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Ray MacDonnell, All My Children’s Beloved Dr. Joe Martin, Passes Away at 93

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Heartbreaking news to share this Monday. Michael Fairman TV has learned that All My Children mainstay, Ray MacDonnell (Dr. Joe Martin) passed away on June 10th of natural causes. He was 93-years-old (born in 1928), and died at his home in Chappaqua, New York.

Ray was an original cast member of All My Children when the show made its ABC debut back in 1970.  He stayed with the series for more than 40 years and retired from the soap when it moved its production from New York to Los Angeles. He returned to the show in 2011 for a few appearances with is on-screen wife, then played by Lee Meriwether, and then for the final episode on ABC.  Later in 2013, he made appearances on Prospect Park’s online reboot of the series.

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MacDonnell’s daughter, Sarah MacDonnell, shared with Michael Fairman TV that there will be a private memorial with close relatives and family. Ray is survived by his three children, Kyle, Daniel, and Sarah, and his wife, Patricia.

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The actor received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Daytime Emmys back in 2004.  MacDonnell was beloved his co-stars and fans of All My Children.

Throughout his enduring stage and film and TV career, Ray appeared in the role of  Philip Capice for eight years on The Edge of Night and also starred on Broadway in Mame with both Angela Lansbury and Ann Miller.

We will continue to update this story.

Please share your condolences and remembrances of Ray MacDonell in the comment section below.

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Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

My condolences to the MacDonnell family. Ray was a wonderful actor and I enjoyed him on AMC, but my favorite was Phil Caprice on Edge Of Night.

Gregg Simmons
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Gregg Simmons

Ray was a total professional and a kind gentleman. The time that I spent on All My Children was special. Ray, Susan, Eileen, Jill, David, Ruthie, Jimmy, Lee, and so many more made it memorable. Even as tough as it could be, I look back on those years with much fondness.

Lin Herz
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Lin Herz

I’m so deeply sorry. I loved him on AMC. May your happy memories sustain you.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I always loved Dr. Joe so very much. 93 years is remarkable longevity for a remarkable man. A very hearty thank you to Mr. MacDonnell for sharing his wonderful talent with all of us. Rest in peace.

richard w griffin
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richard w griffin

I have so many wondeful memories of Ray MacDonnell as Dr. Joe Martin on All My Children. I was a child when I first started watching AMC – Joe and Ruth were the stable steady couple on the show. He radiated a kindness and professionalism always. His chemistry with Mary Fickett and Kay Campbell in particular standout for me. R.I.P. Dr Joe…

Christina
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Christina

I am very, very sad right now. Only the death of David Canary hit me harder. RIP, sir. You will be missed.

D
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D

omg keep it to yourself

Steve
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Steve

If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all…

Perhaps Christina watched AMC for 40 years and it was one of her only times “to escape” during her day.

Let’s not criticize other posters – keep the criticism where it belongs (on the soap writers, lol)

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Christina
I think I understand dear so don’t let the critics get to you. I remember when my husband died and thinking only my dog getting run over hit me harder.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Christina, et al
I was trying to be funny here, not serious, although I did understand what Christina was trying to say, which to me was she preferred one actor to the other, which I don’t think warranted the comments.

Leslye Allen
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Leslye Allen

My condolences to the family and friends of Ray MacDonnell. He was part of what every soap used to have -tent pole couple that was who everbody went to for advice. RIP.

Alesha Lane
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Alesha Lane

First Mr MacDonnell, now Mr Damon, what a month. RIP gentle man, you have earned it.

Sherry Willis
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Sherry Willis

My condolences to his family and friends! I loved him too! I always liked the way he was with the character who played his Mom! Ray McDonnell Rest In Peace, your job was well done!

Christine Woodrow-Garcia
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Christine Woodrow-Garcia

My heart goes out to the family for their loss. Ray was a great actor and I have many fond memories of watching the show for most of my life. RIP ❤️

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Chrishell Stause Wins ‘MTV Movie & TV Award UNSCRIPTED’ For Best Reality Star

Selling Sunset and former soap star, Chrishell Star (Ex-AMC, DAYS, and Y&R) took home the fan voted Best Reality Star at the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED that aired Sunday night.

During her acceptance speech, Stause expressed deep appreciated for the positive response she received after making her new romance with Australian singer/rapper G Flip public.

Following thanking those involved in Selling Sunset including her ex Jason Oppenheim, Stause shared: “I knew about this nomination before I had said anything about my sexuality. I’m not trying to get really deep with you guys, but the fact that this was voted on after means so much to me because I wasn’t sure how that was gonna go.”

