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October 15, 2013
James was a very good actor on All my children sorry to hear about his passing may god be with his family
June 11, 2013
I know it has been a couple of years since Mr. Mitchell has passed away,,, but I was here thinking when he first started as Palmer Cordtland,,he was Nina's father trying to interfer in his daughter's life,,,I didn't like him,,then I realised he played an excellent role in which no one can ever take his place,,,he was unique as Palmer,,,thru the years I learned to like him very much as an actor and a human being...may you"Rest in Peace" James..... thank you....
February 01, 2011
To James Mitchell.
I thought you did a great job as Palmer on the soap opera All my Children. You were a great actor. Lisa Weiner
April 27, 2010
James Mitchell has been in my life since I was 16 and I am now 46. He was always dressed to the 9s!! WOW was a great ICON, I cried and am deeply saddened by the loss and send my thoughts and prayers to the ABC family, as well as his family and friends. To read about his childhood...immigrating from England to Sacto/Turlock area, his mother returned to England with his siblings, then he was fostered out at a young age as his father couldn't care for him. You will truely be missed, you memory lives on every day.
April 25, 2010
James Mitchell was a great actor. I have been watching AMC since the 70s.My sympathy goes out to his AMc family,Partner,family and friends, and all his fans. You"ll be missed.
April 23, 2010
He was a wonderful actor and will be missed. I just lite a candle in his memory. I watched him for many, many years and missed him since he wasn't on the show. My prayers are with all of his friends and family. A. Grechen, Pittsburgh, pa
April 20, 2010
Wow I've been watching All My Children since I was 14 and now I'm 31 its been a real treat to be old enough to be a Palmer fan. He will be missed I know he is not just an actor, but a family man and my prayers are with the family. T. Thomas California
April 20, 2010
I WAS SADDENED TO HEAR OF JAMES MITCHELLS PASSING HIS PORTRAYAL OF PALMER CORTDLANT WAS GREAT HE WILL GREATLY BE MISSED RIP JAMES AKA PALMER D>MOWERY
April 20, 2010
To the Mitchell Family,
My condolences go out to you at this distressing time. Although we all will eventually die it is still hard when it touches someone you love. And with 30 years on T.V. James had a huge fan base from which to draw love. Please comfort each other through this difficult time, and turn to prayer to carry you through, "Therefore openly confess YOUR sins to one another and pray for one another, that YOU may get healed. A righteous man’s supplication, when it is at work, has much force" ~James 5:16.
April 20, 2010
I AM STUNNED AND SADDENED TO LEARN JUST TODAY OF MR MITCHELL'S PASSING. I HOPED HE HAD ONLY RETIRED WHEN I SAW TODAYS AMC, I HAVE WATCHED SINCE DAY ONE. I AM TRULY SADDENED FOR THE LOSS.
April 20, 2010
so so sad---he will be missed. i've been wathcing amc for 30years & it's like i too lost a close friend. may he rest in peace--god bless him. amc did a wonderful remembrance of his character today and Daisy welcoming him into heaven was so touching.
April 20, 2010
I have just finished watching today's episode of "All My Children" and learned of the sad news of James Mitchell's passing. As I watched and saw all the old footage of him, I was taken back in time. His portrayal of Palmer Cortdlant was always entertaining. From him trying to keep Cliff and Nina apart and his nasty side, to his hysterical courtship and marriage to Opal were too funny, and a pleasure to watch. I loved James Mitchell from the Turning Point to AMC,he was a great actor and will be sorely missed. My Deepest Condolences to Mr.Mitchell's family and his AMC Family Blessings to All
April 20, 2010
I was very saddened to hear of your passing. You will always be missed.
April 20, 2010
To the All My Children Family, I know that you have fond memories of the character, Palmer Cortlandt. He played a very strong role on the show. May God bless each of you for having him touch parts of your lives. I enjoyed watching his performance on TV.
April 20, 2010
I have been watching AMC today and my heart was sadden by the passing of James Mitchell. I have had many years of laughter and joy of watching Palmer Cortland in action. Thank-You for the memories of today and yesterday. May peace be with you and your family, friends and many fans that followed your career. God Bless you and R.I.P. James.
April 20, 2010
I just learned of your passing today as I watched the tribute from All my Children. Thirty years of a recognizable face is quite a legacy.
April 20, 2010
It was great to see you play as Palmer Cortland and I am sadden to see that you passed away back in Jan but it hurts more now that everyone is cryin and remembering you as a great man. You will be missed by everyone!!!!
Bianca(maryland)
April 20, 2010
After watching AMC just now, I was reminded of you over the years and how much you contributed to the show. But I know that now you're watching from above and you're at peace. My condolences to your partner. You'll always be remembered
with fondness.

Sandy (Chicago)
April 20, 2010
I've just learned of James Mitchell's death watching AMC. They did a tribute for him. He was a great actor and will be dearly missed.
April 20, 2010
Watching AMC and thinking of how much fun it was to see James play Palmer. Crying with "Opal" and "Daisy" as they remember Palmer and look back at old episodes. God Bless You James...thanks for the memories!
March 12, 2010
Dear James ~
My thoughts and prayers are with your partner, family and loved ones.
Thank you for your inspiration which is ongoing...
Thank you for being my friend.
March 08, 2010
i will miss you,but i will not let you die,you will always be in my memories.
March 04, 2010
For James...
WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
~
jfazio@gmail.com /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
March 02, 2010
I am deeply sadden by the passing of Mr. Mitchell (Palmer Cortland). My condolences goes out to his family, the All My Children family and all the fans and friends.
March 01, 2010
Mr. Mitchell will be greatly missed in the acting world. I know I loved watching him on All My Children. My deepest sympathies go out to his partner Albert and to all of his family and friends. The world has lost another "great one".
February 28, 2010
mr mitchell was a great actor .watch him for many years palmer cortland was the man along side adam chandler gonna miss those two at war with each other rip mr mitchell great job done here on earth
February 28, 2010
i watch amc since the 70s my favorite line was myra go fretch the hounds didnt know that mr mitchel pass away until i pruchase abc soap digest he will be missed
February 26, 2010
I too have just recently found out about the passing of James Mitchell, aka Palmer Courtland. I've watched AMC since the beginning and it saddens me to know that we'll never see Palmer again do the verbal battle with Opal or the power plays between Palmer and Adam. You are and will be missed forever!
February 19, 2010
I have been watching AMC for over 30 years and I have loved James Mitchell's performance as Palmer Courtland. He made a character that you loved to hate and sometimes you just loved. He will be grately missed.
February 17, 2010
I HAVE WATCHED ALL MY CHILDREN FROM THE START.I LOVED THE SCENES WITH YOU AND YOUR ALL MY CHILDREN FAMILY.WE WILL MISS YOU.YOU ARE NOW AN ANGEL.
February 12, 2010
Mr. Mitchell responded in writing to my fan letter--a very thoughtful and gentlemanly gesture. He was a true professional. Barbara, Houston, TX
February 11, 2010
It was just announced about your passing You will be greatly missed My condolences go out to your family and your family on AMC You were the best protagonist playing Palmer Cortland.I loved watching him during the Nina and Cliff period trying to keep those two apart with his meddling and then with Tadd and Dixie.He could go rounds with Adam Chandler too.You will be missed.It will be strange not having your presence You were a huge part of Pine Valley RIP
February 09, 2010
I loved James Mitchell as Palmer Cortland. What a great actor he was and his memory will remain forver. My condolences to his loved ones.
February 07, 2010
Pine Valley will not be the same without Palmer. Thank you, James, for creating so many happy memories throughout the years. Rest in Peace.
February 04, 2010
My deepest condolences to his family, he will be missed! I loved watching Mr Mitchell on All My Children! Isabel
February 03, 2010
I've watched ALL MY CHILDREN since the very first day it aired. When Palmer Cortland came on the scene he added so much to the town of Pine Valley. I used to love watching him spar with 'Myra' as well as his love/hate relationship with Daisy. And then his beloved Opal. AAaaaahhhh, the memories. Rest in Peace Mr. Mitchell. You have given so much enjoyment to others for so many years. We will miss you terribly.
February 03, 2010
What an AWESOME Talent! James Mitchell was my favorite actor on "All my Children". I have so many fun memories of watching his work on the show with the cast, however,I am now discovering his early career as a dashing dancer in the movie classics.

You Are Missed James, R.I.P.!!
February 02, 2010
I loved Palmer and Daisy as well as Palmer and Opal, but his best onscreen pairing was with Adam Chandler. it was a joy to watch him and David Canary together. He will be sorely missed by devoted AMC fans
February 01, 2010
I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. Mr. Mitchell was my favorite character on All My Children and I will miss him greatly. He was a kind man and replied to a number of my admiring letters. Please accept my sincere condolences.
February 01, 2010
THE SHOW HAS LOST A GREAT ACTOR. HE [PALMER] WILL BE MISSED BY ALL.SUCH A GREAT ACTOR ON THE SHOW[ ALL MY CHILDREN] I HAVE WATCH THE SHOW FOR MANY MANY YEARS.
CONNIE JONES [ARCHDALE,N.C.]
January 31, 2010
u are the best,i grow up to palmer,loved amc,rip
January 31, 2010
I have been an AMC fan for 30+ years and loved the antics of Palmer aka Pete Cooney. Although Mr Mitchell had not been on the show regularly in the past year, I often thought of him and wished him well. You have earned your rest, we will cherish our memories of you and may those same memories of you bring comfort to your loved ones.
January 31, 2010
I've loved Palmer ever since he wanted to sic the dogs on Cliff Warner and told Nina her mother Daisy was dead!

He tangled with Myra, Daisy, Opal, Erica and most of the other damsels in Pine Valley!

He was a villian extraordinare brought to life by the outstanding talent of James Mitchell.

The devil is shaking in his boots because Palmer is coming to take over! Adam Chandler is breathing a sigh of relief.

My condolences to his family and castmates. James Mitchell was an outstanding actor and gentleman. He will be missed by many.
January 31, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
January 31, 2010
I enjoyed watching Mr. Mitchell as Palmer Cortland for many years. I will miss him on the show.
January 31, 2010
He will be missed, great actor, loved him on AMC
January 31, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
January 31, 2010
he will be missed. there was only ONE person who could be PALMER CORTLAND,and that was JAMES MITCHELL. God bless. JANIE CLELAND,Corpus Christi,Texas
January 31, 2010
Simply the best character on my favorite soap! Palmer (James Mitchell) you will never be forgotten!! My prayers are with your family both fictional and real and may God bless each of you during your time of bereivement.
January 31, 2010
It was a sad day when he left All My Children. He was an awesome actor! My prayers go out to his biological and AMC family.
January 31, 2010
JAMES MITCHELL WAS BORN IN MY HOME (SACRAMENTO,CA.) R.I.P. PALMER... Ray Cruit. sac, ca. WE WILL MISS YOU.
January 31, 2010
From a very young age I was introduced to all my children and Palmer Cortland,thou I havent watched any stories in many years now. I will never forget the fun,joy and laughter from Mr.Michells work.

For the family I leave this
Re21:4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes ,and death wll be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be any more.The former things have passed away.

