Entertainment World mourns death of Soap, Charmed actress Rebecca Balding at 73

Rebecca Balding (r) Alyssa Milano (l) on Charmed (courtesy Spelling Television)


Rebecca Balding (September 21, 1948 – July 18, 2022) was an American actress best known for her appearances on Soap and Charmed.


Balding was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. She attended the University of Kansas. She had the role of Carol David, mother of Jodie Dallas‘ child, on Soap, appearing in 19 episodes from 1978 through 1980.

In 1998, Balding guest starred as Aunt Jackie in the season one episode “The Fourth Sister” of Charmed. She later returned to the show during its fourth season in 2002 under a different role. Balding played the recurring character Elise Rothman, a newspaper editor-in-chief and the boss of Phoebe Halliwell (played by Alyssa Milano). She played the role until the show’s eighth and final season in 2006.

Balding was married to television producer James L. Conway, whom she met while auditioning for a part in the 1981 horror movie The Boogens, which Conway directed and in which Balding ultimately starred.[4]

Balding died on July 18, 2022, at the age of 73, after having suffered from ovarian cancer.

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