Soap Opera Writer & Actress Meg Bennett Dead At 75

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By Margaretd. Regina

Prolific soap opera writer and actress Meg Bennett has sadly passed away.

Known for roles in The Young & The Restless and General Hospital, the multifaceted talent died at 75 years old on April 11. In an obituary penned by her family, it was revealed that she tragically passed after a battle with cancer. They wrote:

Helen Margaret Bennett, known throughout her professional career on stage and screen as ‘Meg,’ lost her battle with cancer on April 11th 2024. Until nearly the end she was devotedly working with children, writing, and engaging with her far-flung family and friends.”

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Meg got her start starring in soap opera Search For Tomorrow in 1975, just a few years before landing the role of Julia Martin on The Young & The Restless. She made appearances on the show from 1980 all the way up until 2020. She also acted in a couple episodes of General Hospital, but was more known for her massive contribution to the show behind the camera — writing 197 episodes, according to IMDB. She also wrote over 300 episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful, and over 60 episodes of Sunset Beach, among many others. According to her obituary, she received five Daytime Emmy nominations throughout her career, and her team won for General Hospital in 1995.

She leaves behind Sunset Beach co-creator husband Robert Guza, Jr., whom she married in 2004, as well as “two step-daughters and four adored grandchildren, along with a brother and sister and a bevy of nieces and nephews.”

So sad. Rest in peace, Meg.

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