Ro.15:4The latter part says that through our endurance and through the comfort from the scripture we might have hope.
JS
January 31, 2010
good bye palmer will miss seeing you on all my children you will truely be missed and i will miss you and erica caine at each others throats but we know the show will be diffrent hopefully opal can handel being with out you
you will be missed
January 31, 2010
James MItchell was one of my favorite actors on All My Children,he will be sadly missed by all of his fans.My heart goes out to his family and longtime partner
January 31, 2010
James, My prayers are with your family! Both those in real life and of course your family on AMC. I have been watching AMC for over 30 years. I would have loved to have met you in person. Thank you so much for your hardwork and dedication to the show and also to the acting profession as well. You represent the best of the best! God Bless James Mitchell!
January 31, 2010
HE WAIS THE MAN ON AMC HE WILL BE MISS THE SHOW WILL NOT BE THE SAME MY PRAYS GO OUT TO YOUR FAMILY
January 31, 2010
God Bless Palmer's family on all my children. I am going to miss him, he was funny,witty,I have been watchin All my Children since it started,back in the 70's , i watched everyone grow and change,but not palmer he always held his grounds, God Bless him and his family. Love from a fan , Jane B Crespo Perth Amboy, NJ
January 31, 2010
I WOULD LIKE TO SAY I HAVE MISSED JAMES FOR A WHILE I LOVED HIM ON ALL MY CHILDREN THE WAY HIM AND ADAM PUT THIER HEADS TO GETHER AND OF COURSE GET INTO TROUBLE.THERE HAS BEEN A HOLE ON THERE FOR A WHILE SINCE HE HASN'T BEEN THERE ....THERE WILL BE A BIGGER ONE NOW KNOWING HE HAS GONE TO THE ARMS OF THE LORD.............
LINDA BAILEY
ATHOL,MASSACHUSETTS
January 31, 2010
When my neighbor named their son Palmer, I thought of your character on All My Children. My deepest sympathies to your family.
January 31, 2010
YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED, I ENJOYED WATCHING YOU AS PALMER CORTLANDT ON AMC. YOU AND DAISY MADE A GREAT COUPLE !! MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOUR COMPANION AND YOUR FAMILY , REST IN PEACE !!
January 31, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 31, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
January 31, 2010
James you will be truly miss.my heart and prays go out to your family.may he rest in peace.
January 31, 2010
All My Children has lost another great actor, your appearance and your honest meaness that you brought to the cameras will be missed. May the family of James and the family of Palmer on AMC find some peace knowing that he was loved so much by so many people. With kindness regards, Darryll Remington (Portsmouth, Va)
January 31, 2010
All My Children has lost another great actor, your appearance and your honest meaness that you brought to the cameras will be missed. May the family of James and the family of Palmer on AMC find some peace knowing that he was loved so much by so many people. With kindness regards
January 30, 2010
You were a wonderful talent on AMC and will be sadly missed.
January 30, 2010
James will be greatly missed on All My Children. God bless and be with his family and friends.
January 30, 2010
Mr. Mitchell, you were the reason I watched AMC in the 80's, I loved to see what Palmer was going to do with Nina, Cliff & Mira. & always hoped you would return. May you rest in peace sir. You will be greatly missed!!!
Kelly Elliott
January 30, 2010
james we're going to miss you on All My Children when you played palmer cortlan and i just wanted to say my heart and my prayers go out to your family and friends. may you rest in peace.
January 30, 2010
Mr. James Mitchell will be truly missed. He was an iconic character on All My Children and I loved to see his character, Palmer Cortland, sparring with Opal. This is truly a loss to the acting community and to All My Children. Rest In Peace, Mr. Mitchell! My condolences to your partner and the rest of your family.
January 30, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
January 30, 2010
My heartfelt condolences to James' partner and family. He was a wonderful actor and he will be greatly missed as Palmer Courtland. His portrayal of Palmer made me an "All My Children" fan. God Bless...May he rest in peace with Jesus Christ!
January 30, 2010
He will be GREATLY missed...
January 30, 2010
James will be greatly missed. To me, he will always be Palmer Courtland of Pine Valley. He gave a many memorable moments on All My Children. God Rest His Soul. May he rest in peace with our Lord Jesus Christ.
January 30, 2010
Condolences to James' partner and family. What a loss to the acting world-truly a master.
January 30, 2010
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of James. I knew him as Palmer Courtland, I basically grew up with James, I watched him everyday I could. I also thought he was a wonderful actor, I know everybody on show will miss him greatly, I know I will and everybody from Sanford, North Carolina will.
January 30, 2010
My prayers are with his partner and family. He will be missed.
January 30, 2010
Such a wonderful actor and character as Palmer Cortland. You will be missed terribly. My sympathies to your family and partner. Rest in peace James.
January 30, 2010
Mr. Wolsky, Please accept my deepest sympathy with the passing of James. He was a very gifted actor and dancer, I know he will be sadly missed by all who watched his incredable career. I also enjoyed the part of Palmer Cortland,James made that character truly his. He was wonderful! I will miss him deeply.
January 30, 2010
James Mitchell as Palmer Cortland was one of my all-time favorites on "All My Children". May he rest in peace..... :)
January 30, 2010
My prayers for the family. I enjoyed Palmer Courtland for years.
January 30, 2010
sorry to here about your lost my heart go out to the family.
January 30, 2010
I watched this soap everyday my mother watched it and my sister watches it also.Best soap ever .You will be missed by many.
January 30, 2010
I LOVE Palmer Cortland... one of the best characters ever on All My Children.. He will be truly missed.
January 30, 2010
What a wonderful actor James was! I've watched All My children since 1971. I missed the first year because I was in school! I loved Palmer Courtland, and have missed him greatly. Now I will miss him even more. My prayers go out to his family.
C. Allan, Phoenix, AZ
January 30, 2010
I watched Mr. Mitchell for years on AMC. He is a legend of daytime TV. It is truly sad to learn of his death.

It's sad for us to lose well known people because they often entertained us. We tend to forget that they are someone's loved one.

We gain comfort from the Scriptures, especially reading of accounts where families were reunited with loved ones they had lost in death. The resurrection is also a future event when we read such Scriptures as John 5:28 and Acts 24:15.

That's lets us know that here in the very near future that our Lord will soon do the asme for our loved ones. That is a promise from God.

Until then we pray that God will comfort the family during this time of grief.
January 30, 2010
Prayers to the Mitchell Family. I did love him as Palmer Cortland. He was a great asset to day-time television. He will be missed.
January 30, 2010
My condolences to Mr. Mitchell's family he was a great actor and I enjoyed watching him on AMC. I have been a fan of his since I was 5 years old. He was one of my favorites because I liked the way he handle everyone in a nice nasty way. He will be missed by all of his AMC family as well as the viewers who tune in everyday to watch.
January 30, 2010
Sorry to hear, was a great actor. I loved that show raising my three children through the years.
January 30, 2010
Sorry to hear, was a great actor. I loved that show raising my three children through the years.
January 30, 2010
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
January 30, 2010
my condolences go out to all who knew him. i watched AMC all my life and i loved him,he knew how to play the part.he will be missed.r.i.p.
January 30, 2010
James is sadly going to be missed on All My Children I have watched this show for 25 yrs and I never missed it He was a great actor May Peace be with you James
January 30, 2010
So sorry to hear about Palmer. I loved him,Adam and Opal. He made the show. I have watched AMC with my grandmother, mother and now by myself from day 1 and will forever. Rest in peace Palmer, thanks for being a part of my life. I miss you and I will never, ever forget you. God bless your partner.
January 30, 2010
My thoughts & prayers are sent to Mr. Mitchell's family.He was a great actor on All My Children. He will be truly missed!
January 30, 2010
he was wonderful in all my chilldren and i loved him in Oklahoma,i too use to watch the soap with my mom in the 70s thank you james for for all that you have done nancy parry nh
January 29, 2010
RIP Mr. Mitchell; you certainly brought life to the small town of Pine Valley. You will be sorely missed. Condolences and prayers to the family and the AMC family who all knew and loved you.
January 29, 2010
My condolences to the family of Mr. Mitchell and the AMC family. I can not imagine the role of Palmer Cortland being portrayed by any other actor. He put a spin in his portrayal of Palmer that even though he was a mean, controlling ,and nasty he was still capable of showing love to his children and friendship to Erica. I have missed not seeing him on the show and I hope that AMC will do a memorial show in his honor. Beckles
January 29, 2010
James Mitchell brought Palmer Courtland to life. He was one of the very best character actors and villans. He will be missed by legions of All My Children fans.

My condolences to his family.
January 29, 2010
A fine actor who will be missed. Loved to watch him on AMC! He brought life to every scene.I know he will be missed by all who knew and love him.
January 29, 2010
How sad to hear that James Mithell,'Palmer',died. I used to watch AMC with my mom back in the '70's. His character was mean,but,I think I still liked him because he really loved Nina. It reminded me of my dad. Rest in peace,Mr.James Mitchell,and thank you for your wonderful acting. I say with sadness goodbye to Palmer Courtland.
January 29, 2010
A true Icon has gone but will never be forgotten. Such a great Actor! Palmer will always be a part of AMC! My Thoughts and Prayers to your Partner.
January 29, 2010
Fine actor who will be missed.Brought a character to life that you enjoyed watching.One who lived for you before and after the scene.
RIP

Mary Helena
January 29, 2010
To one great actor who's gonna be missed very much,Palmer was one of the most outstanding male actors and ill miss you very much from All My Children, Ijust also lost my hubby so i know what its like but he wasnt a actor he was a star to me Palmer you are gone but never forgotten.
January 29, 2010
Wow... I can't believe that Palmer Courtland is gone. How sad. He was an icon on All My Children... i have enjoyed watching him for the past 40+ years, He was admired and respected as a character and a man. May his partner find comfort in knowing that he will be truly missed, and that he was loved by many in his lifetime, and he continues to feel the love, from up above! May you rest in peace Palmer and know that you will always be love, missed and one of my favorite persons that i watched Monday-Friday! R.I.P. Pete Cooney!

Respectfully,
A True Fan
Evelyn
January 29, 2010
Palmer we will all miss you on AMC. You were great . I have watched this saop opera from day 1.What a loss. May God Bless your family.We loved you
Arlene,Gilberts Ill.
January 29, 2010
Sorry to hear of the loss of another great actor. He was great on All My Children and will be gretly miss by both the fans and the stars. (Betty-WV)
January 29, 2010
Wow, a GREAT man. 90 in a good age to reach, cuddos to him!
January 29, 2010
good ole Palmer. A terrible loss and my heart is with his longtime partner. I loved him on All My Children and I have watched the soaop since 1970. My heart also goes out to all the cast members who I am sure feeling such an absence for him. He is asleep in death and it is very comforting to know that.
January 29, 2010
All the memories I have of the cranky Palmer Courtland. but of course that title could not have been played by no other than James Mitchell. I will miss you and have missed you and All My Children will not be the same without all the schemes that Palmer has done over the years.
My prayers go out to you and your loved ones,and may you Rest in Peace and be happy with our Father in Heaven.
Your Friend.
January 29, 2010
I loved this man's talent. He really played the part. May he rest in peace....Love AMC......
January 29, 2010
Good-bye Palmer Courtland. You will be surely missed. I have watched All My Children for many years just to see what you would do next. May God go with your loved ones in thier time of sorrow. Be Blessed in heaven.
January 29, 2010
May you rest in peace, James. Thank you so much for all the years of wonderfull entertainment. All my Children, will not be the same without you. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. You will be greatly missed.
January 29, 2010
I am saddened to see such a light disappear.. he was a gifted actor and brought much joy to my sometimes uneventful life...prayers are with all of you who got to be in his circle..
January 29, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.I have been a loyal fan of All My Children from the begining. And looseing James is like looseing one of my own.He was such a talented man and will be sorely missed.
January 29, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
January 29, 2010
Condolences to his family and friends. I've watched All My Children for 30+ years and still do. He was definitely a huge part of the show and an outstanding actor.
January 29, 2010
May God bless him in his eternal life. Thank you for being a part of the my world on All My Children.
January 28, 2010
He was a great actor and a great addition to All My Children he will be greatly missed. My prayers are with the family.
January 28, 2010
I was honored to have performed with James in the New York Production of, "Livin the Life", in 1957. Few Dancer/Actors, have matched his skills and talents. He will be sorely missed.
Sleep with the Angels James.
Joan Bowman Bouley.
January 28, 2010
I watched him on All My Children when I was so young. I used to feel so bad for his daughter Nina. My sympathy to all his loved ones.
January 28, 2010
I have grown up on All My Children. I knew it from when it was only 30 min. long. It is the only soap that I now watch. It won't be the same without him.
January 28, 2010
May God bless him in his eternal life. What a great actor!
January 28, 2010
All My Children will never be the same without you! Thank you for all the dedicated years you gave us all! My prayers are with your family and loved ones! Rest In Peace! (Chesapeake, VA)
January 28, 2010
Pete Cooney aka Palmer you will be forever missed! Thank you for many many years on All My Children, you were a top notch actor!

