Mark LaMura

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Mark LaMura (October 18, 1948 – September 11, 2017)[1][2] was an American actor. His name was occasionally spelled as Mark La Mura or Mark Lamura.

Early years[edit]

LaMura was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He was educated at Kent State University, St. Joseph's College, and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.[3][4]


He portrayed Mark Dalton on All My Children for 11 years,[5] and made special guest appearances in 1994, 1995, and 2005. In 1988, he was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for his performance.[6] He also appeared on the soap operas As the World Turns and One Life to Live.[7] He guest starred on a number of television series including Star Trek: The Next Generation, 30 Rock, Damages, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and The Sopranos.[7] He earned credentials in theatrical productions such as Shakespeare plays and The Rise Of Dorothy Hale.[8][9] He played Oscar Madison in the 2013 revival production of The Odd Couple, with co-star Jeff Talbott as Felix Unger.[10][11]

Personal life[edit]

LaMura was married to Elizabeth Maclellan, an actress,[12] and they had one daughter.[3] He was the cousin of former Survivor castaway Terry Dietz.


  1. ^ "AMC Vet Passes Away". Soap Opera Digest. September 12, 2017. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  2. ^ "Mark LaMura Obituary". The New York Times. September 13, 2017. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Mark LaMura, 68". Classic Images (509): 52. November 2017.
  4. ^ "SOUP'S ON AT DINNER THEATER AFTER TRAUMATIC FIRST COURSE". The Star-Ledger. 21 March 1993. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  5. ^ Arnold, Chuck (10 October 1994). "BLOOD RELATIONS SOAP 'SISTER' IS DRACULA'S INSPIRATION". Philadelphia Daily News. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  6. ^ Haithman, Diane (13 May 1988). "Three Networks Share 1987-88 Daytime Emmy Lead". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Mark LaMura of 'All My Children' Dies at Age 68". TheWrap. 12 September 2017.
  8. ^ McBride, Walter. Photo Coverage: Rise of Dorothy Hale Cast Opening & Party,, October 1, 2007' accessed January 12, 2012.
  9. ^ Gehman, Geoff "Weighing in on `Merchant' Actors Discuss Taxing Roles in Pa. Shakespeare Production",, July 15, 1994. pg. D01.
  10. ^,; accessed September 14, 2017.
  11. ^ Pioneer Theatre Company finds dramatic match,; accessed September 14, 2017.
  12. ^ GEHMAN, GEOFF (21 July 1995). "`MUCH ADO ABOUT' SHAKESPEARE - ACTORS ARE, AND ARE NOT, BEATRICE AND BENEDICK". The Morning Call. Retrieved 2 April 2018.

Further reading[edit]

  • "La Mura is No Pigeon", Akron Beacon Journal [Akron, OH], June 23, 1994, pg. B7. (subscription required)

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