Marnie Schulenburg was a Cape Cod native who pursued a degree in fine arts at DeSales, where she also appeared in a Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival production of “As You Like It,” according to a biography published on the website Soaps.SheKnows.com.
After graduating from DeSales in 2006, Schulenburg went on to star on popular TV soap operas, including both “The Young and The Restless” and “As The World Turns.”
Marnie Schulenberg, 'who starred in 'As the World Turns' and other shows, died on Tuesday after a battle with cancer. https://t.co/lBKzenkEhr— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) May 19, 2022
According to the biographical information about Schulenburg on SoapsSheKnows.com, she played the character Alison Stewart on “As The World Turns” beginning in 2007.
Citing a representative, CNN reported Thursday that Schulenburg had been battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer for nearly two years, and that she “fell in love” with DeSales after visiting the college with her older brother, who also went to school there.
The news site reported that Schulenburg documented her cancer fight beginning in 2020–when she was diagnosed not long after giving birth to a daughter–and that she would have turned 38 on Saturday.
Schulenburg was married to Zack Robidas, a Berks County native and fellow actor who also graduated from DeSales.