Robbin, Manahawkin, NJ
January 28, 2010
To Mr. Mitchell's family, friends and army of fans, my sincere sympathy. I, too, have been an avid fan of All My Children since Day One and Palmer always played a key role in the storyline. I have to believe that Kate, Myrtle and Phoebe were waiting at Heaven's Gate to welcome him in!Rest in peace, Palmer! You gave a lot of people many years of entertainment.
Well done, good and faithful servant.
January 28, 2010
as a devoted fan of AMC, i have been watching faithfully for 30 yrs. i truely loved the character of Palmer Cortland. esp when he and Opal were married, ("WOMAN") best wishes and blessings to both of your families.
January 28, 2010
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
January 28, 2010
thankyou for giving me an enjoyable hour of tv. 5 days a week. i truely will miss palmer, on my favorite soap. i,ve watched him for 35 years, what a remarkable actor, rest in peace, mr. mitchell, and know that you will always be remembered.
January 28, 2010
My sympathies to his family and friends. Thank you for sharing your light with so many.
January 28, 2010
So sad to hear of the loss of James. He brought much to many and will be missed. My condolences to his family and friends. Peace be with you.
January 28, 2010
You will be missed very much on All My Children. An Avid Fan
January 28, 2010
Our deepest condolences are offered to the family and friends. May you be comforted by your precious memories and the Bible's promise, "that God will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and death will be no more, neither mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore..."
January 28, 2010
I just learned about James' death. He touched many lives through his acting career. I extend my sympathy to his family--both biological and ALL MY CHILDREN. Betty Ann Knighten(Donaldsonville, La.)
January 28, 2010
My prayers are with all his family and friends. I am a fan of the show and will miss him. I'm so glad I saw James on his last episode of AMC.
May God Bless.
January 28, 2010
James will be missed. He was such a great actor! My prayers are with his family!
January 28, 2010
JUST CAME TO FIND OUT AND I AM DEVISTATED. IVE BEEN A FAN OF ALL MY CHILDREN SINCE I WAS 4 OR 5 YEARS OLD. THAT IS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE SOAP. MY CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY. MAY GOD REST HIS SOUL....AMEN R.I.P (PALMER)!
January 28, 2010
James was loved by many and envied by many more. He got to do things some people only dream about. To his partner I will keep you in my thoughts.
January 28, 2010
We will miss him and his antics on AMC. We have watched him since he was controlling Nina & Cliff and Myra and Daisy.

JoAnne and Carole from West Seneca NY
January 28, 2010
I am sorry for your loss.I will keep
your family in my prayers. He was a very talented man and will be missed
a lot. May god bless your family and
help you in your trying times.
Jean Cambron
January 28, 2010
Goodbye Palmer Cortland, you ole rascal!
January 28, 2010
I loved watching Mr Mitchell as Palmer Cortland. He was a fabulous dancer, too. I extend my sympathy to those in his life he loved.
January 28, 2010
We will miss James in his role as Palmer Courtland. He played the part magnificently! May he rest in peace. We will keep you all in our prayers.
January 28, 2010
CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF JAMES WHO ILOVED AS PALMER COURTLAND WILL BE MISSED VERY MUCH MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY
January 28, 2010
My husband and I enjoyed Palmer Cortland and his conniving ways for many years. He was a very talented actor. We were fortuate enough to meet James Mitchell when he and the gentlemen who used to play Shaun Cudahy made an appearance in LaCrosse, WI back in the 1970's. It was a wonderful experience we will never forget. God Bless James Mitchell and his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. He will truly be missed.
January 28, 2010
James really played the part of Palmer with such class. Loved watching him. He's one of the best. Watched the show since it began and still watch it every day. God Bless all of his family and loved ones at this very sad time and God Bless James Mitchell. (Palmer) I will miss him dearly. Carol G.
January 28, 2010
PALMER COURTLAND YOU WILL BE MISSED
January 28, 2010
This guy was a staple in the American household. All you would hear about is Palmer Courtland while growing up more than any other male soap star on television. This dude played his part in such a way that nobody could come in behind him & play his role. One Palmer Courtland through out the mold. May God grant him eternal rest from all of his labors and may God bless his family.
January 28, 2010
i grew up watching palmer and at 45 i still watch it no matter what palmer did he had this beautiful grin i will miss him alot from my family to yours god bless jackie scruggs
January 28, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
January 28, 2010
WE ARE SENDING OUR LOVE,PRAYERS,&CONDOLENCES TO THE MITCHELL FAMILY,FRIENDS,FANS&ALL WHO WORKED WITH MR. MITCHELL.
January 28, 2010
I've watched "All My Children" since the first day it aired. I will truly miss Palmer. He was one of the best actors. Doris Collier(Winston-Salem NC)
January 28, 2010
You will be abanduntly missed, RIP James Mitchell (Palmer Cortland)! Although I never really watched it you were a live character in my house.
January 28, 2010
To one of the reason I began watching and stuck with "All My Children", you will be dearly missed!! My prayers to James' family and friends may God be with you in the time of sadness.
January 28, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
January 28, 2010
You were an amazing actor, James Mitchell. Your presence on All My Children will be sadly missed. Have a dance in Heaven with Phoebe.......
January 28, 2010
James will be missed and cannot be replaced in his role as Palmer on AMC. He is truly a natural when it comes to acting. I'm sorry for your loss. Cathy (Cicero, New York)
January 28, 2010
James will be missed and cannot be replaced in his role as Palmer on AMC. He is truly a natural when it comes to acting. I'm sorry for your loss.
January 28, 2010
My sympathy to all of Mr.Mitchells' loved ones. "Palmer" was a force to be reckoned with,and Mr.Mitchell did a fine job doing that. God Bless you in Heaven,Mr. Mitchell! Thank-you for all the fine performences. Denise Gitchell Binghamton,NY
January 28, 2010
So very sorry to hear of the loss he was and is a great actor and all my children have lost a very good actor my thoughts to his partner
January 28, 2010
he was such a big part of my growing up years... that grandfather who came from nothing and would let nothing stop him. thanks for being there while my own grandparents worked overseas. i'm sure all the grand dames of pine valley to proceed you were glad to welcome you home.
January 28, 2010
My prayers are your loved ones & All My Childrens family as "Palmer," you will be truly missed by many. Rest in peace.
A fan from Central, California
January 27, 2010
What a talent! Dancer, actor, teacher -- not to mention a beautiful, sweet man. He played 'bad' so very, very good. I had the pleasure of meeing him, then corresponding with him over the years. Eighty-nine years young; Mr. Mitchell, you will be missed by those near and far. Thank you for gracing our lives onscreen and off.
January 27, 2010
I was a huge fan of James' on AMC. Loved his acting with Daisy and Opal and feuds with Adam. Thank you for such great acting and taking us away for one hour each day. God Bless!
January 27, 2010
I remember watching "All My Children" everyday,Waiting to see what you would do next, you will be truly missed. MStory, Atl, GA
January 27, 2010
Loved watching you on All My Children. You were a great actor and will be missed.
January 27, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
January 27, 2010
All the fans of All My Children have lost an incredible actor. Palmer (James Mitchell) you will live on in our hearts. My condolences to the family.
January 27, 2010
A man who lived life and played the part of "Palmer" to impeccable standards. He will truly be missed.
January 27, 2010
James, I know you're dancing in heaven now. Oklahoma will always be my favorite James Mitchell film. You never did take my suggestion and have a dance scene on AMC. I'm sad we will not be able to correspond any more but come your birthday, I will be drinking a toast to you. Thanks for all you gave your fans. I will miss you James. Jade
January 27, 2010
James Mitchell was a multi talented actor who was loved by many. Susan Thompson Plain City, Ohio a fan!
January 27, 2010
Enjoyed James as Palmer on "All My Children". A great sophisticated,professional actor to watch.
January 27, 2010
OH MY GOD, I REMEMBER WATCHING ALL MY CHILDREN FROM DAY ONE, PALMER GAVE ADAM A RUN FOR HIS MONEY, WHILE PROTECTING NINA. GOD REST YOUR SOUL, PRAYERS TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
January 27, 2010
January 27, 2010
rest in peace palmer cortland(james mitchell)
January 27, 2010
I loved palmer cortland !!!! rest in peace james mitchell
January 27, 2010
The world will miss Palmer, be Blessed
January 27, 2010
We will miss you. Palmer was a great actor. Thanks to your family for sharing James with us for some many years. God Bles your All. Trust that he is in a better place.
January 27, 2010
I LOVED PALMER HE WAS THE HEAD PERSON IN CHARGED, IN PINE VALLEY AND I LIKE THE WAY HE HANDLED PEOPLE, PALMER YOU WILL BE MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN, LOVE YOU BIGGEST FAN NINA
January 27, 2010
Palmer and Opal was a great couple. I have been watching All My Children for a long time. If I had to go somewhere I would tape it. He will be missed. He was the only one that could deal with Adam. My best to the family.
January 27, 2010
Condolences to family and friends of Mr Mitchell, Palmer Courtland was one of my favorite character I loved to hate,,very talented
January 27, 2010
I will always remember Palmer Cortland an Opal on All My Children to me they were the best couple. All My Children will not be the same with out him.
Jeanette Dupas-Walker (San Francisco,CA)
January 27, 2010
Gods blessing to the mitchell family.And the world and pine valley has lost a GREAT ACTOR. nancy halphin Gainesville Ga
January 27, 2010
My deepest sympathy to the Mitchell family. I was watching "All My Children when "Palmer" and the family first appeared on the show. It was a great story line, James Mitchell was an excellent actor. He is greatly missed. Shirley Leonard (Pfafftown, NC)
January 27, 2010
I want the Mitchell Family to know, they have my deepest sympathy. I really enjoyed " ALL MY CHILDREN" and I know of his fans will miss him dearly.
At times like these, drawing close to God in prayer is what will "sustain you." (Psalm 55:22) I hope this will bring the family a measure of comfort.

A Friend
(Chicago, IL)
January 27, 2010
May God bless the family of this well loved star Palmer Courtland as we know him. My prayers are with the family.

