Sunday, April 15, 2012

Barry Cahill Dead at 90; Y&R Actor, Husband of Rachel Ames

Actor Barry Cahill died on April 9 at age 90, according to the Los Angeles Times. Aside from his long acting career, soap fans know Cahill as the 42 year husband of GENERAL HOSPITAL's Rachel Ames.

Cahill played Sam Powers during the early years of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. When Liz Foster fell in love with Sam, she finally was convinced to have her late husband, Bill Foster, finally declared dead. But it turned out out he was very much alive.

Cahill's other soap roles include appearances on SANTA BARBARA and DYNASTY.

Cahill is survived by his wife of 42 years, Rachel, daughter Christine, step-daughter Susan, grandchildren, Jocelyn and Marc, and nieces Leslie, Theresa and Mary Ann.

Rachel had to take an extended leave from GENERAL HOSPITAL in 1971 when she was pregnant with Christine. Maura McGiveney temporarily played the role of Audrey.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Assoc. & Hospice 1996 Eastman Avenue, Suite 101 Ventura, CA 93003 Ph: (805) 642-0239 (800) 223-4862


  1. I didn't know he was in soaps, I recognize him from The Waltons tv series. May he rest in peace.