Tuesday, December 12, 2006


IN MEMORIAM: BARNARD HUGHES

A memorial service will be held today at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48th Street in New York City, for actor Barnard Hughes, who died on July 11, 2006 at the age of 90.

In addition to winning the Tony Award for playing the title role in Da, Hughes appeared in projects as diverse as the feature film, Midnight Cowboy, and the television series, Blossom.

Daytime audiences, however, knew him best for roles on Dark Shadows, The Secret Storm, As The World Turns and especially Guiding Light, where he played Dr. Bruce Banning from 1961-1966.

During Hughes' tenure (he played the role longest among four actors), Bruce was married to Meta Bauer and helping to raise her step-granddaughter, Robin, despite the fact that he and Meta rarely saw eye to eye on how to discipline the headstrong teenager.

For those wishing to pay their respects to Mr. Hughes, a limited number of seats will be made available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis.

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