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Another World’s Carmen Duncan Passes Away From Cancer At 76

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Heartbreaking news this morning out of Australia.  Carmen Duncan, who played Iris Wheeler on Another World from 1988-1994 has died from cancer.  The Australian-born actress was 76.

Duncan had been receiving care at St Vincent’s Sacred Heart Health Service in Sydney.  In Carmen’s publicized and harrowing health journey, she had previously beat cancer three times.

An accomplished actress in a career in TV and film for films for over 60 years, Duncan appeared on  All Saints and in Bay City on NBC’s Another World, where she has taken over the part of Iris from Beverlee McKinsey, who has played the central role from 1972-1981.

Carmen received a Daytime Emmy nomination for her work, before family lured her home to Australia.  She once said: “Despite the glitter and glamour of working in Hollywood and New York, I genuinely missed my family, my brothers and my baby sister Paula, which is why I called it quits and returned to Australia in the late ’90s.”

Carmen is survived by her two children, Duncan and Amelia.

Share your condolences and remembrances on Carmen via the comment section below.  But first check out this retro clip from Another World featuring Carmen as Iris opposite her on-sceen nemesis, Victoria Wyndham as Rachel.

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sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

She was magnificent. Rest in peace, good lady.

Wendy Irizarry
Wendy Irizarry

My deepest condolences to Carmen Duncan family. She will truly be missed by many fans and colleagues. May she R. I. P.

jestin Mendenhall
jestin Mendenhall

Condolences to the family of Ms. Carmen Duncan. A wonderful actress and soul…loved her as Iris number #2. “Rest In Him” Ms.Duncan.

Joel
Joel

What a wonderful actresss she was. I was a kid when she was on AW, now in my 40’s and remember her fondly.

Pjc
Pjc

So sad. I can still remember her scenes when she begged Mac, “daddy”, to forgive her for trying to take over Cory Publishing.

She played Iris differently that Beverly and in turn made it her own. She was stubborn, venerable, fierce and strong.

Along with Another World, she will be missed. Prayers to her family.

Jimh
Jimh

Didnt like her as Iris at first and wanted Judith McConnel in the role but i think she was doing Santa Barbra at the time…but she grew on me and won me over…thought it would be great to see her and Rachel constantly battle over Cory over the years…

Steven M Webb
Steven M Webb

Rest in peace, Carmen Duncan! You were fabulous as Iris Cory Carrington Bancroft Wheeler. Unforgettable!

Cherry
Cherry

I really enjoy her character on AW. RIP Carmen Duncan AKA Iris Carrington. My condolences to the family.

Douglas Brown
Douglas Brown

I thought she was a terrific Iris. Letting her go was one of the moves the killed Another World.

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

I am very sorry to hear this. She really was great when she played Iris on AW.

mike
mike

Only a great actress could fill the shoes of Beverlee McKinsey, and she filled them well.

Barbara
Barbara

RIP beautiful angel. You were a magnificent actor and were blessed with each performance. So young and such a fighter.

Jimh
Jimh

We also lost Candace Early-ex Donna on All My Children…

Shay
Shay

And Clive Swift, who played the much put-upon husband of Hyacinth Bucket (“It’s Bouquet!!!…”) on the beloved “Keeping Up Appearances.” Ohhhhhh, Richard!!!!

Richard Thurston
Richard Thurston

Very sad news. My sympathies to her Children. Loved her as Iris, she made the character her own. With style , wit and grace. Beautiful lady

Tania
Tania

Love the shoulder pads. RIP Carmen Duncan

Mark Y
Mark Y

They don’t write scenes like that any longer. Carmen proved you can recast a role with great success. When AW was cancelled I always hoped Victoria would play Alexandra on GL.

Momo
Momo

I watched her on AW. She did a great job. RIP

Boop
Boop

I remember when Carmen replaced Beverlee as Iris ; however, I didn’t watch the show as much after Beverlee left. May God bless Carmen’s family.

