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August 17, 1929 |
Erie, Pennsylvania, US
Julianna McCarthy (born August 17, 1929) is an American actress. McCarthy was an original cast member of the soap opera The Young and the Restless, starring as matriarch Liz Foster, Jill Foster Abbott's mother, from 1973 to 1986. She reprised the role in 1993, 2003–2004, and 2008. She returned for her final appearance in the role in June, 2010. While she was taken off of contract in late fall 1982 and didn't make appearances for months, she was brought back on a recurring basis in time for the show's tenth anniversary, appearing semi-regularly for the next couple of years until Liz moved to London. Later, she returned after Jill gave birth to a son, Billy, and was seen semi-regularly during the show's 20th anniversary when an ailing Liz revealed that Jill had been adopted. Her storyline concerned Jill's determination to find her real parents. The character of Liz died in June of 2010 on-screen.
She had a recurring role as Mila in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, appearing in the episodes "Improbable Cause", "The Dogs of War" and the final episode, "What You Leave Behind". McCarthy also had recurring roles in Paradise and the 1991 remake of Dark Shadows as Mrs. Johnson, the housekeeper. In the show's flashbacks, she played the role of the calculating Collins relative Abigail.