Charles Keating, Soap Opera Star, Dies at 72

Charles Keating, Soap Opera Star, Dies
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Daytime Emmy winner Charles Keating, who played the villainous Carl Hutchins on NBC soap “Another World” from 1991-99, has died. He was 72.

Alice Coppola, who played Lorna on “Another World,” tweeted about Keating’s death on Saturday, calling him her “very first acting teacher.”

Cause of death has yet to be revealed.

The classically trained actor received four Daytime Emmy nominations and nabbed the gold in 1996 for outstanding lead actor for his work as Hutchins. Keating was also known in the daytime world for stints on “All My Children” and “As the World Turns.”

The British-born thesp was a stage actor before moving to TV, working with the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon. His first TV appearances include “Life and Death of Penelope,” “Crown Court” and “Brideshead Revisited.”

The soap opera vet was nominated for a Tony in 1986 for appearing in the revival of “Loot.”

Non-soap television credits include “Xena,” “Alias,” “The Equalizer” and “Sex and the City.” His movie credits including “Awakenings” in 1990 and “The Bodyguard” in 1992.

Mark Pinter, a “Another World” alum, paid tribute to Keating on Facebook.

Watch Keating receive his Daytime Emmy below:

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  1. Christie says:

    Charles Keating made the character of Carl on AW so fascinating; at first you just loved to detest him and eventually found yourself won over by him. Still miss the show and with his passing the world has lost one of the Great Ones. Thanks for the Emmy clip- was a pleasure to revisit!!!

  2. Diane says:

    I enjoyed his acting on Another World, he was always interesting to watch. I was always sorry that the show went off the air. They had interesting stories and characters. Charles Keating added a lot to the show.

  3. shelia mays says:

    R.I.P. Mr.Keating. you always gave stellar performances.

  4. Christina says:

    This makes me so sad. I loved Charles Keating on both AW and AMC. He was a great actor and a class act. RIP.

  5. James Engram says:

    An actor I truly will miss performing. I didn’t know the man but as a fan, I enjoyed his work.

  6. Lisa Trachtenburg says:

    Rest peacefully my friend and neighbor. You will be missed, but it promise to check in regularly on Mary. To the whole family, we feel your loss. Great man!

  7. Christopher says:

    I loved watching him as Carl Hutchins on Another World years ago. RIP Mr. Keating.

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