Soap Alum Georgann Johnson Dead at 91
Veteran actress gone but not forgotten.
Soaps.com is saddened to report that veteran actress and soap opera alum Georgann Johnson passed away in Los Angeles, California at the age of 91 on Monday June 4.
Johnson attended Luther College in Iowa and received a bachelor’s degree followed by a master’s degree in oratory from Northwestern University. With over 150 credits to her resume, the actress’ first big role was appearing as Marge Bellows on Mister Peepers in 1952. Her soap opera roles consisted of playing Edith Cobb on The Doctors in 1963, Ellen Bishop Grant on Another World in 1964, Eugenia Robards on All My Children in 1981, and Jane Spencer on As the World Turns in 1978. She was part of the original cast of Somerset, the spin-off to Another World, as Ellen Grant from 1970 to 1976.
Johnson had a few stage credits as well, including 1953’s Broadway revival of Room Service, in which she met her husband Stanley Prager while the two appeared briefly as replacements. A year later, she starred opposite Mike Wallace in Reclining Figure, a stage comedy spoof of the art world. Indecently, Johnson lost her husband on January 18, 1972. In 1981 she married Jack Tenner, who died in October 2008.
She appeared in popular primetime soaps such as Dallas, Knots Landing, The Colbys and numerous primetime sitcoms including Three’s Company, Hart to Hart, Silver Spoons, and Seinfeld. From 1993 to 1997 Johnson played Elizabeth Quinn on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman with her last listed television credit in 2007 playing Sister Margaret on Cold Case.
Soaps.com sends Johnson’s daughters, Carol Prager, Annie Prager, Sally Seymour, and Molly Boyll, grandchildren, extended family and friends our deepest condolences.