Louis Edmonds, known for his roles on the soap operas All My Children and Dark Shadows, passed away from respiratory failure on March 3rd, 2001 at his home on Long Island. The 76-year old actor had been battling cancer for some time.
Mr. Edmonds started his career with an appearance in the 1940s series, Studio One. From there, he found success in feature films such as 1967's Come Spy With Me, and the 1970 picture House of Dark Shadows.
Despite his film roles, Mr. Edmonds will best be known for his work on two long-running daytime series. On Dark Shadows, Mr. Edmonds played no less than six members of the Collins family. In 1979, Mr. Edmonds joined All My Children as Langley Wallingford, a slippery con-man pretending to be a professor and duped Phoebe (played by Ruth Warrick) into marrying him. Mr. Edmonds continued his work on the ABC series until 1995 when illness forced him to leave.
In 1999, Ms. Warrick told a fan club gathering that Mr. Edmonds planned to return to All My Children on a limited basis, but his compromised healthy never made that possible.