GPB
GPB

She was deliciously magnificent as Iris. She owned the role. AW had some of the most amazing actors and fascinating characters; Iris, Carl Hutchins, Donna, Rachel, Felicia & Cass & Wally, what a wonderful collection! May she rest in peace & her family in wonderful memories ♥

evan
evan

Loved CARMEN DUNCAN AS IRIS HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING HER AT THE opening of glengarry glenn ross gracious beautiful and kind rip

Rodd
Rodd

What a powerhouse actress! She took over a very pivotal role on “Another World” from another powerhouse actress and put her own stamp on it. I am saddened to hear of her passing after her courageous battle with cancer. She was truly inspirational. Godspeed, Carmen.

mark
mark

She was great and funny too!

Adam
Adam

I’ve always like Carmen Duncan as Iris in the Another World episodes, youtube is a great way to watch these epic characters/actors and shows. She definitely held her own, it can be easy following the amazing Beverlee McKinsey.

Tina
Tina

Sending condolences to Carmen’s family.
RIP Carmen

Harlee
Harlee

I didn’t know of Beverlee’s Iris I just know Beverlee’s Alexandra Spaulding hellcat, but I was watching AW when Carmen appeared as Iris and fell in love with Iris character. She and Victoia W. had such chemistry together. RIP and God Bless you for the entertaining me.

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Josh Reims Is ‘Dynasty’s’ New Showrunner

Some changes behind the scenes for CW’s Dynasty as it enters its upcoming 3rd season.

According to Deadline. Sallie Patrick, who developed the reboot of the primetime soap with Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, has stepped down as the series showrunner.

In her place will be Josh Reims, who joined Dynasty as co-executive producer at the start of season 2.

Reims, has major primetime soap cred.  He served as executive producer on ABC’s Mistresses and Dirty Sexy Money and as consulting producer on ABC’s Brothers & Sisters and the CW’s Jane the Virgin.

Patrick, will remain an EP of Dynasty, but will now focus on development for CBS Studios.  She posted a message on her Instagram about moving on, noting: “While I’m excited to move on to my next challenge, it’s of course hard to part with a world I put so much love into, from first pitch to this 44th ep, but I’m so pleased with the team carrying it forward.”

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Look for set visits, interviews, retro clips, and more with some of the most famous and enduring characters in the genre.  Here’s just a sample of what to watch for:

When E! News visit the set of Y&R, Eric Braeden recounts the time Victor was feeding his wife Julia’s lover trapped in the basement dead rat; while Tracey Bregman (Lauren) reflects on why the viewers love the relationships and families in Genoa City.

In Salem and Days of our Lives, E! chats with series staples: Kristian Alfonso (Hope), then Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Drake Hogestyn (John).  Deidre reveals “possession will be on my tombstone” in terms of Marlena’s most infamous story of all-time when the good doc was possessed by Satan, while the beloved duo discuss why daytime is the best job to have.  Alfonso talks on the history of her character sharing: “I am going to hold near and dear to my heart the beginnings of Hope. And the adventure and the romance of Bo and Hope”.

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From the set of General Hospital new interviews are featured with: Laura Wright (Carly), Steve Burton (Jason) and Kristina Wagner (Felicia), plus Casting Director Mark Teschner remembers Meghan Markle’s acting debut on the ABC daytime drama series.

Teschner remembers: “Meghan Markle actually had her first speaking role in television on General Hospital.  She worked on the show in the background as a nurse, and we brought her up to read her to see if there was something there.”

Steve Burton chats on the craziest story he has ever played as Jason Morgan, revealing, “The one that always pops into my head is we had to go catch a monkey that had a virus, and I said to Laura (Wright) I think this is probably the end of my career today.”

The E! News special segment will show nostalgic clips from all the daytime dramas, including Luke and Laura’s wedding on GH, Marlena’s possession from DAYS, and some of Victor’s nefarious schemes from Y&R.

Check out the promo below.  Then, let us know if you will be checking out the ‘deep dive’ this Thursday via the comment section below.

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Featured in the trailer are series stars, who are also back for the film: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Matthew Goode, Joanne Froggatt, Jim Carter and Maggie Smith.

Series creator Julian Fellowes wrote the script and Michael Engler will serve as director. Engler directed the two-hours series finale.

As fans know, Downton Abbey ran on PBS Masterpiece for six seasons here in the U.S.

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