Stuart Damon, best known for his role in General Hospital, has died. Hey 84.
“He had been battling kidney failure for the past few years,” confirmed ABC7 reporter George Pennacchio in a Facebook post. “He was a kind, caring and friendly man. It’s something Christopher heard all his life. It was an honor for me to meet Stuart Damon. May this prince RIP.
Damon dedicated more than 30 years of his life to playing Dr. Alan Quartermaine on ABC. General Hospital and spin-off Port Charles. With the role, he earned six Daytime Emmy nominations and won in 1999, 22 years after joining the cast, as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Look up!
The New York native was born in Brooklyn on February 5, 1937 and then graduated from Brandeis University in 1958. He first brought his talents to Broadway in 1959 in the ensemble of First impressions and then he spent over a year on the original production of Irma la Douce.
Bringing his theatrical prowess to the screen, Damon’s status grew with his performance in the 1965 CBS production of Rodgers & Hammerstein. Cinderella like the prince. He then jumped to London and appeared in various musicals and television shows, including The Champions, Charlie Girl, Man of Magic other The new avengers.
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Through the years, Damon remained in the world of soap operas and joined Days of our lives as Gov. Jim Ford and As the world turns as Ralph Manzo for several episodes. His other television credits include Fantasy Island, Naked City, Hotel other Yanks Go Home.
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Damon is survived by his wife Deirdre Ottewill, to whom he was married for 60 years, and their children Jennifer and Christopher.
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