John Ingle

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
John Ingle
JohnIngleDec06.jpg
Ingle in December 2006
Born (1928-05-07)May 7, 1928
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Died September 16, 2012(2012-09-16) (aged 84)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death
Cancer
Occupation Actor
Years active 1981–2012
Spouse(s) Grace-Lynne Ingle
(m. 1954–2012; her death); 5 daughters

John Ingle (May 7, 1928 – September 16, 2012) was an American actor best known for his role as scheming patriarch Edward Quartermaine in the ABC soap opera General Hospital.

Career[edit]

A retired school teacher, Ingle began mainstream acting in 1981 doing various guest appearances. In 1993, he took over the role of Edward Quartermaine in General Hospital. He had appeared on "General Hospital" in the late 1980's as a W.S.B. associate of Anna Devane's. In December 2003, Ingle was fired and Edward was to be killed off. Without a contract to keep him at General Hospital, Ingle was free to court other offers and accepted the contract role of Mickey Horton, as a recast for the retiring John Clarke, on the soap opera, Days of our Lives. Ingle left General Hospital in February 2004 and Edward was recast with Jed Allan. Once at Days of our Lives, Ingle became part of a love triangle story involving Bonnie (Judi Evans Luciano) and Maggie (Suzanne Rogers). Ingle had recurring roles in HBO's Big Love, The Drew Carey Show, and the long-running The Land Before Time.

Ingle played "Wise Paw" in the 21-episode 1985 syn­di­cated series Paw Paws, a seg­ment of the ani­mated block The Fun­tas­tic World of Hanna-Barbera.[1]

Ingle returned to General Hospital after public complaints about Ingle's mistreatment by the producers, as Edward Quartermaine, on a recurring basis, in April 2006.

Personal life[edit]

John Houston Ingle was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He graduated from Verdugo Hills High School in Tujunga, Los Angeles, California. He graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles.[2] He began teaching English and theater in 1955 at Hollywood High School until transferring in 1964 to teach acting at Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California, where he remained until his retirement in 1985. His pupils included Nicolas Cage, Albert Brooks, Richard Dreyfuss, Joanna Gleason, Barbara Hershey, Swoosie Kurtz, Stefanie Powers, David Schwimmer, Jonathan Silverman, and Julie Kavner.[3] He called former General Hospital actor Stuart Damon his "closest friend". Ingle, along with actress Leslie Charleson, fought Damon's 2007 firing from "General Hospital".[4]

Health[edit]

In late 2008, Ingle underwent treatment for a small section of melanoma on his scalp. He was forced to wear a hat while onscreen to cover the bandage.[5] Ingle was an active volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.[2]

Family[edit]

Ingle married Grace-Lynne Martin in 1954. They had five daughters. Grace-Lynne Ingle died on February 11, 2012. Ingle died seven months later on September 16, 2012, aged 84, after battling cancer.[2][6]

Select filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

TV[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Minovitz, Ethan (September 17, 2012). "Land Before Time actor John Ingle Dead at 84". Big Cartoon News. Retrieved September 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "John Ingle of General Hospital Dies at 84". People. 2012-09-17. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  3. ^ "About GH: About the Actors". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  4. ^ "General Hospital Heartbreak". Soap Opera Weekly. 2007-02-13. p. 3. 
  5. ^ "General Hospital's John Ingle's Bout with Melanoma". Soaps.sheknows.com. 2008-11-25. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  6. ^ Lee, Youyoung (2012-09-17). "John Ingle Dead: 'General Hospital' Actor Dies At Age 84". huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 

External links[edit]