RIP Jeanna Michaels aka Connie Brasher

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  1. Barbara Fan

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    Saw this on a news feed - RIP Jeanna Michaels, she wasnt old.

    Jeanna Michaels (May 9, 1956 - May 23, 2018[1][2]) was an American actress, known for her soap opera roles as Lydia Saunders on Santa Barbara (1988–89), as Constance Townley on General Hospital (1983) and as Karen Richards on The Young and the Restless (1981–82).[3] Between 1979-81, she portrayed Bobby Ewing's first secretary, Connie Brasher, on Dallas.[4]

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    Aww - shame.

    Connie was far and away my favourite Dallas secretary. She could say so much with a knowing little smile and slow head shake in Kristin or JR's direction.
     
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    If she'd only eaten that veggie-burger...

    :rip:
     
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    I found these photos of Jeanna Michaels and wanted to share them with you. The first one belongs to her second episode, "Julie´s Return", though I think it was her first actually. Imdb says she wasn´t credited in her first one ("Double Wedding") but I´d say it is a mistake. Connie and Louella had some sort of personality already in the first episode I mentioned, and to be honest, Jeanna looked a lot more beautiful than later on. Maybe she was made up to make the others secretaries sexier (Louella, Kristin...). RIP Jeanna!

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    Sorry to hear that. Sad news indeed.

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    So sorry to hear this sad news. Rest In Peace.
     
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    so sorry to hear that sad new RIP :rip:
     
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    She died last month of lymphoma, she was 62.
     
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    Loved it in that episode where she called Kristin "dear" with just the right subtle slam to it.
     
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    I’d say that Jeanna was the most experienced/talented of the Ewing secretary actresses. I remember her in General Hospital - playing a woman who came between Scorpio and Holly, the show’s supercouple at the time. I don’t think any of the others could have pulled off a role like that.
     
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    I always wondered why she was replaced since there was no plot reason given. Glad to hear that she went on to a successful career in daytime because I had no idea.
     
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    Yeah, there was something with how she delivered her very brief lines wasn't it?

    Peace out Jeanna.
     
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