One of the most popular, endearing and original cast members of One Life to Live, actress Doris Belack, best most known for her role as Anna Wolek Craig, has died of natural causes in Manhattan at age 85. Belack died a few days ago on October 4th.
Belack played Anna from 1968-1977, and played the sister to Dr. Larry Wolek (Michael Storm) and was the wife of Dr. Jim Craig (Nat Polen). Doris also appeared in daytime roles on Edge of Night, The Doctors, and Another World.
In primetime, Belack appeared on episodes of Law & Order, Everwood, Sisters, and The Golden Girls among others. Belack’s feature film credits included Tootsie, in which she played the executive producer of the soap opera within the movie. Her husband of 65 years, Tony Award winning producer Philip Rose, died just four months ago. A joint memorial for Belack and Rose will be held October 17 at noon at the Ambassador Theater. It will be open to the public.
On-Air On-Soaps fondly remembers the Woleks and the Craigs of Llanview, and sends our condolences to Doris’s family and friends.