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Meredith Baxter Was Almost A Hooker!

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I just found a copy of Meredith Baxter‘s memoir, Untied, in the laundry room and caught up with her vivid descriptions of David Birney‘s abuse and her emergence into a loving same-sex relationship.

But here’s another fascinating tidbit.

Before she was a TV star (Bridget Loves Bernie, Family Ties, etc.), Meredith actually considered selling her body.

Her dealer’s girlfriend — you heard me — happened to be a high-class hooker who lived in luxury thanks to her astounding success at ho-ing her hooch.

“Shirley was checking me out pretty thoroughly,” writes Meredith about their first meeting.

“She handed me the joint and said that I could come work for her.

“She said I could do better than the stupid Ontra Cafeteria.

“Through the pot, I was trying to decide if this were a good work opportunity.

“It was about this time that the cocaine came out,” adds the future Emmy nominee.

But being a nose-candy novice, she inadvertently snorted out, blowing the pricey white powder onto the dealer’s sleeve.

As Meredith remembers, “It was around this time that Shirley withdrew her job offer.

“Which, I realized, I was seriously considering.”

Shirley’s an idiot! A prostitute doesn’t have to know how to use her nose for illegal activities!