Spouse Sam Weisman (m. 1978)
|Name Constance McCashin|
Years active 1976–1999
Awards TV Land Anniversary Award
|Born June 18, 1947 (age 73) (1947-06-18) Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
Children Daniel Weisman, Marguerite Weisman
Movies and TV shows Knots Landing, Nightmare at Bittercreek, Naked Tango, The Two Worlds of Jennie Lo, Love on the Run
Similar People Doug Sheehan, Kevin Dobson, Michele Lee, Ted Shackelford, Donna Mills
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Early life and career
McCashin was born in Chicago. She is best known for her role as Laura Avery Sumner on the prime time drama Knots Landing, which she played from the show's debut in 1979 until 1987 when the character died of a brain tumor and her funeral was the basis of the show's 200th episode. McCashin's character was written out of the show due to cost-cutting measures along with fellow actress Julie Harris. McCashin explained to Boston.com in 2009 stating, "I was very hurt the way I was let go for financial reasons. I wish they'd handled my demise better".
During her career, McCashin starred in a number of made for television movies. She appeared in several episodes of the CBS sitcom Brooklyn Bridge playing the role of Rosemary Monahan. She was a contestant on the Dick Clark-hosted $25,000 Pyramid and would later appear as a panelist on Super Password. She made her final screen appearance playing supporting role in the 1999 comedy film The Out-of-Towners.
McCashin appeared at the TV Land awards in April 2009 for the 30th year celebration of Knots Landing. Other Knots Landing actors who appeared with her included Kevin Dobson, Lisa Hartman Black, Michele Lee, Donna Mills, Don Murray, Michelle Phillips, Ted Shackelford, and Joan Van Ark.
Succeeding her turn in the Hollywood limelight, McCashin has transitioned into a social worker and therapist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and body image issues.
McCashin lives in Massachusetts with her husband, producer Sam Weisman, with whom she has two children: Marguerite Weisman, an editorial assistant at Harper Collins; and Daniel Weisman, a music manager, who manages Capital Cities and Wale and formerly managed Mike Posner.