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Encyclopedia > Stuart Damon
Stuart Damon
Birth name Stuart Michael Zonis
Born February 5, 1937 (1937-02-05) (age 70)
New York, USA Flag of the United States
Spouse(s) Deirdre Damon

Stuart Damon (born Stuart Michael Zonis on February 5, 1937) is an American actor. He is best known for 30 years of portraying the character Dr. Alan Quartermaine on the American soap opera General Hospital, for which he won an Emmy Award in 1999. is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “NY” redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... An Emmy Award. ... // The Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series is an award which has been given every year at the Daytime Emmys ceremony since 1974. ... For other uses, see General Hospital (disambiguation). ... // The Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series has been given every year at the Daytime Emmys since the 6th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony in 1979. ... For other uses, see General Hospital (disambiguation). ... // The Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series has been given every year at the Daytime Emmys since the 6th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony in 1979. ... For other uses, see General Hospital (disambiguation). ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... He has been portrayed continuously by actor Stuart Damon since the character was first introduced in 1977. ... For other uses, see General Hospital (disambiguation). ... An Emmy Award. ...

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Personal life

Damon was born in New York. His parents were Russian immigrants, making their home in America after fleeing the Bolshevik Revolution. “NY” redirects here. ... Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. ... The October Revolution, also known as the Bolshevik Revolution, was the second phase of the Russian Revolution, the first having been instigated by the events around the February Revolution. ...


Damon has been married since 1961 to Deirdre Ann Ottewill. They have two children, Jennifer and Christopher, and adopted their grandson, Alexander, in 2000.[1] Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Adoption (disambiguation). ... This article is about the domestic group. ...


Acting career

Alexandra Bastedo, Stuart Damon, and William Gaunt in The Champions, 1968.

After a series of appearances on Broadway, Damon's appearance as the Prince in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella helped pave the way to a long career in television and soap opera. Alexandra Bastedo as Sharon Macready, Stuart Damon as Craig Stirling, and William Gaunt as Richard Barrett in The Champions. ... Alexandra Bastedo as Sharon Macready, Stuart Damon as Craig Stirling, and William Gaunt as Richard Barrett in The Champions. ... Alexandra Bastedo, Stuart Damon, and William Gaunt in The Champions (1968). ... Alexandra Bastedo, Stuart Damon and William Gaunt in The Champions. ... Alexandra Bastedo, Stuart Damon, and William Gaunt as The Champions. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Rodgers (left) and Hammerstein (right), with Irving Berlin (middle) and Helen Tamiris, watching auditions at the St. ... Rodgers and Hammersteins Cinderella is the name of a musical written for television by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II based upon the fairy tale, Cinderella. ... For Philippine soap opera, see Teleserye. ...


Moving to England in the 1960s, Damon appeared as secret agent Craig Stirling, alongside Alexandra Bastedo and William Gaunt, in the cult series, The Champions. He also partnered with Roger Moore in an episode of The Saint which has been credited as an inspiration for the later series, The Persuaders!, with Damon's role being played by Tony Curtis. Damon also played magician Harry Houdini in a lavishly staged London musical, Man of Magic.[2] For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Alexandra Bastedo, Stuart Damon, and William Gaunt in The Champions (1968). ... Alexandra Bastedo, Stuart Damon and William Gaunt in The Champions. ... Alexandra Bastedo, Stuart Damon, and William Gaunt as The Champions. ... For other persons named Roger Moore, see Roger Moore (disambiguation). ... The Saint was a long-running British action adventure television series, made by ITC Entertainment, that aired on ITV stations between 1962 and 1969, and on American television as a syndicated show (1962-1967) and on NBC (1967-69). ... The Persuaders! is a British television series, which first aired in 1971 and 1972 on Britains ITV and on the ABC Network in the United States. ... Tony Curtis (born Bernard Schwartz, June 3, 1925) is an American film actor. ... Harry Houdini (March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926), whose real name was Ehrich Weiss (which was changed from Erich Weisz when he emigrated to America), was a Hungarian-born American magician, escapologist (widely regarded as one of the greatest ever), stunt performer, as well as an investigator of spiritualists, film... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The art of singing and dancing in a prepared fictional play has been a time-honored tradition ranging to the early days of civilization. ...