You will be missed.
Renee McCants, Alabama
January 27, 2010
To James Mitchell's family: James will be missed by all who shared his glory. Jesus promises are for all who believe his saying. "all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out." John:28, 29 . You have our deepest sympathy and may your grief be miminal. Thanks for sharing these precious times with us.
January 27, 2010
Deepest Sympathy to the Mitchell Family I really enjoyed James in 'All My Children' he really played his part. Abiding comfort to the family
January 27, 2010
My prayers are with the entire family. I've been watching All My Children for about 38 years. James Mitchell played his part as Palmer Q and was a good Actor. Continue to keep your faith in God. "Look to the hills from whence cometh your help. Your help comes the Lord which made Heaven and Earth". Ps. 121:1-2
January 27, 2010
I first saw James in OKLAHOMA the movie and loved his dancing as well as his acting abilities. Later in life I began watching "All My Children" and was so happy when he joined the cast. He will be forever Palmer Cortland in our hearts!
January 27, 2010
Heartfelt Sympathy to the Mitchell Family
January 27, 2010
Deepest Sympathy to the Mitchell Family I really enjoyed James in 'All My Children' he really played his part. Abiding comfort to the family
January 27, 2010
I having been watching ALL MY CHILDREN most of my life. I always enjoyed the encounters that he had with Adam. He will be missed by many! My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
January 27, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go to your family. He will be greatly missed by all---especially those who have watched him on "All my Children". He was a great actor and I bet he was also a great family man. God keep you all in perfect peace!
January 27, 2010
This "old grouch" shall be missed by many of us ,who watched "All my children". He made the soap !
January 27, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go to all the Family.
January 27, 2010
Great acting job you loved Palmer one day you despised Palmer the next. Jame's talent and perfected love of the art of acting shown through him like a lite candle on a dark night. Looking for something to watch I listened to the announcer say a new show airing today it was the first show of "All my children" Many came and went through the years but when James Mitchell came you know instantly he was far above all the others he was here to stay.
Blessings to all who knew him and loved him,may you be comforted at the joy he gave so many people. May Peace & Love surround Jame's soul Forever and may God Bless. Marisol G.--Redding Calif.
January 27, 2010
Here's to you James(Palmer), you made my daytime tv veiwing such a pleasure. Loved watching you, you reminded me so much of my own father whom I recently lost. You will be missed!
January 27, 2010
I love him as Palmer he will be missed on All my children.. My heart goes out to his family and friends..
January 27, 2010
One of my favorite episodes with Palmer was when Nina and Cliff were on the show. I also loved his conversations with Opal, with Daisy and "Bonkers" the cat.

He was a great actor!! May God bless him.
January 27, 2010
I will miss Palmer and Opal together they were a great team rest in PEACE Mr. Mitchell.
January 27, 2010
Mr. Mitchell was a wonderful actor he will always be remembered, never forgotten.
January 27, 2010
it time for a palmar reunion....
January 27, 2010
I sure will miss Pete Cooney (Palmer Cortland. He was a great actor! I started watching the show from day one and I've seen some come and go, but I still love the show!!

RIP James.
January 27, 2010
All my Children will not be the same without the acting of Palmer Courtland. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and his family. He will be truly missed.
January 27, 2010
I'm a child of Pine Valley, grew up watching the show and still do. I will miss Mr. Mitchell as Palmer Courtland. The way his character and went toe-to-toe with "Adam Chandler" but showed so much love for "Dixie Coonie" was so unique. God bless the family at this time.
January 27, 2010
James will be greatly missed as Palmer Courtland, he was a great actor. May God bless his Family and comfort them.
January 27, 2010
I used to love watching Mr. Mitchell acting rings around the others on AMC -- also enjoyed seeing him dance. He was a truly gifted performer, and is a great loss to his AMC colleagues. Condolences also to Mr. Wolsky on the loss of his partner. Rest in peace, Mr. Mitchell.
January 27, 2010
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES. (PALMER COURTLAND)
January 27, 2010
I grew up watching AMC and Palmer was one of my favorite people I loved to hate. This is such sad news for All My Children fans every where. Gonna miss you!
January 27, 2010
Palmer will be missed. He was great on All My Children!
January 27, 2010
We will miss you Petey Courtland
January 27, 2010
TO THE MITCHELL FAMILY,

MAY GOD GIVE YOU STRENGTH TO BEAR YOUR LOSS.

MAY HIS MEMORIES COMFORT YOU AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY.
January 27, 2010
we will miss you petey courtland!
January 27, 2010
Rest in Peace James (Palmer). will miss watching you on All My Children
January 27, 2010
He was a wonderful actor and will be greatly missed. My prayers are with you.

Ann
January 27, 2010
I have watched AMC since 1972 and feel that I know Palmer as well as James did. He was so true to his character and I enjoyed watching him. I hope they respect him enough to let him rest on the show as well and not even try to replace Palmer. They should let us all memorialize him on the show, with memories of him and Daisy, Nina, Phoebe, Erica, Opal, and of course ADAM! Pete Cooney led a full life and I'm sure James did as well. I hope his family will be comforted by the memories. We all know that he has been ailing for a while and is now at peace.

Polly Torres - Coral Springs, Florida.
January 27, 2010
To Mr Mitchell's loved ones,
He was an outstanding actor! He's a big part of the reason why I love All My Children.
Thank you for sharing him.
January 27, 2010
Mr. Mitchell was one of the main reasons I watched AMC for all these years. He was a wonderful actor. I loved all the "mean" things he did and got away with that only one in a soap opera coul do. His "torture" of Opal and her fiesty comebacks just tickled me pink. Anytime Palmer and Adam teamed up, it was great. But when Dixie died, I cried right through it like they were my family. I felt Palmer's pain.
May Mr. Mitchell rest in peace. To his family and friends, I am sending you love and prayers to all.
Sandra, Jefferson, SC
January 27, 2010
To Mitchell family: Sorry for your loss. I will miss seeing him/his character on all my children.He brought spunk to the show which is lacking today.May he be at peace and you with his memories.God be with you. My sympathy and prayers are with you.
January 27, 2010
Dear Mitchell and Pine Valley Families,
Thank you for sharing James with us. May you find comfort in wonderful memories during this difficult time. I will always treasure James' ability to make Palmer seem human on a daily basis. He allowed All My Children fans to see what acting is all about. He will be missed. Rest in peace dear friend. Our lives are a little brighter because of you.
With Love And Prayers to All,
Ann Kleinschmidt
January 27, 2010
We will miss you Palmer.God bless
January 27, 2010
I am so sorry for the loss..I remember as a child watching all my children he played the role wonderfully..He will always be remembered by so many...May you rest in peace and may god bless you.
January 27, 2010
Palmer will be missed. May he R.I.P.
January 27, 2010
going miss palmer he was great
January 27, 2010
God bless all his family and friends, I have enjoyed watching him for many years and he will be missed
January 27, 2010
Great, great, great actor...AMC will never be the same without Palmer...James, you are so missed!
January 27, 2010
I loved him in oklahoma dancing was so gracefull,and later saw him on almc
and he was just as good too glad he had a good life he will be missed.
January 27, 2010
Will miss Palmer, learned a lot from his tactics - good and bad! Rest in Peace Palmer. (Long island, NY)
January 26, 2010
Palmercortland was a very good actor.And i loved watching him he will truly be missed. Be blessed! (S.Williamson) Columbus,Ohio
January 26, 2010
Being a Fan of Mr.Mitchells' For Many Years on AMC. I'll Mess the Glow in His Eyes as He Smiled & Laughed. He Was Indeed FUN To Watch.
May God Hold & Bless Your Family & The AMC Family in There Time of Lost.
January 26, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
January 26, 2010
I enjoyed watching All My Children when Palmer Cortland was on the show. I am a long time fan of AMC. R.I.P. Palmer Cortland aka James Mitchell
January 26, 2010
Will miss you on AMC, watched you for years......Rest In Peace Palmer...no other Palmer, can replace you.....Brenda(Austin, Tx)
January 26, 2010
I have enjoyed watching Palmer Cortland on AMC so many years. Thoughts and prayers to the famlies.
January 26, 2010
I was so sad to hear the news of James passing. I loved him as Palmer Cortland!! I have watched AMC for about 30 years! (Pine Valley will never be the same!) I hope they run a special memorial for him on the show!!!
January 26, 2010
Great acting job you loved him one day you despised him the next; his talent and love of the art of acting shown through him like a lite candle on a dark night. Looking for something to watch I listened to the announcer say a new show airing today it was the first show of "All my children" Many came and went through the years but when James Mitchell came you know instantly he was far above all the others he was here to stay.
Blessings to all who knew him and loved him,may you be comforted at the joy he gave so many people. May Peace & Love surround his soul Forever.
January 26, 2010
Dear Mitchell Family,

Thank you for sharing Palmer Cortland
with the world. We will miss him. Our
prayers are with you.
January 26, 2010
To the Mitchell and Wolsky Families: James' contribution to daytime television will not be forgotten. May he rest in peace.
January 26, 2010
Going to be missed... love Palmer Cortland.. watch for years.. Rest In Peace. (Florida)
January 26, 2010
I remember watching Palmer Cortland years ago in the early eighties
and just loved every time he lit up the screen. He certainly helped make all my children the hit it was and still is. Our sadness in his death. He was such a wonderful actor for daytime television. Love from two of your many fans. Pat and Maggie,
January 26, 2010
Palmer Cortland, what an icon. I am a long time fan of AMC, I know your family will miss you, my prayers are with them. RIP PC
January 26, 2010
I enjoyed watching him for many years. You are in my prayers
January 26, 2010
Palmer Coutland was my AMC family member for 30 years. I am saddened to hear of his passing and thank him for the many years of juicy afternoons following his deeds.
January 26, 2010
To the Mitchell Family- Those we love left us with gifts in the form of memories that no one can take away. They gave us wisdom that we can still recall, companionship when we were alone,comfort when we needed it,and memories of their laughter and smile that shall live on with us forever.

Psalms 147:3-He is healing the broken-hearted ones, and is binding up their painful spots.
January 26, 2010
Thank you for so many years of 'Palmer Cortland'! We absolutely enjoyed the mean-spirited plans you had for your "friends" and "neighbors." But, you always had a soft spot for your lovely Nina. Rest In Peace.
rbpb(Chicago, IL)
January 26, 2010
I was raised around a ritual every afternoon with my Grand Parents on a small farm in the US Virgin Islands of watching Mr. Mitchell execute his part with perfection everyday. To be honest between my 7th & 10th birthday I though they were real. The memories will live on, and so will your legacy.
January 26, 2010
I am saddened. I enjoyed watching him play his character "Palmer". He did so with such flair! I had no idea of his acting credits. Amazing!!
God bless & Rest in peace Mr. Mitchell.
January 26, 2010
I have watched Palmer every since I was a child and he was a great actor, I also had the pleasure of meeting him when visited here in Charleston,S.C. years ago. May you rest in peace, we will miss you!
January 26, 2010
Enjoyed seeing what Palmer was going to pull off next. Who will Adam spar with now that Pete Coony is gone?
January 26, 2010
I have watched All My Children since I was 8 and I have been a fan of Mr. Mitchell's for a long time. What a great actor !!!!!
January 26, 2010
Rest in peace. Enjoyed watching you on AMC all these yrs. You are a magnificent actor! Please say hello to Myrtle and Phoebe! The show wont be the same without you. Loved you!
January 26, 2010
Thank you for many years of look-forward-to-watching tv. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones. jb-illinois
January 26, 2010
Sure will be missed. He was such a wonderful Palmer Cortland.Been watching since the beginning of AMC.
January 26, 2010
rest in peace mr mitchell. you were so good at playing such a mean and nasty character on AMC. you will be missed
January 26, 2010
Peace to you always. I've watched Mr.Mitchell play his part on All My Children down through the years very well. God's blessings to you
January 26, 2010
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009
http://www.ruthann1.com
January 26, 2010
palmer will be missed such a devil he was



