Posted: 17 Sep 2012 05:57 PM PDT
LOS ANGELES: John Ingle, who played the ruthless patriarch Edward Quartermaine for two decades on daytime soap opera "General Hospital," has died at age 84.
The actor died on Sunday "surrounded by his family in California... after a courageous battle with cancer," according to a statement by television network ABC.
He filmed his last episode of "General Hospital" on Aug 24.
"With great sadness, I share the news of John Ingle's passing. We love him and will miss him. John will always be a part of the #GH family," the show's executive producer Frank Valentini tweeted on Monday.
Ingle was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1928, and his family moved throughout the Midwest before settling in California when Ingle was a teenager.
He attended Occidental College in Los Angeles and went on to teach drama at Beverly Hills High School and Hollywood High School for a combined 30 years.
His students included Richard Dreyfuss, Barbara Hershey, David Schwimmer and Nicolas Cage. Ingle pursued an acting career after retiring from teaching in 1985.
In addition to his longstanding role on "General Hospital", Ingle's television credits include "Cheers," "The Drew Carey Show," "Beverly Hills 90210" and "Dallas."
Ingle married actress and singer Grace-Lynne Martin in 1954 , and they were married for 57 years until her death earlier this year from natural causes. Together they had five daughters and nine grandchildren. - Reuters
Posted: 18 Sep 2012 03:41 AM PDT
Check out Retro Fridays on The Red Breakfast Show.
IT is always nice to relive the good old days when things were simpler and everything seemed to be a bit more enjoyable. Whether it's reminiscing with friends or looking at pictures, the novelty of going back in time never fades. This is why the The Red Breakfast Show has brought Retro Fridays to life. Every Friday, on the all new The Red Breakfast Show with Sarimah and Lil Kev (pic), listeners can look forward to songs like Runaway Train and Snap's I've Got The Power.
"So far, the show has done really, really well! Listeners are tweeting, texting, Facebooking and even calling us to tell us how much they are enjoying Retro Fridays," says Sarimah, who admits her favourite song to take her back is Duran Duran's Ordinary World.
Lil Kev's favourite song from the past is Montell Jordon's Something For The Honeys. He says that Red FM listeners can soon look forward to that retro favourite added to the playlist as well.
Staying true to the retro theme, the Breakfast team will take in requests and suggestions via phone, fax or smoke signals, quips Lil Kev. "But in all seriousness, we want to take our listeners to a simpler time, so just call in and let us know what your favourite retro song is. We will try and get it on the show," says Lil Kev, who admits he is a big fan of the segment.
Last Friday, The Red Breakfast Show featured an all-English Retro Chart Show. It was a blast from the past with legendary British artistes such as Elton John and Alison Moyet. The British salute was in conjunction with the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and wife Kate. The Red Breakfast Show crew was abuzz with excitement with the invitation to meet them that day.
A long time listener and big fan of the station, Julian Timothy, says: "It was a really nice change from the regular playlist on Red FM, it definitely put a great big smile on my face and I was singing along to most of the songs."
Don't miss it, go retro with Red FM this Friday and check out what the The Red Breakfast Show has in store for you. You'll never know what they'll come up with next.
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