Robin Strasser

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Robin Strasser
RobinStrasserNOATG2008.jpg
Strasser in 2008
BornRobin Victory in Europe Strasser
(1945-05-07) May 7, 1945 (age 68)
New York, New York, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1964–present
Spouse(s)Laurence Luckinbill (1965–1976)
Richard Hogan (1983–1985)
ParentsMartin and Anne Strasser
 
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Robin Strasser
RobinStrasserNOATG2008.jpg
Strasser in 2008
BornRobin Victory in Europe Strasser
(1945-05-07) May 7, 1945 (age 68)
New York, New York, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1964–present
Spouse(s)Laurence Luckinbill (1965–1976)
Richard Hogan (1983–1985)
ParentsMartin and Anne Strasser

Robin Strasser (born May 7, 1945)[1] is an American actress, best known for her role as Dorian Lord on the ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live.

Life and career[edit]

Strasser's birth name is Robin Victory in Europe Strasser,[2] as she was born the day Germany surrendered in World War II.[1] She was reared in the New York City borough of Brooklyn by Martin and Anne Strasser. After graduating from the High School of Performing Arts, on full scholarship, she attended the Yale University School of Drama.[1] She began acting in the early 1960s. Strasser sharpened her acting abilities in theatre, acting on Broadway, where she appeared in The Shadow Box and Chapter Two.[1] During the latter, she met her former husband, Laurence Luckinbill; they were married in 1965 and divorced in 1976. They have two sons, Nicholas (born 1971) and Ben (born 1975).[1] Strasser was also married to Richard Hogan from August 27, 1983, until 1985.

Strasser is best known for her portrayal of characters on daytime soap operas. Her first was as Iris on The Secret Storm. She later originated the role of Rachel Davis Matthews on the NBC on Another World. She was playing the role of Dr. Christina Karras Martin on All My Children when she was offered the role of Cathy Craig on One Life to Live. Instead, Strasser joined the cast of that show when actress Claire Mallis left the role of Dorian Lord. Strasser reprised the role again from 2003 to August 25, 2011, and then again in the online revival of the series in 2013. From 2000 to 2003, she appeared as 300-year-old witch Hecuba on the NBC serial Passions.

Strasser won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series in 1982 for her portrayal of Dorian,[1][3][4] and was also nominated for the award in 1981,[5] 1983,[6] and 1985.[7] Strasser has been nominated for Soap Opera Digest Awards for Dorian in various categories in 1986, 1988, 1994, 1995 and 2005, winning in 1996 ("Outstanding Lead Actress" for Dorian) and 2001 ("Outstanding Female Scene Stealer" for Hecuba).[1]

Strasser was an Honorary Chair of the Imperial Court of New York's Annual Charity Coronation Ball, "Night of A Thousand Gowns," on March 21, 2009.[8] She was previously made a Dame of the Imperial Court of New York in March 2007, and attended the 2008 "Night of A Thousand Gowns."

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
1964-1966The Secret StormIris OcasekSeries regular
1970SomersetRachel Cory HutchinsRecurring role
1967-1972Another WorldRachel Cory HutchinsSeries regular
1972The ABC Afternoon PlaybreakShelley CarrEpisode: "This Child Is Mine"
1973The Delphi BureauJaneEpisode: "The Face That Never Was Project"
1973And the Bones Came TogetherJoyceTV Movie
1973The House That Cried MurderBarbara
1974The Wide World of MysteryGinaEpisode: "Murder Impossible"
1974The RookiesLaura PageEpisode: "Legacy of Death"
1974Paul Sand in Friends and LoversEllenEpisode: "The Groupie"
1976-1979, 2003-2005All My ChildrenDr. Christina KarrasSeries regular
1979–87, 1993–2000, 2003–11, 2013One Life to LiveDr. Dorian LordSeries regular
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (1982)
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Drama (1996)
Nominated - Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (1981, 1983, 1985)
Nominated - Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Drama (1988, 1995)
Nominated - Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Daytime Drama (1986, 1994)
1988Highway to HeavenKathleen ReynoldsEpisode: "Time in a Bottle"
1988Baby MBetsy SternTV Movie
1988GlitzNancy DonovanTV Movie
1988Annie McGuireTerryEpisode: "Annie and the Brooklyn Bridge"
1988Murder, She WroteSylvia GaglianoEpisode: "The Last Flight of the Dixie Damsel"
1989China BeachDr. Joan FriedmanEpisode: "Women in White"
1989Murphy BrownVladiaEpisode: "Moscow on the Potomac"
1990The Young RidersGrace RollinsEpisode: "Fall from Grace"
1990Fall from GraceFelice RichmondTV Movie
1990Knots LandingDianne KirkwoodRecurring role, 14 episodes
1990CoachElaine TewksburyRecurring role, 4 episodes
1990Dear JohnBrooke CollinsEpisode: "Matter of Trust: Part 1"
1991White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma ToddJewel CarmenTV Movie
1991MacGyverQueen Morgana2 episodes
19922000 Malibu RoadEpisode: "Pilot"
1992Lady BossAbigaile StolliTV Movie
1992Civil WarsEpisode: "Devil's Advocate"
1993Jack's PlaceLucinda TremayneEpisode: "An Affair to Vaguely Remember"
1993Bloodlines: Murder in the FamilyTV Movie
1996ABC Afterschool SpecialJuliaEpisode: "Me and My Hormones"
1997Loose WomenMrs. Hayes
1999Picture This
2000Grosse PointeLila Van GuildenEpisode: "Mommy Dearest"
2001-2002Dharma & GregTeensy Manhart2 episodes
2002Shoot or Be ShotMrs. Steinman
2000-2003PassionsHecubaRecurring role
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Female Scene Stealer (2001)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "SOAP STAR STATS: Robin Strasser (Dorian, OLTL)". SoapOperaDigest.com. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Robin Strasser Biography". Buddytv.com. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ Flynn, Lauren (2008). "One Life to Live Timelines: Golden Girls". SoapOperaDigest.com. Retrieved December 18, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Daytime Emmy Winners & Nominees: 1982". SoapOperaDigest.com. Retrieved December 17, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Daytime Emmy Winners & Nominees: 1981". SoapOperaDigest.com. Retrieved December 17, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Daytime Emmy Winners & Nominees: 1983". SoapOperaDigest.com. Retrieved December 17, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Daytime Emmy Winners & Nominees: 1985". SoapOperaDigest.com. Retrieved December 17, 2009. 
  8. ^ "23rd Annual Night of A Thousand Gowns". The Imperial Court of New York. Retrieved March 1, 2009. 

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