Tuesday, January 16, 2007

We'll Miss You, Darlene

I'm sad to report that Darlene Conley, who played Sally Spectra on "The Bold and the Beautiful," has passed away. The news was shocking because she had just undergone surgery for stomach cancer, and her prognosis was good. She died on Jan. 14, 2007, and is survived by her son, Raymond Woodson; her ex-husband, Bill Woodson; her sisters Carol Fontana and Sharon Wilson; many nieces and nephews; her longtime friend and caretaker, Eva Hansen; and her manager of 24 years, Sandra Siegal.

She also leaves behind her CBS family. Darlene played the one-of-a-kind, brassy Sally Spectra on "B&B" from 1988-2006. Sally started out as the Forrester family's biggest rival, but later became their friend.

I'll be writing a tribute to Darlene in my Daytime Dial newspaper column. I hope I can do her justice.


Anonymous said...

Nooooo!!! I loved her on B&B!! I'm quite upset that she's no longer with
us! Her over the top acting was what made that show so awesomely
awesome!!!! :-D

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