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So sorry to hear about Patrick.  He was always one of my favorites.  I never forgot his portrayal of John Morrison and I was thrilled to be able to see him again.  His wife was so sweet in indulging those of us who were #TeamJohn.  From her accounts, he seemed to get a kick out of that, lol.

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Jada Rowland was married for 4 years to writer Nicholas Hyams and then to Michael Grassly who was a California surfer who sold surfing goods. Her son sparks Blue was born Nov 1 1974. In 1978 Grassly was murdered.

Slaying Victim Is Identified Santa Cruz sentinel Oct 15 1978

A young man killed during a tragic murder-suicide in Capitola Friday morning has been identified as Michael Grassly, a 28-year-old sales representative for a local wetsuit company. Meanwhile, a young woman who was stabbed by her estranged boyfriend during the same incident was in stable condition at Dominican Hospital's intensive care ward Saturday.

Kristine Hofshieir was taken from her Capitola cottage with a single stab wound in her back after her ex-lover burst into her home and discovered she and Grassly together, said Capitola Police detectives. The estranged boyfriend John Leslie Buckley, 33, 2695 East Cliff Drive then apparently committed suicide by jumping off a 100-foot cliff following the stabbing of Hofshieir and Grassly.

Detective Tom Hanna of the Capitola Police Department said Buckley apparently had a key to Hofshieir's small bungalow and had let himself inside the home early Friday. Once inside, Buckley discovered Hofshieir with Grassly and stabbed them both, he continued. Buckley, the manager for NHS Inc., a local skateboard manufacturing company, had apparently been estranged from Hofshieir for about four weeks. Detectives said Hofshieir had become acquainted with Grassly during the past week and had been warned by Buckley not to see him. Officers are still unable to determine exactly events of that morning.

Grassly was an East Coast sales representative for O'Neill's a local wetsuit and surfboard manufacturing company. Buckley had worked for O'Neill's before joining NHS. Private family visitation services were held Saturday for Grassly, who lived in Florida. He is survived by his wife, Jada Grassly of New York; a son, Sparks Blue Grassly of New York; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Grassly of Malibu; two brothers, David Grassly of Ocean City, Md., and Don Grassly of Venice, Calif. Interment is under the direction of the IOOF Cemetery in Santa Cruz. Local arrangements were handled by Arnold's Funeral Home, 1902 Ocean St.


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Jada later gave an in-depth interview to one of the magazines on the subject. She said that David O'Brien especially was hugely supportive. Jada also mentioned that she was thinking of writing a book about her experiences to help others, but I don't think it ever came to fruition.

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On 8/20/2008 at 3:06 AM, Paul Raven said:

For the record- The Doctors headwriters (with approximate timelines)


Orin Tovrov (creator) 63


Ian Martin


James Lipton


Rita Lakin (I have read this stint began in 66)


Rick Edelstein


Ira Avery and Stanley H Silverman


Eileen and Robert Mason Pollock (early/mid 70's till 75)


Robert Cenedella 75


Margaret DePriest 75-76


Douglas Marland 76-77


Ethel and Mel Brez 77-78


Linda Grover 78-79


Elizabeth Levin and David Cherill 79-80


Ralph Ellis and Eugenie Hunt


Lawrence and Ronnie Wencker-Connor


Harding Lemay


Barbara Morgenroyh and Leonard Kantor 82

I have been trying to find episodes of THE DOCTORS online, but so far nothing.  I'm also curious as to why the constant revolving door or head writers 

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On 10/14/2021 at 5:06 PM, Nicholas Blair said:

I don't think I ever saw a scene with Patrick Horgan on any show that I didn't enjoy.

One of my absolute favorite characters on DARK SHADOWS 

On 10/14/2021 at 5:31 PM, jam6242 said:

I agree about Patrick Horgan.  He was always a delight to me.  On The Doctors, he often had to talk to himself or a prop, rather than another actor, and he was still fun to watch.

I have only seen bits and pieces of THE DOCTORS, but who was this guy?

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