Judith Jordan, longtime film, Broadway and TV character actress, died Sept. 13 of ovarian cancer in Malibu, Calif. She was 61.
A native of Newark, N.J., she studied with leading acting teachers including Lee Strasberg and Sanford Meisner.
Part of the Broadway casts of “Enter Laughing” and “Fiorelia,” she appeared in more than 100 Broadway, Off Broadway, regional theater and stock productions.
She relocated to Los Angeles in 1975, where she established a career appearing on numerous TV series including “Knots Landing,” “Quincy,” “The Fall Guy,” “Highway to Heaven,” “L.A. Law” and “Roseanne.” She also enjoyed success on daytime soaps with recurring roles on “General Hospital” and “The Young and the Restless.”
Later legit credits included “The Totem Pole,” “Cock a Doodle Dandy,” “Passion Play” and “Brighton Beach Memoirs.”
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Genarro Montanino as well as a brother, sister, two nephews and a niece.