OLTL Alum Dies At 78

Pamela Payton-Wright, who played the ONE LIFE TO LIVE role of Addie Cramer, sister to Dorian and mother to Blair, passed away on December 14 at the age of 78. The actress joined the Llanview ranks in 1991 and played Addie off and on until the show’s finale in 2012. A Pittsburgh native, Payton-Wright made her Broadway debut in 1967 playing Amy in The Show Off. In 1972, she was awarded a Drma Desk Award for the role of Lavinia Mannon in Mourning Becomes Elecrta. She made her soap debut in 1979 in the short-term role of Hazel on ANOTHER WORLD and appeared in a number of movies, including The Freshman and In Dreams. She is survived by son Oliver Dickon Hendley Butler and daughter-in-law Cynthia Flowers, three siblings, and two nephews. Robin Strasser (ex-Dorian, OLTL) paid tribute to her on-screen sister on Twitter, writing, “A truly remarkable & wonderful woman-We all loved her…RIP Pamela.” She added, “#PamelaPaytonWright always let her respect for the show & devotion to the truth of the character #Addie show. Addie rightly was often confused or disapproved of the actions of her #CramerWomen but she kindly tried to set us all on the right track-As a colleague, she was flawless.” 

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