Lee Lawson, who was best known for her role in Guiding Light from 1981 to 1990, died in Los Angeles at the age of 83. Her daughter Leslie Bova said that her mother “Fought Cancer & COVID-19 like a champ,” and confirmed she passed away on May 22, 2022.

She also appeared in episodes of One Life To Live and Love Of Life. Lawson expanded from soaps with turns in daytime programs like Howdy DoodyKojack and Maude as well.

Lee Lawson was born on October 14, 1941, in New York City. Her first acting role came at the age of 24 in Love of Life in 1965, and her last acting role would come in 1991 when she appeared in Reasonable Doubts alongside Marlee Matlin.

After departing acting, Lawson attainted a doctorate in clinical psychology and became a psychologist and crisis counselor in the Los Angeles area. She was married to Joseph Bova from 1970 until his death in March 2006.


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Lawson is survived by her three children, Christopher Stetson BoalGabriella, and Leslie, a sister Susan Gray Arlow and her grandchildren WIlder, Sterling and Gianna.

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