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Meg Bennett, ‘Young and the Restless’ Actress and ‘General Hospital’ Writer, Dies at 75

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The Daytime Emmy winner died on April 11 after “a battle with cancer,” according to her obituary, published on April 21.



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Meg Bennett, an award-winning soap opera actress and screenwriter, died on April 11. She was 75.

Her obituary, which was first published on April 21 in the Los Angeles Timesemphasized her career as an actress and writer for The young and the restless, General Hospital, Santa Barbara and other daytime series.

“Meg lost her battle with cancer,” the obituary read. “Until almost the end, she worked devotedly with children, wrote and kept in touch with her extended family and friends.”

Bennett – born Helen Margaret Bennett on October 4, 1948, before adopting the stage name Meg Bennett – won a Daytime Emmy for Best Writing for General Hospital in 1995. She also earned three Writers Guild of America Awards for the same show in 1994, 1995 and 1997, as well as two wins for Santa Barbara in 1991 and 1992.



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Meg Bennett in 1983

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Before finding success in the TV industry, Bennett grew up in Pasadena, California, graduated from John Muir High School and won homecoming queen at Northwestern University, where she studied drama.

After graduating from Northwestern, Bennett moved to New York City in the 1970s to pursue acting.

‘She got a modeling job as the ‘Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Girl,’ but her first real break was an acting and singing role in the off-Broadway musical God game” the obituary said. “From there she went to Fat on Broadway, became TV quiz show champion Three in a matchand in 1974 her long and successful soap opera career began as the ingénue Liza Look for tomorrow.”

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In the 1980s, Bennett moved to Los Angeles, where she played Julia Newman The young and the restless and eventually started writing scripts for the same show.

Bennett is survived by her husband, Robert Guza, Jr. behind, whom she met while writing together General Hospital.

“They would have celebrated their twentieth wedding anniversary this year,” her family wrote in the obituary.

She is also survived by her brother, sister, two stepdaughters, four grandchildren and “a whole host” of nieces and nephews.

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