JULY 18, 1934-JANUARY 14, 2007
     Darlene Conley, who played prison warden Edith Baker on "Days of Our Lives" in 1983, and for the past 18 years portrayed Sally Spectra on "The Bold and the Beautiful", has died. Conley died of stomach cancer on Sunday, January 14, 2007 at her home in Los Angeles, California. She was 72.
     Conley was born on July 18, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from high school, she toured the country with classical theater companies and later starred on Broadway. Her first feature film role was as an uncredited waitress in Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 classic, "The Birds." She also appeared in such films as "The Valley of the Dolls" and "Tough Guys." Along with numerous primetime guest spots, Conley's fame later in life came from her many daytime drama roles.
     Ms. Conley appeared on "The Young and the Restless" from 1979-1980 as Rose de Ville. She then went on to brief stints on "Days of Our Lives", "General Hospital" and "Capitol" before reprising her role as Rose on "The Young and the Restless" from 1986-1987. In December 1988, Conley joined the cast of "The Bold and the Beautiful" as Sally Spectra, a role she would play until her death. She was nominated for two Daytime Emmys and six Soap Opera Digest Awards for her portrayal of Sally.
     Conley is survived by one son; two stepsons; two sisters; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are pending.


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