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All My Children and Edge Of Night Star Larkin Malloy Dead At 62

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More heartbreaking news following the passing of AMC and OLTL creator and soap icon, Agnes Nixon on Wednesday.  Late Thursday afternoon came word that Larkin Malloy, best known for his roles as Travis Montgomery on All My Children, and Schuyler “Sky” Whitney on Edge of Night died of complications from heart surgery he suffered over the weekend.  The popular fan favorite died at only 62 years of age.

Two of Malloy’s longtime scene partners were the first to share the news and their grief at the passing of their friend and colleague.  AMC’s Walt Willey, who played Larkin’s on-screen brother, Jack Montgomery on All My Children, and the one and only Sharon Gabet who played Raven Whitney, Malloy’s on-screen lady love on Edge of Night.

Willey shared via Facebook: “Just got word that Larkin Malloy, who played my brother Travis on All My Children, died of complications from a heart attack he suffered on Saturday. Larkin Malloy welcomed me like a brother when I joined the cast in 1987. We worked together, did appearances together, partied together, vacationed together. He was an actor’s actor, spending many years teaching the craft, and a gentleman in the Old World style. We spent many hours together, both on set and off, and truly were ‘Irish brothers from another mother.’ Tommy, you will be missed. Love you, brother.”

Gabet shared via Facebook: “Just received official word that Larkin Malloy has died today after a massive coronary event on Saturday, his birthday. I am heartbroken. Love and prayers to his beautiful soul and to his family.  Forever my dear beloved and friend. ”

Later, Guiding Light legacy star Kim Zimmer (Reva) shared her sorrow at the passing of  Malloy, who played Kyle Sampson on the series: “The “Light” has dimmed today with the news of the passing of one of my dearest, funniest, talented and just plan awesome leading men, Larkin Malloy! Sweet dreams my Love!””

Susan Lucci (Erica, AMC) posted via Instagram: “Farewell, Larkin–fond memories of AMC with you as “Travis”–race cars and midnight waltzes in Charleston–and, most importantly ‘Bianca’. May you rest in peace. “

ABC in a statement on Larkin’s passing expressed: “We are deeply saddened to hear the news of the death of actor Larkin Malloy. He will forever be remembered to our ABC audience for his captivating portrayals of Travis Montgomery on All My Children and Schuyler Whitney on The Edge of Night.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”

As for Malloy’s career he also appeared on Loving and As The World Turns.  Larkin received a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Leading Actor in a Drama Series for his role of “Sky on Edge of Night.  He was most recently seen in Sonia Blangiardo’s web series, Tainted Dreams.

Malloy also worked behind the scenes in daytime television. He directed for Another World and at one point became the on set acting coach at As the World Turns. During his seven years working with actors at ATWT, nine of his actors were nominated for Daytime Emmys.  Larkin also taught soap operaa on-camera acting class at the Weist-Barron School, and served on the faculty of The New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts.

Share your thoughts and condolences on the death of Larkin Malloy and let us know what role do you remember him the most for in the comment section below.

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Kimmy
Kimmy

RIP Larkin! I remember you from All My Children and you were such a good looking and talented actor! What your friend and fellow actor Walt Whiley said about you was awesome as someone who knew you well…..

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

I’m in a bad place at the moment because of the passing of Agnes Nixon and now Larkin Malloy. I’ve been binge watching EON on YouTube and have fallen head over heels for Sky Whitney.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

i always enjoyed him on Edge Of Night as Sky paired with Sharon Gabet’s Raven Alexander Jamison Swift Whitney Whitney and later with Susan Lucci as Travis on AMC…a fine actor who will always be sorely missed!!!

Dylan
Dylan

Why would you be in a bad place??

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

I’m sad because of the loss of Agnes Nixon and then Larkin Malloy on top of that.

Andy G.
Andy G.

What a coincidence! I’ve also been binge-watching EON on YouTube over the past several months, though my “dead guy crush” is on Joel Crothers, who played Dr. Miles Cavanaugh.

k/kay
k/kay

I remember the awful accident he was in I think a car hit him in NY? We thought he was going to die and I prayed he would come back to Edge of Night he was replaced while he was recuperating and he was so missed

blake
blake

I need to watch his scenes on Guiding Light again. Can’t believe that was thirty years ago, but it’s still great to watch!

Sunni
Sunni

@k/kay – yes, I remember that, too. He was crossing the street and was off the show for awhile. It was back before the internet covered everything like they do now, and I bought one of the daytime magazines to see how he was doing. The person who found him got him to a better hospital rather than the nearest one, which helped save him and also his leg, which was broken in the accident.

