The soap opera world has lost another prolific behind-the-scenes talent.
Bettina Bradbury passed away, and her son wrote a poignant farewell on her Facebook page.
Her son, Danny Karapetian, wrote, “It is my very sad duty to report that my Mom Bettina passed away this morning.
“She was an indefatigable force of nature, a talented and decorated writer, and a loving mother, sister, and friend to everyone she knew. I know how much she cared about all of you, and how much you all loved her.”
Daughter of famed science fiction writer Ray Bradbury, known mostly for his stunning novel Fahrenheit 451, and Marguerite McClure, Bradbury proved that the writing gene can be passed down. She studied Film/History at USC School of Cinematic Arts
NBC’s Santa Barbara was her first soap writing team in the early 1990s. She also wrote for both All My Children (and won three Daytime Emmys) and One Life to Live on ABC and later worked on Days of Our Lives, also for NBC.
For the last several years, according to Linkedin, she has been writing a memoir, Growing Up Bradbury: Life With A Saturday Father in which she wrote, “I am writing a memoir about the great life and times of growing up in the sixties in the company of child/parent Ray Bradbury.”
In addition to her son Danny, Bradbury is also survived by another son and three sisters.