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Patricia Barry, Best Known For Her Roles On DAYS and AMC, Dead At 93

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Another memorable performer known for her work in the daytime community as well as countless motion pictures and primetime TV shows has passed away.

News today out of The Hollywood Reporter has that actress Patricia Barry, who played Addie Horton on Days of our Lives (1971-74) and the evil Peg “Cobra” English on All My Children (1980-1981) has died at the age of 93.  Barry also appeared on Guiding Light as the scheming Miss Sally Gleason (1984-1987) and in the 90’s on ABC’s Loving as the matriarch of the upper-crust Aldens, Isabelle.

But it was her role as Doug Williams (Bill Hayes) wife on Days, and the mother of Hope (Kristian Alfonso), that gained her notoriety.  Of course, her other daughter was Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes), who soon would fall in love with her mother’s husband.  On AMC, Peg was Brooke English’s (Julia Barr) mother who was later revealed to be a leader of drug cartel!

One of the earliest members of Women in Film and a former president of the nonprofit advocacy organization, Barry’s publicist announced that Patricia had died peacefully Tuesday at her home in Los Angeles.

Survivors include her daughters Miranda Barry, a former executive in charge of global Sesame Street productions, and Stephanie; son-in-law Mark; grandchildren Alixanne and Hailey; and godchildren Tracy and Stephen.  Memorial services are planned for early 2017 in Los Angeles and New York.

Share your condolenses and remembrances for Patricia Barry in the comment section below.

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

Addie also had a son Steve Olsen(last played by Stephan Schnetzer who also was AWs Cass Winthrop)…always wanted him to return and paired with Kate Roberts…Anyway, loved Patricia Barry on Days…R.I.P.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I, too, loved her on Days–great actress in any role.

PennySoap
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PennySoap

Also remembered her (small cameos) in Sea of Love and Knots Landing. R.I.P. Patricia…

mike
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mike

Memorable in every one of her roles.

Adele Chodosh Cowel
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Adele Chodosh Cowel

Another sad passing

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I have very fond memories of Patricia Barry’s wonderful performances in feature films, episodic television and as the terrible “Cobra” of All My Children. What a great and varied career. May she rest in peace.

Rodd
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Rodd

Sad to hear of her passing. I also thought she was on “For Richer, For Poorer” or “Lovers and Friends”; maybe both. Anyone know for sure?

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

She did but i dont recall who she played…

Kit
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Kit

According to imdb.com, she played Viola Brewster on For Richer, For Poorer from 1977-1978,

Karen J. Franklin
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Karen J. Franklin

Our Mom will be there to welcome her into Heaven. She followed the ‘soaps’ every day and knew the stars history and could tell you all about the ‘character’ they played even if they had been on other shows over the years. Patricia Barry was one of her favorites. May she rest in peace.

Lulu
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Lulu

I was wondering about Patricia weeks ago; I knew that she was alive,

blake
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blake

I was really young but I remember her as miss sally on Guiding Light. I remember her being with H.B. and I think she was with him for his money. And I think H.B. and Alexandra were romantically involved around the same time if I’m not mistaken.

Patricio
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Patricio

Soap Opera Royaly! I remember her from AMC when I was a kid, they don’t write me like that anymore!
I saw her in a a restaurant in New York City in the early 80s I assumed she was with her family. She was gracious as fans approached her. This was a very nice place but she was polite and kind to those rude fans! The mater d got rid of them! It was the last time me or my mother every interrupted a celebrity!

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jaybird369

Another beloved daytime legend has passed away. Beyond sad. In 1981, I became such a big fan of Patricia Barry when I first noticed her playing Peg/”Cobra” aka Brooke’s mother on AMC. Rest In Peace, Miss Patricia. You will be truly missed. Amen.

Peace.

Nik
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Nik

Loved her on AMC but love her more on old TV shows like Wagon Train, Murder She Wrote, Gunsmoke (B&W version) and others. She was a Grand Dame.