Claudio
Claudio

Very sad news, Larkin Mallory was a very talented actor. I am in shock, that he passed away. Larkin was only 62 years old. Loved him on AMC as Travis. Susan Lucci and Larkin Mallory had great chemistry together. May he rest in peace.

Dylan
Dylan

Why would you be in shock??

John Gordon
John Gordon

Tell ya what, Dylan – No one’s in shock, no one is in a “bad Place” – it’s just great that he’s gone, is THAT what you expect to hear? You must have the heart of a stone. People are just expressing their sorrow over hearing sad news of a well-known soap actor’s passing.
When YOU die maybe we’ll all post something that we’re in a “great Place” and that no one at all is in shock.

Claudio
Claudio

Because Larkin was not old, he was only 62 years old. The soap world lost a very talented actor.

Dylan
Dylan

John Gordon…please do not presume to know me or my heart. You have no idea what I have been through. I lost my two oldest brothers within a month and a day of each other. A year and a half later, I lost my my mom. In a year and a half I lost half of my immediate family. Thoseare REAL losses. So to hear people whining and caterwauling about the “shocking tragedy” and the “heartbreaking loss” etc of Larkin Malloy ….. Just rings a little psychotic to me. Yes…its sad when anyone dies. I enjoyed his work in soaps too. The people posting this did not know this man. Maybe if people would focus that type of love and attention on their own families and friends….this world would be a better place!

Paige
Paige

I have had the great fortune over the past year of getting to speak with Mr. Malloy over Facebook. He’s as lovely and witty as any of his debonair characters ever were. I remember him best as Jeff Brown AND Sky Whitney on Edge of Night, as well as Kyle Sampson on Guiding Light.
It was a great gift getting to know someone I crushed on in my younger years and really respect as an actor now.

Ces
Ces

I am so sad to hear about Larkin. I remember him from the Edge of Night and the few years I watched GL, I loved Kyle & Reva together. What a presence onscreen. RIP Mr. Malloy.

mark
mark

He was so good on guiding light I’m very sad

blake
blake

yeah he really was.

mollie
mollie

I am truly sorry to hear this. He was great as “Travis” and I always rooted for him 🙂 with Erika. Handsome fellow. Seemed like a lovely man.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Very sad news. Still young; so sudden from the info shared. I remember him as Travis on AMC. I hadn’t kept up with AMC but I do remember his face…handsome..debonair. Just plain sad news…RIP.

Mary
Mary

Rest in Peace!

Harry
Harry

“Thou we had a minute, eternity was in it.”
He was a beautiful man and evocative of the silent film stars from the 20’s.
He died way too young.

Phyllis Scott
Phyllis Scott

What a crush I had on Larkin! I wanted to marry that man. I drove many miles to see him in a New Jersey mall. I was thrilled to ask him two questions: How did he land the cover of ALFRED HITCHCOCK? He said a friend photographer recommended him. 2ND question: Would he consider the role of James Bond? He said he would not mind it. He called me a nice lady and I swooned. It took me years to get over the cancellation of THE EDGE OF NIGHT. I was in London at the time and missed the last episodes. Luckily the USA network showed the last year. A lot of the EDGE actors have died. Dr Cavana ugh, Calvin Stoner, the first Sky Whitney, etc. He was a beautiful man.

Tivette
Tivette

I so loved Larkin as Travis…God Bless him for all that he came to give to this world!

Ric
Ric

Such a handsome man, Loved him as Sky on Edge of Night! RIP

Mackenzie Grey
Mackenzie Grey

He’ll always be Sky Whitney to me. Loved EON and Raven and Sky.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

R.I.P., Larkin Malloy.

Side Note: Shouldn’t there be a R.I.P next to ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Revenge’?

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

Sky & Raven were an amazing couple on EDGE OF NIGHT, and that was a fun soap to watch. It was mystery-based and had a very film noir feel to it. I was so disappointed that it was cancelled & wondered if I’d ever see Larkin Malloy again. Fortunately, talent & charisma won out & he was able to create two other memorable roles for daytime fans on GL & AMC. We were very lucky to have so much of him over the years. RIP, Mr. Malloy.

Joe Haas
Joe Haas

I waited years for Kyle to come back to Guiding Light, to no avail. Saddened by news of this passing. I still remember his very brief run on As The World Turns as Dr. Weston.

Perhaps somebody can confirm this bit of trivia – didn’t he also appear – unbilled – in the finale of Search for Tomorrow? I think he was a crowd extra in an airport scene in the final episode.

