The long-running ‘As the World Turns’ actress was 87 – deadline

Katherine Hayes, who started the game in 1972 Such as The World Turns‘Kim Sullivan, the homemaker who created the problem, and his character, Kim Hughes, who aged with his character by scrapping soap in 2010, died Friday, March 25, in Fairfield, Connecticut. He was 87 years old.

His death was announced in the Connecticut Post today.

In addition to the long-standing role on it Such as The World Turns – With his 38-year career, he was the fourth longest cast member when the series aired – Hayes is remembered by fans of the original. Star Trek For his memorable guest role as “Gem” in the episode “The Empath” on December 6, 1968. As the beautiful alien who gave the episode its title, Hayes rescued an injured Captain Kirk by briefly absorbing his injuries.

Jane Hoffman, Katherine Hayes, ‘Ladybug Ladybug’ (1963)
Everett Collection

Born in Princeton, Illinois, Hayes began his professional acting career in the early 1960’s, as appeared in the series Hawaiian Eye, Surfside 6, Naked City AndRoute 66. In 1963, he played a school secretary in director Frank Perry’s socially-conscious Cold War thriller. Ladybug Ladybug About an impending Russian nuclear attack. Around the same time, he appeared in several Broadway productions: Irregular acts of love, Moon blocked, And Mary, Mary.

Numerous TV guest roles have followed roles throughout the decade and into the 70s, including such series The High Chapel, Manix, Here Comes the Brides, Marcus Welby, MD, Wayne Marshall, Law Counselor And Night Gallery.

Hayes has joined CBS Such as The World Turns Featured in August 1972, and four decades of romance, health crises, and family troubles featuring various soap storylines. An early, controversial story involving marital rape is a rare issue at the time.

He is survived by daughters and son-in-law Sherry and Bob Mankushi, three grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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