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Overview (3)

Born in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Died in Sag Harbor, New York, USA
Birth NameDonald Alan Brinkley

Mini Bio (1)

Don Brinkley was born on March 9, 1921 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Donald Alan Brinkley. He was a writer and producer, known for Highway Patrol (1955), Trapper John, M.D. (1979) and Medical Center (1969). He was married to Marge Brinkley and Lois Annette Beard. He died on July 14, 2012 in Sag Harbor, New York.

Spouse (2)

Marge Brinkley (21 April 1962 - 14 July 2012) ( his death)
Lois Annette Beard (? - ?) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (9)

Lived in Hawaii. [2001]
Had five Grandchildren: Alexa Ray Joel (b. January 1, 1986) (by Christie), Ian Amadeo Brinkley (b. January 15, 1990) (by Greg), Jack Paris Brinkley-Taubman (now Cook) (b. June 2, 1995) (by Christie), Elliott Marie Brinkley (b. January 5, 1997) (by Greg), and Sailor Lee Brinkley-Cook (b. July 2, 1998) (by Christie).
Had two grown children: nutritionist Greg Brinkley and model Christie Brinkley.
Was ex-father-in-law of Billy Joel and Peter Cook.
He also was a journalist for CBS Radio News.
In 1988, he was honored by the Museum of Broadcasting in New York.
Prolific television writer, former journalist for CBS Radio News.
His wife, Marge Brinkley passed away seven weeks after his death.
His mother, Pauline (Balish), was born in England, to Ukrainian Jewish parents, and his father, Israel Brinkman, was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents.

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