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Old 03-10-2019, 01:36 AM   #1
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Unhappy Jed Allan (Don Craig, Days of Our Lives, C.C. Capwell, Santa Barbara) 1935-2019

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Former Days of Our Lives star Jed Allan has died at the age of 84. The sad news of Allanís passing was announced on Saturday evening on his Facebook page by his son Rick Brown according to SoapOperaNews.Net.

Jed Allanís sonís post reads, ďSo sorry to post the very sad news of my fathers passing tonight. He died peacefully and was surrounded by his family and loved so much by us and so many others. Thank you for all who are part of this wonderful tribute to my dad on Facebook.Ē

Allan was no stranger to soap opera fans worldwide. He began his long-running daytime soap career in with his debut as Ace Hubbard on Love of Life in 1964. From 1964-65, he was also one of many actors to play college professor Paul Britton on The Secret Storm. Jed is best known throughout the soap world as Don Craig on Days of Our Lives. Allan portrayed the immensely popular character from 1971 to 1985, his exit taking place as many of the showís veteran cast members were being written out so the show could focus on younger characters.

Allanís love interest on the soap was Dr. Marlena Evans played by Deidre Hall. In 1977, a prominent storyline quickly started involving Marlenaís jealous twin sister, Samantha (played by Hallís real-life twin, Andrea Hall).

Dedicated Days fans will remember this particular story line as one of the most exciting of the time. Samantha impersonates Marlena and has her institutionalized. Marlena makes a quick attempt to escape and contact Don, but Samantha catches on.

Don, noticing an extreme personality difference in Marlena, starts suspecting that something is up. With the help of Laura Horton, he releases Marlena and has Samantha arrested. He proposes to Marlena, and the two are married later that year. During this time, Marlena and Samantha make peace and share a heartfelt reconciliation. Marlena gives birth to a premature son she and Don name DJ. He dies of SIDS, which causes a rift between the couple. Don has an affair and the couple divorced soon after.

Allanís departure from the soap soon after caused quite a ruckus for Days fans as his character was abruptly written out with no further explanation. Allan did not stray from daytime television for too long and respectfully gained a new audience when he took over the role of C.C. Capwell in Santa Barbara from 1986 to 1993. After his time on Santa Barbara, Allan had a recurring role in Beverly Hills, 90210 playing Rush Sanders the father of Steve Sanders.

In 2004, Allan returned to daytime when he started playing the role of Edward Quartermaine in General Hospital. Prior to starring on General
Hospital, he starred in its spin-off Port Charles.

In real life, Allan was married to Toby Brown from September 21, 1958, until her death in 2001. The couple had three sons, Mitch, Dean, and Rick. Allan lives in Palm Desert, California Jed Allan married Toby Brown in 1958. The happy couple remained together until Brownís death in 2001 raising three sons.

Jed Allan is survived by his sons, Mitch, Dean, and Rick. Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Jed Allan during this difficult time. Rest in peace, Mr. Allan.
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So sad to hear of Jed's passing. He was always great on Days of Our Lives and he was certainly memorable as C.C. Capwell on Santa Barbara, which is probably the best under-rated soap opera in American history. He will be missed...
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He was a great actor. I was hoping for a Don Craig comeback. Whatever was in his mailbox mustíve been devastating for him to never be seen again...
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