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Stuart Damon, ‘General Hospital’ star, dead at 84

Stuart Damon, finest identified for his function as Dr. Alan Quartermaine within the longtime cleaning soap opera “Normal Hospital,” has died at age 84.

Damon’s son, Christopher, broke the information to Los Angeles station ABC7, saying that his father’s “favourite place to be” was the cleaning soap opera. “He liked taking part in Alan and was at all times so appreciative of that function and that job. It was his ardour.”

Damon had suffered from renal failure for a number of years.

Born in Brooklyn in 1937, Damon started his appearing profession on and off-Broadway with appearances all through the 1960s, together with in “The Boys From Syracuse,” “Irma La Douce” and “Do I Hear a Waltz?” Damon actually hit the highlight as soon as he was solid because the prince within the 1965 TV manufacturing of the musical “Cinderella,” which additionally starred Ginger Rogers, Walter Pidgeon, Celeste Holm and then-newcomer Lesley Ann Warren within the title function.

Stuart Damon as Dr. Alan Quartermaine in the famed soap opera “General Hospital.”
Stuart Damon as Dr. Alan Quartermaine within the famed cleaning soap opera “Normal Hospital.”©ABC/Courtesy Everett Collectio
Stuart Damon and Lesley Ann Warren in "Cinderella."
Stuart Damon and Lesley Ann Warren in “Cinderella.”
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In 1968, after shifting to the UK, Damon starred in the BBC TV adaptation of Mark Twain’s “The £1,000,000 Financial institution Be aware.” He continued to work in British tv, starring in “Thriller,” “The New Avengers,” “House: 1999” and “The Adventures of Black Magnificence,” amongst different reveals and TV movies.

In 1977, Damon landed his well-known function as Dr. Alan Quartermaine — a doctor with a painkiller habit — on “Normal Hospital.” Twenty-two years and 9 Daytime Emmy Award nominations later, Damon received a Daytime Emmy for Excellent Supporting Actor in a Drama Sequence in 1999. He additionally introduced the character to the spinoff collection “Port Charles.”

Linda Dano with Stuart Damon in "Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss" from 1993.
Linda Dano with Stuart Damon in “Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss” from 1993.
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Damon’s Quartermaine remained a outstanding determine on “Normal Hospital” for practically 30 years. Regardless of Damon’s character’s dying in 2007, Quartermaine retained a ghostly presence on the present till December of 2008. Damon would later return between 2011 and 2013 to sporadically reprise the Quartermaine function.

After three a long time on “Normal Hospital,” Damon went on to visitor star in further cleaning soap operas, together with “Days of Our Lives” and “Because the World Turns.” Damon additionally appeared within the Bob Fosse movie “Star 80,” and landed visitor roles on American TV collection akin to “Fantasy Island,” “Lodge,” “The New Mike Hammer” and “Analysis Homicide” within the 1980s and 1990s.

Stuart Damon and Lynn Herring in a 1993 promotional photo for "General Hospital."
Stuart Damon and Lynn Herring in a 1993 promotional picture for “Normal Hospital.”
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