All My Children and Bonanza star David Canary dies at 77

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Actor David Canary, 77, star of ‘All My Children,’ dies.

David Canary, the celebrated All My Children actor who also starred in Bonanza, died of natural causes on Nov. 16 in Wilton, Conn, his family announced on Tuesday.The is reporting that veteran actor David Canary, who for almost three decades played twin brothers Adam and Stuart Chandler on the ABC soap opera “All My Children,” has died. First introduced as the ruthless, scheming, dapper tycoon Adam Chandler (who would become one of the many husbands of Erica Kane, played by Susan Lucci), Canary soon also tackled the role of Stuart Chandler, who was Adam’s timid, unkempt, sweet-hearted artist twin brother. He left the show in 2010, returning for the show’s final episodes the following year, and reprised his role as Adam in a handful of episodes in 2013 when the show moved online.

Another generation of TV watchers knew him for his Western work; Canary had earlier gained fame as the Ponderosa ranch forman on the NBC’s Bonanza, on which he starred from 1967 to 1970, leaving after a contract dispute but returning for another year in 1972. Canary attended the University of Cincinnati on a football scholarship, and turned down an offer from the Denver Broncos to play in the NFL to follow his acting dreams.

His other soap credits include Search for Tomorrow (his first daytime soap role), One Life to Live (on which he played Adam Chandler), The Doctors, and Another World. He also appeared on such recent prime time series as Curb Your Enthusiasm, Touched By An Angel, and Law & Order, and on classic dramas such as Hawaii Five-O, S.W.A.T, Alias Smith and Jones, and Kung-Fu.

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