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In 1984, she debuted as Kimberly Brady Donovan on Days. She was half of a very popular supercouple, as many viewers were interested in her love affair and eventual marriage to Charles Shaughnessy's character, Shane Donovan. In 1990, she left the show abruptly when a storyline decision dictated that Kimberly would come to terms with her uncle sexually abusing her as a child.
When she returned to the show in 1991, she went public with her story: her mother had emotionally and physically abused her for years. She left the show again in 1992 when she suffered a nervous breakdown.
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