Monday, January 17, 2005

The Passing of One Great Dame

Condolences to all who loved Ruth Warrick, aka Phoebe Tyler Wallingford of All My Children. She also played Orson Welles's wife in Citizen Kane. Ruth was royalty to the world of daytime television, proven last May when she was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the Daytime Emmy Awards. She was class personified, and she will be deeply missed.


Great quote in the NYT from La Lucci:

Susan Lucci... (who was an original cast member of AMC along with Warrick for three decades) said in a telephone interview Ms. Warrick had little in common with the judgemental, status-driven Phoebe.... "I always counted myself lucky, especially at the beginning, to be in the presence of such a glamourous legenadry actress. She would have all these wonderful stories about Orson Welles and Citizien Kane..."

Ms. Lucci also said Ms. Warrick had a playful side. In the 1970's, when streaking was all the rage, she dashed through the studio wearing nothing more than a fur coat, which she briefly opened for a laugh....


At 10:28 PM, Blogger Hokule'a said...

she wa a great lady and will be sorely missed

At 8:09 AM, Blogger Esther said...

I agree with you. I'm glad she was able to at least appear one last time on Jan. 5, in the 35th anniversary episode.


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