Stause won the award over Chris Tamburello (The Challenge), Lindsay Hubbard (Summer House), Teresa Guidice (The Real Housewives of New Jersey) and Willow Pill (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14).

After her win, Chrishell tweeted:I. AM. SO. HONORED!!! Truly thank you to everyone that voted And thank you so much MTV & Netflix”

 

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During the Selling Sunset reunion special on Netflix, Chrishell confirmed she was in a relationship with G Flip.

Check out Stause’s speech below.

 

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Chrishell Stause and Singer G Flip Confirm Relationship

During the premiere of Friday night’s Selling Sunset reunion show on Netflix, there were several major moments, but one of them surprised many.

Former All My Children, Days of our Lives, and ‘Young and the Restless’ star, Chrishell Stause confirmed that she is in a relationship with Australian singer, G Flip.

Stause revealed that she is seeing the non-binary singer after the moderator, Tan France asked Chrishell if she was seeing anyone. The former soap star expressed: “I recently have been spending a lot of time with someone that’s very important to me. Their name is G Flip. They’re non-binary, so they go by they/them,” adding, “They are an extremely talented musician.”

Leave it to her soap background to play a part in the ultimate connection between Chrishell and G Flip. Stause explained: “It started because I was just going to be in their video. And it’s about this chaotic love story. I come from soaps, I love acting. And with the job that we have, I don’t always get to do it. At first of course I was like yes, let’s do that.”

G Flip’s latest single GAY 4 Me is out now and her new single is dropping on May 13th, GET ME OUTTA HERE.

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Previously, Chrishell was dating her ‘Selling Sunset’ boss, Jason Oppenheim, who opined about the break-up of their relationship on the special. In a scene shown on the Netflix special, Oppenheim shared, “This is not the time of my life where I want to have a family.”  Months back, reports had surfaced that the couple had differences they could not overcome.  However, now Jason expressed that Stause was “the love of my life” and said he may regret forever the fact that he let her go.

Now back to present time.  According to PEOPLE.com, Stause is enjoying the company of G Flip, and the two were seen out and about at West Hollywood’s nightclub/bar, The Abbey, this past Thursday cozying up to one another.

In addition, it appears that Stause and G Flip are now living together in Chrishell’s Los Angeles home, which reportedly was purchased, in part, by her selling her wedding to her ex husband, This Is Us star, Justin Hartley.

Over the last 24 hours, Stause took to her Instagram story clad in a bikini, and showed us the renovation progress of a large closet at her home.  She closed the IG story withm “I’m gonna come out of it now,” to which several of her former DAYS castmates had fun with the ‘play on words’ response and shared some comments back to her.

So, what do you think of Chrishell entering into a relationship with G Flip? We wish them the best. Share your thoughts below.  

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Susan Lucci Shares on the Loss of Her Husband Helmut Huber: ‘The Love of My Life’ Followed by Outpouring of Support From Co-Stars & Colleagues

All My Children’s iconic Daytime Emmy-winning star, Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica Kane) suffered the most heartbreaking loss when her beloved husband of 53 years, Helmut Huber, passed away back last month on March 28th at the age of 84.

Since that time and during her grief, Susan and her family have remained silent and off of social media.  However, in a beautiful, yet simple, Instagram post over the Easter and Passover weekend, Susan posted a touching photo of her with Helmut with the caption “The love of my life.”  The photo captured the essence of Susan and Helmut’s one-of-a-kind relationship.

What followed was a tremendous outpouring of love and support for Susan from friends, former co-stars, daytime colleagues, and fans.  Below are just a few comments to Susan’s post:

Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, AMC) shared: “The most beautiful love story, better than any TV show could write! I’m so, so sorry for your loss Susan. Sending you so much love and all my prayers for comfort in your heartache.”

Andy Cohen (Watch What Happens Live, Bravo) wrote: “So sorry for your loss. The two of you were love personified ”

Rosalyn Sanchez  (Ex-Carmen, Devious Maids) expressed: “Thinking of you Susan… so sorry for your loss. Sending you love and light.”

Laura Wright  (Carly, GH) related: “Big love and hugs Susan – I’m so sorry for your loss ❤️❤️”

Melissa Claire Egan  (Chelsea, Y&R and Ex-Annie, AMC) simply put: ❤️❤️❤️

Share your thoughts and love for Susan in the comment section below during this difficult time.

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