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Matthew Cowles, 'All My Children' Villain Billy Clyde, Dead at 69

6/17/2014

By Todd Cunningham
TheWrap

Actor Matthew Cowles, who played the evil Billy Clyde Tuggle on the ABC soap opera "All My Children," is dead. He was 69.

The death of Cowles, the husband of actress Christine Baranski, was confirmed by his manager Tsu Tsu Stanton.

"He was a very gifted and kind man who loved life and everyone," she said in a tweet Friday. No cause of death was indicated.

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Cowles was twice nominated for daytime Emmys for his role on "All My Children," on which he appeared from 1984 to 1990. He also appeared in the online version of the show when it premiered in 2013. Cowles guest-starred on many TV shows, including "Oz," "Law and Order" and "Miami Vice."

He appeared as the ferry captain in Martin Scorsese's 2010 movie "Shutter Island," as well as in "Nurse Betty" in 2000 and in the 1986 film comedy "The Money Pit."

He was married to Baranski, an Emmy and Tony winner who currently appears on TV's "The Good Wife," for more than 30 years.

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