Who were Kathryn Hays' husbands? ‘Star Trek’ and 'As the World Turns’ star dies at 87

Who were Kathryn Hays' husbands? ‘Star Trek’ and 'As the World Turns’ star dies at 87
Kathryn Hays (Photo by Twitter@CBSATWT)

Soap opera star Kathryn Hays, who was best known for her role in CBS ‘As the World Turns’, died on March 25. She breathed her last in Fairfield, Connecticut. She was 87. She also shot to fame with her appearance on the original ‘Star Trek’ episode ‘Empath’ where she played the role of a mute girl Gem. Hays is now survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sherri and Bob Mancusi, three grandchildren, Kate, Cameron, and Garrett Wells, and her great-grandson Jack. The cause of her death is yet to be revealed.
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(L-R) Costume Designer Magarita Delgado and Actress Kathryn Hays attend the New York Women of Film and Television 5th Annual Designing Hollywood Gala June 23, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

Who were Kathryn Hays' husbands?

Hays was born in Princeton, Illinois on July 26, 1933. Hays appeared as Elizabeth Reynolds Pride in the NBC western series ‘The Road West’ in 1996. She later received wide acclaim for her role of Kim Hughes in ‘As the World Turns’ (ATWT) that ran from 1972 to 2010. According to TV Line, her ‘ATWT’ scene partner Don Hastings in a statement said, “Our relationship as Bob and Kim was as close as Kathryn and my relationship, except we were not married. We were more like brother and sister and we were great friends. Our biggest squabble was that she always wanted to rehearse and I wanted to take a nap. This is a huge loss to all who knew her.”
Speaking of her personal life, Hays first got married to Sidney Steinberg in 1957. She shared a daughter named Sherri with him. She later got married to actor Glenn Ford but they too ended up in different directions in 1969. Ford was a Canadian-American actor who was best known for his work in films like ‘Gilda’ (1946), ‘The Big Heat’ (1953), and the high school angst film ‘Blackboard Jungle’ (1955). Speaking of Hays’ career, she also dabbled in theater with Broadway productions of Ladybug, Ladybug, The Irregular Verb to Love and Hot September.”

Kathryn Hays (Photo by Twitter@CBSATWT)

‘Kathryn Hays was a star in every scene’

Social media users paid their condolences to the actress on Twitter as one of the users stated, “Some of my most comforting memories are of watching ATWT and GL with my mom. I miss soaps. I miss Bob and Kim. I miss Josh and Reva.  Thank you for being a part of my life for so many years. You have been and will still be missed.” Another devastated fan asserted, “This hurt. I absolutely loved Kim! Condolences to her family.”
The next one posted, “Yes, I know the people inside the TV box are not real. But this particular performer, and the stories she & her cast mates told, felt very real to me during some rough patches of my life. A hat tip & farewell to Kathryn Hays.” One user added, “A wonderful woman, a caring colleague during one of the most haunting and difficult roles, emotionally and psychologically, of my early career. My memories of this great lady will never dim.”  Another posted, “So sad to hear of the loss of Kathryn Hays.  A legend.  My mom watched her stories for as long as I remember. Kim Hughes was one of her favorites.  May she Rest In Peace.” And, another concluded, “There are soap actors and there are soap stars. Kathryn Hays was a star in every scene. RIP.”













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