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Robyn Bernard Dies: ‘General Hospital’ Alum Was 64

Robyn Bernard Dies: ‘General Hospital’ Alum Was 64

Robyn Bernard, who played Terry Brock on General Hospital in more than 140 episodes from 1984-90, died March 12 in San Jacinto, CA, law enforcement officials said Wednesday. She was 64.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said Bernard was found in an open field behind a business but did not reveal a cause of death (see the report here). Detectives were investigating, but sheriff’s Sgt. Wenndy Brito-Gonzalez said, “Foul play was not suspected in this death.”

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Bernard was born on May 26, 1959, in Gladewater, Texas. She began performing at a young age, singing gospel songs with her younger sister, future longtime Wings star Crystal. The elder Bernard’s first screen appearance was in the 1981 film Diva, and she followed that with guest spots on such series as The Facts of Life, Simon & Simon and Whiz Kids.

Her signature role began in September 1984, playing singer Terry Brock aka Terry O’Connor. During her run on the ABC daytime drama, Bernard’s character — the daughter of the ill-fated D.L. Brock (David Groh) — developed a drinking problem that hindered her music career. Her run on the show ended in March 1990, when Terry scored a recording contract and left Port Charles.

During her run on the hugely popular General Hospital, Bernard also appeared in the 1986 French pic Betty Blue, which was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and BAFTA Film Award.

Bernard worked only sporadically after her GH stint, appearing on the French mystery series Maigret in 1992 and the 1997 Gallic feature Kings for a Day. Her final screen credits was as a psychologist in the 2002 film Voices from the High School.

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