Thursday, October 16, 2008


Actress Eileen Herlie has passed away at the age of 90 in Manhattan. She was perhaps best known to TV viewers as Myrtle Fargate, the matronly role she played on 'All My Children' for 32 years. But she also played Queen Gertrude in Laurence Olivier's movie version of 'Hamlet" and appeared often on Broadway and on the London Stage.

Sadly, it took Ms. Herlie's death for me to find out that she is eligible for membership in the TV Crossover Hall Of Fame as Myrtle Fargate. The character appeared in an episode of 'One Life To Live' in 2000, and for an unknown period of time on 'Loving' as well. I think she'll find herself welcomed into the ranks during next year's weekly 10th anniversary celebration for the Hall of Fame.
As theater and 'All My Children' so occupied her time, her list of Toobworld characters are few. But as you'll see, there are two heavyweights in there.....

"All My Children" .... Myrtle Lum Fargate

"One Life to Live" .... Myrtle Fargate

"Loving".... Myrtle Lum Fargate

Lemonade (1975) (TV)

The Woman I Love (1972) (TV) .... Queen Mary

"BBC Sunday Night Theatre" .... Regina Giddens
- The Little Foxes (1951)

As Red Skelton would have said, May God Bless......

Toby O'B

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