Patricio
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Patricio

Great post Niki- those classic old tv shows are loaded with future soap and movie stars!

Steve
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Steve

I remember her as Cobra on AMC. She was going to kill Brooke. Fantastic writing of that story line. I also remember her on GL, with H.B. Lewis. I saw her on an old Perry Mason episode and on Threes Company. She was a snobby church lady that was friends with Pastor Snow, Chrissy’s father. She played all rolls fantastically!

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Today on Live with Kelly and Ryan, the morning show spotlighted Kelly Ripa’s 30-year career with ABC and the Walt Disney Company; which started back in 1990 when she took Pine Valley and All My Children by storm in the role of troubled teen, Hayley Vaughan.

On this special look-back episode of the syndicated talks show many guests from Kelly’s past and present career paid tribute to her accomplishments and remembered their time working with the talented actress and host.

From All My Children, Susan Lucci took part in the special anniversary and group virtual conversation with Ripa along with Eva LaRue, Walt Willey, Ripa’s husband, Mark Consuelos, Cameron Mathison, Finola Hughes and Dondre T Whitfield   Then, Ripa’s former Hope & Faith co-star Faith Ford was part of the festivities.

There were several special moments throughout the episode and you can watch some of them below.   Kelly made her ABC debut on this date, November 5th, 1990!

So, check out the anniversary celebration for Kelly below, and then share your well-wishes and congrats to her via the comment section.

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Kelly Ripa to Celebrate 30 Years at Walt Disney Company With Former Co-Stars of All My Children

Soap fans can say they knew her when, and tomorrow on the Thursday, November 5th episode of the syndicated talker Live with Kelly and Ryan, Kelly Ripa, celebrates her 30th anniversary with the Walt Disney Company and ABC.

Ripa started her journey as Hayley Vaughan on All My Children, a role she made her debut with back in 1990.

Joining Kelly for her anniversary with the company and network are former AMC castmates: Finola Hughes (ex-Alex/Anna), Eva La Rue (ex-Maria), Susan Lucci (ex-Erica), Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan), Dondré T. Whitfield (ex-Terrence) and Walt Willey (ex-Jackson).

Kelly stayed with All My Children until 2002, and along the way met her husband, Mark Consuelos who played Mateo on the show.

In 2001, Ripa replaced Kathie Lee Gifford as co-host of what then became Live with Regis and Kelly.  She also appeared on the sitcom Hope & Faith with Faith Ford from 2003-2006.  Ford will also participate in tomorrow’s special episode.

Check local listings in your area to watch Ripa’s anniversary celebration.

Share your favorite moment of Kelly as Pine Valley’s Hayley, or any other moment you loved in her television career via the comment section below.

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All My Children Alum Ben Jörgensen Reportedly Dead At 51

According to his former All My Children castmate, Brian Gaskill. there is sad news in the soap world today.  Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin on All My Children and Chris on As the World Turns passed away on Tuesday at the age of 51, apparently via suicide, although unconfirmed as to his cause of death.

Gaskill, who played Bobby Warner while in Pine Valley shared via his Instagram:  “Sad news to report. Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old.  My understanding is it was suicide.  I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. ”

Since the time of Brian’s posting, friends, colleagues and fans have been posting tributes and condolences on the actor’s Facebook page.  You can view that here.

 

In this heartbreaking photo below from Steven Bergman, during his time on As the World Turns, Ben is pictured with the late Nathaniel Marston, as well as Jaime Nicole Dudney and Terri Conn.

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On All My Children, Ben was part of the important social issue storyline brought into the ABC legacy soap opera by the iconic Agnes Nixon, who was always trying to move the needle forward in daytime, as the character of Kevin was a gay high school student facing bullying, ridicule and discrimination for his sexuality.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Ben via the comment section below.    

 

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Sad news to report. Ben Jorgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old. My understanding is it was suicide. I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. #Actor #Filmmaker #BenJorgensen #BenMonk #Life#Death#AllMyChildren #Suicide #sad #rest

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