Full detailed profile on Myrtle Fargate (Deceased) Played by Eileen Herlie (Deceased) on All My Children Daytime Soap Opera.
Myrtle Fargate (Deceased)
Actor: Eileen Herlie (Deceased)
Who played Myrtle Fargate (Deceased) over the years
Eileen Herlie (1976 - June 23, 2008)
Useful information on Myrtle Fargate (Deceased)
* Marital Status - Single/Widowed.
Current: Owner and operator of The Boutique, a clothing store
Current: Owner and operator of a boarding house
Past: Carnie in a traveling carnival
Myrtle came to Pine Valley from the carnival circuit, hired by Phoebe Tyler to break up the romance between her son, Linc, and Kitty Carpenter. Myrtle masqueraded as Kitty's deceased mother, and became very fond of the young woman. In order to end the sham, Myrtle had to hire a friend to pose as a doctor and tell Kitty that her mother had died.
Myrtle, moved to Minnesota and married Nigel, the love of her life, but when Kitty died, Myrtle returned to Pine Valley and became close friends with Mona Kane.
Mona and Myrtle contrived a plan to invest their retirement money in a retirement home, but Brooke and Edmund discovered the whole thing was a sham and saved them from losing their nest egg. Mona and Myrtle remained close friends until Mona's death, at which time Myrtle stepped in to become Erica's surrogate mom, and guiding hand.
During her 'carnie' days, Myrtle had given up a child for adoption, and when Rae Cummings came to town looking for the child that was stolen after birth, Myrtle befriended her. In the end, Rae turned out to be Myrtle's long lost daughter, and although Rae was very angry at Myrtle for giving her away, they eventually bonded.
Myrtle has been a shoulder to lean on for almost everyone in Pine Valley. Whenever anyone needs wise advice they always seek out Ms. Fargate. She may be getting on in age, but she still finds great delight in the attention of those young, handsome men in Pine Valley.
Nigel Fargate (deceased)
Carnival high-wire walker
Leo the lion tamer
A lightning rod salesman
Claudia Connor (sister)
Ceara Connor (niece - deceased)
Skye Chandler Quartermaine (granddaughter)
Gretel Rae Washburn Cummings (daughter with carnie performer)
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Zach picks up the morning paper and sees Myrtle's obituary; he pours a Bloody Mary for both of them and thinks about Myrt. He remembers the time she broke into his casino bar to make the same drink and give him advice about Kendall. That was when Zach realized he had a future with Kendall. A secretary comes in and delivers a package – from Myrtle!
Zach takes the package to Kendall in the hospital and tells her about Myrtle's passing. He opens the box and finds a photo album inside, inscribed with "It's All Worth It" on the cover. Inside are mementos from his life; Zach remembers the first time he met Myrtle and all of the times she set him straight about things. He places a bracelet from the package on Kendall's wrist and wonders how he can cope without Myrtle around. He realizes Myrtle gave him one last lesson – on patience. He leaves the room and runs into David, who reminds him he has to tell everyone about Kendall's prognosis. Zach says there is always hope. "You just have to be patient," he says.
Opal finds a package from Myrtle on her doorstep. She thinks about the times Myrtle gave her advice and takes the package inside. Petey is waiting inside and tells her to open it but Opal isn't ready to do that. She reluctantly opens it and finds baggage with stickers inside. In the baggage is the crystal ball from Myrtle's carnival days! Opal tells Petey about Myrtle's first days in Pine Valley and then gets quiet – she can see Myrtle's past in the ball! She sees Phoebe and Myrtle!
Erica arrives at the boutique; Jack is already inside and opens the door for her. She can't believe the changes in the store already. She finds a package on the counter – for her from Myrtle! Bianca arrives with her gift; Jack takes a walk. Inside Bianca's package is the music box carousel, very similar to the one from Miranda's shower. They cry and then Erica recalls her time as an addict and how Myrtle helped her through those days. Erica hugs Binks. Binks tells Erica how Myrtle stood by her when she came out. "Thank God for Myrtle," Erica says and tells Bianca they have to think of happier days. Binks brings up her Thanksgiving arrest with Myrt and Opal! Feeling stronger, Erica opens her package and finds the dress she wore at the awards dinner, minus the stain.
Jesse, Angie and Frankie take flowers to Myrtle's boarding house, remembering the times they played there with Jenny. Angie thinks about the times that Myrtle defended Angie to her father. They lay the flowers down and talk about Myrt. Amanda arrives with flowers, too. She remembers Myrtle telling her to work harder on friendships rather than hurting others. Ryan and Greenlee arrive; he thinks about his first days in Pine Valley and how Myrtle called him on his cons. She told him to hold on to love no matter what. He lays down his flowers, thinking about her. Greenlee tells them how distrusting Myrtle was of her at first and everyone laughs. Ryan asks Jesse and Angie about their memories and then Kelly Tyler arrives and says she is lucky for being able to love Myrtle all of her life. Kelly remembers when Myrtle stood up for her and encouraged her to go after what she wanted – a singing career! She places her flowers with the others. "She will be so missed," Kelly says and hugs Angie.
Zach, Jack and Erica meet Bianca and Reese at the casino where workers are setting up carnival areas to pay tribute to Myrtle. Binks reports that they haven't been able to find Skye and Rae is in London, unable to attend. Ryan and Greenlee, the Hubbards, Kelly and Opal arrive. They all gather with carnival folk, as Bianca sings "Once Upon A Time" to them. Aggie appears and blows a kiss to Myrtle's picture. Erica and Opal hug Bianca and then Erica takes the stage. "We are here to celebrate Pine Valley's heart, Myrtle Fargate," she says and talks about Myrt's carnie days. "Myrtle was a giver and a healer and a source of laughter," she says and wonders if Mona and Myrtle are enjoying heaven together. She asks Zach to come to the stage but he is gone. Opal turns to the crowd and says Myrtle is at peace now.
Zach locks himself in the elevator and cries. He pulls himself back together and returns to the gathering. Erica, Bianca and Opal are the only people left. Erica and Bianca leave to be with the kiddos. Zach stares at Myrt's picture for a while and then slowly walks to it, wondering who will lead Pine Valley now. He recites a poem silently, telling Myrtle that she will be with him forever. He slowly walks away and Myrtle whispers, "The angels are on your side."
Zach returns to his office and surprises Myrtle. Myrt asks what is wrong and Zach says he can't stop the bad thoughts he's been having. They have a drink and Myrtle says Zach has every right to his bad thoughts. She tells him to concentrate on Kendall and the boys because that will keep him sane.