devoted fan-north carolina
January 26, 2010
You were one of the main reasons I watched All My Childen. I will/have missed you. God bless your family.
January 26, 2010
TO JAMES MITCHELL FAMILY
I ENJOYED WATCHING JAMES PLAY THE ROLE OF PALMER CORTLAND. HE WAS ADAM RIVALRY, BUT ALL WAS GOOD. IT WAS NICE TO SEE HIM AT THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY. SO MANY GOOD ONE HAVE GONE. SAY HELLO TO MYRTLE, PHOEBE AND OTHER. THEY ARE WAITING FOR YOU.
January 26, 2010
You will be missed . that you for sharing your life with us!
January 26, 2010
Rest in Peace James Mitchell. Your character of Palmer Cortland was perfect. Thanks for many years of entertainment.
January 26, 2010
Think everyone loved Palmer and loved him.
Bless his family.
He will be missed.
January 26, 2010
Rest in Peace James Mitchell. Your character of Palmer Cortland was perfect. Thanks for many years of entertainment.
January 26, 2010
Will miss you, Rest in Peace
January 26, 2010
Been watching AMC since 1976 and all the antics of Palmer vs. Dixie, Tad, Daisy, Opal, Adam, the list goes on and on....so glad that he was on the 40th anniversary show, I'm sure Palmer, Murtle and Phoebe will get things hoppin in heaven!
January 26, 2010
What a loss to the natural family and to the viewing family of AMC. He was SO clever, funny and smart.
January 26, 2010
now here is an actor that will be greatly missed. he has been on the show for as long as i have been watching it!!! he has not been on recently, i know, now i know why. my husband and i watch this soap FAITHFULLY!! the cast, and his family will be in our thoughts and prayers. we will miss you, and you will ALWAYS be with us, as we will continue to watch all my children. peace be with all of you
January 26, 2010
I only know him as Palmer Cortland and have loved watching him from day one. (1970) He was such a great actor and so loved. He will be missed on AMC. Now you can join all the other angels from AMC in heaven. God Bless the family of James Mitchell.
January 26, 2010
Palmer Cortland as portrayed by Mr. Mitchell was the ultimate soap opera Meany, you will be missed sir.
January 26, 2010
I'm going to miss JamesMitchell who happened too be one of my favorite actor's of all time. I recall meeting him at the College Of Lake County many years ago. A very well respected human being and a fine actor he was.
January 26, 2010
Sorry to hear the passing of James Mitchell aka Palmer Cortland. Deepest sympathy to his family
January 26, 2010
I loved watching Palmer on AMC!! He was a great actor and may god be with your family in this time of rememberance!! He will greatly be missed.
January 26, 2010
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE FOR PALMER AND THE CAST OF ALL MY CHILDREN. HIS CHARACTER AS PALMER WAS ALWAYS ENTERTAINING TO WATCH. HE WILL BE TRULY MISSED.
January 26, 2010
Awe.. I had no idea James Mitchell (Palmer) was 89 years of age. I am so saddened by his death. I have watched All My Children for 32 FAITHFUL years and never miss it !! I will always remember Palmer Courtlant as a huge Icon of the show and has helped make All My Children what it is today. Rest In Peace... you will be missed !!
Ange Wade (Forrest City, Arkansas)
January 26, 2010
I have watched All my Children since I was a child. I have enjoyed the antics of Palmer Courtland. You will be missed. My thoughts are with your family and friends.
January 26, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
January 26, 2010
I'm going to miss ole Palmer, afterall who will resurrect the Cluck Cluck Shack franchise in the future? Seriously, I enjoyed watching him play good and evil and will miss him. God Bless and my sympathies to his family, fans and friends of the show and all that he did. This also included my wife who introduced me to this show years ago and got into watching it with her. WFC
January 26, 2010
He was great fun to watch, and part of the reason
we have loved All My Children and Pine Valley for
so many years. He'll be missed!
E. Kraimer
January 26, 2010
I have been watching AMC since the day it aired and I love Palmer. I am so sad to hear of his passing, my best goes out to his family, friends and co-workers. My favorite clips will always be the ones with him,Daisy and Myrtle and all the secrets they kept from Nina. He truly was a entertainer. RIP
January 26, 2010
Watched AMC since the 70's Palmer was a delight to watch, he'll be misses. RT
January 26, 2010
james mitchell aka palmer cortland will truly be missed. although he was know for his gruffness on All My Children, there was alway that twinkle in his eyes Rest In Peace:
January 26, 2010
It's sad to see the passing of the very excellent originals of All My Children. Now Palmer and Myrtle can exchange barbs on the other side!
January 26, 2010
Sorry to hear about Palmer
he will be miss
January 26, 2010
He will be greatly missed I watched him since I was 12 I think and my goodness what a powerful character he was.
January 26, 2010
What a guy! He will be missed....God bless!
January 26, 2010
James, Thank you for all the years of joy and laughter. You will be sadly missed. AMC will not be the same. I am sure Phoebe and Myrtle welcomed you with open arms Our sympathy to your family and friends.
January 26, 2010
All My Children will never be the same without Palmer.
January 26, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are for Palmer Courtland and the cast of All my Children. I grew up when AMC first aired. He was tough but yet so gentle when need be. I was just watching AMC and I saw all the pictures from way back when , and I saw him. I really thought he was coming back to the show for an appearence. He will truly be missed.
January 26, 2010
His character on All My Children was truly entertaining to watch. He always seemed like a very nice man in any interviews I read or saw. Goodbye, Palmer/James and thank you for sharing your talent with us - you will be missed.
January 26, 2010
palmer cortland will be missed by all soap fans
January 26, 2010
I began watching AMC in '79 as I nursed our #5 child, a son. Palmer was such a dynamic character at that time & continued to be even as his part became less of a focus. He always looked exactly like my grandfather, so I found him even more interesting as "Palmer" was the antithesis of my grandfather. Even those who are not "life long" AMC fans recognize who Palmer Courtland is. How many actors require one word to define a character they have played?! My mother & I just watched "Oklahoma" 2 weeks ago & remarked about Mr. Mitchell's performance in that memorable dance scene. And now he's gone. Thank goodness AMC had him on as part of the 40th anniversary show on Jan. 5!
My sincerest sympathies to his families: personal & professional. I so hope that AMC will give James Mitchell the memorial that he & his legions of fans deserve.
Well done, Mr. Mitchell, & thank you.
Pat, St. Charles, MO
January 26, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
January 26, 2010
He will be greatly missed. He was a great character on AMC. May God be with you at this time of sorrow.
January 26, 2010
To James Mitchell Family:
I am so sorry for your loss. My Mom use to watch All My Children when I was little and I remember Palmer and Opal. It has been years since I watched the show, but I am sure James will be missed. Rely on our God Jehovah during this time of grief & your fond memories.
January 26, 2010
I am a huge AMC fan,I loved James as Palmer.He was a great actor,I miss seeing him on the show.My thoughts and prayers go out to his partner and family on and off screen.He will be deeply missed.RIP James
January 26, 2010
He will be missed dearly!!! I loved him as Palmer on All My Children.
January 26, 2010
We are fans of "ALL MY CHILDREN". Mitchell really brought Palmer Courtland to life. . We enjoyed watching him play this part. May God bless and comfort his family and the cast of ALL MY CHILDREN.
January 26, 2010
Pine Valley will not be the same without P.C. We will miss Palmer. My prayers are with James' partner and family during this time of loss. Sincerely, Lisa Weatherly (Austin, TX)
January 26, 2010
Another actor has left us here on earth. All the good ones are leaving us in the past year and this one also. I watched Mitchel as Palmer for years as a teenager and any chance I got when off work for a day in my adult years. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and Albert. We will miss him
January 26, 2010
I loved him in The Young and The Restless.He was indeed a great actor.
January 26, 2010
I had the honor and distinct pleasure of meeting James Mitchell in 1993. As a long-time fan, I heard he was making an appearance at a new department store across from my house. After working all night on the radio, I waited in line. When I told him how I admired his work in "Oklahoma," he stood up, shook my hand and took me to the side--where we talked for about ten minutes about his career as a Dancer. His passing leaves a void that is impossible to fill.
January 26, 2010
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
January 26, 2010
James/Palmer will be missed on AMC. He was one of the best actors on AMC. My prayers go out to his family and cast members.
January 26, 2010
I love Palmer!!!!! I will miss him.
January 26, 2010
I'm so sorry to hear of James' passing he was one of the best and he played a fantastic role of Palmer Courtland. My prayers go out to his family and lifelong partner. Please accept my condolences. May God bless you Palmer.
January 26, 2010
a loss to many..wonderful actor & the show wasn't the same without him.
January 26, 2010
James/Palmer brought much delight to so many people...you will always be within my memory. To the family...so very sorry for your BIG loss.
January 26, 2010
We lost another great actor with your passing. I have watched AMC for years and there were times I loved to hate you and times that I just loved you. I remember you in many other shows and movies even though they were repeats for my parents. My condolences to all your loved ones, as well as your AMC family and fans.
January 26, 2010
We lost another great actor with your passing. I have watched AMC for years and there were times I loved to hate you and times that I just loved you. I remember you in many other shows and movies even though they were repeats for my parents. My condolences to all your loved ones, as well as your AMC family and fans.
January 26, 2010

