IN LOVING MEMORY
APRIL 14, 1930-SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
"Days" debut as Monty Dolan, March 31, 1988
Jay Robinson, who portrayed Monty Dolan (the father of April,
Emilio and Julio Ramirez) on "Days of Our Lives" from 1988-1989, has passed
away. Robinson died at his home in Sherman Oaks, California on September
27, 2013. He was 83.
Robinson, a character actor who had a burst of fame after his film
debut as Caligula in the 1953 biblical epic "The Robe" but saw his career take a
downturn following his arrest for drug possession, died September
27 at his home in Sherman Oaks, said longtime friend Lee Brandon. Robinson
had congestive heart failure and had been in poor health since suffering a fall
Robinson, a New York native who was born April 14, 1930, was
routinely labeled the "boy genius" of Broadway after a string of noteworthy
performances in the early 1950s, highlighted by his role as the fop Le Beau in a
1950 production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" that starred Katharine
Hepburn. He was 23 when "The Robe," starring Richard Burton, Jean Simmons and
Victor Mature, was released, and his performance as the tyrannical Roman Caesar
earned praise from critics. He reprised the part of Caligula the next year in a
follow-up film, "Demetrius and the Gladiators."
But Robinson's life took a turn in the late '50s. He was arrested
in December 1959 at his home in Bel-Air and charged with possessing and selling
heroin. He was found guilty the next spring, sentenced to a year in jail,
released on bond expecting probation and began the appeals process. He said
years later that frustration at being typecast led to his drug use. But after
his arrest, there was no work at all. "I lost everything in Hollywood," Robinson
told The Times.
He took menial jobs, working as a short-order cook and a
veterinarian's assistant. In 1966 he was arrested on a bench warrant for failing
to appear for a retrial of his original case and was sent to the state prison in
Tracy, where he was put to work as a firefighter. Paroled after 15 months in the
spring of 1968, he began to rebuild his life and career.
He won guest spots on "Bewitched," "Mannix," "The Waltons" and
other TV series, landed a regular role on the daytime soap "Days of Our Lives"
and was cast in small parts in "Shampoo," "Big Top Pee-wee" and a handful of
other movies. "I feel like the ultimate survivor," he told United Press
International in 1988.
He hosted the reality series "Beyond Bizarre" in 1997 and then
retired from show business. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Cassas, and a
son, Jay Paul Robinson.
(Obituary courtesy of Los Angeles Times)
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Expect LOTS more of Lucas
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Dattilo needs 40
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