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Donnelly Rhodes Dead at 81

Donnelly Rhodes, a Canadian-born character actor best remembered by daytime drama fans for his portrayal of Phillip Chancellor II on The Young and the Restless, died on Monday at a hospice facility near his home in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. He was 81.

The cause was cancer, his agent, Lisa King, said.

Rhodes's television career began with westerns like Maverick and Bonanza in the early 1960s and continued until 2016. Over the decades he appeared in practically every televised genre, from sitcoms to soap operas.

Although he did not originate the role of Phillip Chancellor II on The Young and the Restless, his portrayal from 1974 to the character's death in 1975 would resonate with viewers and in the storyline, for many years to come. Phillip's wife, Katherine (Jeanne Cooper), was a messy drunk so he turned his attention to the young and beautiful Jill Foster (Brenda Dickson). Phillip and Jill began an affair
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Battlestar Galactica & The Flash Actor Donnelly Rhodes Passes Away

Donnelly Rhodes, the actor perhaps best remembered for his role as the gruff Doctor Cottle on the Battlestar Galactica reboot, passed away Jan. 8 at age 80. A representative said he passed away after a battle with cancer at Baillie House Hospice in Maple Ridge, British Columbia.

A Winnipeg native, Rhodes began his acting career in the mid-1950s, and appeared in guest roles on such classic television series as Maverick, Cheyenne, Wagon Train, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Wild Wild West and Mission: Impossible. He went on to land starring roles on Soap and on the Canadian family-adventure series Danger Bay and the drama Da Vinci’s Inquest.
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Donnelly Rhodes Dead: ‘Danger Bay,’ Canadian TV Actor Dies At 80

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Donnelly Rhodes, a well-known Canadian TV actor whose career has spanned decades, died Monday at the age of 80. He had roles in dozens of TV shows including “Sidestreet”, “Danger Bay” and “Battlestar Galactica”. A news release from the talent agency Northern Exposure says Rhodes died of cancer at the Baillie House Hospice in Maple […]
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TV Vet Donnelly Rhodes, of Battlestar Galactica and Soap, Dead at 80

TV Vet Donnelly Rhodes, of Battlestar Galactica and Soap, Dead at 80
Donnelly Rhodes, whose myriad TV credits included Battlestar Galactica and Soap, died on Monday at the Baillie House Hospice in Maple Ridge, B.C. after a battle with cancer, CTV reports. He was 80.

Rhodes’ TV career began in the 1960s with appearances on series such as Bonanza, Wagon Train and Mission Impossible. Following the first of two stretches as The Young and the Restless‘ Phillip Chancellor II, his first major primetime role came with ABC’s groundbreaking Soap, where he played Dutch for several seasons. He then recurred on the CBS sitcom Report to Murphy, ABC’s Hill Street Blues
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Doc Cottle: I'm Happy With Anonymity

Have you ever watched an episode of "Battlestar Galactica" and thought, "Hey, I know that guy!" but can't quite place his name when Doc Cottle appears steps in front of the camera? If so, you're not alone. And actor Donnelly Rhodes is perfectly happy with that level of anonymity."I consider myself a journeyman actor," Rhodes told the Vancouver Sun. "I've never liked to categorize actors as movie stars, TV actors and stage actors. Actors don't particularly like that, speaking as an actor myself."The Canadian actor, who has a string of credits to his name ranging from family-oriented shows like "Danger Bay" to solid genre winners including "Smallville" and "Battlestar Galactica," is due to collect a Sam Payne Award for Lifetime Achievement. Actress Babz Chula also is being recognized for her ...
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