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Soap Star: I'm Separating from My Man ... To Marry Him

7/19/2011 4:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Here's a plot twist ... Ex-soap star Leigh Taylor-Young -- famous for her role on the 1980s show "Dallas" -- is formally separating from her domestic partner, but TMZ has learned ... it's because she wants to MARRY him!

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According to the legal docs filed in L.A. County Superior Court, "The parties intend to get married, so they must dissolve their registered domestic partnership."

Leigh's domestic partner -- a writer named John Morton -- filed the papers.  They registered as domestic partners in 2008.

Leigh -- who also starred in "Peyton Place" -- is 66.  She was formerly married to Ryan O'Neal and movie mogul Guy McElwaine.

So far, no word on when the couple plans to tie the knot.

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really?    

What role did she play in Dallas? I have never seen this woman before

1142 days ago
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AntiSocialForum.com    

Relationships are so complicated

1142 days ago
3.

jmix    

She was good in ''I Love You Alice B.Toklas and ''The Big Bounce''where she had a nice nude scene.

1142 days ago
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croc    

THOSE RED LIPS, FAKE TEETH, AND FACE LIFT
are just awful..when will women learn they look like joker clowns after getting this crap done to them..
you dont remember her because it doesnt even look like her ..

1142 days ago
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croc    

true 'ohwell' lol.

1142 days ago
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Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

I´m not really convinced that she looks like a joker clown or Michael Jackson, as some posters have suggested. To me she looks either like a little boy playing "dress-up" with his mother's stuff or a dead body that has suddenly come back to life.

1142 days ago
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Hotflmom     

I think she looks half her age!

1142 days ago
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Phi Stewart    

She was NOT famous because of her role on Dallas. It was LONG after her heyday.
20 episodes over the period of a year and three months in the late ‘80s AFTER the show dropped out of the top 20. The Payton Place and Ryan O’Neal hooks work.
When looking for a quick description, do more homework young TMZ staffers.

1142 days ago
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Candice    

I watched DALLAS every Friday since 1978 and I have no clue who this woman is. Also, why does it matter if she is married to this guy or his partner?

1141 days ago
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TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

She gave away all her milk and now she believe that someone wants to buy the used up old cow, go figure.

1141 days ago
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Leeza    

She was also in "The Jagged Edge" with Glen Close and mega-hunk Jeff Bridges....

1141 days ago
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PitBullLover    

dayum she looks Yummy for 66 !!

1141 days ago
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Leeza    

It wasn't "Payton Place", it was "Peyton Place" based on the movie. My mother and I watched the series faithfully every week when I was a youngster. It was really good!

1141 days ago
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Phil    

No wonder socal is wanting to become its own state. Some of these laws CA has is so stupid.

1141 days ago
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Jillian    

She was a stunner in I love You Alice B. Toklas, very pretty.
All these Hollywood women turn themselves into monsters as they age. It totally distorts their looks. Do they really think they look good? GEEEZZZ.

1141 days ago
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