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Lilyan Chauvin Passes Away

By T'Bonz
July 3, 2008 - 10:04 PM

Lilyan Chauvin, veteran film and television actress, passed away on Thursday, June 26 in Studio City, California.

As reported by, the actress known to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine fans as Vedek Yassim (Rocks and Shoals) succumbed after a forty-year battle with breast cancer. Congestive heart disease also contributed to her death.

Chauvin was born August 6, 1925 in Paris, France. On her twenty-first birthday, she moved to New York and began to appear in New York television productions. From New York, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career.

With a career spanning nearly six decades, Chauvin appeared in over one hundred and twenty television and film appearances, including shows and movies such as: Baa Baa Black Sheep, Frasier, The Young and the Restless, Falcon Crest, Silent Night, Deadly Night, Private Benjamin, Catch Me If You Can, Yours, Mine and Ours, Funny Lady and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Her guest appearance on Baa Baa Black Sheep garnered her an Emmy Award nomination and she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for her work on an episode of The Young and the Restless soap opera.

Chauvin was also a writer, director, acting and directing coast. She was the creator, showrunner and host of the instructional series Hollywood Structured, a guide to show business careers which explored new facets of the industry each week through interviews with top professionals.

A memorial service will be held for Chauvin on Saturday, August 16th at 11 A.M. at the Director's Guild of America.

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