Cynthia Robinson (January 12, 1946 – November 23, 2015) was an African-American musician, best known for being the trumpeter and vocalist in Sly and the Family Stone. She is notable for being one of the first black and female trumpet players in a major American band, and also for being the only member of the original Family Stone clan to continue working with Sly Stone after the band fell apart in 1975. She played in the funk band Graham Central Station with Family Stone bandmate Larry Graham, starting in 1974
Canary was primarily a theater actor before breaking into TV in the ’60s, first as Mia Farrow’s physical therapist in Peyton Place and next as Ponderosa ranch foreman Candy Canaday in Bonanza. In 1978, he kicked off his daytime soap career with a role on Search for Tomorrow. He followed that up with stints on The Doctors andAnother World, before kicking off his 27-year run on All My Children in 1983. Canary left AMC — and the acting profession — in 2010, although he returned to the soap in 2011 for a few series-ending episodes.