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Stuart Damon (1937–2021), starred as Dr. Alan Quartermaine on “General Hospital”

by Linnea Crowther

Stuart Damon was an actor best known for his 30-year starring role as Dr. Alan Quartermaine on the soap opera “General Hospital.”

Acting career

Damon was a Broadway actor in his early years, starring in productions including “Do I Hear a Waltz?” He played the Prince in a popular 1965 TV version of “Cinderella,” and he appeared on the British stage and on British TV shows including “The New Avengers” and “The Adventures of Black Beauty.” Damon joined the cast of “General Hospital” in 1977, playing the hospital’s chief of staff. He remained with the show for three decades. His character died in 2007, but Damon continued appearing as a ghost through 2008 and in occasional episodes through 2013. He won a Daytime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1999, as well as a Soap Opera Digest Award in 1996. Damon also appeared on the “General Hospital” spinoff, “Port Charles,” as well as on other soap operas including “As the World Turns” and “Days of Our Lives.”

Damon on playing Alan Quartermaine

“What I tried to do as an actor is I tried to make the character as complete as possible. I wanted to make sure that this character had an edge, that he wasn’t Mr. Good Guy or Mr. Bad Guy — he wasn’t black or white, he was gray. I wanted to make him someone you didn’t mess with.” —from a 2010 interview for Inman.com

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Full obituary: USA Today

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