In the 1970s, he was cast alongside Gene Barry and Catherine Schell in the The Adventurer series, appearing briefly in two episodes. Damon has since spoken candidly about the fact that Barry did not want him in the series because of his height.[citation needed] At over six feet, he towered over the relatively small Barry. After acting roles in several other British television series, he returned to the United States. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Gene Barry (born June 14, 1919) is an American actor. ... Catherine Schell as Nancy in On Her Majestys Secret Service Catherina Schell von Bauschlott (born July 17, 1944 in Budapest) is a Hungarian-born actress who rose to fame in various British film and television productions in the 1960s and 1970s. ... The Adventurer was an ITC Entertainment TV adventure series created by Dennis Spooner that ran for one season from 1972 to 1973. ...


In 1977, he began his most famous role, that of Dr. Alan Quartermaine, Sr. on General Hospital. He also repeated the role on the short-lived GH spinoff Port Charles (1997-2003). Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Dr. Alan Quartermaine is a fictional character portrayed by actor Stuart Damon on the ABC soap opera General Hospital since 1977. ... General Hospital is the longest-running daytime soap opera on the American ABC television network, and is also the longest-running soap opera produced in Hollywood (having been taped at the Prospect Avenue ABC Television Center West since its inception). ... Port Charles was a soap opera which aired on ABC from June 1, 1997 to October 3, 2003. ...


In 1999, Damon won the Best Supporting Actor Emmy, for his portrayal of Alan, a physician, addicted to the painkiller hydrocodone. This article is about the year. ... The Doctor by Luke Fildes This article is about the term physician, one type of doctor; for other uses of the word doctor see Doctor. ... For other uses of painkiller, see painkiller (disambiguation) An analgesic (colloquially known as painkiller) is any member of the diverse group of drugs used to relieve pain. ... Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone (marketed as Vicodin, Anexsia, Dicodid, Hycodan (or generically Hydromet), Hycomine, Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Novahistex, Hydroco, Tussionex, Vicoprofen, Xodol) is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two of the naturally occurring opiates, codeine and thebaine. ...


In 2005, Damon was reunited with Alexandra Bastedo and William Gaunt for the first time in almost 40 years, to provide audio commentary on a DVD release of The Champions. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ...


In December 2006, it was reported that Damon had been fired by Jill Farren Phelp' on the orders of Anee Sweeney and Brian Frons from General Hospital[3] and his last air date was scheduled for February 26, 2007, when his character died. The reason behind his release was not made public.[4] The taping of the final scene occurred on February 5, coincidentally Damon's 70th birthday.[5] Fellow actors on General Hospital spoke to the press about how upset they were over Damon's firing, with Damon's on-show wife Leslie Charleson saying, "This is the 30th anniversary for the two of us, in August. The timing leaves me very discouraged about the way soaps are going, the total disregard for history and the blatant disregard for the veterans."[6] Brian Frons is an American TV executive who holds a Master of Science degree in Communications from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the State University of New York at Fredonia. ... is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Wife (disambiguation). ... Leslie Charleson was born February 22, 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri. ... An anniversary (from the Latin anniversarius, from the words for year and to turn, meaning (re)turning yearly; known in English since c. ...


Despite the death of the character, Damon has remained on the show, playing the ghost of Alan Quartermaine, haunting his sister Tracy about forging Alan's will. Sister may refer to: a female sibling a member of a sorority a female member of a religious institution or congregation, often referred to as a nun in common language a female member of a mutual organisation such as a trade union one of a pair or larger group of... Tracy Quartermaine Spencer (formerly Tracy Ashton, Tracy Williams, Tracy Hornsby, Tracy Soleito) is a fictional character on the American daytime soap opera, General Hospital. ...


In late February 2007, rumors surfaced that CBS soap opera Guiding Light was considering Damon for a recast of the character Ed Bauer, who was previously played by Peter Simon, and Lynn Marie Latham considered casting him as Carl Williams.[7] CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... Guiding Light (known as The Guiding Light prior to 1975, GL) is an American television program credited by the Guinness Book of World Records as being the longest-running soap opera in production and the longest running drama in television history. ... For the clothing company, see Eddie Bauer. ... bid tv Auctioneer, Peter Simon awaits the next lot. ... Lynn Marie Latham is a American hack TV writer. ... Carl Anthony Williams a. ...


Awards and nominations

  • Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actor (1999)
  • Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (1982, 1983, 1984, 1991, 1996, 1997)
  • Soap Opera Award Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actor (1997)

A Daytime Emmy Award The Daytime Emmy Awards are awards presented by the New York-based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles-based Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming. ...

