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Gerald Anthony (July 31, 1951 – May 28, 2004) was an American actor.

Gerald Anthony
Gerald Anthony Bucciarelli

(1951-07-31)July 31, 1951
DiedMay 28, 2004(2004-05-28) (aged 52)
Resting placeCalvary Catholic Cemetery,[1] Pittsburgh
Years active1977–2004
Spouse(s)Brynn Thayer (1981–1983)


Life and careerEdit

Born Gerald Anthony Bucciarelli,[2] the son of Italian immigrants[3] had roles and appearances on many shows such as Another World and L.A. Law.

He may be best-remembered for his role as Marco Dane on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live, a role he played from 1977–86, and from 1989–90, and on fellow ABC serial General Hospital in 1992.

Marco arrived in Llanview as a low-life pimp and pornographer who was only supposed to last for 8 days, but Anthony's offbeat look as well as his impassioned performances and electric chemistry with co-star Judith Light (Karen Wolek) made him such a fan favorite that only a few months after producers killed off Marco in 1978 they revealed the real victim was Marco's heretofore unknown brother, Mario Corelli. Anthony was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for the role in 1982,[4] and won for Marco on General Hospital in 1993.[5]

During his absences from daytime, Anthony had many guest-starring roles on television and a recurring role as kind-hearted Father Pete Terranova on Wiseguy from 1988-89.[6] Anthony also directed an independent film, Twisted, and episodes of All My Children.

He continued to appear sporadically in primetime; in early 2003 he played a bit part on As the World Turns; when asked why he had not returned to daytime sooner, he said "no one asked me."


Anthony was married to his One Life to Live co-star Brynn Thayer from 1981-83.


Anthony killed himself on May 28, 2004 at age 52 in Butler, NJ.


  1. ^ "Search Burial Records". The Catholic Cemeteries Association of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  2. ^ "ABC soap stars to appear at Westbook mall". Elyria Chronicle Telegram. October 5, 1979. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  3. ^ Small, Michael (6 September 1982). "Soap Stars Jerry Anthony and Brynn Thayer Have Two Lives to Live, and Live Them Together – Vol. 18 No. 10". Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  4. ^ 1982 Emmy Winners & Nominees Archived January 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ 1993 Emmy Winners & Nominees Archived 2009-07-26 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Carter, Alan (June 25, 1989). "From Pimp To Priest". chicagotribune. Chicago Tribune. New York Daily News. Retrieved November 11, 2017.

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