Soap Opera Mega Star Passes Away At 75

The entertainment industry is mourning the loss of beloved actress Meg Bennett, known for her iconic role on the popular soap opera “The Young and the Restless.”

The news of Bennett’s passing at the age of 75 came as a shock to many, who were unaware that she had been battling cancer.

Bennett’s family announced her passing in an obituary, describing her as a devoted individual who enjoyed working with children, writing, and spending time with her family and friends.

Born Helen Margaret Bennett in Pasadena, California, the actress attended Northwestern University where she majored in drama and even competed in the Miss America pageant.

After graduation, Bennett moved to New York City to pursue acting and landed a role in the off-Broadway musical “Godspell.” She eventually made her way to Los Angeles where she gained fame as Julia Newman on the soap opera “The Young and the Restless.”

Her character, the young and beautiful wife of a wealthy businessman, captured the hearts of viewers and solidified Bennett as a talented actress.

But Bennett’s talents didn’t stop there. She also took on roles on other popular soap operas such as “Search for Tomorrow,” “General Hospital,” and “Santa Barbara.” Her ability to multitask and work on multiple shows at once earned her multiple Emmy nominations, and she eventually won the award for Best Writing in 1995 for her work on “General Hospital.”

Bennett also found success as a writer, working on the writing teams for all three popular soap operas. She received multiple awards and accolades for her work and was highly respected in the industry.

Bennett’s personal life was just as fulfilling as her professional one. In 2004, she married Robert Guza Jr., head writer for “General Hospital,” and the couple enjoyed 20 years of marriage until her passing. While they didn’t have children of their own, Bennett is survived by two step-daughters and four grandchildren whom she adored.

As news of Bennett’s passing spread, the soap opera community rallied together to pay tribute to the accomplished actress and writer. “The Young and the Restless,” which is now in its 55th season, honored her memory by featuring her character, Julia Newman, on the show one last time in 2020.

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