Mostly Credited As: Darlene Conley
Sometimes Credited As: Darleen Conley
Date Of Birth: July 18, 1934 (Age 72)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois
Date Of Death: January 14, 2007
Cause Of Death: stomach cancer
Darlene Conley has received two Emmy Award nominations as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Sally Spectra in The Bold & The Beautiful, a role she has played since December, 1988. She has also been nominated for two Soap Opera awards from Soap Opera Digest as Outstanding Comic Performer in a Daytime Drama. She is of Irish-German heritage and grew up on Chicago's south side. At the age of 16, Darlene went on tour with the Chicago Uptown Circuit Players and the Playwrights Company. Her first leading man was Basil Rathbone, of Sherlock Holmes fame, and her first feature film was Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece, The Birds. She appeared in the prime-time series Gunsmoke and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and in the mini-series Robert Kennedy And His Times. Darlene's feature film credits include Faces and Tough Guys, and among her stage credits are Cyrano de Bergerac and The Night Of The Iguana. She began her daytime drama career as bad girl Rose DeVille in The Young & The Restless on CBS, and followed that with roles in Capitol, General Hospital, and Days Of Our Lives. Darlene has a son and two stepsons, and her birth date is July 18.