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Michael Zaslow's Death

Born (Birthday) November 1, 1942

Death Date December 6, 1998

Age of Death 56 years

Cause of Death Lou Gehrig's Disease

Profession Soap Opera Actor

The soap opera actor Michael Zaslow died at the age of 56. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Most famous for his over fifteen-year run as Roger Thorpe on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light, he is also known for his performances in Broadway productions of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, and Joseph Stein’s Fiddler on the Roof.

His marriage to fellow soap opera actor Joanne Dorian lasted from 1965 until 1972. His second marriage, to author and psychologist Susan Hufford, began in 1975 and resulted in daughters named Helena and Marika.

Michael Zaslow died Sunday, December 6, 1998, of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a nerve-cell disorder better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ABC announced.



I hope it’s enabling me to deal with another human being who’s more important to me than I am.


I left Guiding Light so many times, they ran out of champagne.


In nighttime series, the actor gets billing up front on every episode.


Here was a man with loads of talent, loads of ability, lots of love to give; but that had been stifled and aborted. I became very fond of that character.


Doing any job for too long limits your possibilities.