Friday, January 16, 2009

Robin Strasser

Robin Strasser
BornRobin Victory in Europe Strasser [1]

May 7, 1945 (1945-05-07) (age 63) [1]

New York, New York [1]
Official website

Robin Strasser (born Robin Victory in Europe Strasser on May 7, 1945 in New York, New York [1]) is an American actress. Her middle name comes from V-E Day, which was proclaimed the day she was born.

Strasser is best known for her Daytime Emmy Award-winning portrayal of Dr. Dorian Cramer Lord on the ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live. Strasser stepped into the role in 1979 and left in 1987, returning from 1993 to 2000.[3] She reprised the role again in 2003, and remains on the series today.[3]

Strasser also originated the role of Rachel Davis Matthews on Another World (1967-1972), and played Dr. Christina Karras Martin on All My Children from 1976 to 1979. [4]


[edit] Early life

Raised in the New York City borough of Brooklyn by Martin and Anne Strasser, Strasser graduated from the High School of Performing Arts. After high school, on full scholarship, she attended the Yale University School of Drama. She began acting in the early 1960s. Strasser sharpened her acting abilities in theatre, acting on Broadway, where she appeared in The Shadow Box and Chapter Two, the latter where she met her former husband, Laurence Luckinbill; they were married from 1965 and divorced in 1976.[1] They have two sons, Nicholas (born 1971) and Ben (born 1975). Strasser was also married to Richard Hogan from 27 August 1983 until 1985. [1]

[edit] Awards

Strasser won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series in 1982 for her portrayal of Dorian, and was also nominated for the award in 1981, 1983 and 1985. [2] Strasser has been nominated for Soap Opera Digest Awards for Dorian in various categories in 1986, 1988, 1994, 1995 and 2005, winning in 1996 ("Outstanding Lead Actress") and 2001 ("Outstanding Female Scene Stealer"). [2]

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