Liz Matthews

Daytime Community Mourns Irene Dailey

The daytime soap opera community is mourning the loss of Irene Dailey (Pamela, The Edge of Night; Liz, Another World). She was 88. While most Another World fans who grew up in the 80's and 90's like I did probably think of the names Cory, Hudson, Love or McKinnon when they think of the show's core families, however, it was the Matthews, led by the indominable Aunt Liz, who were the show's premiere clan. 

Snobby Liz looked down her nose on Russ and Pat, the blue collar niece and nephew of her late husband William, when the show first premiered in 1964. By the time this fan picked up his grandparents' AW habit in the 80's, Liz was the trusted secretary of Mac Cory (Douglass Watson) and a surrogate aunt to his children and grandchildren. "Aunt Liz" was that meddling, busybody aunt we all knew and loved from our own real life experiences. READ MORE