Edward Mallory, most known for his role on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives
, died at the age of 76, after succumbing to a number of illnesses that have yet to be named. He left behind his wife and former Days of Our Lives
co-star Suzanne Zenor, and his son, John Mallory Asher (with actress Joyce Bulifant). Zenor had been unwilling to disclose what exactly led to Mallory’s demise on April 4, 2007.
Mallory had been a familiar face in primetime television, having joined the cast of Days of our Lives
in 1966. He replaced actor Paul Carr as Dr. Bill Horton during the daytime drama’s second season, and eventually left the show in 1980. Actor Chris Stone then took over the role after Mallory’s departure.
Prior to his 14-year long stint with Days of Our Lives, Mallory appeared in several television series, which include McHale’s Navy, The Munsters, Bewitched, Morning Star, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Checkmate, Tales of Wells Fargo, Death Valley Days, Wagon Train and Perry Mason. He also made an uncredited appearance in the film The Birdman of Alcatraz.
Aside from acting, Mallory was also an accomplished television director. He directed episodes of Days of Our Lives, as well as other popular daytime soaps, such as All My Children, The Young and the Restless and General Hospital.
He was also one of Frostburg State University’s Artists in Residence and in 2002, spoke with the university’s alumni magazine and said that although he had been a great fan of Shakespeare, he seized the chance to work in the television and film industries. Mallory also remarked that “when luck strikes, you have to be ready to grab the opportunity.”
Mallory, who had been born on June 14, 1930 in Salisbury, Pennsylvania, passed away a little more than two months short of his 77th birthday.
- Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Yahoo! News
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