‘Y&R’ and ‘Edge of Night’ Actress Maxine Stuart Dies

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Longtime actress (Mary Anderson, “,” Grace O’Keefe, “,” Mrs. Dawson, “”) died of natural causes in her Beverly Hills home on Thursday, June 6, reports her daughter, .

The New Jersey native, who began her career on the stage in New York before becoming successful in the TV arena, is also known for her roles on “,” “,” “,” “,” “,” “,” “” “,” “,” “,” and many more.

She joined “Y&R” in 1993 after the show’s co-creator, , saw her play an intern on “.”

“She epitomized what I wanted,” Bell told The Los Angeles Times of why he cast her as Mary. “Someone who brought a feistiness, a vitality and energy with her, who’s gregarious and fun-loving.”

Stuart was 94 when she died.