Patrick Duffy

On this date in 1949, actor Patrick Duffy was born in Townsend, Montana. He graduated from the University of Washington, attending the Professional Actors Training Program. Athletically inclined, he taught mime for a time while seeking acting jobs. He married Carlyn Rosser, a professional ballerina 10 years his senior, in a Buddhist ceremony in 1974. They were married until her death in 2017 and had two sons. His parents were tragically murdered in 1986 during an armed robbery of their tavern in Montana.

Duffy is known for his role as Bobby Ewing (the nice son) in the hit TV series “Dallas” (1978-1985, 1986-1991).  He starred with Suzanne Somers in the family sitcom “Step by Step” (1991-98) and then in two “Dallas” reunion television movies. In 2006 he started a recurring role on the daytime soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful” as Stephen Logan. He reprised his role as Bobby Ewing in TNT’s remake of “Dallas” from 2012-14.

PHOTO: Duffy at the PaleyFest forum on “Dallas” in 2013; photo by iDominick under CC 2.0.

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