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    Has Stuart Damon been Fired?

    Friday, December 22 2006


    The Doctors Quartermaine burned up our TV screens during the '70s and '80s. (ABC)
    Soaps.com woke up this morning to a SCOOP. Unofficial scoop, but still, it's scoop! Sadly, if turns out to be true it's not good news for those of us who have been enjoying Dr. Alan Quartermaine through all of his zany and troubled life. Sources tell Soaps.com that ABC has fired Stuart Damon. Newer fans of General Hospital might think it's not a big deal to lose this character, but think again! Alan has been a part of the show's key family since 1977. His life has had a big impact on some of our front-burner characters of today. He and Monica (and their torrid affairs and reconciliations!) were front-burner storylines for most of the 70's and 80's. One time, Alan tried to kill Monica and her lover, Rick Webber, when he learned that "his" son A.J. might have been fathered by Rick. As it turned out, Rick wasn't the father. Alan went on to have a love affair with a lovely waitress named Susan Moore. She is Jason's mother! After Susan died, Monica took Alan back and adopted Jason as her own. Years later, Alan and Monica adopted Emily after her mother died of cancer. In more recent years, Stuart Damon did an amazing job portraying Alan's fall from the upper class in to the gutter as a pain killer addict.

    In case you need a reminder of the multi-branched Quartermaine family tree, here it is. Edward and Lila (God bless her sweet soul) are his parents. Tracy, as you probably know, is his sister. Alan also has learned that he has two half siblings from his father's various affairs, Bradley Ward and Jimmy Lee Holt (both have died). Busy Alan has married Monica twice and Lucy Coe once. Some fans would say that Susan Moore ties (Monica) for the love of his life. In addition to A.J., Jason and Emily, Alan considers Skye as his daughter because when she came to Port Charles in 2004, she was thought to be his daughter from yet another affair. It was only after the family came to love and accept her did they learn otherwise. Alan is the proud, yet somewhat estranged, grandfather of Michael Corinthos (A.J.'s biological son) and Skye's new baby, Lila Rae. His sister Tracy has given him two nephews, Ned and Dillon and Ned's daughter Brook Lynn is his great niece. There were also a couple of Ward children (Justice and Faith) hanging around the Quartermaine parlor for a few years as well!


    The Q family tree never seems to stop surprising us. (ABC)
    If Soap.com's sources are correct, we'll see this treasured character leave Port Charles in some way soon! Could he have been Rick Webber's real killer? Will he go back on the pills? Will he catch one of the many stray mob bullets that fly around town? If you don't want to see him go, you can do your best to affect change. Give the "Powers that Be" your valuable opinion. Here is the contact information:

    ABC Daytime
    c/o ABC-TV
    4151 Prospect Ave.
    Building F
    Rm. 3512
    Los Angeles Ca 90027

    General Hospital
    c/o ABC-TV
    4151 Prospect Avenue
    Hollywood, CA 90027

    GH and all ABC Daytime e-mail address: netaudr@abc.com or daytime@abc.com



    Stuart Damon is a very talented singer and actor. Does anyone remember him as Prince Charming on "Cinderella"? How about when he performed at the GH Nurse's Ball every year? After being nominated for the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in '82, '83, '84, '91, and '96 he finally won in 1997! He lives with his Deirdre, his wife of twenty-five years, in Los Angeles's lovely Hancock Park area. They have two grown children and a grandson. Stuart is an avid golfer and has stated that he hopes to direct plays and create "at least one unforgettable screen role" in the future. We hope he can stay on in Port Charles � and even spend more time on that highly coveted front burner! If you want to show your support and write him directly, here you go:

    Stuart Damon
    c/o General Hospital - ABC-TV
    4151 Prospect Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90027

    Keep checking our Soaps.com newsroom; we'll let you know as soon as we hear any more on this story. And keep your fingers crossed that we get to enjoy Alan Quartermaine for many years to come.


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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by rlsss at Friday, December 22 2006 07:42 AM

    The Quartermaines have lost a lot of members throughout the past years. To see another one go one as center with the family would make us think that the Quartermaines are losing the power. Maybe if one goes maybe another should be creative but with the potential to keep the Quartermaines strong. The family is appearing weak.

    Posted by sdeshazo at Friday, December 22 2006 09:27 AM

    He has been there for years Please let him stay. We needs the vets on the show to keep it G.H. new characters are great but the old ones are great too.

    Posted by nicoler76 at Friday, December 22 2006 10:11 AM

    I love Alan Quartermaine! I have been watching the show since Monica's daughter Dawn was killed.
    I always have loved the storylines when Alan and Monica are involved. I love seeing Alan's gentle side. Now that alan is a grandfather, I would love to see more of that,

    I don't want Stuart Damon to leave!!

    Posted by tonibunny at Friday, December 22 2006 11:18 AM

    Why get rid of Alan before reconciling him and Jason? There are others they can get rid of: Mac Scorpio - as the commissioner, he never solves any cases, as a father, he never deaks with his girls. Everything that happens to them is someone else's fault, never theirs. In fact, get rid of all of them: Maxie, Georgie, and Mac. The producers have long gotten rid of the best thing about all of them: THE ORIGINAL FELICIA - she was the best thing in and about that family.

    Posted by tonibunny at Friday, December 22 2006 11:18 AM

    correction - deals, not deaks. Sorry

    Posted by nicoler76 at Friday, December 22 2006 01:03 PM

    What I just read on soapcentral.com is that the possible storyline is that Alan will be found out during Sweeps as the one who killed Rick Webber. He will have a heart attack when he is arrested and die!
    I love Stuart Damon! As much as I hate to see hime leave the show, if he is to leave the show, I would rather have him killed off and not recast the role

    Posted by liz-k at Friday, December 22 2006 10:15 PM

    If Stuart Damon has decided to retire, I respect that. Retire the character. Don't ruin the character by having Alan as Rick Webber's killer; because it sounds like writer's block. Don't make the same mistake AMC did in 2006, creating a whole bunch of new characters and alienating your long time viewers.

    Posted by Jascy at Saturday, December 23 2006 06:52 PM

    I don't want the Q's to change any more. Keep Stuart Damon.

    Posted by Mom2RedHead at Tuesday, December 26 2006 05:59 AM

    Keep Suart Damon! How could they do that to him after 30 years? NO heart at all!

    Posted by chichez at Tuesday, December 26 2006 10:00 AM

    Don't let alan go.

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