Daytime Soap Star — a Five-Time Emmy Winner – Dies at 77. Earlier in His Career He Played the Ranch Foreman on NBC’s Mega-Popular Western ‘Bonanza’

Nov 24, 2015  •  Post A Comment

The actor “who played twin brothers Adam and Stuart Chandler on the popular ABC soap opera ‘All My Children,’ has died at 77,” CNN reports.

The story says that the actor, David Canary, “died of natural causes.”

“Canary made his debut as the Chandler brothers in 1984, earning five outstanding actor daytime Emmys and 16 nominations before retiring from acting full-time in 2010,” according to the CNN obituary, which adds, “He returned to the role briefly before the show’s final episode in September 2011.”

The story also says that earlier in his career Canary had “roles in the popular Westerns ‘Gunsmoke’ and ‘Bonanza.’ In the latter, he played ranch foreman Candy Canaday.”

Canary is survived by his wife, Maureen, and two adult children.

In “All My Children” his daughter was played by Kelly Ripa.

DavidCanaryDavid Canary in a TV Legends Interview That You Can See on YouTube if You Click Here

DavidCanaryonBonanzaDavid Canary as Candy Canaday, the Foreman of the Ponderosa on NBC’s Long-running Western Hit “Bonanza”

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