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Beverlee McKinsey (born August 9, 1940 in McAlester, Oklahoma) is an American actress.

She started her soap opera career playing Julie Richards on Love is a Many Splendored Thing in 1970.

She is most noted for her roles as Iris Cory on Another World (1972-1980) and its spinoff Texas, (1980-1981) as well as Alexandra Spaulding on Guiding Light (1984-1992). McKinsey's exit from Guiding Light proved to be quite dramatic in its own right: leaving on a planned six-week vacation, McKinsey informed Procter & Gamble that she did not intend to return to the show. She had had an "out clause" meaning she could quit the show by giving six weeks' notice, a clause that even executive producer Jill Farren Phelps was unaware of.

She was the first star on daytime television to be given star billing in a soap opera (Texas) -- the first star to get special billing was Rosemary Prinz, who was billed as a "special guest star" during the first year of All My Children. McKinsey's name appeared in the opening credits of the show, which was a spinoff of Another World and featured her character Iris.

Her son Scott is a director on the soap opera General Hospital, on which she briefly appeared in 1994. She has so far resisted all entreaties to return to daytime television. Because of her past work, her prestige has earned her praise from Soap Opera Digest, who called her one of the finest actresses ever to work on soap operas.

McKinsey has since retired to Southern California and makes few public appearances. Soap columnist Michael Logan once famously described McKinsey as "[making] Greta Garbo look like a chatterbox!"


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