Tue, 16 January 2007
According to reports at CBS, Darlene Conley died on January 14, 2007 at age 72. Known best for her colorful, flashy, and flamboyant character, Sally Spectra on CBS' daytime soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, Mrs. Conley had a lengthy career in radio, movies, and television. It has not been decided how her character will be written out of the program yet (please let the character be written out, and in a dignified manner...). (Courtesy of CBS.com)
On a personal note, The Bold and the Beautiful was one of my favorite soap operas, and Mrs. Conley's character was one of my absolute favorites. Between the hair, the heavy makeup, the flashy clothes, and her bombast ways, she was every bit the fag hag. In fact, I could easily picture Sally in a gay piano bar belting out show tunes to a grateful crowd.
As a character, Sally was always stirring up trouble, especially ensuring she stayed the thorn in Stephanie Forrester's flesh. Their verbal sparring ranked right up there with Alexis and Krystal, sometimes resulting in mild violence. A particularly memorable scene featured a heated exchange between the two in Milan, ending when Stephanie shoved Sally into a body of water, conjuring up memories of a certain waterborne slugfest between Dynasty's resident divas.
I will miss Darlene Conley and her character. She is free to go back to the Source of All and begin the next phase of her soul's journey. Blessings as she goes forward.
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