All the actors in My Children that you may not know are dead
David Canary’s Adam Chandler is a business mogul whose ruthlessness surpassed even that of his chief rival, Palmer Cortlandt. Palmer was involved with Adam’s sister, Lottie, and when he abandoned her, she committed suicide. Adam has sworn revenge and has come to Pine Valley to demand it. Like his rival, Adam was also possessively amorous and committed many crimes, including gaslighting Dixie Cooney (Cady McClain) to gain custody of their son, and blackmailing, gaslighting, and kidnapping ( all separately) by Erica Kane. Adam and Erica have been married and divorced twice. He had several other marriages and affairs, as well as many children and grandchildren. Her twin brother, Stuart (also played by Canary), acted as her conscience. Adam accidentally shot and killed Stuart, but Stuart was brought back to life through typical soap shenanigans. Adam appeared on “All My Children” from 1983 until the 2011 cancellation, briefly returning on the 2013 reboot.
canary was drafted into the AFL by the Denver Broncos, but didn’t play because he decided to become an actor. Prior to her stint on “All My Children,” Canary appeared in the primetime drama “Peyton Place,” films such as “Hombre” (1967), and several other primetime and daytime television series. His most famous character outside of Adam Chandler was Candy Canaday, the Cartwright clan’s ranch foreman, in “Bonanza”, which he performed from 1967 to 1973. He also appears in the episode “Curb Your Enthusiasm” , “The Bisexual.” Canary died on November 16, 2015, at the age of 77 of natural causes after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
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