Roses are red;violets are blue, There are lots people who are sad that is true.
There are fans and All My Children characters who will miss you,even though you played a mean character, Jill Larson, Opal; David Canary, Adm, Susan Lucci , Erica, Cameron Matthew, Ryan and Jacob Young, J.R. I am unable to remember the actresses' and actors real ames, but those who read this understand me. RIP Palmer we will all miss you. An ALL MY Children Fan for 33 years.
January 26, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 26, 2010
I just loved Palmer Cortlandt! I was shocked when I heard the news!!!! I started watching the show with my grandma when I was around 10 years old. I am now 44 years old. My favorite parts were with Daisy, Opal, Adam and Erica! I still watch the show today and I am so thankful I was able to see Palmer in the 40th Anniversary episode! My deepest sympathy to his loved ones and everyone at ALL MY CHILDREN! I hope they do a memorial on the show. Rest in peace Mr. Mitchell!
January 26, 2010
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, HE WAS A GREAT ACTOR AND WILL BE VERY MUCH MISSED
January 26, 2010
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, HE WAS A GREAT ACTOR AND WILL BE VERY MUCH MISSED
January 26, 2010
I always loved Palmer Courtland! The best part was when Nina got back together with her husband and Palmer was so upset. Ha Ha. RIP - you were always admired
January 26, 2010
I have been a fan of All My Children for many years i even met James when he came to our hometown many years ago he will be greatly missed on the show with opal may he rest in peace
January 26, 2010
I grew up watching AMC and still watch it, but miss good old Palmer, he was a great actor and will be greatly missed. May you RIP and my prayers go out to his family.
January 26, 2010
I AM SO VERY SORRY FOR THE PASSING OF MR. MITCHELL. I HAVE BEEN A FAN OF ALL MY CHILDREN FROM DAY 1. I REALLY LIKED IT WHEN PALMER AND ADAM WOULD GET THEIR HEADS TOGETHER ONCE IN A WHILE AND HELP EACH OTHER OUT. I LIKED HIM BEING A LITTLE ROUGH WITH CLIFF BUT, I AM SO GLAD CLIFF HUNG IN THERE AND NINA AND HIM HAD A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING. I LIKED IT WHEN OPAL AND PALMER GOT MARRIED THEY WERE SO ODD, BUT SO GOOD TOGETHER. I KNEW UNDER THAT GRUFFY EXTERIOR THAT THERE WAS A SOFT INTERIOR. JAMES MITCHELL WILL TRULY BE MISSED BY ME. I WAS HOPING HE WOULD BE COMING BACK ONCE IN AWHILE, BUT GOD KNEW BEST. THE FAMILY HAS MY DEEPLY CONDOLENCES.
January 26, 2010
I remember the first day I saw Mr. Mitchell on AMC. He added so much to the show over the years. Blessings and love to his Dear Partner and Family.
January 26, 2010
So sorry for the loss. He was a great actor. PC what will Opal do without you. Great couple on the show.
January 26, 2010
I watched All My children as a child and it was one of my favorite soaps. I went to another network but I started back as an adult. I'm sorry for the loss of James Mitchell. May he rest in peace.
January 26, 2010
We'll miss you greatly Palmer ! You were a wonderful actor and added such class to All my Children ! Centralia PA
January 26, 2010
I have been watching AMC since I can remember...the show will not be the same without you...RIP my condolences to the family and of course the AMC family also
January 26, 2010
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009
http://www.ruthann1.com
January 26, 2010
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.HE WAS A GREAT ACTOR,ILL MISS HIM R.I.P.
January 26, 2010
Dear dear James,
What will we do without you?
I treasure every birthday and Christmas card you have sent over the years...a piece of my heart left with you.. safe trip to Heaven.... until another day, Maggie
January 26, 2010
We will miss you Palmer! May you rest in peace! My prayers are with your family and friends! May God get them through this tough time!!!!
January 26, 2010
I grew up watching All My Children for over 35 years! I took study hall for 5th period in high school so I could sneak to the library to watch. Mr. Mitchell playing Palmer was always one of my favorite characters. He brought so much joy and laughter to the show with all his shenanagins! My deepest sympathy to the family...God bless.
January 26, 2010
I have watched you on AMC since your very first day you appeared. You made me laugh for many years. I was happy to see you appear on the 40th anniversary show. You will be missed. My sympathy to your family and your partner. Rest in peace. Thank you for the many memories. Susan Y in New Jersey.
January 26, 2010
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009
http://www.ruthann1.com
January 26, 2010
I've watched since 1970. Palmer will be greatly missed in the high society of TV world.
January 26, 2010
I have enjoyed your many antics over the years. You really brought Palmer to life. What an amazing dancer you were. God bless you and your family and friends.
January 26, 2010
As many others I watched you on AMC, my sincere sympathy to your partner and family. God Bless. You have and will continue to be missed on AMC, as well as in everyday life with your family.
January 26, 2010
Rest in peace. Palmer most of the time I watched All My Children because you brought great spice to the show.
January 26, 2010
You were part of my TV family and You will be missed.God rest your soul and bless your family in their hour of grief and loss. " Thank you Palmer for all the memories."
January 26, 2010
My condolences to family and friends. May your fond memories of James bring you comfort during this difficult time along with the comfort the God of tender mercies gives.(2 Corinth. 1:3,4).
January 26, 2010
We will miss you petey courtland.
January 26, 2010
I watched you alot of years on AMC and it was nice to see you for the 40th anniversary show, May you now dance in heaven, God be with your partner and may he get some comfort in knowing he will be missed by many, cherish your memories.
January 26, 2010
May you rest in peace Palmer. All My Children will never be the same.My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones. May you find peace and comfort in your time of grief.
January 26, 2010
Oh "Palmer", what a loss to All My Children and to all of us who have watched for years. You dance with the angels now.
January 26, 2010
Thank you for sharing your talent with us. A fan of the "Palmer" years and beyond.........
January 26, 2010
I am so saddened to hear this. I have watched All My Children since I was 12 years old and I am 58 now. You get to feel like you are part of the family and that you know each character.. I loved Palmer and he will be greatly missed.. You can rest now...
January 26, 2010
We have lost yet another wonderful actor. I have watched you since you entered Pine Valley. My sympathy to your family and your "tv" family. Another patriarch we have lost.
Donna Berger, Slatington PA
January 26, 2010
We will miss you 'Palmer". Rest in peace.
January 26, 2010
My eldest sister got started in the Soap World as Kid. Ive watched the soap off and on my first would be The "Dark Shadows" and then "All my Children"now married for 28 beautiful Years now every day even when we are at work it's record and we spend quality time together.we watch palmer do is evil thing. Mr Mitchell will be miss greatfully.s
January 26, 2010
AMC has lost a truly talented man. We were blessed to have him as long as we did. My prayers go out to you Albert.

Dawn Lee
January 26, 2010
My deepest sympathy to all his family and friends. I have watched All My Children from the beginning. Palmer was a great character and helped make the show a success. He will be deeply missed! RIP Mr. Mitchell.
January 26, 2010
Wow I watched this show from the time I was 14 years old and remember him, may he rest in peace.
January 26, 2010
I first knew you as you danced across the screen in the musical movie version of "Oklahoma" & then again, in "Paint Your Wagon!" When you became AMC's most beloved "Palmer," I became your #1 fan, once again....thank you for years of wonderful acting & showmanship!
January 26, 2010
I have been a fan of Palmer since AMC started. My prayers to his partner and family. Katie
January 26, 2010
It's very sad to hear of Mr. Mitchell's passing. Watching him through the years he was on All My Children, you saw Palmer do outrageous things to Daisy, Opal and others. But with a glint in his eye, James made you love Palmer anyway. My condolences to his friends, family, and All My Children family. He'll be missed by us fans as well. God Bless Him.
January 26, 2010
To the the family of James Mitchell - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow,I know that James will be missed by many.
January 26, 2010
I've watched all my children since I was 11 yrs. old Palmer always did an outstanding job. Rest in Peace Palmer.
January 26, 2010
Many years of your great performances will be missed.My sympathy to your loved ones.
January 26, 2010
PALMER ,PALMER,PALMER. MISS YOU NOW WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO THERE IS ONLY ONE PALMER. MAY BE THEY COULD SAY THAT YOU WERE IN HATI DOING A CHAIRTY FOR THE CHILDREN AND WAS NOT FOUND SO THE SHOW COULD HELP OUT NOW I THINK YOU WOULD AGREE.GOD BLESS YOU.(CARLEENE IL)
January 26, 2010
I STARTED WATCHING aLL mY cHILDREN AS A YOUNG 11 YR.OLD CHILD back in 1974. I followed the show thru the years and enjoyed Palmer's character and the stuff he got into. I know the cast will truly miss him. Rest in Peace Palmer
January 26, 2010
All my Children has been on a long time
For You will always stay in our hearts
Many condolences to all your Family and the Circle of friends~
God Bless you and in your Spirit
May you rest in peace Mr.James mitchell
January 26, 2010
I hope this is written into All my children as a final tribute to him. I have watched amc since 1972 and it's like a family member died. God bless his family and friends.
January 25, 2010
I grew up watching you. My sympathy to your partner and family.
January 25, 2010
This saddens me so very much too hear of this great actors death. I actually met James about 25 years ago at a local mall. He and another AMC actor came to one of our malls here in Fl. I had my children with me and my little daughter was crying because of all the noise from the crowd. James walked over to her and patted her on the head and said to her "Oh wants wrong little girl, don't cry"
James will be so missed, by us, his fan's. May he rest in peace.
My condolences to his family, friends, and everyone at AMC.
January 25, 2010
May you be safe and know in your heart you are home and missed.

Mandy M Webb England U.K.
January 25, 2010
Thanks for the many, many memories. God Bless your family.
January 25, 2010
Curtain call for James Mitchell, a man who amused us for decades. Thank you for playing Palmer to the hilt!!!! You will be missed.
January 25, 2010
i remember Palmer Cortland ..great character played beautifully. Rest in peace. Never forgotten. Made impact on many with fine acting skills.
January 25, 2010
all my children will never be the same without palmer. god bless his family, our prayers are with you
January 25, 2010
I'm deeply saddened to know I will not see you anymore. I've watched amc all my life as I am now 33yrs old. God Bless,and keep u..... Larie Spencer
January 25, 2010
We have lost another wonderful actor, James, you are one of the great! God blessed AMC with your showmanship. My your family & friends find peace in the Lord's loving care.
January 25, 2010
We will miss you PALMER. You are a great actor. My sympathy to your partner and your family.
January 25, 2010
That is really sad. I wonder if they will write that into the story. RIP
January 25, 2010
I know you danced through the gates of Heaven! God bless you for the joy you brought to all of us here. Stephanie Lambring Waco Texas
January 25, 2010
Thank you for all the years of entertainment on All My Children you gave to us who watched you. You will be missed very much, even through we never meet those of us who watched you each day felt like you where part of our family. Our Prayer's are with your family and Co. worker's.
May God bless and keep your family and friend's safe.

Alice H. and family
January 25, 2010
i am sad to hear of james mitchell passing . i loved watching him on ALL MY CHILDREN. my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time. may you rest in peace
January 25, 2010
Rest in Peace James. My condolences Albert. God gave us memories, so we may have roses in December.
A longtime Fan
January 25, 2010
It breaks my heart to hear that Mr. Mitchell is no longer with us. He was a great actor both funny and serious. I enjoyed growing up watching him on All My Children. He will be deeply missed. My prayers go out to his family, friends and dedicated fans.
January 25, 2010
Rest in Peace James. My Condolences Albert.
A longtime fan from Atlanta
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January 25, 2010
i am sorry for your lost .all my children is a great show and he will be miss on there
January 25, 2010
I have watched ALL MY CHILDREN since the show first went on the air. The character of "Palmer" as James Mitchell played him was definitely one of the most memorable. May he Rest in Peace.
January 25, 2010
My deepest sympathy to family and friends. May god bless him and keep him in his glory. "Palmer Cortland" you will be missed. My prayers are forever with you.
January 25, 2010
Thank you for many wonderful years of Palmer Courtland - what a class act! My condolences to his beloved partner Albert, his family, and his AMC family. His passing is a great loss to all who knew him personally, and to those of us who loved him M-F. Thank you for all the joy!
January 25, 2010
I have watched All My Children for years. I will certainly miss the gruff Palmer Cortlandt. I am sure all his co-workers will miss him too.
Diana Gantz, Wadsworth, Ohio
January 25, 2010
Thank you Mr. Mitchell for the many
years of entertainment on ALL MY CHILDREN and on the silver screen. It was good seeing you on the 40th anniversary a few weeks back. May your soul now rest in peace. You will be missed. Enjoy the Divine Embrace.
January 25, 2010
I am so sorry to hear of "Palmer's" passing. I loved the role he played & I've watched since the very 1st episode. I was so glad when Palmer & Opal "hooked up"...they made an excellent couple for the parts they played. My thoughts & prayers are with his family & friends. Stand on your FAITH & remember the legacy he left behind.
January 25, 2010
He reminded me of my father,Rest in Peace James..
January 25, 2010
I send my deepest condolences for your lost. May you find comfort in all the acts of kindness shown you in your time of need. Remember being in God's memory is the safest place to be.
January 25, 2010
When I was growing up,my Mom use to watch certain shows on television,one was "Days Of Our Lives",where I viewed the talent of MacDonald Carey,whom I also admired for his talents,and then my little sister,Teresa,Introduced me to "All My Children",and the talents of James Mitchell,when In the role of Palmer Courtland,and he was astounding In that role.Because of actors like he,and Mac,I was Inspired to become a Christian Actor. My prayers of comfort go out to his family,and all the rest of Mr. Mitchell's friends. Love,and Much Thanks,~Johnny Harjo,Clarksville,Tn
January 25, 2010
Absolutely loved his mean character on AMC. I am sorry for your loss,but, another Saint has been called home. God bless.
Mary Cleary
Horseheads, NY
January 25, 2010
So sad to read of your passing. My mom has been an "All my Children" fan since I was a little squirt. Rest in Peace.....
January 25, 2010
God bless you Palmer "James" your a great one, rest in peace friend. you will be missed.
January 25, 2010
Rest in peace, James Mitchell. You brought us much joy in your role as Palmer. Any fan of All My Children will tell you how much you brought to the show. My condolences to your loved ones.
January 25, 2010
AMC is my #1 Soap.James Mitchell's character Palmer Cortland added that touch of spice with the fights between him and Adam Chandler.He was certainly perfect for his part.He will be missed but his MEMORY will live in your hearts forever." RIP"
January 25, 2010
Oh, how I remember watching "AMC"... I loved his nasty tricks and just when you think he's come around, he's back at it... Mr. Mitchell will be missed for years to come...
January 25, 2010
I was really excited to see him on the 40th episod on ALL MY CHILDREN, He will be missed dearly. My prayers are with his family and Partner
January 25, 2010
James, you will certainly be missed by all your fans.

