Thursday, March 15, 2007

RIP: DAYS's Lanna Saunders

From the Associated Press and Los Angeles Times:

Lanna Saunders, best known for her long-running role as "Sister Marie Horton" on DAYS OF OUR LIVES has died. She was 65.

"As an actress, as well as a person, Lanna Saunders had an elegance and grace that bespoke the deepest qualities of her soul which made her character, 'Sister Marie,' honest and believable, yet so easy to look at," said Ken Corday, executive producer of DAYS.

Sanders joined the DAYS cast in 1979. She left the show in 1985, after being diagnosed with MS in 1982.

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1 comment:

k/lennox said...

I remember being a child and wondering why Sister Marie was gone. It seemed like there was still story left in the character, and now I know it was due to illness. Congratulations to Ms. Saunders for fighting the degenerative effects of the disease for 25 more years, and thanks for the memories. R.I.P. indeed.



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