Soap Legend Beverlee McKinsey Dies

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Daytime mourns the loss of one of its most legendary names, Beverlee McKinsey, who died May 2, 2008 from complications of a kidney transplant. She was 72. McKinsey shot to fame as the original Iris Cory Carrington Wheeler on Another World  and later the short-lived AW spinoff Texas. After her wildly successful decade's long run as Iris (1970-79 on AW, 1980-81 on Texas) McKinsey joined another Procter and Gamble soap, Guiding Light and created a role that would compete with Iris as the performance of her career, Alexandra Spaulding.  McKinsey starred on that soap from 1984-1992. She briefly returned to the soap world in 1994 when she appeared as Myrna Slaughter on General Hospital.

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"For my money, Beverlee McKinsey is the greatest actress ever to grace daytime drama." -TV Guide's Michael Logan.