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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 4 April 1945Seattle, Washington, USA
Date of Death 11 February 2010Los Angeles, California, USA  (complications of multiple myeloma)
Birth NameCaroline Margaret McWilliams
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Caroline McWilliams was born on April 4, 1945 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Caroline Margaret McWilliams. She was an actress and director, known for Guiding Light (1952), Another World (1964) and Mermaids (1990). She was married to Michael Keaton. She died on February 11, 2010 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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Michael Keaton (5 June 1982 - 29 January 1990) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (9)

Grew up and attended high school in Rhode Island.
Has a son, Sean Douglas (born May 27, 1983), with Michael Keaton. Sean plays keyboard with a band called "The Hatch".
Upon her death, donations were asked to be made in her name to the Red Cross Haiti relief effort.
Enjoyed kayaking and hiking.
Her career breakthrough role was playing "Janet Mason" on the daytime soap Guiding Light (1952) from 1969 through 1975. Shortly after, she earned one of her best roles spoofing soaps in the primetime TV series comedy Soap (1977). She then played a different character when she was asked to join the Soap (1977) series spinoff Benson (1979).
Majored in drama at Carnegie Mellon and at the Pasadena Playhouse.
Grew up in Barrington, Rhode Island.
Parents were Dr. Joseph and Patti McWilliams and she had three sisters, Patti, Norma and Kelly-Jo.
She auditioned for the role of "Ellen Tucker Shepherd" on All My Children (1970), but was told that she was too young for the role.

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