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Carolyn Conwell (ex-Mary Williams, Y&R) Has Passed


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#1 juniorz1

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:05 PM

Just saw this on Facebook:

http://t.co/dvBOom6C

SO sad. I loved her as Meddlesome Mary and her hatred of literally every woman Paul ever dated or married. She was the missing link in the recent Patty return IMO.

RIP Carolyn. You will be missed.
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#2 Mr. Vixen

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:08 PM

NO! :(
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:11 PM

RIP! RIP! RIP!!!!! Y&R stopped being the Y&R of my childhood when Mary was phased out.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:12 PM

:(

Loved her work as Mary. Mary was such a realistic soap mother, passive-aggressive, controlling, but also capable of moments of kindness and caring. She made Paul's world very believable. And Carolyn was a fantastic actress. If you think she was just playing an easy role, go look at her work as hooker of the week in shows like Knots Landing. Night and day.
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#5 Dr Neil Curtis

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:15 PM

RIP, Carolyn Conwell!!
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:31 PM

Underrated.

RIP.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:35 PM

I loved her random ass appearances. RIP. A lesser actress would've made this character grating, but strangely Conwell made this role WORK.

One of the many causalities of Jack Smith's purge of the secondary supporting characters, characters only Y&R had and made the show unique.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:39 PM

I enjoyed her appearances in the '90s. She was an unique soap presence, kind of like a grittier Enid Nelson. May she rest in peace.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:40 PM

One of the many causalities of Jack Smith's purge of the secondary supporting characters, characters only Y&R had and made the show unique.


You mean like Miguel, John Silva, Gina Romalotti, Lynne (Paul's secretary), Mamie, etc....?

Amen.
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#10 Y&RWorldTurner

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:42 PM

Yep.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:44 PM

You mean like Miguel, John Silva, Gina Romalotti, Lynne (Paul's secretary), Mamie, etc....?

Amen.


Another legend lost. Jack Smith was just awful on Y&R. He couldnt balance Mary with the rest of the secondary cast. Thats why William J. Bell was so good. He knew how to do that!
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#12 yr9190

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:46 PM

Totally devastated! :(

and I was actually hoping that TPTB would bring her back 1 day....;She was a legend! :(

RIP!
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:47 PM

Sad and even sadder that Y&R cared so little about her contribution to the show. She was fantastic and totally credible as a meddling mother. When she was last on the show was the last time I actually cared about Paul.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:51 PM


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#15 DRW50

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:54 PM

My favorite story was when they dusted off the Liz Foster story and had Carl Williams return from the dead. This was a chance for Mary to be more than just the meddling mother (she finally let Carl go in her mind, found new love, and then Carl returned, with amnesia). Unfortunately the story was badly truncated.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:58 PM

Re the Mary clip posted See, that's a typical Bill Bell scene where very little is vocalized and no big revelation happens, yet there's SO much subtext and unspoken history and emotion bubbling under the surface, even for people who don't know the characters. How come we can't get scenes like that anymore? Now we either get the crazy OTT Carlivati madness or the snooze-worthy stuff JG is currently dishing out.

Fine subtle acting from CC.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:58 PM

My favorite story was when they dusted off the Liz Foster story and had Carl Williams return from the dead. This was a chance for Mary to be more than just the meddling mother (she finally let Carl go in her mind, found new love, and then Carl returned, with amnesia). Unfortunately the story was badly truncated.


Mary's meddling got tedious at the end. It became too repetitive. I did like that she didnt care for Christine. Carolyn could say so much with so little words. The Carl storyline was just dreadful even though the acting was top notch.

Edited by Soapsuds, 03 December 2012 - 11:59 PM.

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#18 yr9190

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:59 PM

I always enjoy her scenes with Paul and Lynne and how she always tried to hook those 2 up.


Without trying to go off topic....I wish Lynne would return :(
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:01 AM

Re the Mary clip posted See, that's a typical Bill Bell scene where very little is vocalized and no big revelation happens, yet there's SO much subtext and unspoken history and emotion bubbling under the surface, even for people who don't know the characters. How come we can't get scenes like that anymore? Now we either get the crazy OTT Carlivati madness or the snooze-worthy stuff JG is currently dishing out.

Fine subtle acting from CC.


Yeah we can tell Mary hates Christine but yet is trying to be civil with her yet still pulling Paul's strings...LOL

I always enjoy her scenes with Paul and Lynne and how she always tried to hook those 2 up.


Without trying to go off topic....I wish Lynne would return Posted Image


She wanted a boring wife for her son...LOL
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#20 yr9190

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:03 AM

LOL!

This is one of my favorite scenes she has with Paul, she's so grating but you can't help but see the comedy in these scenes.



(3;27-4:30)

Edited by yr9190, 04 December 2012 - 12:06 AM.

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