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Nancy Addison
Born Nancy Addison Altman
March 21, 1948(1948-03-21)
New York City
Died June 18, 2002 (aged 54)
New York City
Other name(s) Nancy Addison-Altman
Spouse(s) Daniel Goldfarb (1982-2002, her death)
Clinton Dunn (19?? - 1975)

Nancy Addison (March 21, 1948 – June 18, 2002) was an American soap opera actress, best known for her role on the television soap opera Ryan's Hope as Jillian Coleridge, which she played from 1975 until the show's demise in 1989.



Born in New York City as Nancy Addison Altman, she got her first soap opera role on The Guiding Light in 1970 and appeared until 1974 as the character Kit Vested. Then she went on to her most remembered role on the television soap opera Ryan's Hope as Jillian "Jill" Coleridge.

Later, in 1989, she became Marissa Rampal on All My Children. Addison then portrayed Deborah Brewster Alden from 1993 to 1995 on Loving, and in 1995 played the same role on The City.

Among her other work was co-starring with James Coburn in the three-part television mini-series film The Dain Curse (1978). She also appeared in Somewhere, Tomorrow (1983), Baby Me (1988) and the long-running television series Law & Order in different roles on various episodes.

Volunteer work

When Addison wasn't acting, she volunteered a considerable amount of her time to helping children with HIV/AIDS.


In 1999, she was diagnosed with cancer of her adrenal gland and bronchial tubes and in 2002, she died from the cancer in New York City, aged 54.

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