Stuart Damon, who was best known for his role on “General Hospital,” has died. He was 84.
“He’d been struggling with renal failure for the last several years,” ABC7 reporter George Pennacchio confirmed in a Facebook post. “He was a kind, loving and friendly man. It’s something Christopher heard his entire life. It was my honor to know Stuart Damon. May this Prince R.I.P.”
Damon devoted over 30 years of his life to playing Dr. Alan Quartermaine on ABC’s “General Hospital” and spinoff “Port Charles.” With the role, he earned six Daytime Emmy nominations and won in 1999 — 22 years after joining the cast — for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series.
The New York native was born in Brooklyn Feb. 5, 1937 and later went on to graduate from Brandeis University in 1958. He first took his talents to Broadway in 1959 in the ensemble of “First Impressions” and then spent over a year in the original production of “Irma la Douce.”
Bringing his theatrical prowess to the screen, Damon’s status grew with his performance in CBS’ 1965 production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” as the prince. He then jumped to London and appeared in a number of musicals and television shows, including “The Champions,” “Charlie Girl,” “Man of Magic” and “The New Avengers.”
Through the aughts, Damon stayed 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 a number of episodes. His other television credits include “Fantasy Island,” “Naked City,” “Hotel” and “Yanks Go Home.”
Damon is survived by wife Deirdre Ottewill, who he was married to for 60 years, and their children Jennifer and Christopher.
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