I loved your role as Palmer Cortland / Pete Cooney and was wonderful to see you on the 40th Anniversary show - Guess your way of telling us all Good-bye

With everyone else-RIP - Forever Missed
January 25, 2010
I just loved Palmer Cortland!!! Good "ole" PC... His fights with Phoebe
were what made the show..!! He was the best of the best!! No one
will ever be of that quality for daytime T.V....My thoughts and prayers go
out to his family...and every one that worked with him...James you
will be forever missed...... sharon shepard , Hannibal, N.Y.
January 25, 2010
Loved Mr. Courtland (Mitchell) in All My Children. He was such a huge talent! He will be missed. Mr. Wolsky may the lord comfort during this very difficult time. How wonderful for him to have spent his last days with his one true love which is you! Thank you!
January 25, 2010
To a wonderful actors family,

What a joy to watch such a patriarch. All My Children will not be the same. He is with the angels as he becomes an angel too, to watch over us all. Take comfort that we will see him again some day.

Take care!
A Friend of All My Children Kim Deimeke
January 25, 2010
Big fan of AMC. In my opinion, AMC was the best soap ever. RIP Mr. Mitchell
January 25, 2010
I was elated to see James Mitchell on All My Children's fortieth anniversary episode. I am truly sadden by his death as he was the main reason I use to leave school early and get to work late back in the 80's. He is just as much a fixture in Pine Valley as Erica and he will greatly missed and but forever loved.
January 25, 2010
i will miss the gruff palmer on amc, rest in peace james.
January 25, 2010
In memory of James Mitchell:
I hadn't watched "All My Children" in awhile but I do remember him playing Palmer Cortland. No one could have brought so much to that role like James Mitchell did. You will be sorely missed.
January 25, 2010
I have been an avid "All my Children" Fan for most of my life and James Mitchell was "Palmer"/"Pete Cooney"

He was a great actor and will be incredibly missed by fans and fellow cast-mates. My thoughts,prayers and condolences are with you
January 25, 2010
The world of Soap Opera has lost a wonderful man and actor. I've watched "All My Children" from the start and truly enjoy "Palmer", his ups and downs in life, his funny times and sad times. May God Bless and keep watch over his friends and family.
January 25, 2010
really enjoyed watching you on all my children , am a life long fan of the soap , may god bless you & ur family , my thoughts & prayers go out to all, rest in peace,,,
January 25, 2010
I have watched "All My Children" for a long time and enjoyed watching Palmer and Phoeba fights. They were regular visitor in my home each day. He will be sadly missed in --Mississippi.
January 25, 2010
I share the sadness of loss in the death of a fine actor. The early interaction between Pigeon Hollow's Palmer & Adam was the main reason I've been such an AMC fan for decades! Memories of Nina & Chuck & the funny times with Opal endear the show to me. Condolences to all who love this man.
January 25, 2010
I will miss Palmer and seeing James Mitchell image on my tv screen. He was one of my favorites on AMC. He will be sorely missed and I'm so glad he was part of the 40th anniversary show. God Bless.
January 25, 2010
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE PASSING OF PETE PALMER CORTLAND, A GREAT ACTOR WHO EVERYONE LOVED TO HATE. HE AND HIS CHARACTER WILL BE MISSED!!! RIP MR. JAMES MITCHELL...
January 25, 2010
James Mitchell,you will truely be missed. You are one of GODS children.R.I.P.
January 25, 2010
I loved Palmer's cat fights with Phoebe English.
January 25, 2010
I have watched AMC from the start and enjoyed him as the part of Palmer with Nina and Daisy and Opal,He was a great actor and will be missed. May God be with his family at this time.
rest well
January 25, 2010
May God Bless you and your family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you .You will be greatly missed.
January 25, 2010
My Mother passed on December 31, 2009. She had watched "All My Children" from the beginning, and was looking forward to watching the 40th anniversary episode. Sadly, she didn't get to see Palmer return to the show. My prayers to you and your family.
January 25, 2010
James, will be missed very much and it was good seeing him last month once again on AMC . RIP. Sonja (Colorado Springs, CO)
January 25, 2010
Mr.Mitchell
For many years I have watched you play Palmer you were the best.Opal and the rest of the cast will miss you,but your real family will miss you even more. I myself will miss your catty ways no one could ever fill you shoes.
My prayers our with both your family and friends.
V Pack (Pensacola Fla)
January 25, 2010
My condolences to Mr. Mitchell's family. Please find comfort in the Bible's promises for the future. (John 5:28 & 29)
January 25, 2010
I have been a soap opera fan for many, many years, I watched the very first episode of All My Children. I remember when Palmer and Nina first arrived, I thought his wife was there also, but maybe not. but I too, truly enjoyed watching Palmer and all his glory. I enjoyed he and Opal a lot and was very saddened when they broke up. James Mitchell was truly a great actor. He will be greatly missed by all who watched him in every thing he did. I too say RIP James (Palmer Courtland aka Pete Cooney) Mitchell
January 25, 2010
When one watches soap operas as you all know .We bring these characters into our living room daily. Palmer was a frequent guess in my living room for years. His present was well known and his ability to like or not like him was a daily struggle. James Mitchell
you did good..May you rest in Peace in your new surroundings and thank you for your memories. A Fan of All my Children
January 25, 2010
I have watched AMC since the beginning when it was a 1/2
hour and Palmer was always doing and playing his part well
he will be surely missed. My thoughts and prayers go out
to you. God Bless
Mitzi So. San Francisco,CA
January 25, 2010
What a wonderful actor, he will be missed always.
January 25, 2010
God be with you. I loved watching you and Opal's relationship over the years. Palmer will be missed by all of us and especially from his rival Adam Chandler.
Diane Smith, Miami, Fl.
January 25, 2010
My how time fly's. . . I remember when Palmer and Nina moved to Pine Valley. We will miss you Palmer Cordtland. RIP.
January 25, 2010
Rest in peace James. It was great to see you for the 40th anniversary of All My Children. We would have loved to see more of you.
January 25, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
January 25, 2010
I loved him as palmer.
You will truly be missed on all my children. May you be with the Lord. My prayers are with you and your family at this time.
January 25, 2010
My condolences to Albert Wolsky and the family and friends of James Mitchell. I was thoroughly entertained by his craftful portrayal of Palmer Cortland on AMC since I was a wee little child. My sincere thanks to Mr. Mitchell for his years of entertainment. Rest In Peace, dear chap!
January 25, 2010
My heart goes out to you, Albert. He was such a classy guy.

Carol Easton, Venice
January 25, 2010
James Mitchell rest in peace. I have seen a couple of videos when you were a young James Mitchell and you were dancing with Cyd Charrise.

Then I saw you as Palmer Cortland and you were a mean character, but a loving father to Nina. But also very protective of her.

One day I will never forget on AMC you had a scene where you were dancing with Natalie (I think it was her or it could have been Donna). It was so graceful. I wish they would have given you more time to dance. It was awesome to see you dance.

You were the best. I have truly missed you on AMC.

Your character had very memorable moments with Adam Chandler. Funny ones too I might add.

Let's wait and see what AMC does to announce your passing. I hope it will air soon. I am missing you now. I want them to dedicate a show to you as they have with all the other actors who have passed on.

Again rest in peace James Mitchell.
You will always be loved.

To your partner Albert. I know you will miss him. Just remember all the years you spent with him. Cherish them always.
January 25, 2010
RIP "Palmer Courtland" Your wonderful work here is done!!!!Thanx for the many years of entertainment!!!!
January 25, 2010
I will miss palmer. I give my condolences to all his family on and off the show.He will be missed dearly.Melissa,NY
January 25, 2010
Although Palmer's part had diminished over the years he still was an integral part of the entire structure of All My Children. There will never be another Palmer and James Mitchell will be deeply missed!
January 25, 2010
I loved Palmer on all my children, he was so comicable in his own way, he kept me laughing, i was shocked to hear of his passing this morning on kelly and regis, my condolences to the family, he was loved by his fans
January 25, 2010
THAT'S WHEN ALL MY CHILDREN WAS AT IT'S BEST WHEN HE WAS AVIDLY PLAYING HIS ROLE AS THE GREAT PALMER CORTLAND. I REMEMBER DAISY AND HIM. HE'S OLD SCHOOL AND CAN NEVER BE REPLACED. VERY SAD HE'S GONE.
January 25, 2010
I'm sorry to hear about "Palmer Cortland" James, sure hope they do him right, with a proper farewell on " ALL MY CHILDREN".
He will be missed by all,who watch, and are on the show. Like Adam his dearest enemy on the show..
I know I will miss all the stories of him.
God Bless his family,
January 25, 2010
I love Palmer Cordtland. James Mitchell will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends and co-workers.
January 25, 2010
He will be greatly missed as a person an from the show.
Cindy weber
January 25, 2010
James,thank you for many many years of entertainment and a lovable "hate" for the mean charactor you played. RIP "Palmer Cortland".
Alicia, Phoenix Az
January 25, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. I will miss Palmer, I have watched that show a long time.
January 25, 2010
We'll miss you "palmer"! Rest in peace!
January 25, 2010
"Palmer Cortland" could never be replaced. May he rest in peace. I love spotting him as he danced in old movies...those high cheek bones...He didn't always get credit for his dancing but dance he did. Rest in peace James Mitchell. We'll miss you.
January 25, 2010
sorry to hear the passing of james mitchell, watched him for many many yrs on all my children he was a great actor....thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this terrible loss ....rip james u will be missed dearly!!!!
January 25, 2010
What joy he gave to all of us for so many years. I will smile everytime I think of him God Bless. Karen, Woodstock, IL
January 25, 2010
He played his part well on AMC and made the residents of Pine Valley squirm.
January 25, 2010
James Mitchell was great as Palmer. The soaps are saying good-bye to too many great entertainers.You will be missed.
January 25, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss and sorrow.
January 25, 2010
Pine Valley will never be the same.
January 25, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
January 25, 2010
What a good egg he was, and will be dearly missed.
Troy/ Montrose Patient Advocates of Houston.
January 25, 2010
To the family of James Mitchell-please know that he touched so many people on stage and off. I was glad to say I had watched him for over 30 years play the role of Palmer. He was and forever will be a class act. Pine Valley will never be the same so many greats are gone. RIP and god bless.
January 25, 2010
James really was a tremendous actor. He played Palmer Cortland so well that I use to get so mad at him, I hated him. That is an excellent actor. Palmer (James), you will be missed.....there are very few actors left who are so convincing. May you rest in peace. And to Albert, I am so sorry for your loss. What grand memories you will have forever of your partner. Marilyn (CT)
January 25, 2010
I started watching AMC in the 70's and the character of Palmer was one of the reasons I stayed with AMC! Classic acting that crossed generations of viewers. Thank you.
January 25, 2010
My deepest sympathies to James' partner and to his All My Children family. AMC will not be the same. I have been watching it since the first day! You will be missed much!! RIP
January 25, 2010
As Palmer Courtland you have always entertained me. I will miss you. God Bless.
January 25, 2010
I will miss Palmer. He was a great actor and he will be missed by all who watched his show and other movies. My condolences to the family of his and to his family on All My Children. Roberta, Ca
January 25, 2010
"Palmer" was my favorite of ALL soap chartacters. It is a lose that will be felt in my heart for some time. May God be with his partner, family and friends during this time. God has gained an angel! T.L.Rushing (Nac, TX)
January 25, 2010
I watched All My Children for so many years and Palmer Cortland was always the character you loved to hate. James Mitchell was a wonderful actor and I know he will be missed by so many who grew up watching him.
You will be missed.
Rest in Peace.
January 25, 2010
Thank you James for being someone so many loved to watch. You shared our lives with us for so many years. I thank you and your loved ones for sharing your kind and wonderful talent. May the Lord hold you in his arms and let you know you did great!
January 25, 2010
So sorry to see you go, James. You made Pine Valley a delightfully wicked place with your shenanigans. Godspeed.
January 25, 2010
To James Mitchell's family and friends.
Thank you for sharing with the world a wonderful and talented Actor. He brought so much to family homes on a daily basis.
His strong character as Palmer Cortland on All My Children, cannot be matched.
James you will be missed by so many.
God Bless
January 25, 2010
Remember

Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.

