Anthony Geary has played Luke Spencer on the popular Daytime Soap “General Hospital” since 1978. Anthony (Tony) is one of the most honored men in Soap History. He is performed in more than 50 stage productions and 40 television shows. He has also taught improvisation and story-theater techniques.
Anthony’s last days on “GH” is today (Monday July 27, 2015) and fans are sadly mourning his loss. Head out to twitter today and tweet you Luke Spencer memories with the hashtag #FarewellLuke
Soap Opera Spy has compiled a list of 10 fun things you should know about Anthony Spencer. Enjoy!
- Anthony is from Coalville, Utah a small mountain community.
- Anthony was a gifted student, attending the University of Utah as a Presidential Award Scholar in theater.
- Anthony performed, and joined the cast “The Subject Was Roses.” The production, starring Albertson and Martha Scott, toured Hawaii and settled at the Huntington Hartford Theater in Los Angeles, where Tony decided to establish himself.
- Anthony is a certified scuba diver as well as an accomplished rollerblader.
- Anthony claims to be “the world’s oldest Hip Hop dancer.” As portrayed by Anthony Geary, Luke Spencer was described as the most popular character in soap opera history.
- Anthony was a terrific liar as a child, and He believed his lies. So it was a natural step into acting.
- Anthony acting mentor was Anna Lee.
- Anthony the distinction of winning a record eight time Emmy Daytime Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. He was first nominated in 1980, 1981, and had his first win in 1982. He was nominated again in 1983, before leaving the show in 1984.
- At age 21, Anthony performed as a chorus boy with Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca on the Las Vegas stage. It was while performing there that he fell and scarred his chin.
- A notable exception from Anthony’s series of dramatic roles is the part of a scientist/studio engineer in the comedy/spoof movie UHF
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