Tuesday, February 12, 2019

"All My Children" Actress Candice Earley 1950-2019 Memorial Video

Candice Jean Earley (August 18, 1950 – January 31, 2019) was an American actress born in Texas.


Earley was born in Fort Hood, Texas to Harold and Jean (née Daily) Earley. While she had Broadway roles in Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar and Grease, she is most famous for her role as Donna Beck Tyler Cortland Sago Tyler on the soap opera All My Children, a role she played from 1976 to 1992.[1] Donna was originally a troubled youth, who was a runaway and a prostitute. In her first appearance on All My Children, Donna is found in a hospital bed and in a coma after being beaten up by her pimp, Tyrone. However, the actress playing the part of Donna was not Candice Earley, but a different actress originally hired to play the part. The producers were unsatisfied with the acting ability of this actress, and Earley was hired to play the part, which was slated to be a short-term role.

Earley's portrayal proved popular with viewers, and won an award for Most Exciting New Actress in the first annual Soapies held in 1977 (these awards are now known as the Soap Opera Digest Awards). Over time, the character of Donna grew into a mature woman with a gift for singing. Earley was written out of the show in 1992.


Early died on January 31, 2019 after an 8-year battle with Multiple system atrophy.[2]


1. Rogers, Rick (8 June 1997). "Oklahoma Actress Reminisces About Experiences in "Grease"". NewsOK.com. The Oklahoman.
2. "Candice Earley Nolan". The Lawton Constitution. 3 February 2019.

1 comment:

  1. I remember watching AMC and OLtL. I miss them. I watched them for decades. Broke my heart when they were cancelled. That was back when soaps were really good. R.I.P. Ms. Earley. Thank You for many hours of entertainment