Lee Lawson, who played Bea Reardon on Guiding Light for nearly 10 years, passes away at age 80  


Lee Lawson, who played Bea Reardon on Guiding Light for nearly 10 years, passes away at age 80 after cancer and Covid battle

  • Lee Lawson, who played Bea Reardon on Guiding Light for nearly 10 years, has passed away at the age of 80
  • Her daughter Leslie Bova revealed her mother died following a battle with cancer and COVID-19
  • Lee played 7th Street boarding house owner and operator Reardon on Guiding Light from 1981 to 1990
  • She also appeared in the soap operas Love of Life and One Life to Live 

Lee Lawson, who played Bea Reardon on Guiding Light for nearly 10 years, has passed away at age 80.

Her daughter Leslie Bova announced her death on Facebook on Tuesday and said her mother had passed following a battle with cancer and COVID-19.

‘My mother died. May 22, 2022,’ she posted. ‘Thank you for having Chris, Me & Gaby so that we could have Gianna, Wilder & Sterling. We love you. You fought Cancer & COVID-19 like a champ. Rest, you brilliant, woman. Thank you, mom. R.I.P.’

Lee Lawson, who played Bea Reardon on Guiding Light for nearly 10 years, has passed away at age 80

Lee played 7th Street boarding house owner and operator Reardon on Guiding Light from 1981 to 1990.

Before appearing on the beloved series, she appeared in several other soap operas.  

Her very first acting role was a part in Love of Live, where she played Barbara Sterling in 29 episodes, according to IMDb.

She later appeared in One Life to Live.

Her daughter Leslie Bova announced her death on Facebook on Tuesday

 Her daughter Leslie Bova announced her death on Facebook on Tuesday

Bova said in her heartbreaking announcement that her mother had battled cancer and COVID-19 'like a champ'

Bova said in her heartbreaking announcement that her mother had battled cancer and COVID-19 ‘like a champ’

Her last role was in a 1991 episode of Reasonable Doubts.

Lee’s acting resume also includes roles in Kojak, Maude, and Equal Justice.

Lee also acted on Broadway with roles in Cactus Flower, Agatha Sue, I Love You, Teibele and Her Demon, My Daughter, Your Son, The Plough and the Stars and An American Millionaire according to People. 

In addition to her role on Guiding Light, Lee has appeared in several other soap operas

In addition to her role on Guiding Light, Lee has appeared in several other soap operas

Lee tied the knot with Joseph Beva in 1970 and remained married to him until his passing on March 12, 2006, according to People.

She is survived by her children Leslie, Chris, and Gabby, in addition to grandchildren Gianna, Wilder, and Sterling, People reports. 

Actress Marian Hailey-Moss paid tribute to Lee on Facebook with a touching post.

‘My down-to-earth, sassy smart and beautiful friend LEE LAWSON is telling it like it is in a better place. A fine actress and a super generous friend. I’ll meetcha there LEE!! 1941-2022 (heart emoji).’

Actress Marian Hailey-Moss paid tribute to Lee on Facebook with a touching post

Actress Marian Hailey-Moss paid tribute to Lee on Facebook with a touching post

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