(David Banning, 1975-1981)
May 6, 1950-October 29, 1995
Richard Guthrie, who starred for six
years as David Banning on "Days of Our Lives", died on October 29, 1995. He was
45. Guthrie died in his sleep from a bad combination of heart medication. His
body was discovered by his parents, who went to his home when they were unable
to reach him.
While on "Days of Our Lives", his character was part of the first interracial romance on daytime television. Guthrie recalled that even though their had been engaged for months, they were never allowed to touch. "Once we were doing this very romantic scene. It seemed natural to kiss. We did, the director yelled cut and explained that the characters were never to touch, as they feared the fans would be unwilling to accept us showing any romantic feelings."
After leaving "Days", Guthrie appeared on "Knots Landing" and "General Hospital" before leaving acting for good in 1989. In his later years, he worked in the financial industry and became a licensed pilot.
(Mickey Horton, 2004-2006)
May 7, 1928-September 16, 2012
John Ingle, who played Mickey Horton from
2004-2006, has died. Ingle died on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at the age of 84.
Ingle's most famous role was as Edward Quartermaine on "General Hospital", a
role he portrayed from 1993-2003 and again from 2006 until his death.
Ingle was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 7, 1928, the son of John and Myrtle Ingle. He graduated Occidental College in Los Angeles and later became a teacher of English and theater, first at Hollywood High School, and later at Beverly Hills High School. He taught high school from 1955-1985.
(Kellam Chandler, 1980-1981)
October 21, 1930-September 3, 1998
William Joyce was born on October
21, 1930 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and raised in New Rochelle, New York. His
childhood dream was to become a major league baseball pitcher, and he even
worked out with the New York Yankees in 1947. However, when he entered the Army,
he was introduced to acting when he became the writer, producer and star of
"Camp Pickett Reveille Roundup." He made his film debut in 1954 with an
uncredited bit part as a dancer in the comedy musical "Top Banana." William had
his only lead role as adventure novelist Tom Harris in the horror film "I Eat
Joyce had secondary parts in the movies "Lifeguard," "The Parallax View" and "The Young Nurses." He was a regular cast member on the daytime soap operas "Somerset" and "Days of Our Lives." Among the many TV shows Joyce did guest spots on were "Hunter," "Knots Landing," "Falcon Crest," "Knight Rider," "Lou Grant," "Barnaby Jones," and "The Rockford Files."
Outside of his film and television work, Joyce acted in Broadway stage productions of the plays "Damn Yankees" and "Bye Bye Birdie." He retired from acting in 1989 and died at age 67 on September 3, 1998 in Encino, California.
Paul Keenan, who played Tod Chandler
on "Days of Our Lives" and later appeared as Tony Driscoll on "Dynasty" died of
complications from AIDS on December 11, 1986, one day after his 31st
birthday. Mr. Keenan had announced he had AIDS in July 1986.
(Tod Chandler, 1980-1981)
December 10, 1955-December 11, 1986
(Tommy Horton, 1967-1973, 1975-1980)
August 22, 1928-November 3, 1993
John Lupton, a Shorewood native whose acting career spanned stage, film and television, has died. He was 65. Lupton died Wednesday of a heart attack at his home in Los Angeles. Among other roles, Lupton starred in the daytime drama "Days of Our Lives" and the western TV series "Broken Arrow."
His sister, Lucia White, said Lupton first became interested in acting as a student at Shorewood High School and while working backstage with the Shorewood Players, a community theater group. "It's the only thing he ever wanted to do," White said. Lupton went to New York after graduating from high school in 1946 and landed a role in a traveling production of "As You Like It" with Katharine Hepburn. Hepburn got him a screen test at MGM studios, where he was given a contract.
He served in the US Army in California during the Korean War, then starred as Tom Jeffords in "Broken Arrow" from 1956-'60. Later, he portrayed Tommy Horton Jr. on "Days of Our Lives" starting in 1967. On film, his most memorable role was as a Marine in the movie "Battle Cry." He had smaller roles in several TV shows, including "Ironside" and "The Rockford Files." He was rehearsing for a stage role in a Los Angeles production of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" when he died, White said. White said that as a child in Shorewood, Lupton was an avid tennis player. Later, he enjoyed playing in celebrity tournaments. He is survived by his wife Dian; a son, Anthony; a daughter, Rollin; and a stepson, Edward. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 6, 1993)