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ATWT's Anthony Herrera has passed


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https://www.facebook.com/notes/anthony-herrera/anthony-herrera-a-vital-human-spirit/10150303519500229

Martha Byrne:

MarthaByrne10 Martha Byrne RIP Anthony Herrera...so many great memories.... :(

MarthaByrne10 Martha Byrne He loved that dog pictured with him on FBOOK....He died in a place he loved...God Bless....

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Wow that's sad to hear, especially as he has battled health problems off and on through out the years. RIP to a terrific actor and real daytime legend. Obviously playing Stenbeck was his biggest role but did a lot of other soap work as well probably most notably Y&R and I think Loving(?).

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My fondest memories of him on ATWT..just classic...such a great villian

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Thanks for the memories Mr. Herrera

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I guess Martha would be the official confirmation...

James Stenbeck was one of daytime's all time best villains, and although Anthony had other roles (Y&R's Jack Curtis; Loving's Dane Hammond; and an earlier role on ATWT), Stenbeck is what people will remember.

No matter what you thought of the idea of Stenbeck returning (which was very controversial), Anthony always gave his best, and his chemistry with Liz Hubbard and Colleen Zenk was incomparable. His brief run in 1996 as ghost James was a chance for John Howard to try to show his potential.

I don't think Anthony ever got enough credit for his portrayal of James throughout the 80's, as James went from a charming, handsome man about town, a stud with his own stable of women, to an increasingly reclusive man, loathed and feared by all, so desperate that he had to hide behind teenagers to get his work done. The scene where he finally snapped, and began beating and choking Emily, was shocking, and yet had also been built up to expertly by Douglas Marland. Fortunately, in the last year, a lot of those 1988 and 1989 episodes have been uploaded on Youtube, so you can see the unfolding of one of Anthony's best works.

I'm glad he was able to be a part of ATWT to the end.

So I guess we say, not goodbye to Anthony, but...

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Hello Barbara..... Brilliance and I believe it was used all the way up to the very end:

Very well put Carl! I think you did a great eulogy there. No matter how over the top Stenbeck got Herrera always delivered great performances and remained convincing as a charming yet menacing man.

His '97 return was extremely controversial but I was curious as aside from the ghostly returns I had never seen Stenbeck before except in a couple old clips at the time. I imagine it was those returns that led someone to bring him back permanently. Sheffer bringing Stenbeck back in '01 was a whole different barrel to open.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtfulLciKgM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-APfTBQXoX8

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Here's the clip of ghost James. I think it gave AH a chance at a different type of performance as James and even though 1996 was a lousy year for the show and John Howard was a weak actor (although not my least favorite Paul, in the long run), the scenes are strong and effective.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=ZHlo5AxRnvw

Awww...Model Paul....John Howard...I know fans didnt like him but the ladies were crazy about him. I remember a show he did with Ricki Lake. And he wasnt the worst Paul..cough..Roger..cough.....

I like the scene with James.

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That scene makes me wish they'd given John a little more time as Paul, although I liked Scott Holroyd better, 4-5 years later.

I was not a fan of a lot of the Stenbeck returns stuff but there's no denying that the return in 2001 did provide the show much praise and an inventive way to show how far Barbara had fallen.

Colleen and Anthony worked so well together.

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