Rebecca Balding died at the age of 73.

Rebecca Balding, a prolific television and stage actress best known for co-starring with Billy Crystal in the soap opera parody sitcom Soap, has died.

 Her husband, James L. Conway, said she died on July 18 after a battle with ovarian cancer.

She hadn't appeared on screen in a long time

Balding's career began as a stage actress in Chicago, rather than in Hollywood.

She made her first television appearance in 1976, in two episodes of the Emmy-winning action series

The Bionic Woman, kicking off a string of appearances that included Lou Grant, The Rockford Files, and Starsky & Hutch.

Along the way, Balding appeared in the television movies

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