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    Default Actor Matthew Cowles Dies

    Matthew Cowles passed away at home Thursday. He was 69.
    Cowles played All My Children villain Billy Clyde Tuggle when the show aired on ABC, and he reprised the role for its online reboot. The two-time Daytime Emmy nominee is survived by his wife of 30 years, Christine Baranski, and their daughters, Isabel and Lily. Former All My Children writer Jean Passanante tweeted her condolences Sunday, calling Cowles "a sweet man and a uniquely talented actor."
    The late actor's manager, Tsu Tsu Stanton, confirmed his death via Twitter Friday. "He was a very gifted and kind man who loved life and everyone," she said of Cowles, a born-and-raised New Yorker.
    Cady McClain, Cowles' former All My Children co-star, called his passing "so sad" on Twitter. The soap opera actress told her followers, "What a lovely man... I adored working with him last year. So kind."
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    Cowles was born on Sept. 28, 1944, and his career spanned both the stage and screen. His Broadway roles include Malcolm (1966), The Time of Your Life (1969) and Sweet Bird of Youth (1975). His movie credits include Slap Shot (1977), Stars and Bars (1988), The Juror (1996), American Loser (2007), Shutter Island (2010), and many more. His most recent short film, Family on Board (2014), is currently in post-production. His televisions credits include The Bold and Beautiful, Oz, Life on Mars and more.
    He also wrote three plays: Mexican Standoff at Fat Squaw Springs, Our Daily Bread and Noblesse Oblige.


    RIP Billy Clyde Tuggle! I had no idea he was married to Christine Baranski.
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    Oh my mother will be so delighted to meet him in heaven--or possibly elsewhere. She was absolutely crazy about that actor. RIP, you rotten scoundrel.
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    When I read the thread title, I was like, who the heck is Matthew Cowles, and then I read the second sentence and was like, Billy Clyde Tuggle died! and I was not even a regular watcher of AMC.

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    I had no idea he was married to Christine Baranski either.

    RIP Billy Clyde
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    I had no idea they were married either. This brings back memories to when I first started watching AMC in the 70's with my mother. He was an awesome actor. RIP Billy Clyde.
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    Maryanne Thorpe and Billy Clyde Tuggle were married?
    I loved his presence and his acting. I always wished he'd show up on screen more often, he was so fun to watch. rip.

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    i didn't know him but i love christine baranski. i saw them at the food court at grand central buying lunch once, looking super normal and comfortable. i googled and found out the guy was her husband. this was maybe a year ago and he didn't look sick at all. i wonder what he died of?
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    omg he was awesome as Billy Clyde! RIP
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    I had no idea they were married either until I saw her interviewed not long ago and she was talking about him in very glowing terms. I had to look him up on imdb to make sure I heard right, that Billy Clyde Tuggle was her husband! Seemed like an odd pairing but they were together a very long time, so I guess not. RIP and very sad for Christine. He was such a hoot on AMC and I've loved her since her scene stealing in Cybill.
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    This has got to be just awful for his family. I just adore her. This is going to be hard,hard.
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    I don't know him, but I love her so he must have been a pretty great guy to snag her. RIP
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    Oh, my mother loved/hated him. Who was the hooker he was blackmailing that became Phoebe Tyler's daughter-in-law? He was so good in that role...
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    RIP Old Chap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BITTER View Post
    Oh, my mother loved/hated him. Who was the hooker he was blackmailing that became Phoebe Tyler's daughter-in-law? He was so good in that role...
    Her character's name was Donna Beck before she married Chuck Tyler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patty Rox View Post
    Her character's name was Donna Beck before she married Chuck Tyler.
    My mother named me after her. :p
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