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|Born||Gerald Anthony Bucciarelli
July 31, 1951
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||May 28, 2004
Butler, New Jersey, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Brynn Thayer (1981–1983)|
Life and career
Born Gerald Anthony Bucchiarelli, the son of Italian immigrants had roles and appearances on many shows such as Another World and L.A. Law. He is most remembered for his role as Marco Dane on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live, a role he played from 1977 through 1986, and from 1989 until 1990, 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, and won for Marco on General Hospital in 1993.
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 1988-1989. 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 to 1983.
Anthony died on May 28, 2004 from a heart attack.
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