Kevin Conway, an actor whose early roles included Earl Brock on One Life to Live and Gordon Dobbs on The Doctors, passed away last week after having a heart attack. He was 77.
Born in New York in 1942, Conway began his acting career on stage, starring in shows like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; The Elephant Man; When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?; and Other People's Money.
His first television credit is playing the role of Gordon Dobbs on the classic soap opera The Doctors in 1970, which he followed up with a short stint as Earl Brock on the ABC soap One Life to Live in 1973. As OLTL fans might remember, Earl was a criminal who killed Victoria's sister Meredith (Lynn Benesch) during a botched robbery at Llanfair.
Conway's other TV credits include The Outer Limits, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Good Wife, JAG, Law & Order, In the Heat of the Night, Oz, and The Black Donnellys.
The New York native's first significant film role was in Slaughterhouse-Five, George Roy Hill's 1972 adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's novel of the same name. He went on to appear in other notable films like F.I.S.T., Flashpoint, Invincible, Thirteen Days, Gettysburg, Black Knight, and The Bronx Is Burning.
Conway leaves behind his longtime partner Geraldine Newman, who confirmed his death to the New York Times.
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