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David Canary's Longtime All My Children On-Screen Love Interests: Julia Barr and Jennifer Bassey Make Statements On His Passing



On All My Children, Adam Chandler (David Canary) had an on again and off again love affair and relationship with Brooke English (Julia Barr).  Meanwhile, Stuart Chandler (David Canary) fell madly in love with the often times infuriating Marian Colby (Jennifer Bassey)

Now the two women who played many scenes and spent much time with the late David Canary have come forward, and shared statements on the passing of this icon. Canary died back on November 16th, but news of his death made headlines just a few days ago prior to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.


Daytime Emmy winner, Julia Barr told SoapSheKnows: “David Canary was my TV soul mate! I could not have asked for anything more in an actor or a fellow human being. He was the essence of kindness, a gentleman and my years of playing ‘Brooke’ to his ‘Adam’ were a joy! We were all blessed to have him in our lives.”

Jennifer Bassey tweeted her sentiments: “The best of the best is gone. David Canary, great actor, terrific gentleman, kind, considerate and funny. I will always miss him. So sad. ” 

So, what did you think of Julia and Jennifer’s posts on the death of David Canary?  Did you want Adam to end up with Brooke, and Stuart with Marian? Who do you feel was Canary’s best all-time love interest on AMC?  Comment below!

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Julia Barr’s Brooke was the perfect complement to Adam. Even when the character was brought on for Erica, I wanted him to be paired with Brooke. While I loved Marian with Stuart, Stuart’s love affair with Cindy was magical and groundbreaking on a number of levels.

Deepest Symphathy!
To such a Great Actor!
He was one of my all time favorites in Daytime TV and on All My Children!

Adam was best with Liza, Brooke, and Krystal. He also had great chemistry with Kate Collin’s Natalie and Janet. Stuart with Marian of course. I always hoped for a Winifred romance. If not with Adam, maybe Caleb Cooney.

Each couple complemented each other and David Canary did a terrific job playing Adam/Stuart with Julia Barr/ Jennifer Bassey as the wife. How lucky that they got to work with him and the audience got to know such a wonderful man.

Know something funny? When I first glanced at this article I thought ‘David Canary was NOT with Marion Colby! He was with Brooke and the guy who played Stuart was with Marion!’
Silly me! That’s how much he still has me convinced that they were two different people playing those roles!
Such a tremendous actor! RIP.

I was doing the same thing….It’s such a shame that the guy who played Adam is no longer with us, but at least we have that guy who played Stuart. If only he knew how often that happened in mind, he’d either be flattered or think I was an idiot.

When David Canary performed, he took you deep in the characters he acted, and I could be so angry at Adam one minute, and then allow myself to fall for his explanation just as the damsel in distress he was taunting at the time did.
A loss for his fans, a terrible loss for his family.

I have an All My Children book autographed by David Canary and Micheal Nadar…as for the couples…Stuart and Marion…as for Adam-it didnt matter-Adam was always interesting in all his relationships!

It is no surprise that these great ladies of AMC praised Canary. He was such an outstanding actor. I was always impressed by his talent. I had read articles that Mr. Canary was great support behind the scenes.

It is hard to believe that he is gone.

My heart goes out to his family as I understand he had dementia. it is a brutal disease for all To watch the person you love and care for slowly fade away from you

Love all of these actors. All My Children and David Canary will be missed forever. Brooke was my favorite character on the show.

Nice to hear from Julia Barr, no doubt.

Also, nice to see Jennifer Bassey making pubic statements that show her in a good light, unlike that airline fiasco from a couple of years ago…

As a long time fan of All My Children and co-founder of the Julia Barr fan group The Barr Association, I have always loved Brooke English. I thought she was wonderful with all of her co-stars, but David Canary was an exceptional actor and Adam Chandler an exceptional character. I think David and Julia brought out the best in each other as actors and that their relationship on screen was wonderful. I miss seeing them both on my screen and my thoughts and prayers are with David Canary’s family.

Brooke was the love of Adam’s life. David Canary and Julia Barr had amazing chemistry.
Marion and Stuart were sweet. He made her a better person.

