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    Soap Veteran Beverlee McKinsey Passes Away…

    Monday, May 05 2008


    Beverly McKinsey (NBC)
    We are sad to inform everyone, that we have lost one of daytime's biggest soap veterans. On May 2, 2008, 72 year old Beverlee McKinsey, passed away due to complications resulting from a kidney transplant.

    Most known for her eight year run on Another World as Iris Cory Carrington from 1972 to 1980, Beverlee went on to appear in the show's spin-off, Texas, from 1980 to 1981, on Guiding Light as Alexandra 'Alex' Spaulding von Halkein Thorpe from 1984 to 1992 then finished her daytime career on ABC’s General Hospital as Myrna Slaughter in 1994. Beverlee also appeared in many primetime hits as well.

    Soaps.com wants to send our deepest sympathies out to Beverlee's family. She will always be remembered for the mark she made in daytime and will never be forgotten.


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    Posted by nickandphyllisrock at Monday, May 05 2008 10:03 AM

    This is sad news indeed! Beverly was one of my favourite actresses and her most memorable role was Iris Corey. I still remember when Mac first introduced her to Rachel on Another World! As a diehard Another World/Texas fan, I send my feartfelt condolences to her family. She always a great sense of class and style.

    Posted by roses4880 at Monday, May 05 2008 12:33 PM

    i agree she was an outstanding actress. Prayers go out to her family. She was great!!!!!

    Posted by Koollatter at Tuesday, May 06 2008 03:41 PM

    So sad to hear about the passing of Beverlee McKinsey. I never saw her on Another World or Texas, but definitely remember her as my favorite actress on Guiding Light. From her performance as Alexandra Spaulding, I believe she is hands down the best actress (or actor) ever in the history of daytime soaps. My prayers go out to her family, friends and fans. I truly hope that Guiding Light will do a retrospective on her time at that show.

    Posted by Steve_C at Friday, May 09 2008 01:08 PM

    A retrospective of Beverly's time on Guiding Light is a GREAT idea! She was wonderful as Alexandra Spaulding. The way that Guiding Light handled Michael Zaslow's, (Roger Thorpe), illness shows just how cruel they are. They fired him when he became ill, instead of working it into the story line, like One Life to Live did with him. After all the years of his great performance, that was how they rewarded him, so I doubt that they will have the good taste to even acknowledge Beverly's passing. I stopped watching that soap after they did that to him and I wish that it would have been taken off of the air.

    Posted by gman at Saturday, May 10 2008 09:01 AM

    Very Sad News Indeed...but your article is inaccurate: Ms. McKinsey's most famous and much lauded role is that of Iris Cory Carrington Delaney Bancroft Wheeler on Another World, from December 1972 until August 1, 1980. In November 1981, she received top billing for the Another World spin-off, Texas. After Texas, the producers of the Guiding Light sought her out for the role of Alexandra.

    Posted by hot temper at Sunday, May 11 2008 09:11 PM

    I am so sorry to hear of Beverly's passing. I watched her in Another World and also Guiding light. She is a very beautiful and talanted actress and I enjoyed each role she played. My deepest heart felt prayers for her family. She will be sadly missed in all us fans hearts.

    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Friday, May 16 2008 10:34 AM

    I absolutely loved her. She was wonderful and it's very sad to see her go.

    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Friday, May 16 2008 10:36 AM

    Steve_C - They did have Zaslow working while he had ALS. Remember he was in the wheelchair?

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