Date of death: 02-05-2008
Beverlee was a magnificent woman on-screen and off. Viewers will always remember her for her famous roles in various soap operas. Lets celebrate her life ...
Beverlee was a magnificent woman on-screen and off. Viewers will always remember her for her famous roles in various soap operas. Lets celebrate her life by sharing our thoughts, photos, and video clips.
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This actress was so wonderful as "Iris", on Another World. I know you were not supposed to like her character, but I did. She was one of the best daytime actresses ever!! I will always remember her, and always admire her talent. May God bless her. (I hope her family knows she is in the hearts of many.)
Becareful what you go searching for, you may just find what you are NOT looking for.. I'm so saddened. I watched Beverlee McKinsey as a high school teen when she started the Soap "Texas" and crossed over from Another World as Iris . I always thought that is one beautiful woman and I loved her voice, she could captivate a audiance and keep you on the edge of your seat wondering what she was up to next. When the romantic storyline of Alex Wheeler and Iris Carrington started, me and my girlfriends were hooked, we were going to marry our own Alex Wheeler and become Iris our selves...I know Ms. McKinsey perferred playing the part's of a evil queen, but her softer side of acting was the best part of her for me..I loved her romantic side of acting. Her acting skills were as sharp as a razor, she just really became that person and you clung to every action and word in the story. I don't know that I will search anymore of the Where are they now articles, because I feel like a arrow has pierced my years gone by teenage heart, but with all that being said, I found your memorial and it is absolutely beautiful and very well fitting for a wonderful actress Ms. Beverlee McKinsey, may she rest in peace.
I REMEMBER BEING AT HOME OR AT MY NANAS, I WAS 6 YEARS OLD WHEN I SAW HER PLAY IRIS ON ANOTHER WORLD!!! I WAS IN AWE OF HER
AT THAT AGE AND STILL AM!!! THERE HAS NEVER BEEN ANY ONE LIKE HER
AND NEVER WILL!!! SHE IS THE ONLY ACTRESS TO HAVE TOP BILLING ON A SOAP BUT SHE DID!! NO ONE EVER ACCOMPLISHED THAT OTHER THAN HER!!! I FOLLOWED HER TO TEXAS, THEN SHE WAS GONE FOR TWO YEARS!!! DUE TO CANCER HITTING HER LOVE BERKLEY HARRIS!!! THEN PAM LONG WHOM SHE ACTED WITH ON TEXAS CREATED THE ROLE OF ALEXANDRA SPAULDING FOR BEVERLEE!!! THEN WE ALL WERE BLESSED
TO SEE HER FULL THROTTLE!!! A BEAUTIFUL ACTRESS IS A DIME A DOZEN!! ONE WHOM IS BEAUTIFUL,GRACEFUL,ELEGANT,WITTY,HUGELY TALENTED, AND TOUGH AS NAILS BUT WITH A HEART, WHAT A DIAMOND!!! THAT IS WHAT SHE WAS "THE HOPE DIAMOND OF DAYTIME!!!!"
I HAVE WATCHED SOAPS MOST OF MY LIFE NOW THE ONLY ONE I WATCH IS YAND R, ALOT OF THEM ARE GONE I GREW UP WITH YAND R, THE DOCTORS,SEARCH FOR TOMORROW,DAYS OF OUR LIVES, GENERAL HOSPITAL MY FAVES ANOTHER WORLD AND GUILDING LIGHT!!!! LOOKING AT THEM KNOW THERE IS NO ONE YOU IS IN THE SAME LEAGUE AS BEVERLEE MC KINSEY!!!! DON'T GET ME WRONG THERE ARE SOME GOOD
ACTORS AND ACTRESSES OUT THERE THEY JUST AREN'T THE SAME CALIBER!!! SHE SURPASSED DAYTIME!!! SHE COULD HAVE HAD A MOVIE CAREER!!! SHE DID SOME MOVIES, SHE COULD HOLD HER OWN WITH OR AGAINST ANY BODY IN THE BUSSINESS!!!!!
As a little girl growing up on the farm, I remember everyday mom would stop whatever she was doing and the world would stop so she could watch Another World. I even remember Mac and Iris and Rachel. The memory of this wonderful actress will long be remembered by so many people like me that grew up with the show.
So sad to hear of your passing Beverlee. You made the part of Iris on Another World so believable. You will not be forgotten!
Hands down, Beverlee McKinsey was the best actress daytime has ever known. I loved her acting, grace, and - who could forget - that voice! It was a sad day when she left daytime but kudos to the Grand Dame for doing it her way.
I am Beverlee's biggest fan from Germany. I was hooked on her cast as Alexandra on Guiding Light and I was deeply depressed when Germany's tv stations suddenly stopped transmission of the series and there was no chance to watch Beverlee again. I have never seen such a great actress after that. Beverlee, a last sad good-bye from Germany!
I am Beverlee's absolutely biggest fan from Germany. I loved her as Alexandra on Guiding Light. I was in deep teariness when German's TV stations suddenly brought the transmission to an end. I was absolutely depressed that I never could watch her again. It was the best I have ever seen on tv. Beverlee - a sad last good-bye from Germany.
I remember as a college student that the late, great Nancy Marchand played a role for about a summer as a wheel-chair bound old wealthy friend of Iris Carrington.
For that summer, Ms. Marchand , ever the old-money character she perfected on "Lou Grant" as Mrs. Pynchon, reigned in Ms. McKensey's more mercurial instincts....and died in a way that deeply affected Iris.
The two of those pros going at It was divine.
My best memories surrounded Iris Cory Carrington Wheeler on Another World and later on Texas. She was a phenominal actress who made Iris so believable as the needy tormented yet misunderstood character she developed into. My thoughts and prayers to her family.