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Actress, Claire Malis Callaway has died at the age of 69

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#1 OFFLINE   fluffybear


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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:40 AM

From TV Week:

An actress who appeared on the 1980s comedy "The Facts of Life" has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Claire Malis Callaway, who appeared as a mom on the series, was 69.

Callaway, who was often credited as Claire Malis, also starred on the ABC soap opera "One Life to Live," on which she played Dr. Dorian Lord from 1977 to 1979. On 'Facts of Life," she played Rose Polniaczek, the mom of Nancy McKeon's character, Jo, in a recurring role.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:57 AM

Very talented, very beautiful, gone too soon. R.I.P.

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Claire Malis Callaway

From the Chicago Tribune:

(Ms. Callaway) appeared in a number of feature films, most notably John Cassavetes' "Husbands" (1970). She performed Off Broadway in "The Man With the Flower in His Mouth," "Ocean Walk," "My Life" and "The Miss Firecracker Contest," in the national tour of Broadway show "All the Girls Came Out to Play," on the Rialto in "No Sex Please, We're British" and for a season at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, performing in William Ball's acclaimed production of "Taming of the Shrew."

Callaway also had a significant number of TV credits, including recurring roles as Dorian Lord on soap opera "One Life to Live" and as Rose Polniaczek on "The Facts of Life." She guested on series including "Lou Grant," "Taxi," "St. Elsewhere," "Murphy Brown," "L.A. Law," "Picket Fences" and "Will and Grace." She also appeared in several telepics, including most recently "Mystery Woman: Vision of a Murder" in 2005.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 08:08 AM

R.I.P. Claire

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 09:14 PM

Are you sure that picture isn't of Jackie Zeman of General Hospital? It looks just like her.

Update: it is Jackie. I can't get it copied on my tablet, but that picture comes up on Rotten Tomatoes and is listed as Jackie Zeman.


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