Steve Ungrey
Steve Ungrey

He did, Joe. At the time, most of the crew for Search was the same crew that worked on Edge (Search taped in the same studio as Edge) so Larkin wanted to work with the Edge crew one last time. 🙂

Jonathan
Jonathan

Wow 2 legends of daytime in just afew days… just upon the 5th anniversary of the final AMC on ABC.

Cat
Cat

I read this several hours ago and was stunned by the news. I’ve been a fan of Larkin since EON. My respect for him increased over the years – especially after learning of his dedication to providing training for young actors at reasonable rates. Sharing your knowledge and empowering the next generation speaks volumes about his commitment to his craft.

He will be missed. My sympathies to those who knew him and the lives he enriched.

Anthony
Anthony

‘Travis Montgomery’ was such a convincing character and ‘Larkin Malloy ‘was such a convincing actor. His talents will always live on as we reminisce. I am deeply saddened to hear of this news and sending my condolences to his family, friends and fans. Rest in Peace.

Mark
Mark

What a daytime career he had with the leading ladies who pay tribute to him above. The likes of which isn’t seen in any medium anymore unless they are the veterans like he was. I’ll forever cherish my tapes of EON, AMC & GL with his many wonderful performances; Adventurous, romantic, and often funny, he was like a classic movie star in the way he played these sophisticated characters, like somebody you’d see in black and white on TCM. There’s a special welcome in heaven for him and Agnes Nixon, and I’d like to think that Lois Kibbee, Larry Gates and Ruth Warrick were there to greet them.

davlestev1
davlestev1

R. I. P. Larkin Malloy

k/kay
k/kay

Lovely man played three prominent roles in Daytime and made each character his own had chemistry with all his leading ladies. You will be missed!

blake
blake

I remember him as Kyle Sampson on Guiding Light. I was young then but who can forget Reva seeing Kyle marry Maeve and then she went and jumped off the bridge! But he was a great actor, that is unfortunate.

Lulu
Lulu

I remember Larkin from The Guiding Light.

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

This article really downplays his contributions to GL, where he was a beloved leading man and worthy scene partner to Kim Zimmer. Wow, they had chemistry. RIP, Mr. Malloy,

Patricio
Patricio

Testament to his ‘star qulity’ is seen by how many people remember him so fondly many years after he was a daytime fixture. He was amazing with the equally talented Sharon Gabet – again unforgetable. Miss my EON STILL TODAY

George Gillespie
George Gillespie

I miss Edge of Night also

George Gillespie
George Gillespie

I remember Larkin Malloy first and foremost as Schuyler Whitney, Geraldine Whitney’s nephew on The Edge of Night. He and Sharon Gabet, as Raven created magic on the tube. As Travis Montgomery on All My Children, he traded barbs with legend Susan Lucci as Erica Kane. Entangled in a love triangle on Guiding Light, his character, Kyle Sampson played the odd man out with Kim Zimmer’s Reva Shayne and her one and only true love Josh Lewis and his portrayer the ruggedly handsome Robert Newman. Thanks for the memories!!!!!!

clb
clb

I was wondering where Larkin was in the past few years. Kyle Sampson, Maeve, and Reva were a great triangle on GL. Where has the time gone? Larkin was a great actor and certainly dominated the 70s and 80s in daytime.

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8 Years To The Day Of All My Children & One Life to Live Being Canceled; Still Considered By Many Worst Move For Daytime

It’s hard to believe that 8 years ago today on April 14th, 2011, the soap world, its fans, and the cast members, learned of the heartbreaking news that ABC, in one swift move, decimated its daytime line-up when they announced the cancellations of long running series, All My Children (which would end at its 41st year), and One Life to Live (which would ends its run in its 43rd year).

At the time, ABC announced it would move to more lifestyle/entertainment series to replace these dramas.  In its place came The Chew and The Revolution, neither show is still on the air today.  Executives at that time pointed to research saying that times are changing and that their decision was “guided by extensive research into what today’s daytime viewers want,” and blame, in part, “the changing viewing patterns of the audience” for the axing of AMC and OLTL

Then ABC Daytime President, Brian Frons had joked to Deadline about the big announcement that he: “Pre-entered the witness protection program prior to today’s events.”  He added that “The demise of the two venerable soaps was actually a year in the making.  A year ago, we started to look at our projections where the ratings for the soaps would go.  When those projections came in pretty discouraging, the network began to aggressively develop replacement shows, 15 of them.  Four of the 15 were picked up to pilot: The Chew and The Revolution and two others, a talk show and a dating show. Originally, the idea was to cancel only one daytime drama.  The way the ratings developed and the pilots turned out, the ratings developed negatively and pilots developed positively, so we decided to make a bigger shift.”  Of note is that when it went off the air, One Life to Live was in third place among its competitors in the ratings.