Works

Broadway

First Impressions (1959) is a Broadway musical with music and lyrics by George Weiss, Robert Goldman, and Glenn Paxton, and book by Abe Burrows, based on the stage adaptation by Helen Jerome of Jane Austens classic novel Pride and Prejudice. ... Original program From A to Z is a musical revue with a book by Woody Allen, Herbert Farjeon, and Nina Warner Hook and songs by Jerry Herman, Fred Ebb, Mary Rodgers, Everett Sloane, Jay Thompson, Dickson Hughes, Jack Holmes, Paul Klein, Norman Martin, William Dyer, and Charles Zwar. ... Irma la Douce is a 1956 French stage musical whose book and lyrics were written by Alexandre Breffort with music by Marguerite Monnot. ... Do I Hear A Waltz? is a musical play with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Arthur Laurents. ...

West End

Charlie Girl is a musical first produced in the West End in 1965. ... Harry Houdini (March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926), whose real name was Ehrich Weiss (which was changed from Erich Weisz when he emigrated to America), was a Hungarian-born American magician, escapologist (widely regarded as one of the greatest ever), stunt performer, as well as an investigator of spiritualists, film...

Television

Rodgers and Hammersteins Cinderella is the name of a musical written for television by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II based upon the fairy tale, Cinderella. ... Man in a Suitcase was a 1967 television series produced by Lew Grades ITC Entertainment. ... Alexandra Bastedo, Stuart Damon, and William Gaunt as The Champions. ... The Saint was a long-running British action adventure television series, made by ITC Entertainment, that aired on ITV stations between 1962 and 1969, and on American television as a syndicated show (1962-1967) and on NBC (1967-69). ... UFO is a British television science fiction series created by Gerry Anderson and Sylvia Anderson and produced by the Andersons and Lew Grades Century 21 Productions for Grades ITC Entertainment company. ... The Adventurer was an ITC Entertainment TV adventure series created by Dennis Spooner that ran for one season from 1972 to 1973. ... Left to right: Barbara Bain, Catherine Schell and Martin Landau from Space:1999s second season. ... A 1970s New Avengers paperback features Mike Gambit (Gareth Hunt), Purdey (Joanna Lumley) and the ubiquitous John Steed (Patrick Macnee). ... For other uses, see General Hospital (disambiguation). ... Fantasy Island refers to two separate but related American fantasy television series, both originally airing on the ABC television network. ... Mike Hammer is a fictional American detective created by the American author Mickey Spillane in the 1947 book I, the Jury (made into a movie in 1953 and 1982). ...

Film

Fawlty Towers episode, see A Touch of Class (Fawlty Towers). ... Young Doctors in Love is a 1982 comedy film set in a hospital. ... Star 80 is a 1983 film about the true story of Playboy playmate of the year Dorothy Stratten who was murdered by her estranged husband (Paul Snider) in 1980. ... The phrase Chairman of the Board has several meanings: Chairman of the Board is the term used to denote the leader of a corporations board of directors. ...

Recording

  • Stuart Champion Damon, Reflection Records 1970

References

  1. ^ Stuart Damon Biography. TV.com.
  2. ^ The Great Escape: Hollywood's Struggle to Bring Houdini Back to Life by John Cox, MAGIC Magazine, October 2006
  3. ^ General Hospital Fires Stuart Damon. TVGuide.com. Retrieved on 2006-12-20.
  4. ^ "Heartbreaker: Stuart Damon's 30-Year GH Run Ends", December 21, 2006, soapcentral.com
  5. ^ ABC Soaps, March 27, 2007, p. 88
  6. ^ Soap Opera Weekly, February 13, 2007, pp. 1-2
  7. ^ "Recast?", Soap Opera Weekly, 2007-02-27, p. 5. 

  Results from FactBites:
 
Stuart Damon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (202 words)
Stuart Damon (born Stuart Michael Zonis on February 5, 1937) is an American actor born in New York.
His name at birth was Stuart Michael Zonis-- his Russian parents fled to America after the Bolshevik Revolution.
Alexandra Bastedo, Stuart Damon, and William Gaunt in The Champions.
All Soaps Online | Stuart Damon - Dr. Alan Quartermaine | General Hospital (565 words)
Suave Stuart Damon's portrayal of the sophisticated but troubled doctor with a sense of humor on one of daytime television's most popular series reflects the unruffled, charming gentleman he is in his personal life.
Damon received the Outstanding Supporting Actor trophy at the nationally televised Soap Opera Awards ceremony for his portrayal and was nominated for his fifth Emmy Award as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Dramatic Series.
Stuart's portrayal of the drug-addicted chief of staff has garnered high praise from the press and from his fans and recently garnered him his first Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor, in May, 1999.
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