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    Default James Mitchell (Palmer Cortlandt, All My Children) was gay?!

    I read this on D-listed. James Mitchell has died and is survived by his partner,
    Albert Wolsky.

    Farewell, Jean Simmons And Palmer Cortlandt | Dlisted

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    aw Palmer Cortland RIP. best bad guy ever! I figured he was gay
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    'All My Children' thesp James Mitchell, dies at 89 - Variety.com

    Posted: Sat., Jan. 23, 2010
    'All My Children' thesp James Mitchell, dies at 89
    Actor logged 30-year run on ABC daytime soap
    By VARIETY STAFF

    James Mitchell, an accomplished dancer, Broadway and film thesp who logged a 30-year run on ABC's "All My Children," died Friday in Los Angeles. He was 89.

    Mitchell died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and complications from pneumonia, according to ABC. The thesp made his final appearance on "All My Children" on Jan. 5, on the episode that marked the sudser's 40th anniversary. Mitchell was a mainstay of the show from 1979-2008, playing Palmer Cortlandt, the wealthy patriarch of one of the fictional Pine Valley's most prominent families.

    Born and raised in Sacramento, Calif., Mitchell began his career as a dancer. He landed leading roles in a number of Broadway tuners, including "Brigadoon," "Billion Dollar Baby," "Bloomer Girl," "Carousel," "Carnival" and "Paint Your Wagon."

    He appeared with the American Ballet Theater in New York and toured Europe and South America and the Agnes de Mille Dance Theater, and he appeared in touring productions of "Funny Girl," opposite Carol Lawrence, and "The King and I," opposite Ann Blyth, among other legit productions. Later in his career, Mitchell taught dance and movement at Yale University and Drake University in Iowa.

    Mitchell's film roles include the 1985 hoofer retrospective "That's Dancing" and 1977's "The Turning Point." Earlier film roles included 1953's "The Band Wagon" with Fred Astaire, 1954's "Deep in My Heart" with Cyd Charisse, and 1955's "Oklahoma."

    Before "All My Children" Mitchell spent four years on the ABC daytime soap "Where the Heart Is."

    Survivors include his longtime partner, Albert Wolsky. A memorial service is pending.




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    Awww, I loved him as Palmer Courtland. RIP.

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    I just saw him in The Band Wagon with Fred Astaire. Handsome young man, fine dancer.

    I go back to the old Cliff and Nina, Myra (the housekeeper) and Daisy days to the time Palmer married Donna Beck who was a hooker. (Worst soap actress ever). I vaguely remember her being wheeled into an abortion clinic and Palmer had arranged it.

    If anyone remembers, please clarify.

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    I used to love Palmer Cortlandt. He was almost as much as an institution of AMC as Susan Lucci.

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    I knew he was gay since forever...RIP
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    PC was one of the best! I loved watching him interact with Daisy and Opal ("ya old coot!") on AMC, and sparring with Adam.

    RIP, Mr. Mitchell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    I just saw him in The Band Wagon with Fred Astaire. Handsome young man, fine dancer.

    I go back to the old Cliff and Nina, Myra (the housekeeper) and Daisy days to the time Palmer married Donna Beck who was a hooker. (Worst soap actress ever). I vaguely remember her being wheeled into an abortion clinic and Palmer had arranged it.

    If anyone remembers, please clarify.
    I remember all the characters you mentioned, but I don't remember his marriage to Donna...

    I forgot that his 'real' name was Pete Cooney, but then that was Dixie's name, too, when she blew into town.

    I found this:

    Palmer Courtlandt

    Pigeon Hollow!

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    Check this out:

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    ^^ Thank you! I enjoyed reading that so much. The Glamoramma!

    My fave was Cliff and Nina. Great storyline and they were both so beautiful.

    I swear Palmer had Donna wheeled into an abortion clinic with her kicking and screaming, but they didn't mention it.

    Off to read more of that memory lane!

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    I remember that Adam used to treat Tad Martin with utmost contempt, didn't Palmer treat him the same way?

    Do you remember Billy Clyde Tuggle..."Oh, Dixie Bird!" Now there was a character!

    I loved the way that he called his cane his "persuadiating stick"!

    Palmer, Adam, Phoebe, Mona, Erica Kane's long suffering mother, Billy Clyde Tuggle, Harold the Dog, all gone...

    I haven't been watching AMC since the baby switchover story involving OLTL. I began watching OLTL since that time, thinking it was a better soap. I still think that it is, though a lot of the s/l s are plain silly.

    I love Dorian and her "Cramer girls" and David Vickers.

    I also love it when Dorian and Viki clash, the way Viki looks scathingly down her nose at Dorian cracks me up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pippin View Post
    I remember that Adam used to treat Tad Martin with utmost contempt, didn't Palmer treat him the same way?

    Do you remember Billy Clyde Tuggle..."Oh, Dixie Bird!" Now there was a character!

    I loved the way that he called his cane his "persuadiating stick"!

    Palmer, Adam, Phoebe, Mona, Erica Kane's long suffering mother, Billy Clyde Tuggle, Harold the Dog, all gone...

    OMG that was when AMC was the best!! I totally remember Billy Clyde. He was so gross!

    Remember Adam's twin brother?!

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    Adams twin, Stuart, was killed off last year

    David Canary (who played Stuart, and Adam) is leaving the show this year.

    Sometime in March they are supposed to have a memorial to Palmer.
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    And all these years I thought his name was Billy Clyde Tuttle.

    I was a kid when I got hooked. My mother looked at me like I had three heads because she never watched a soap in her life. I must have been 10 during the summer, after coming back from half day camp.

    Erica and Nick??
    Nick and Anne Tyler ??(Phoebe's daughter)
    Jeff and Mary Kennicott (They killed Mary!)
    Erica and Tom Cudahy (loved him)

    Cliff and Nina
    Jenny and Greg????? (That was Kim Delaney)
    Angie and Jessie???

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