With a ready supply of no-nonsense advice, the tirelessly earnest baby boomer matriarch Elyse Keaton—played by Meredith Baxter—was the template for sitcom moms for generations to come.
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Meredith Baxter played the loving Elyse Keaton on TV's Family Ties, but behind the scenes she was struggling with abuse, alcoholism and coming out.
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