Former General Hospital star David Groh (ex-D.L. Brock) has died. The actor was felled by kidney cancer at the age of 68.
General Hospital has lost its second former star in two weeks. David Groh (ex-D.L. Brock) died of kidney cancer on Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 68.
Though Groh will forever be known to daytime audiences as the abusive husband of Bobbie Spencer during a 1983 to 1985 run with the ABC soap, to the masses Groh will be remembered as Joe Gerard, the ex-husband of Valerie Harper on the primetime sitcom Rhoda
Divorce was not a subject generally addressed on television in the 1970s, so the on-screen split of Rhoda Morgernstern and Joe came as a surprise to viewers. The couple's marriage was one of the series' highest-rated episodes. When the pair divorced, some fans sent condolence cards to the couple.
Groh also appeared in a handful of motion pictures, including Get Shorty
, Two Minute Warning
and Broken Vow
. He also took two turns on Broadway, appearing in Neil Simon's Chapter Two
and Jon Tolin's Twilight of the Golds
Groh attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art on a Fulbright scholarship. After a stint in the U.S. Army, he returned to New York to study at the Actors Studio.
On February 1st
, former General Hospital star Shell Kepler
) passed away at the age of 49.