By Christina Rossetti
The Poetry Foundation
January 25, 2010
James Mitchell was one of the great actors. What a treat it was to watch him on All My Children for the past several years. If not for people like him, that show would not have been as successful as it is. He will be greatly missed
January 25, 2010
i liked the part he played on the show.he will missed.

jean, alsip, il.
January 25, 2010
I have been an avid viewer of All My Children since it began in 1970. He will always be remembered and loved by many fans. My condolences to his family and my prayers are with you.
January 25, 2010
Awww.....I loved Palmer......he will be missed =[
January 25, 2010
The 32 years that I spent watching you, you became like a family member. I will truly miss you. God Bless you James, and Thank You for so many great years.
January 25, 2010
I have watch All My Children for about 30 years that I can remember!!! My mom has watch it for 40 years!!!! I t is so sad to hear the news that James Mitchell died!!! I loved him as Palmer. He will be deeply missed!!! May God be with your Family in this hard time!!!!

~Misti
January 25, 2010
Palmer...you were the king of Pine Valley. I grew up watching AMC. We couldn't wait to see what Palmer was going to do next!! Rest in Peace my friend. You will be sadly missed...
January 25, 2010
God bless you, James Mitchell. You will be missed.
January 25, 2010
My sympathy to his partner and family and friends. I sure have enjoyed watching him 'perform' on AMC as a main focus actor for many decades. Thanks for the memories. God bless you. RIP.
January 25, 2010
God Bless you James, may you rest in peace, and know that I spent the last 32 years watching you. You filled alot of my lonely days...
January 25, 2010
Mr. Mittchell was a fine actor..Palmer was the one "You loved to hate
He was All My Childern. He made the show, he will be greatly missed.
January 25, 2010
I met Jimmy Mitchell when we both appeared in the 1957 revival of Carousel at The New York City Center. He had the part of "the bad guy", and I was a very young performer, beginning her NYC career, who was a member of the singing ensemble. Jimmy was always charming, the consummate professional and respected in the musical theatre world. I'm sure many of his TV audience have no idea what a fine dancer he was, which of course was the foundation for the long career he enjoyed as an actor. Joy Lynne Sica Naylor, Sarasota FL
January 25, 2010
We watched AMC for years and always enjoyed James Mitchell as an actor. You just had the sense that the man himself would have been a great person to know. Rest in peace!
January 25, 2010
Ohh I hate that we lost Mr. Mitchell. What a marvelous actor. I have watched him on All My Children and kept hoping he would return. This is such a sad day.
January 25, 2010
we'll miss the old Palmer A LONG TIME FAN AND WATCHER OF ALL MY CHILDREN
January 25, 2010
i have watched James MItchell play Palmer Courtland for many years and will miss him a lot. God Bless you James MItchell and my thoughts and prayers are with your family. All My Children won't be the same without him.
January 25, 2010
Thank you for some great memories, Mr. Mitchell, in your role of Palmer Cortlandt. You were a class act and will be missed. My condolences to your loved ones.
January 25, 2010
I've been a fan of James Mitchell for as long as I can remember. Almost 27 yrs. ago, he made an appearance at our mall in Lexington, Ky. I was three weeks overdue with my daughter and was so excited to see him that I asked him for a hug,hoping I'd soon go into labor. It worked - she was born 3 days later! Soon thereafter, I received a beautiful, autographed picture of him, signed with love to my daughter. What a classy man he was and amazingly talented. Mr. W- I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless.
January 25, 2010
I was shocked at the death of James Mitchell. He was All My Children. Well, we all know that he is doing stage shows on the big stage in the sky. Farewell Palmer, We love you
January 25, 2010
A class act, James Mitchell will be missed.
January 25, 2010
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
January 25, 2010
RIP MR. MITCHELL (PALMER) AMC FAN FOR YEARS! YOU WILL BE MISSED MY CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY.
January 25, 2010
I HAD TO GO AWAY

I had to go away.
I'm sorry you couldn't come with me.
But on earth is where you shall stay.
Please do not be sad.
Instead laugh and be glad.
I'm in a beautiful place, such a beautiful place.
I know you wont see me for a while.
But you will hear from me.
I will be the wind that will chill you on a hot summer day.
I will be the sun that will warm you when it's cold.
Listen to the birds sing, I will be saying, "I love you" in their song.
I know you can't touch me.
But you will feel me.
Because I will be inside of you giving you life on the days you feel like you can't go on anymore.
Please I beg of you, go on, live your life as I lived mine.
Always remember we will be together again.
I will be patiently waiting for you on that day.
When you will join me in this beautiful place.
Until then may God bless you with his almighty grace.
Written By: Kimberly Ann Kerek
January 25, 2010
I watch all my children every day and record it if I am not home. I have been a fan of the show since the 1970's. Palmer was one of my favorites and he will be missed.
January 25, 2010
RIP "PALMER CORTLAND" PINE VALLEY WILL NEVER BE THE SAME!! I have watched All My Children ever since I was 5 years old at my babysitters house and I have never stopped. My prayers goes out to his family..
January 25, 2010
I'm an All My Children fan - have been forever. I always enjoyed 'Palmer'. He will be missed.
January 25, 2010
I AM SO SADDENED ON THE LOSS OF JAMES MITCHELL A.K.A PALMER CORTLANDT. HE WAS SUCH A GREAT ACTOR WITH WONDERFUL SCENES WITH DAISY,OPAL,NINA,CLIFF,ADAM,DIXIE, AND ERICA JUST A FEW. EACH UNIQUE AND PINE VALLEY HAS TRULY LOST ONE OF THEIR BEST! I HAVE BEEN SUCH AN ALL MY CHILDREN FAN AND SEND MY CONDOLENCES TO HIS AMC FAMILIES AND HIS PERSONAL FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS.THANK YOU JAMES/PALMER AND WELCOME TO PINE VALLEY IN HEAVEN. REST IN PEACE YOU OLD COOT AS OPAL CALLED YOU!
January 25, 2010
James Mitchell was one of the main reasons I watched "AMC", what a great actor. Love you dearly Palmer!
January 25, 2010
I am sorry to hear the news. I loved to watch him on All My Children. He had a way about him.
January 25, 2010
You will be missed Palmer Cortland. I love All My Children, even though you haven't been on recently I always looked forward in seeing you on TV. You were a great actor and will be missed by millions.
I am an All My Children FAN!!!!!!!
January 25, 2010
RIP P.C.
January 25, 2010
He will be missed. I seem to recall his "real" name on "All My Children" Pete Cooney. He changed to Palmer to hide from his past. Just like all good bad guys! Rest in Peace Pete!
January 25, 2010
I enjoyed Mitchell's role as Palmer. He was unforgettable.
J. Stokes (Seale, AL)
January 25, 2010
I am so sorry to hear that James has pass. He was a great actor. He will be greatness miss.
January 25, 2010
I was not a big fan of Soaps . It was not until I watched my 1st episode of AMC which was also my 1st encounter with this fine actor , I was hooked. He was credit to his craft ... May God Bless him , his family , and friends.
January 25, 2010
So sorry to hear about James Mitchell. What a tremendous actor. I loved to watch him dance, and I loved him as Palmer Cortland on AMC. He will be greatly missed.
January 25, 2010
A long time viewer of "All My Children" actually from its very first episode, I always loved Palmer especially when he was married to Opal. The cast has lost a very powerful actor whom I'm sure made an impact on each and every one of them! R.I.P. Palmer
January 25, 2010
Will always love uor work as Palmer, you played a great role on AMC ond in life...rest in peace
January 25, 2010
RIP Mr. Mitchell, I enjoyed your character on AMC, you showed your talent in everything you did. You lived a great long life, now rest and enjoy your accolades.
January 25, 2010
O MY SO SORRYTO HEAR THIS BAD NEWS
I HAVE WATCH THE SOAP SENCE IT STARTED
JAMES WAS A WONDERFUL ACTOR AND WILL
BE MISSED BAD .MR.JAMES MITCHELL
REST IN PEACE.AND MAY GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY AND BRING THEM PEACE AT THIS TIME GREFF.
January 25, 2010
James was a truly wonderful actor, and kept me watching "All My Children" for many years. I didn't realize he was also a dancer until I recognized him as "Dream Curly" in the film "Oklahoma!" He was beautiful to watch, and I admired his talent even more. Godspeed, James. You will be missed.
January 25, 2010
I loved Palmer Courtland, he was fiesty as can be, his on and off war with Adam Chandler was great to watch.
I had recently read that he was coming back to the show, one of my all time favorite episodes was the Nina and Cliff wedding held at Courtland Manor.
He will be missed, may he rest in peace.
January 25, 2010
I have enjoyed this actor forever!!! He was one of the great actors and should have gotten more recognition. Peace be with the family and all his beloved friends.
January 25, 2010
Palmer you were a Great actor, I watched you since the very first day you appeared on AMC. You are already missed. With love. Ken Silvers
January 25, 2010
I remembered meeting James and was amazed when he shook my hand how soft and comforting he was. He will be missed by many.
Thank you and god bless the family.
Holly Houtz, Pennsylvania
January 25, 2010
we will miss you, palmer courtland...forever one of all my children...
January 25, 2010
Thank you for the wonderful entertainment you have brought into my life. Good bye James/Palmer.
January 25, 2010
What a wonderful actor! He'll be missed.
January 25, 2010
Jim Mitchell was one of a kind, a professional in every sense of the word. There's going to be a big hole in the theatre world for a long time.
January 25, 2010
RIP I LOVE HIS ACTING AND I BEEN WATCHING ALL MY CHILDREN FOR FOR 40 YEARS
January 25, 2010
Loved the Palmer Cortland Character, they will never be able to replace James. He was a great actor, looked forward to seeing him on the show. My heartfelt sympathies go out to his partner Albert and to other family members.
January 25, 2010
Have enjoyed Mr. Mitchell's performances as Palmer Cortlandt for years and years. So sorry to hear of his passing. Pine Valley will never seem the same. We are losing all of the greats.
January 25, 2010
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009
http://www.ruthann1.com
January 25, 2010
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
January 25, 2010
Loved watching him spar with Erica....!
January 25, 2010
I can't begin to thank you for the decades of entertainment you brought to my life. You will always be remembered.
January 25, 2010
Good-by Palmer, will miss you.
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