Cleaning soap opera star and screenwriter Meg Bennett has died

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Award-winning screenwriter and actor Meg Bennett, who achieved fame on “The Younger and the Stressed,” has died, her household introduced Sunday. She was 75.

Bennett “misplaced her battle” with most cancers on April 11, the household mentioned in its obituary, first revealed within the Los Angeles Occasions.

Audiences knew Bennett because the placing brunette Julia Newman on CBS’ long-running cleaning soap opera. She performed Megan Richardson on “Santa Barbara” within the Nineties and Allegra Montenegro on “Common Hospital” in 2005.

Bennett additionally discovered a rewarding profession behind the digicam. She grew to become a scriptwriter on “Younger & the Stressed” and later, “The Daring and the Stunning,” “Common Hospital,” “Santa Barbara” and “Sundown Seashore.”

Bennett acquired 5 Daytime Emmy nominations for writing. She was a part of a “Common Hospital” writing crew that gained a Daytime Emmy Award in 1995. She was additionally nominated for Writers Guild of America awards, capturing prizes for “Sundown Seashore” and “Common Hospital.”

Born Helen Margaret Bennett on Oct. 4, 1948, she grew up in Pasadena and attended John Muir Excessive Faculty. After highschool, she attended Northwestern College, the place she majored in drama. She was homecoming queen and a Miss America contestant. After commencement, she moved to New York to pursue an appearing profession and shortly bought a job as a mannequin: the “Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Lady.”

Bennett ultimately bought a break in present enterprise when she landed an appearing and singing function within the off-Broadway musical “Godspell.” She appeared in “Grease” on Broadway and, in 1974, started her cleaning soap opera profession as Liza on “Seek for Tomorrow.”

In 1980, she returned to Los Angeles and joined the forged of “The Younger and the Stressed.” She made a cameo look on that present in 2020.

It was on “Common Hospital” that she met her husband, former head author Robert Guza Jr. Along with her husband, Bennett is survived by two stepdaughters, 4 grandchildren, and a brother and a sister, in addition to a number of nieces and nephews.

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