Julia Barr is a class act and just from watching David and Julia on screen as Adam and Brooke , you could see firsthand the mutual respect and love they had for one another .. Brilliant actors, and compelling characters they portrayed . One of the best working relationships and on air chemistry they shared for years . I will miss that .

It’s so funny. When I read he died, I expected to read what Julia Barr had to say. He did so well playing two totally different people that the thought that Jennifer Bassey also played his wife (as Stuart) did not cross my mind. He was a brilliant actor and I’m so glad to read he was also a wonderful human being. That this scourge, Alzheimer’s took him makes his passing all the more tragic.

As Stuart he seemed much more fitted with Marian but I am torn because as Adamhe was too Julie Barr was also a great fit too!

Yes, I know I am no help. lol

Without a doubt, his most beautiful relationship was with Cindy. The aids storyline brought so much dimension into the relationship, and it allowed David as Stuart, to show a tenderness that he could never have shown as Adam. Although it was short lived and very tragic, it was also some of the most moving television I have ever seen on daytime. His simple truth, honesty, innocence and ability to open his heart no matter how much hurt he would have to bear from it, is why Stuart was so beloved. Seeing him become a father to Scott, and the relationship that bloomed between those two characters was rewarding in so many ways. It takes amazing skill as an actor, to create two characters who could be the most beloved and most hated of men on a soap. But no matter how bad and cruel Adam could be, you always knew that Stuart was his soul, his conscience, and his Achilles heel. I never stopped hoping for Adam’s redemption, through Stuart. David’s tremendous skill as an actor made those characters into real people for me. I still mourn for Stuart, and probably always will, as I will for David himself. The world has lost a talented actor, and a wonderful man. I wish peace and comfort to his grieving family.

Yes David Canary you will be missed!! Great actor so humble and sweet unlike the character he portrayed. That’s why he was so amazing!!

I don’t care who he was with. He made them better. But I did especially love Adanm with Brooke and Stuard with Marion. I’ll miss him so much! Never crossed my mind he’s leave us someday.

Rest In Peace, Dear David Canary! (Y) <3 O:) O:)

Bless You Julia Barr, Jennifer Bassey, & David Canary! 🙂

Oh this is sweet–thank you.
I also thought Stuart was touching with Nurse Gloria.
Remember those fried egg sandwiches?

Both ladies were excellent with David. I loved both his characters as Adam and Stuart! I enjoyed all the relationships .between them year after year
I don’t have a favorite cause the cast of All my children are great even those who died in real life or in the show. David Canary will be deeply missed but always loved. Love and hugs, Kate

Julia Barr’s Brooke English was hands down the love of Adam Chandler’s life. I spent 25 years rooting for Brooke and Adam and was thrilled by their 2010 reunion. Nobody else but Brooke could bring out the best in Adam and also put him in his place. Julia Barr and David Canary had amazing chemistry, and Brooke and Adam will always be my all-time favorite couple. Stuart had a wonderful love with Cindy, but I do think Marian was a great complement to him, too.

It was Adam and Brooke and Stuart and Marian always and forever.

Having been fortunate to meet, David, found him handsome, a naturally sweet man. He evoked an aire and we were just drawn to him. Loved him on Bonanza as well. The Gentleman of gentlemen.

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Chrishell Stause to Guest Star on Amazon Freevee’s ‘Neighbours’ in New Soap Role

Look. who’s returning to the soaps but this time down under? Chrishell Stause, who before the reality-series Selling Sunset found notoriety on daytime dramas, is set to play a new guest role on the iconic Australian soap, Neighbours.

Stause will play a new character, Yasmine Shields, who is said to be,”a glamorous and successful businesswoman in pursuit of an exciting new opportunity.” Chrishell will make her way to Australia and start filming in July.

Neighbours releases new episodes Monday-Thursday, at 7 a.m. BST, on Amazon Freevee in the UK and the U.S.  Stause is joining the show at the right time as it just received its first Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series at the upcoming 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

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In a statement, the former All My Children, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless star, expressed, “I am honored and excited to join such a beloved and iconic show.  Coming from the world of soaps in the U.S., it’s back to my first love in the entertainment industry. They pitched me an idea for a character, and I was immediately excited to figure out a way to make it happen. Ramsay Street here I come!”

