What actress, best known for her role on “Guiding Light,” has a sister-in-law that’s been nominated for an Academy Award seventeen times? – 2017

What actress, best known for her role on “Guiding Light,” has a sister-in-law that’s been nominated for an Academy Award seventeen times?

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Maeve Kinkead

 

Kinkead was born in New York City, where she lives with her husband Harry Streep, brother of Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep, and their children. Maeve Kinkead (born May 31, 1946) is an American soap opera actress.

 

Kinkead is best known to television audiences for her role as Vanessa Chamberlain on the soap opera Guiding Light. She played the role on a contract basis from June 2, 1980 to August 28, 1981, February 1, 1982 to September 1996, and April 1997 to September 5, 2000.

Guiding Light (known as The Guiding Light before 1975) is an American television soap opera listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running drama in television in American history, broadcast on CBS for 57 years from June 30, 1952, until September 18, 2009, preceded by a 15-year broadcast on radio

Award

  • 1992 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Maeve Kinkead(Vanessa Chamberlain)

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