Broadway and TV actress Lisa Brown, known for roles on ‘Guiding Light’ and ‘As the World Turns,’ dies at 67
The soap opera world is mourning the loss of one of its most beloved stars.
Lisa Brown, who starred on “Guiding Light” and “As the World Turns,” died on Nov. 24 after a brief illness. She was 67.
The Kansas City native became a household name as Nola Reardon on “Guiding Light,” playing the role from 1980 through various stings up until the serial’s 2009 finale.
Paired with the late Michael Tylo’s dashing Quinton Chamberlain, the characters would become one of the iconic CBS soap opera’s most popular romantic couples. Tylo died earlier this year.
In 1985, the actress joined the cast of “As The World Turns” originating the role of Iva Snyder, quickly becoming a fan favorite as a character with a dark past in the Midwest town of Oakdale, Ill.
But before becoming nationally recognized on daytime television, Brown trod the boards of Broadway performing in productions of “Hello, Dolly!” “Pal Joey” and “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” during the 1970s.
While starring on “Guiding Light,” Brown starred in “42nd Street” on The Great White Way.
Offstage and off camera, she also worked as an acting coach and directed multiple shows including “Gotham the Series” and “One Life to Live.”
For her television work, Brown garnered three Daytime Emmy Awards.
She is survived by her husband, two children and two grandchildren.
Brown’s death was first announced by Soap Opera Digest and later confirmed through statements and remembrances from former co-stars and loved ones.