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Soap Star on 'General Hospital' and 'Days of Our Lives' Dies at 84. Was Acting Teacher to Such Actors as Nicolas Cage, Richard Dreyfuss and Julie Kavner. THR

A major star of daytime soap operas, who didn't received his first acting credit until he was 53, has died at age 84, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

According to the article, "[John] Ingle, who gained his first acting credit at 53, played [the stately patriarch Edward] Quartermaine from 1996 until December 2003 [on 'General Hospital'], then returned in April 2006 when the show’s producers responded to popular demand. In the interim, he starred as Mickey Horton on NBC’s 'Days of Our Lives.' "

The story adds, "Ingle began teaching acting at Hollywood High School in the mid-1950s, then worked at Beverly Hills High School until the 1980s. His ... students included [Nicolas Cage, Richard Dreyfuss] Swoosie Kurtz, David Schwimmer, Jonathan Prince, Julie Kavner, Stefanie Powers, Joanna Gleason and Albert Brooks."

The article also notes: "His daughter Jennifer noted on Facebook that her father, in a wheelchair, returned to the 'General Hospital' set Aug. 24 for what 'will undoubtedly be his last performance on the show. His scene was small, and he had very few words … but his presence on the set was monumental,' she wrote."john Ingle.bmp