Thursday, May 08, 2008

Beverlee McKinsey Passes Away

Soap great Beverlee McKinsey (Alexandra Spaulding #1, GL; Iris Carrington, AW; and many others) has passed away at the age of 72. Ms. McKinsey died on May 2 from complications due to a kidney transplant.

While I certainly love Marj Dusay, Beverlee will always be Alexandra (1984-1992) to me. She had just the right blend of ruthlessness, vulnerability, charm and deadly wit to make that character one of the most intriguing and entertaining characters on daytime television. It is definitely a glaring omission that this gifted actress never won an Emmy Award. She blew away all the competition in her field.

We send our deepest sympathies to Beverlee's family and friends during their time of mourning.