Emmy-winning actor Charles Keating dead at 72

Posted Sunday, August 10, 2014 11:17:49 AM
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Emmy-winning actor Charles Keating dead at 72
Emmy-winning soap actor Charles Keating has passed away at the age of 72. Keating, who also worked in film and on stage, is known for soap roles on All My Children, Another World, and Port Charles.

Veteran soap opera actor Charles Keating has died at the age of 72. He had been fighting cancer and succumbed to the illness on August 9.

Born on October 22, 1941, in London, England, Keating was a television, film, and stage actor.

Long before American audiences would discover him in daytime, Keating appeared with the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon. He eventually turned his sights to television and won the role of Rex Mottram in ITV's adaptation of Brideshead Revisited.

Keating appeared on All My Children and Port Charles, but he will perhaps be best remembered for his Emmy-winning performance as Carl Hutchins on NBC's Another World.

Outside of soaps, Keating appeared in the films The Bodyguard, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, and The Thomas Crown Affair. Elsewhere on television, he guest-starred on Alias, Hercules, and Xena: Warrior Princess.

Additionally, he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in 1986 for a revival of Joe Orton's "Loot."

"He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again," Mark Pinter (ex-Grant Harrison, Another World) shared on Facebook.

"Charles Keating has passed. I am so very sad. Along w/ @LindaDano, he was my very first acting teacher. The actress I am is because of them," Alicia Coppola (ex-Lorna Devon) offered on Twitter.

"18 years ago I shared a three hour limo ride with him to an event in Pennsylvania... he was awesome and full of Grand stories and lessons... I hope he is telling amazing stories somewhere and finding peace in the comfort of a better place than here," Brian Gaskill reflected in a post on Facebook.

Charles Keating is survived by his wife, Mary, and two sons.

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