The press release that came with the cancellations stated: “To honor the core, passionate audience and their rich history both shows will conclude in a manner that respects their legacies and the longstanding hopes of many of their viewers.”

Following the cancellations daytime reeled. The mainstream was sure it meant the endings of the soaps, period.  However, four shows illustrated that is not true at all.  For Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless all remain, and still whether they are up or down in their numbers/ratings, they remain relevant and important to the enduring daytime viewing audience.

Sadly, as with any shows, the end of ABC’s AMC and OLTL meant loss of jobs for so many working in front of the camera and behind the scenes. One Life was the last soap opera in production in New York at the time.  AMC was already being shot in LA to cut costs to save it.

Still in 2019, if you venture on to social media, especially Twitter, you see fans constantly missing its stars and the towns of Llanview and Pine Valley, wanting this wrong rectified.  Although Prospect Park tried to revive the show with their online versions, eventually after legal battles that went on for a few years, ABC now retains the right to these properties,

The good news is that many favorites from AMC and OLTL have found success and been hired on other soap operas, bringing their followings with them, whether it be on-screen, or in the writing, producing, directing or crew departments.

So, do you think the loss of AMC and OLTL consolidated daytime and made the remaining shows stronger so they would not be touched or canceled?  Do you think ABC should try to mount a resurrected AMC and OLTL or an amalgamation of the two?  Do you remember where you were when you learned the two soaps were cancelled? Was this the worst misstep of all-time for daytime? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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The premise of Wild Cards is based on the sci-fi anthology series edited by George R. R, Martin, best known for writing the “Song of Ice and Fire” novels, on which HBO’s Game of Thrones is based.  Riegel’s husband, Andrew Miller is the showrunner attached to the upcoming series.

On Martin’s website he teases the set-up of the “leaked” video clip:  “This was not supposed to go public.. Everybody (Well, everybody that has been paying attention knows that we are developing two Wild Cards as a series for Hulu  Andrew Miller has taken the reins as showrunner, a writing staff has been hired, and they have been hard at work for months.  What was NOT supposed to be known is how far they’ve come.  Not only have some scripts been finished, but the first show has gone into production and has been shooting.  That was supposed to be a deep dark secret, however.   We wanted to surprise the world. It’s hard to keep secrets in Hollyweird, however.  And now it appears that some of the rough footage has been leaked by person or persons unknown”

Meanwhile, Riegel sent out a series of tweets: “Hooo boy…cat’s out of the bag! Fans, please don’t judge our show based on these leaked videos!! The effects are going to knock your socks off. And my costars, and , are doing the best work of their lives!”  That was followed by, T”hank you for the chance to work with you on your first foray into soaps! I am humbled and honored. We won’t let you down.” And then, “I’m probably not allowed to share this with all the NDAs I signed, but damnit I’m just so proud of the team!  think we are breaking new ground for soaps. So proud to work with you!”

Now below, check out the Wild Cards “leaked footage” and let us know if you think of the …. um … drama! Comment below.  And one more thing … Happy April Fool’s!

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On Monday’s episode of ABC’s Strahan & Sara, the show welcomed several stars of the beloved All My Children for a reunion, of sorts. Joining hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines were Susan Lucci (Erica), Walt Willey (Jack), Cady McClain (Dixie), Jacob Young (JR) and Jill Larson (Opal).

While it was wonderful to see the stars from Pine Valley again, it was also a painful reminder that this network, ABC, canceled the show, and had put in its place – The Chew, and now Strahan & Sara – since canning the series.   In fact, as you will see on the clips below, many of the crew who work on this talk show were once the crew for All My Children.

During the segment, Susan Lucci was tested to see if she remembered all of Erica Kane’s wedded names.  Later, Walt Willey and Susan re-created the final scene of the ABC version of All My Children between Erica and Jack, where Jack walks out on her.  However, this time, they have Jack changing his mind and coming back to Erica and sealing their relationship with a kiss – a moment of closure that never happened (since the show moved to online via Prospect Park).

In addition, Cady McClain and Jacob Young re-created the infamous Dixie “dying from eating poison pancakes” scene, as JR watches his mother die, only this time she lives.

It’s always great to see these veteran performers, but Strahan & Sara is trying to capture the soap viewers to put eyeballs on their show by bringing in talent from the show that sadly and wrongly went off the air.

Watch the clips below from the All My Children reunion below.  Then, let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below.

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