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    In Memory Of Larry Haines…

    Wednesday, July 23 2008


    Photo Credit: Larry Haines
    Soaps.com is sad to report that on July 17, 2008 soap opera veteran and Daytime Emmy Award winner Larry Haines has passed away. At almost 90 years old, Larry has left behind some of the most memorable characters and scenes in daytime today. He spent thirty-five years on Search For Tomorrow from 1951 to 1986 as Stu Bergman. Sharing a lot of his scenes with his onscreen soul mate, Jo (Mary Stuart), the characters were used in the show's final scene on December 26, 1986 searching for the show title implied.

    Aside from his many TV and films credits, Larry also appeared in daytime on Another World as Sidney Sugarman and on Loving as Neil Warren.

    Soaps.com wants to send our deepest condolences to Larry's family and friends. The heart and soul that he put into his characters will never be forgotten. For those who would like to make a donation in the actor's name, please feel free to direct them to the Screen Actors Guild Hollywood Headquarters at 5757 Wilshire Blvd. 7th Floor in Los Angeles, CA 90036-3600.


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    Posted by SndrElkins at Wednesday, July 23 2008 08:37 AM

    So sad.I use to love Search For Tomorrow.It broke my heart when it was taking off the air.Stu and Jo where my favorites. Mary Stuart also played on GL.She also passed away.I miss both of these great Actor's.

    Posted by Wheels_Beth at Wednesday, July 23 2008 06:37 PM

    I watched Search for Tomorrow on a regular basis it's final year. I had just graduated HS when it was going off so I didn't watch much. Only when I had a day off from school or a half a day when I would get home just in time to watch it. I loved Stu and Jo. They were so good together. He lived a long life. May he rest in peace. Mary and Larry are together in Heaven.

    Posted by iowahawkeye at Thursday, July 24 2008 03:13 PM

    i love seeing you guys pay tribute to ANY of the daytime actors, they have left an impression on me, and it's nice when you know someone else appreciated them too. I saw the show off and on, and he was always great. I remember him on Another World too. My, my.

    Posted by sassafras at Thursday, July 24 2008 07:42 PM

    It is so so sad. I watched Search for Tomorrow faithfully, Stu and JoAnne were my two favorite people on that show. When you watched them you could just feel the love between JoAnne and Stu. My prayers and my condolences go out to Larry's family. He will surely be missed.

    Posted by picklegrammy at Friday, July 25 2008 01:58 AM

    I too loved Stu & Jo.My Mother always watched Search For Tomorrow,Guiding Light & The Edge Of Night.I used to watch Search with her when I came home from school for lunch,when I was in Elementary School & the shows were only on for half an hour.I started watching again after I got out of High School & got married & was raising my family.I miss all those old shows,including Another World,Santa Barbara & Texas.I just recently lost my husband too,all my prayers & sympathies to the family.Know that he was so loved by so many.

    Posted by lady red at Friday, July 25 2008 05:47 PM

    This is sad news. I remember Search For Tommorrow, Stu and Jo are the actors I remember the most from Search For Tommorrow...My condolences and sympathy to Mr. Haines family and friends.

    Posted by Llanview_Poolboy at Saturday, July 26 2008 08:54 AM

    My late grandmother watched SFT from beginning to end. She has a crush on on Stu Bergman. It was kind of amusing! She loved Larry Haines on "Another World" and really appreciated "Loving" for creating a role for him and giving Larry a little romance to play (Neil and Kate). Thank you for all the years you provided daytime fans with enjoyment. You will never be forgotten.

    Posted by scifiradioguy at Tuesday, July 29 2008 08:36 PM

    Larry lived a couple of miles south of me. I found out about this in 2005, as I was doing a Google search of retired actors who may be living in South Florida (he was- in Delray Beach). Strangely enough, I can safely say (now) that Mr. Haines' phone number was publicly listed!

    I called him, asked if he was the one who spent 35 years on SFT (he was), and then asked if he would do an interview with me over the phone for the WOST website's podcast. He agreed (it's on YouTube).

    I just want to say that it was an honor to not only be a part of his life for a brief period of time, but also to bring him to a new generation of fans that will no doubt enjoy him on the SFT vids on AOL.

    A class act, he was.

    Rest in Peace, Mr. Haines. And thank you.

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