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Former Y&R, Santa Barbara, Capitol, and Guiding Light Executive Producer John Conboy Dead

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Reports surfaced on Friday that legendary soap opera executive producer, John Conboy had passed away.

Judith Chapman (Gloria, Y&R) posted the news of Conboy’s death on her facebook page along with these sentiments: “It is with a heavy heart and a grateful smile that I called him my friend,, “BIG” JOHN CONBOY, the ORIGINAL Producer on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, left us today The Big Guy, with the BIG LAUGH, Man about Town, and One HELLUVA PRODUCER… Whether you loved him, or not ..YOU have to agree He was ONE OF A KIND! God Bless you, John. Give Jeanne a Hug from all of us.”

CBS Daytime also tweeted: “We join Judith and the CBS Daytime community in mourning the loss of John Conboy. John was a longtime Executive Producer on #YR, created Capitol and later was EP of Guiding Light. He will remain in our hearts forever.”

Conboy was the original executive producer of The Young and the Restless and remained with the show from its inception in 1973 through to 1982.  Prior to that, he served as the EP on CBS’ Love is a Many Splendored Thing from 1970-1973.  After Y&R, John next launched CBS’ new soap Capitol and stayed as the EP up through its cancellation in 1987.

John made a comeback in 1991 with the one and only Santa Barbara, where he served as the top executive of the series for a time, with the last soap he helmed being Guiding Light from 2002-2004.

Throughout his daytime career, Conboy picked up four Daytime Emmys – three for the soaps, and one for an afternoon special.

Share your thoughts on the passing of John Conboy in the comment section below.

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Mateo
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Mateo

I didn’t know Mr Conboy but even I recognize his excellence in daytime drama. I watched Guiding Light and still watch Y&R….RIP Mr. Conboy. Thank you for your gifts to us.

K/kay
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K/kay

I adored his work he was great.

K/kay
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K/kay

People this. Was when Daytime. Was really a force now it’s just ok this is my buddy he works you don’t back when personal feelings were kept out of the work environment you had a job you did it.

Shay
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Shay

So right you are, k/kay! Mr. Conboy’s efforts were class personified…He helmed so many superb shows that made daytime viewing a sumptuous feast to be savored….In contrast, today we’re simply left to pick up the leftover crumbs in search of the occasional treat!!!!!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Mr. John Conboy…Thank You…Thank You for ALL that you brought and gave to the soap genre over the years. You will be truly missed. Rest In Peace.

Amen.

Kevin C
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Kevin C

I so remember John Conboy being the EP at the beginning of Y&R who made a difference during his time at Y&R…RIP John…

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

Jeanne Cooper discussed Conboy in her autobiography. He was the one who contacted her about appearing on Y&R in what she thought would be the short-term part of Kay Chancellor. Sorry to hear of his passing. Y&R owes its success to people like Bill Bell and Conboy. They built a strong foundation for the show, which is a major reason that the show has managed to stay on the air — even in its current, very diminished form with a constant flow of head writers trotting in and out the door for the past decade. When I hear of the… Read more »

Kevin C
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Kevin C

Very well said Barbara…THANK YOU…he surely will be missed and I loved what he did for Y&R…

Ron
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Ron

Barbara, I could not have said it any better. Thank you for speaking on behalf of so many loyal Y & R fans.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Into the wild blue YondeR…

RIP, JC.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

A man whose talents and leadership clearly were a gift to the genre and to fans of these wonderful programs.

Julianne
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Julianne

The GUIDING LIGHT was the best soap ever with REVA ❤️
No one could ever repeat those scenes with Josh

Janice T. White-Harris
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Janice T. White-Harris

RIP his work was inventive & appreciated by many people of color!

Connie
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Connie

Mr. Conboy was a class act and one of the greatest creative in soap history. May he R.I.P

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