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Michael Zaslow
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Full Name

Michael Joel Zaslow

Birthdate

November 1, 1942

Birthplace

Inglewood, California, USA

Date of Death

December 6, 1998 (age 56)

Cause of Death

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Occupation

Actor; Writer

Years Active

1970-1998

Michael Zaslow's daytime career began in 1970 when he appeared on Love is a Many Splendid Thing. From 1970-1971, Zaslow played Dick Hart on Search for Tomorrow. Zaslow joined Guiding Light in 1971 in his most notable role as the villainess Roger Thorpe. Zaslow played the role on and off through the 1970's and in from 1983-1988, Zaslow played David Renaldi on One Life to Live. Zaslow returned to GL in 1989 and played Roger until 1998. In 1998, Zaslow returned to OLTL and played the role until his death later that year. Zaslow wrote an episode of Another World in 1989.


Personal LifeEdit

Zaslow was married to Susan Hufford (1975-1998; his death) and they had two daughters. Zaslow was also married to Joanne Dorian (1965-1972)

SoapographyEdit

Awards and NominationsEdit

Daytime Emmy Awards

YEAR CATEGORY CHARACTER/SERIES W/N
1992 Lead Actor Roger Thorpe, Guiding Light N
1993 Lead Actor Roger Thorpe, Guiding Light N
1994 Lead Actor Roger Thorpe, Guiding Light W
1995 Lead Actor Roger Thorpe, Guiding Light N

Soap Opera Digest Awards

YEAR CATEGORY CHARACTER/SERIES W/N
1991 Outstanding Villain - Daytime Roger Thorpe, Guiding Light N
1992 Outstanding Villain - Daytime Roger Thorpe, Guiding Light W
1993 Outstanding Lead Actor Roger Thorpe, Guiding Light N
1994 Outstanding Villain/Villainess - Daytime Roger Thorpe, Guiding Light N
1999 Editor's Choice   W
Preceded by
David Canary (1993)
Lead Actor Winner
1994
Succeeded by
Justin Deas (1995)

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