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Kate O’Mara, Former Dynasty Star, Dies at 74

ABC/Getty Images Kate O'Mara, in a publicity photo for Dynasty, January 15, 1986.

The actress who played Cassandra "Caress" Morrell on the famous soap opera and starred in the original run of Doctor Who died Sunday morning after a short battle with an illness, according to her agent. She was 74

Kate O’Mara, the former star of the hit American soap opera Dynasty, died Sunday morning at the age of 74.

The actor played Alexis Colby’s scheming sister Cassandra “Caress” Morrell in Dynasty. She also had roles in British series Doctor Who, Howards’ Way and Triangle. Her agent said she died on Sunday morning in a Sussex nursing home after a short battle with an illness, the Guardian reports.

She appeared in the original run of Doctor Who along with Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy as renegade Time Lord The Rani.

O’Mara’s first television roles were in the 1960s, but she landed her biggest gigs in the 1980s.

[The Guardian]

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