Full detailed profile on Duke Lavery Played by Ian Buchanan on General Hospital Daytime Soap Opera.
Actor: Ian Buchanan
Who played Duke Lavery over the years
Ian Buchanan [(1986–89, August 27, 2012—)]
Useful information on Duke Lavery
* Money laundering for Burt Ramsey's organization.
Past: Mob associate.
Past: Owner of Duke's Club.
Once arriving in Port Charles from Scotland, Duke was quickly involved with Anna Devane in a romance. He was the owner of the elaborate Duke's Nightclub, which just happened to be laundering cash for the mob. He decided to leave the crime life behind for her. Other members of the organization weren't willing to let that happen. During his conflict laden departure from the business, he got to know his father Angus and learned he had a sister somewhere. Meanwhile, Anna's house was bombed, bringing Robert Scorpio back to town to investigate and he was sure Duke was involved.
Duke teamed up with Robert and Anna to bring down corruption and crime in town. He wound up being paralyzed by a bullet meant for Robert. After a brief stay in prison, he was reunited with his half-sister, a nun from Canada. They almost had an affair before they found out the truth. He reunited with Anna, but not before helping to cover up some crimes for his sister. This was soon uncovered by a reporter, who leaked it to Anna on her wedding day to Duke. That ruined their wedding.
Eventually, Duke managed to win Anna back and they were married in the highlands. However, his lingering involvement in organized crime continued to cause friction. After he became stuck in a power struggle with Olivia Jerome, she used sex and violence to try and get rid of him. Anna wound up losing her baby in an elevator rigged to kill Duke and was then arrested for putting Olivia in a coma. She was eventually cleared and Olivia was sent to an asylum.
Duke testified against his former crime colleagues, faked his own death and went into witness protection.
Years later, Duke turned up in a psychiatric facility in Lucerne, Switzerland where Robin was being secretly held. He quickly made his way back to Port Charles and into Anna's life.
Married to Anna Devane (Married: October 19, 1987; dissolved by his presumed death)
Anna Devane (lovers)
Mary Fitzhugh (mother)
Angus McKay (father)
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Anna's confused when room service is announced outside her room. She finds Duke standing there with a white rose and dinner for two. They talk about Dante and Lulu. Duke sympathizes with Dante's situation. Anna appreciated their tango at the Nurses' Ball. She feels it did remove the ghost of Faison from their lives. They reflect on the kiss they exchanged and sit down for dinner which he promises he didn't pay for with counterfeit money. He surprises her with her favorite foods. They remember their past and Duke shares that he's ready for them to rebuild their future if she is. She agrees to let him make her happy. They kiss. He's pleased she doesn't think they're dreaming. She wants them to wait making him worry she's having second thoughts. Anna takes the time to explain if he breaks the law she will have to come after him. He doesn't have a problem with that and they go to the bedroom.
Mac and Felicia meet Anna in her office. She's anxious that Lulu, Dante, Luke and Laura are unaccounted for. Mac and Felicia offer their help. Anna say's it's in the hands of the WSB. She compliments how well they look together. Mac announces Felicia proposed. She denies and says it's the other way around and she's waiting for a ring. They congratulate Anna for reuniting with Duke. Anna isn't sure but shares they did kiss. She thinks it's not resolved yet.
At the Quartermaine's AJ calls Liz and they remember the great time they had at the ball. He's eager for a second date. Duke visits and AJ compliments him on his tango and asks if he and Anna are back together. Duke doesn't know. AJ encourages him to keep a positive attitude. Duke asks if he's doing the same with Elizabeth. Later, Michael arrives late and confesses he spent the night with Brenda Barrett. AJ spits his beverage out.