David Hoyt Canary was born on August 25, 1938, and died on November 16, 2015.
He was an American actor, best-known for his roles in All My Children and Bonanza.
David was born in Elwood, Indiana, but grew up in Massillon, Ohio.
He earned a football scholarship to the University of Cincinnati, where he developed a passion for performing.
David trained as a singer in the school and graduated with a degree in music.
The Denver Broncos offered him a chance to play pro football, but instead he opted to head to New York City to become an actor.
David served two years in the United States Army, where he entered an All-Army Entertainment Contest in 1963.
After ending his service, David moved to Los Angeles to continue his acting career.
David was married to actress Maureen Maloney, with whom he had a son, Chris, and a daughter, Kate.
He was the middle son of Hilary and Lorena Canary.
His brothers are actor John Canary, who once had a role on All My Children and writer H. Glenn Canary (1934 to 2008).
The brothers are great-great-nephews of Martha Jane Canary, a.k.a. Calamity Jane.
David favourite stage performance was a Tennessee Williams’ Broadway production of Clothes for a Summer Hotel with Geraldine Page.
David Canary passed away on November 16, 2015, of natural causes in Wilton, Connecticut at the age of 77.
The family indicated that they would like memorial donations to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in lieu of flowers.