The legendary actor and writer for television passed away on April 11th.

Meg Bennett, a prominent actor and writer for children’s soap operas, has passed away. Her age was 75.

Bennett, who was most known for her writing on series like as The Bold and the Beautiful and General Hospital, as well as for her appearances on other soap operas, such as The Young and the Restless, passed away on April 11 following a battle with cancer. She was best recognized for her writing on these shows.

In her obituary that was written by her family, it is said that Bennett spent her whole life up to the very end, “devotedly working with children, writing, and engaging with her far-flung family and friends.”

Bennett, whose birth name was Helen Bennett, spent her childhood in Pasadena, California, and went on to follow her love for performing by majoring in theater at Northwestern University for her education.

Bennett started her career in the entertainment industry by modeling. She had her breakthrough in 1971 when she was placed in the role of the “Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Girl.” This role took her to New York City, where she launched her career on Broadway by performing in shows of Godspell and Grease.

After gaining experience on the stage, she was offered a part in the daytime soap opera Search for Tomorrow, where she performed the character of Liza for a period of three years. Eighteen years later, in 1980, she was cast as Julie Newman on the soap opera The Young and the Restless, a role that she held for a total of six years.

During the time that Bennett was working on the program, the creative team was struck by her ability with script comments and recommendations for rewriting, and as a result, she was given a position as a writer later on.

In addition to continuing to perform, Bennett made the switch to writing as her major professional emphasis from performance. Her first job was as a writer for the soap opera The Young and the Restless. After that, she went on to work on several soap operas, including The Bold and the Beautiful, Generations, Sunset Beach, Santa Barbara, and General Hospital.

Bennett also appeared in a number of the television series that she had written for, such as Santa Barbara, in which she portrayed the role of Megan Richardson, and General Hospital, in which she gave a performance that would be remembered for how she played Allegra Montenegro.

As a result of her contributions to the writing team of General Hospital, she was awarded the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team in the year 1995.

Bennett is survived by her husband of over twenty years, Robert Guza Jr., a fellow writer on General Hospital with whom she collaborated on the creation of Sunset Beach, as well as by two stepdaughters and four grandkids.

By Anna

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