Bobby Faye Ferguson, Dukes of Hazzard’ Actress, Dies at 78

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Bobby Faye Ferguson, actress and mother The Conners star Jay R. Ferguson, has died. She was 78. Ferguson died naturally on June 25, her sons’ representatives at Industry Entertainment reported. The Hollywood Reporter Friday. Acting credits for Ferguson included The Dukes of Hazzard, DallasBurt Reynolds and. Evening Shade.

Ferguson was born Oct. 10, 1943 in Memphis, Arkansas, and raised there. She attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello where she also taught speech and debate at an elementary school in Dallas. KD Studio is an acting school that she co-founded.

She found work in modeling and acting after moving to Los Angeles. She was featured in the 1983 episode. The Dukes of Hazzard “Coy vs. Vance.”She also appeared on five episodes of Dallas, three episodes Designing Women, as well as two episodes of Evening Shade. Jay played Taylor Newton (Reynolds and Marilu’s son on-screen), Evening Shade. Ferguson made her final on-screen appearance during episodes of Hearts Afire.

President Bill Clinton asked Ferguson during the 1990s to launch NASA’s multimedia programs in Washington. She was also a NASA spokesperson. She worked as a consultant in space-related films, such as Clint Eastwood’s 2000 movie. Space CowboysWerner Herzog Blue Yonder. She was also a consultant in the 2005 miniseries. Trafficking in Humansstarring Donald Sutherland & Mira Sorvino.

Jay Ferguson’s son started his acting career as a child actor. He made his debut in a 1990 series adaptation of S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. He was the star of 98 episodes Evening ShadeThe sitcom “The Reign” starred Reynolds as a former professional football player who returns home to Arkansas to coach a high-school football team. Jay is most well-known for his role as Stan Rizzo. Mad MenHe was nominated twice for Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. He plays Ben Olinsky in the show’s telecast, Sara Gilbert’s love interest. Roseanne Spin-off SeriesThe Conners.

Jay is also survived by Ferguson’s daughter-in law, three grandsons and two brothers, as well as a sister-in–law, nieces, nephews, and a brother. Donations in her name can be made to the Los Angeles Mission. Celebration of life scheduledLos Angeles, Aug. 20, 2010.