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Meg Bennett dead at 75 following cancer battle: Emmy-winning soap star appeared on The Young and the Restless and Santa Barbara

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Veteran soap opera actress Meg Bennett has died after a battle with cancer at the age of 75. She photographed in 1982 during her run on The Young and the Restless.

Veteran soap opera actress Meg Bennett has died after a battle with cancer at the age of 75.

Bennett’s family announced that she had died on April 11, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Bennett has a prolific career in soap operas as an actress and writer, having worked on several high-profile daytime shows.

As an actress, Bennett appeared in 52 episodes of The Young and the Restless from 1980 to 2020 playing the role of Julia Martin/Julia Newman.

Bennett played the role of Megan Richardson in 55 episodes of the series Santa Barbara in 1989.

Veteran soap opera actress Meg Bennett has died after a battle with cancer at the age of 75. She photographed in 1982 during her run on The Young and the Restless.

Veteran soap opera actress Meg Bennett has died after a battle with cancer at the age of 75. She photographed in 1982 during her run on The Young and the Restless.

Bennett has a prolific career in soap operas as an actress and writer, having worked on several high-profile daytime shows.

Bennett has a prolific career in soap operas as an actress and writer, having worked on several high-profile daytime shows.

He had also appeared on Broadway, appearing in the initial run of the musical Grease in 1972 playing the role of Marty Maraschino (played by Dinah Manoff in the 1978 film adaptation) for over two years.

Following her Broadway career, she played the role of Liza Walton on the CBS series Search for Tomorrow in three episodes from 1975 to 1977.

Bennett also amassed a major writing credit on several soap operas.

While her character on The Young and the Restless was being written out of the story, Bennett said that Bill Bell, the soap’s creator, had asked her to continue contributing creatively to the series as a writer.

“I had been acting on the show for almost two years when this happened, so I knew the characters,” he told the outlet. daily television in 1985.

She also appeared in two episodes of General Hospital as Allegra Montenegro in 2005.

Bennett’s writing credits also included stints on the NBC soap opera Santa Barbara from 1991 to 1993; and ABC’s stalwart General Hospital from 1993-2011.

As an actress, Bennett appeared in 52 episodes of The Young and the Restless from 1980 to 2020 playing the role of Julia Martin/Julia Newman. Photographed in 1982

As an actress, Bennett appeared in 52 episodes of The Young and the Restless from 1980 to 2020 playing the role of Julia Martin/Julia Newman. Photographed in 1982

In the photo with his co-star. Pictured with her co-star Eric Braeden, who played her husband Victor Newman on the soap opera.

In the photo with his co-star. Pictured with her co-star Eric Braeden, who played her husband Victor Newman on the soap opera.

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