Longtime One Life to Live director Peter Miner has died
Posted Monday, April 06, 2020 6:24:54 AM
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Peter Miner, known for his time as a director at One Life to Live and a producer at Dark Shadows, has passed away. He was 90.

Esteemed director Peter Miner, who spent several decades as a director at One Life to Live, passed away on March 26 at the age of 90. The New York Times reports that he had been battling an illness, and it is believed that his death was unrelated to COVID-19.

Miner got his start in the entertainment business as a child actor who made his Broadway debut in On Borrowed Time at the age of eight. He went on to graduate from Georgetown School of Foreign Service, where he received a BS in Diplomatic and Consular Practice.

Rather than follow his degree or continue acting, Miner focused on directing, writing, and producing during his long career. Most notably, he was a producer at the soap opera Dark Shadows and for the TV movie Hey Cinderella!, as well as a director at OLTL from 1976 to 1995. During his time at the ABC soap opera, he won two Daytime Emmy awards as part of the show's directing team (in 1983 and 1984).

Following a distinguished career in television, Miner dedicated himself to teaching at Columbia University's Graduate Film School and T. Schreiber Studio.

Miner is survived by his wife, Diane, who partnered with him in teaching; children Peter, Caroline, Robert, James, and Rachel (ex-Michelle Bauer, Guiding Light); son-in-law Shaughan; daughters-in-law Joan and Rosemary; grandchildren Caila, Peter, and Zachary; and sister Margaret.

Shared his daughter Rachel on Twitter, "Dad you will always be the person I admire most, the one I enjoy talking to most, my greatest ally, and dearest friend. I love you beyond words and worlds, and wish you beautiful, peaceful, fulfilling adventures wherever you go to next."

Shared the T. Schreiber Studio Twitter account, "We've lost a dear friend, master teacher, director & colleague today. We will miss him deeply. He died from complications of Leukemia which he had been battling with for several years. Please help us celebrate Peter Miner with memories and well wishes for his family."

A memorial service will be announced in the coming weeks. The family asks that donations be made to Doctors Without Borders and Random Acts.

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