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Also Known As: David Hoyt Canary Died: November 16, 2015
Born: August 25, 1938 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Elwood, Indiana, USA Profession: actor, singer

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Silver-haired soap star David Canary began his career on the Broadway stage, debuting in Jose Quintero's 1962 production of "Great Day in the Morning," starring Colleen Dewhurst. The former college football player resumed his theatrical career after military service and soon found his way into TV and film, playing Dr. Russ Gehring on ABC's "Peyton Place" and acting in "Hombre" (his film debut) and "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre" (both 1967) before landing a regular role on NBC's "Bonanza" as Candy, the ranch hand who practically became a member of the Cartwright family. Although he appeared in three movies in 1975 (Cornel Wilde's "Shark's Treasure," Kirk Douglas' "Posse" and "Johnny Firecloud"), Canary's love for the theater brought him back to NYC where he reteamed with Quintero for the 1980 Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' "Clothes for a Summer Hotel," among other plays and musicals. No stranger to daytime TV, having portrayed Stephen Frame in NBC's "Another World" from 1981 to 1983, he joined the cast of "All My Children" (ABC) in 1983 as the powerful and mercurial Adam Chandler, and his responsibilities doubled when he assumed the role of Adam's shy, gentle twin, Stuart. For his...

Silver-haired soap star David Canary began his career on the Broadway stage, debuting in Jose Quintero's 1962 production of "Great Day in the Morning," starring Colleen Dewhurst. The former college football player resumed his theatrical career after military service and soon found his way into TV and film, playing Dr. Russ Gehring on ABC's "Peyton Place" and acting in "Hombre" (his film debut) and "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre" (both 1967) before landing a regular role on NBC's "Bonanza" as Candy, the ranch hand who practically became a member of the Cartwright family. Although he appeared in three movies in 1975 (Cornel Wilde's "Shark's Treasure," Kirk Douglas' "Posse" and "Johnny Firecloud"), Canary's love for the theater brought him back to NYC where he reteamed with Quintero for the 1980 Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' "Clothes for a Summer Hotel," among other plays and musicals. No stranger to daytime TV, having portrayed Stephen Frame in NBC's "Another World" from 1981 to 1983, he joined the cast of "All My Children" (ABC) in 1983 as the powerful and mercurial Adam Chandler, and his responsibilities doubled when he assumed the role of Adam's shy, gentle twin, Stuart. For his daytime efforts, Canary has received four Emmy Awards as Lead Actor in a Drama Series out of 11 nominations. Canary retired from the show and from acting in general in 2010. David Canary, who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, died of natural causes on November 16, 2015. He was 77 years old.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 In a Pig's Eye (1989) Dr Huntoon
2.
 Posse (1975) Pensteman
3.
 Johnny Firecloud (1975)
4.
 Shark's Treasure (1975) Larry
5.
 Melvin Purvis, G-man (1974) Eugene Farber
6.
 Incident on a Dark Street (1973) Pete Gallagher
7.
 The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967) Frank Gusenberg
8.
 Hombre (1967) Lamar Dean
9.
 Intimate Portrait: Kelly Ripa (2001) Interviewee
10.
 Soap Opera Update Awards (1997) Presenter
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1962:
Made Broadway debut in Jose Quintero's production of "Great Day in the Morning", with Colleen Dewhurst
1965:
Appeared as Dr. Russ Gehring on "Peyton Place" (ABC)
1973:
Made TV-movie debut, "Incident on a Dark Street" (NBC)
1975:
Acted in three features: Cornel Wilde's "Shark's Treasure", Kirk Douglas' "Posse" and "Johnny Firecloud"
1978:
Appeared in the CBS miniseries "The Dain Curse"
1980:
Returned to Broadway in Tennessee Williams' "Clothes for a Summer Hotel", opposite Geraldine Page and Kenneth Haigh as Zelad and F Scott Fitzgerald; production directed by Quintero
:
Cast as Stephen Frame on the NBC daytime soap "Another World"
1989:
Starred with Marian Seldes in independently produced comedy film, "In a Pig's Eye"
1994:
Acted in Matthew Huffman's award-winning student short, "Secret Santa", portraying an unconscious Santa Claus stumbled upon by a seven-year old
1997:
Made guest appearance on the AMC series "Remember WENN"
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Education

Washington High School: Massillon , Ohio -
University of Cincinnati: Cincinnati , Ohio -

Notes

About his roles on "All My Children": "It's fun playing two roles. The roles provide a wonderful range of emotions. Stuart is childlike and sensitive. Adam is ruthless, outrageous. He's flamboyant. He does the unexpected." --David Canary, ABC PR

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wife:
Julie Anderson. Actor. Divorced; mother of Canary's oldest daughter.
wife:
Maureen Canary. Second wife; married 1982.

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daughter:
Lisa Canary. Mother, Julie Anderson.
son:
Christopher Canary. Mother, Maureen Canary.
daughter:
Katie Canary. Mother, Maureen Canary.

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