years. She is known as television actor. His ex spouse was born on Tuesday 14th of August 1945 in Hollywood. His ex spouse died on Wednesday 7th of April 1982 in West Los Angeles. Brenda Benet was 48 years old, when this happened.

Bill Bixby's schools

We found 3 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: University of California, Berkeley, City College of San Francisco, Lowell High School.

Detailed informations about his schools

  • After graduating from Lowell High School, he attended San Francisco College to pursue a major in acting. He was asked to go to the University of California-Berkeley to major in pre-law, but dropped out.
  • Graduated from Lowell High School in San Francisco, California, in 1952.
  • Attended Mayim Bialik's high school graduation party.

Bill Bixby's career

His main focus is to be actor.

How did Bill Bixby die

He died on on Sunday 21st of November 1993 when he was 59 years old at Century City. Bill Bixbys death was caused by prostate cancer. It happend like natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Bill Bixby's Awards

  • 1972: Won the Parents Without Partners: Exemplary Service Award for his role on The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1969).

Bill Bixby's Rankings

  • Tom Corbett, Bixby's character on The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1969), was ranked #15 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].

What Bill Bixby has done for a first time

  • After he filed for a divorce from his first wife (Brenda Benet), his 6-year-old son died of a rare infection and, a year later, his ex-wife took her own life.
  • Was first choice for the lead role of Dr. David Banner of The Incredible Hulk (1977). At first, he was uneasy about the role, but after reading some comic books, he auditioned and won the role.
  • Had worked with first wife Brenda Benet in episodes of four series: The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1969), The Magician (1973), The Love Boat (1977) and The Incredible Hulk (1977).
  • Was James Komack's first choice for the lead role of Tom Corbett in The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1969).

Bill Bixby's quotes

  • Everyone fantasizes. We all want to be something we're not.
  • I have learned that there is no way to succeed in anything unless you are willing to try--and trying means you run the risk of failure.
  • I'm a loner as a person, but then I always was, even as a child.
  • [on returning to work after the death of his son Christopher]: Work really was a catalyst by which I was able to maintain a sense of balance, and coming back...I don't know that you come back. You go on, you endure.
  • [When he decided to become an actor]: I have to go off by myself to keep a balance. I can't always be, 'Bill the actor'. I must stop and gain perspective so as not to confuse my role and my person.
  • [In 1969]: Comedy fathers usually turn out to be dummies, while mothers are portrayed as being great...And why are fathers always older men on television? Many of my friends are young fathers with young children. I want to play the contemporary father.
  • [In 1993]: My prayer was that I would die in my sleep, you're going to have to take my life from me.
  • [In 1970]: The amazing thing is that when we're working in a scene together there's never a thought of conscious acting. Our natural affection for one another-the reality of it-is what appeals to the audience.
  • [In 1980]: In show business, you have to realize that everyone, in fact, is a freak-and that's something they don't tell you about when you go to acting school. People treat you differently because you happen to be a 'celebrity.'
  • [on directing]: It's not in the hands of anyone else. When I'm directing I'm the only one who knows what the end result will be and I enjoy taking responsibility.
  • [In 1978]: I've stayed in this business because I believe the power of entertainment is in television. And that's why directing will be a big part of my future I fell that TV has been so good to me that I can best pay my dues to society this way.
  • Looking back. I think I learned more doing the industrial film work than I could have doing bit parts in Hollywood. In addition, while in Detroit, I made my stage debut in a Detroit Civic Theatre production.
  • [considered his final words, publicly] Be good to yourselves, cos if you''re good to yourself, you're gonna be kind to everybody else, and I'd sure like to see that before I die.
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Bill Bixby's body shape

Lets describe how Bill Bixby looks. We will focus on his body shape. Body build is average.