Performer was on 'Days of Our Lives' for 14 years

Edward Mallory, who portrayed angst-ridden Dr. Bill Horton on the NBC daytime drama “Days of Our Lives” for 14 years, died April 4 following a long illness in Cumberland, Md. He was 76.

Mallory appeared on the soap opera from 1966 to 1980. He played an underdog surgeon who pined for and eventually married his brother’s wife after years of keeping secret that he had fathered her son.

Mallory appeared in feature films including “Diamond Head” and “The Bird Man of Alcatraz” and on TV shows including “Death Valley Days,” “McHale’s Navy,” “Bewitched” and “The Munsters.”

He also directed several daytime serials and wrote, directed and produced documentaries for The History Channel and A&E.

Mallory, who was born in Cumberland, joined the faculty of Frostburg State U. as artist-in-residence in 2004. There, he taught writing, acting and directing, and oversaw student-made documentary films.

He is survived by his wife, Suzanne.

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