Saturday, May 18, 2024

RIP Soap Opera Actress and Writer Meg Bennett, 75, of “Search for Tomorrow” and “YR” Fame


I am really sorry to hear about the passing of Meg Bennett.

The beautiful and witty soap opera actress and writer was 75, and died after a long battle with cancer according to her Legacy obit. She’d been married for 20 years to former soap writer Bob Guza, Jr.

Bennett got her start on “Search for Tomorrow” on CBS in the mid 70s and immediately became the star of the show. She was in a popular coupling with the also new star Michael Nouri. This was at a time when there were over a dozens soaps and they each one had millions of viewers.

Meg Bennett was a fresh face and instantly engaging. She moved to Los Angeles and played the first wife of Eric Braeden’s Victor Newman on “The Young and the Restless.” Braeden posted a note about her — see below — on Twitter.

The actress eventually became a soap writer for the remaining shows, picking up awards along the way. Condolences to her family. What a shame.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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