Part of the backbone of our daily soaps is the people behind the scenes who doll up the actors for us daily. Soaps.com is sad to report that Emmy Award Winner, and ex-soap opera make-up artist, David Clark suddenly passed away on December 25 from unknown causes in his sleep at the age of fifty-six.

While David had a role in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” he went on to become part of the make-up team for Guiding Light and The Young and the Restless then became a spokesman for Almay and Revlon, where he appeared at malls and on morning shows nationwide to exhibit how the everyday woman could look like a star.

Soaps.com wants to send our deepest sympathies to David’s wife Patricia, his family and friends.