Tuesday, December 4, 2012

RIP Carolyn Conwell

Actress Carolyn Conwell, who played Mary Williams on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS for many years, has died at age 82.

Doug Davidson, who played her son on the soap, announced the news on his Facebook page.

"She was the finest actor I have ever known and such a giving soul," Davidson wrote. "Her progeny are fabulous people. A credit to a life well lived. I truly can't say enough about her. I love her and miss her presence. God bless her and her family."

Conwell starred in numerous theater productions and appeared in numerous primetime television series such as KNOTS LANDING, LOU GRANT, THE MONROES and THE BIG VALLEY.

Her film roles included Torn Curtain (opposite Paul Newman), The Boston Strangler (with Tony Curtis) and The Magnificent Seven Ride!

Conwell's funeral was held on Sunday December 2nd.

She is survived by her daughter and two sons.

CONWELL, Carolyn
Born: 5/16/1930, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Died: 11/?/2012, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Carolyn Conwell’s westerns – actress:
The Monroes (TV) – 1967 (Mary Larson)
The Big Valley (TV) – 1967, 1968 (Idanell Bowles, Mrs. Wiggins)
The Magnificent Seven Ride – 1972 (Martha)
The Quest (TV) – 1976 (Luana)
Little House on the Prairie (TV) – 1979 (Bess Slade)

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