Neighbours Executive Producer Jason Herbison said on the casting news, “We are thrilled to welcome Chrishell to the cast of Neighbours. We created a character especially for her and we can’t wait for her to bring the storyline alive. Expect intrigue and surprises – and many implications for the residents of Ramsay Street.”

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As fans know, Stause married her partner, Australian musician G Flip back in 2022, so now she has additional roots on the continent.

Previously on the soaps, Chrishell played the role of Amanda Dillon on All My Children (2005-2011), Bethany Bryant on The Young and Restless (2016) and Jordan Ridgeway on Days of our Lives (2013-2015; and make returns in: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023).

Since leaving the American daytime soaps, Chrishell has received an MTV TV & Movie Award ‘Best Reality Star’ and a People’s Choice nomination for ‘Favorite Reality Star’ for her appearance in Selling Sunset. In 2023 she was recognized by Variety as one of the ‘40 Most Powerful Women in Reality TV’ and by Us Weekly as one of the ‘Top 10 Reality Stars of the Year.’

In February 2022, she released her debut memoir, Under Construction: Because Living My Best Life Took a Little Work. Chrishell is committed to philanthropic endeavors and is a vocal advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights.

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The continuation of the long-running series, Neighbours, is about the lives, loves, and challenges of the residents on Ramsay Street in Erinsborough, Australia, a fictional suburb of Melbourne—picked up two years after the finale in 2022, which was watched by millions of adoring fans.

As well as on Amazon Freevee in the U.S and UK as mentioned above, Neighbours streams on Prime Video in Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Australia’s Network 10 will retain first-run rights in Australia for the new chapter of the series. Previous seasons of Neighbours, as well as over 100 iconic episodes, are currently available to stream on Amazon Freevee.

So, what do you think about Chrishell Stause returning to the soaps with a role on Neighbours? Comment below.

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Susan Lucci Reveals She Was Contacted to Gauge Interest in Becoming ‘The Golden Bachelorette’

All My Children icon and Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement honoree, Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane), apparently was being considered for the lead in the first-ever season of The Golden Bachelorette.

Making this all the more intriguing is Lucci admitted she really enjoyed The Golden Bachelor’s season and has become a fan and thus a part of ‘Bachelor Nation.’

Although former ‘Golden Bachelor’ contestant Joan Vassos was the ultimate pick by ABC and the producers of The Golden Bachelorette, Lucci told PEOPLE that the show reached out to her people.

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Susan shared, “I believe that they contacted my publicist and it wasn’t for me.” She added, “I watched The Golden Bachelor, and I really enjoyed watching The Golden Bachelor. This is a new addiction for me.”

And a few years back. her assistant got Lucci hooked on The Bachelor, as she expressed on the dating series, “I was immediately engaged. I cared. I wanted to know more about these people.”

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The outlet shared that they did reach out to ABC and Warner Bros. about potential interest in Susan. However, they did not respond. A source then told the publication that Lucci was not offered a role.

For Susan, finding a second chance at love is an interesting proposition; given that she had the most incredible and enduring 53-year marriage to her late husband and manager, Helmet Huber, who passed away at 84-years-old back in March of 2022.

So, what do you think of Susan being contacted to see if she was interested in becoming ABC’s ‘Golden Bachelorette’ for the senior dating-reality series? Comment below.

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51st Daytime Emmys: Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa Receive Talk Show Host Nominations

On Thursday, nominations were announced in the Outstanding Talk Show category for the upcoming 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards. 

Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo, All My Children) coming off his first-year as co-host of ‘Live” with real-life wife, Kelly Ripa scored his first Talk Show Host nomination along with Ripa who has been nominated previous times.

Joining Mark and Kelly in the race are: Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Alyssa Farah Griffin, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, Ana Navarro, The View
Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell, Sheryl Underwood, The Talk and
Tamron Hall, Tamron Hall.

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As previously reported, The Talk is coming to its end when its upcoming 15th and final season ends in December of 2024.

The 51st annual Daytime Emmys are slated to be broadcast and stream live on CBS and Paramount+ on Friday night, June 7th

Look for the full list of nominations to drop on Friday morning at 12 noon ET/9 am PT.

So, are you rooting for Kelly and Mark to win their first Talk Show host award together? Comment below.

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