Beloved ‘Days Of Our Lives’ Actress Peggy McCay, Dies At 90

Days of our Lives - Season 47
Beloved soap icon Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady, Days of our Lives) died on Sunday, October October 7 at the age of 90 of natural causes.
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Born November 2, 1927, Peggy McCay received an  education at Columbia University and Barnard College before she started working in 1949 as an actress.
McCay’s career also included theatre and film.   She starred in over 100 television series, including soap operas. Some of McCay’s television appearances that stand out are in shows such as Love of Life, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Perry Mason, The Greatest Show on Earth, The Andy Griffith Show, Gunsmoke, and Lou Grant. The actress played Iris Fairchild on the longest running American soap opera, General Hospital from 1967-1970 and years later, February 7, 1983, she originated the role of Caroline Brady, on Days of our Lives, since the Brady family was first created. McCay was beloved not just to the Brady clan but Days viewers.
The star was also nominated for a Daytime Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actress for the role of Caroline Brady a record four time. And won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a drama series for the show, The Trials of Rosie O’Neill, playing the part of Irene Hayes, and an Obie Award in the category of Distinguished Performance by an Actress for her role as Sofia in Uncle Vanya. 
McCay is survived by family and friends, including her dear friend Denise Keil Smith, who broke the news on Twitter, stating, “To all of Peggy McCay’s dear friend and family I have some sad news…Peggy passed peacefully in her sleep of natural causes Sunday morning at 1:00 am. She always appreciated you, her loyal fans, for all of the love and support that you gave her throughout the years. Peggy enjoyed a lifelong career of acting in television and movies. She loved working at Days of Our Lives nearly to the end. Acting and animal rescue were her passions in life.
 If you would like to show your support please visit the Kitty Bungalow, Peggy’s favorite charity, at Kitty Bungalow.”
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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