In more news of sad and shocking deaths over the weekend, of greats in the soap world, Nancy Pinkerton Peabody, the original Dorian Cramer Lord of One Life to Live has passed away at 69. Apparently the actress had died on March 4th, and her body has since been cremated. A memorial is set for May. This comes on the heels of the news from earlier this past weekend, when the soap world learned that Designing Women’s Dixie Carter, former star of Edge of Night and one time replacement for Pinkerton as Dorian on OLTL ( =while Pinkerton was on maternity leave) also passed away.
Pinkerton Peabody was 69. Doctors had describer her passing as “heart failure” When she left acting, Nancy turned to photography. In the late and in the 1980s, she produced an extensive exhibit titled “Love in the Time of AIDS.” It depicted and promoted volunteerism in response to the then-rampant AIDS epidemic. The exhibit was displayed on the north-facing wall of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.
Pinkerton’s, Dorian is so remembered on One Life for her classic battles with Viki (Erika Slezak), her lust for Joe Reilly (Lee Patterson), and her fling with Mark Toland (Tommy Lee Jones).
Here is a clip of Nancy in action as the first Dorian!