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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

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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.

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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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Gerry
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Gerry

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.

Garry Gray
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Garry Gray

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

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.

Ann Izzo
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Ann Izzo

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.

Jenny Brooks
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Jenny Brooks

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.

Lynn
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Lynn

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,… Read more »

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

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!

Kevin Mayne
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Kevin Mayne

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

louisa
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louisa

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

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

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…

Marcie
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Marcie

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 English
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Brooke English

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.

Angela Frodella
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Angela Frodella

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 .

Lin
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Lin

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.

Joe
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Joe

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

Kathy Bowlin
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Kathy Bowlin

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… Read more »

Yolaine San Filippo
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Yolaine San Filippo

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!!

Vicky
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Vicky

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.

Brian J. Greene
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Brian J. Greene

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

Brian J. Greene
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Brian J. Greene

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

Harry
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Harry

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

Kate
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Kate

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

Amy Rupert
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Amy Rupert

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.

Danny Baugh
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Danny Baugh

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

Jonella
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Jonella

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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Kelly Ripa Launches Podcast on SiriusXM

Former All My Children stars Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo) can add launching a podcast to their extensive resume through their production company, Milojo Productions, and Sirius XM.

According to Deadline, Ripa will host Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa, where she will have in-depth conversations with celebrity guests. Depending on the subject matter, a specialist or expert could also join the episode to provide insight.

In a statement on her new hosting gig and show, Ripa expressed: “After 23 years of interviewing celebrities, authors, musicians and experts on live TV, the big takeaway is that the most compelling and unfiltered conversations happen off camera. I have dreamed of a platform where I can have these honest talks without all the fuss and filter of a camera. Now SiriusXM has made my dream a reality with a podcast featuring friends, both old and new, discussing a variety of topics we all face in life, while getting deep with some experts’ views and advice along the way. Not another podcast, this is off camera!”

New episodes of Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa will be available every week on Stitcher, the SXM App, and all major podcast listening platforms beginning in March.

Kelly will be quite busy co-hosting the syndicated talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan, in addition to Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa.

So, will you check out Kelly’s new podcast? Hope she has some All My Children alum on as guests? Comment below.

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Michael B. Jordan Recalls His Acting Start as All My Children’s Reggie in SNL Opening Monologue

Last night, Michael B. Jordan hosted Saturday Night Live.  The Creed star, who is the director of the upcoming Creed III due out in March, took to the stage to deliver his opening monologue, and right off the top he mentioned his beginnings as All My Children’s Reggie.

Jordan portrayed Reggie from 2003-2006 on the ABC soap opera (his character was eventually adopted by Jack Montgomery).

When Michael hit the stage, he shared: “Yesterday, I had a crazy full-circle moment. We pre-shot some videos for the show and when I got to the studio I realized it was the exact same place where I shot one of my first acting roles on the soap opera All My Children.

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He then tossed to a clip of his 16-year-old self in which Reggie says, “sometimes the animal in me gets kind of crazy” and then howls life a wolf at the end of the scene. Back to the SNL stage, Jordan said mockingly, “I’m pretty sure I hit puberty mid-howl.”

Jordan ended his monologue by looping it back to his early acting days on AMC, sharing: “I just want to say, I’m so grateful to be standing on this stage. Sometimes, I can take myself a little too seriously but tonight, I’m going to have fun, I’m just going to go for it. And maybe, just maybe let the inner animal get a little crazy.”

Watch Michael’s opening monologue below.  Then let us know, what did you think of the the AMC Reggie clip reference? Do you recall Michael’s days on the ABC daytime drama series? Comment below.

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NBC Celebrates Carol Burnett’s 90th Birthday with Retrospective Special Featuring Susan Lucci and More Celebrity Guests

The beloved Carol Burnett will get the star-studded affair treatment for her 90th birthday when NBC airs Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love.

The two-hour special career retrospective will air Wednesday, April 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and will stream the next day on Peacock. The special is set to be filmed at Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles.

The evening will include musical performances from Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Jane Lynch, Katy Perry, Kristin Chenoweth and more.

Special guests include: Aileen Quinn, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Bob Mackie, Cher, Ellen DeGeneres, Julie Andrews, Kristen Wiig, Laura Dern, Lily Tomlin, Marisa Tomei, Sofia Vergara, Steve Carell, Tracee Ellis Ross, Vicki Lawrence, and many more.

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One very special guest for soap fans will be that of Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane, All My Children).  As everyone knows, Carol Burnett was a huge fan of All My Children and Lucci, and eventually got a part written just for her when she appeared not once, but three times throughout the daytime drama’s run on ABC as Verla Grubbs.  The character turned out to the daughter of Langley Wallingford (the late Louis Edmonds).  Burnett appeared in Pine Valley in 1983, 1995, and 2005.

In a statement on the big soiree’, Burnett shared: “I’m so excited NBC decided to throw me a birthday party and invited all of my closest friends. I can’t wait to look back at so many wonderful moments throughout my career, I feel so lucky to share this night with everyone.”

“This special is going to be the best party ever,” said Mark Bracco, executive producer and president of Silent House Productions. “It will be an evening of music, comedy and dozens of big stars paying tribute to the one and only Carol Burnett.  We look forward to everyone at home celebrating right along with us.”

Viewers will see some of the funniest and most memorable moments of Burnett’s legendary career including moment from the acclaimed sketch comedy series The Carol Burnett Show.

So, looking forward to the special honoring Carol Burnett’s legendary career? Hope they bring up her role as Verla on AMC? For now, check out this scene featuring Carol, Ruth Warrick (Phoebe) and Louis Edmonds from All My Children, and let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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