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Mother of Scott McKinsey.

Worked with her late husband, Berkeley Harris on the defunct soap opera, Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (1967).

McKinsey's character, Iris Cory Carrington Delaney Bancroft, on Another World (1964) proved so popular that she was made the star of the soap's spin-off series, Texas (1980). McKinsey remains the only star on daytime television to be given star billing in a soap opera.

Began her career off-Broadway, acting with James Earl Jones, Doris Belack and the late Severn Darden.

Ex-mother-in-law of Tippy Bushkin.

Mother-in-law of Nancy Bates.

Was married three times.

She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1956 with a Bachelor's Degree in Drama.

Was nominated four times for a Daytime Emmy but never won for her role as Iris Carrington (1970-1979) on Another World (1964).

Moved to Hollywood in the late 1960s and appeared on TV prime time and in minor film roles before securing attention as a villainess in daytime drama.

Her professional career began in the New York theater. She understudied the leading role of newlywed Corie in the original Broadway production of "Barefoot in the Park" and was given the opportunity to perform the role opposite Robert Redford several times. She also co-starred as Honey in the London production of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" starring Uta Hagen and Arthur Hill.

Earned bachelor's degree in drama from the University of Oklahoma in 1956.

She died at the Olympic Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

She is survived by her nephew, Mark Goodwin and his wife, Carol, of Oklahoma City; her niece Kimberli Goodwin Gillette and her husband Lewis of Fort Cobb Lake, Oklahoma; and her grand-niece and nephew, Andrew and Emily Goodwin of Norman Oklahoma.

She was the daughter of Warren and Jewell Magruder of McAlester, Oklahoma.

Her sister, Wanda Lou Magruder Goodwin, (1926) died on February 11, 2007 in Anadarko, Oklahoma.

She has one grandson, Marley McKinsey.

In 1984, shortly before his death, Beverlee married her long-time companion Berkeley Harris. They had been together since the early 1970s.

Beverlee's second husband was actor Angus Duncan. Both he and Beverlee appeared on General Hospital (1963) but at different times and after their divorce.

Ex-stepmother of Angus Duncan Mackintosh.

She lives in Southern California near her son, Scott McKinsey, his second wife Nancy Bates, and spending time with her grandchild. [June 2006]

She lives in California near her son, Scott McKinsey and his wife, Tippy Bushkin, and is retired from acting. [2001]

Upon her death, she was cremated.