Judith McConnell was born and raised in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania. She started dancing at the age of five and continued her
studies in ballet and tap through high school. She studied acting at
Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University. In 1965, she was crowned Miss
Pennsylvania and competed in the Miss America Pageant.
Judith's first big break came when she landed a role in
the pilot of Judd for the Defense. Her other television credits
include recurring roles on The Beverly Hillbillies and Green
A daytime veteran, Judith played Augusta McLeod on General
Hospital, Valerie Conway on As the World Turns and Miranda
Bishop on Another World. In 1984, she joined the cast of Santa
Barbara as the long-suffering Sophia Capwell. During her first months
on the show, Judith portrayed a man, Dominic, in order to keep her soap
family of learning of her character's return to town.
Throughout the years, Judith has guest-starred on numerous
TV shows. She was also seen in several films and commercials.
Judith's birthdate is April 6, 1944. She has never been
married. In 1990, she adopted a daughter named Gwendolyn.