First Clint Ritchie now Phil Carey and so close together.http://entertainmentrundown.com/?p=7486
Did he play Asa?
Oh, Damn! I did miss seeing the actor and his grumpy, mean Asa! I was delighted when they were doing a few video shots here and there. It is a great loss.
damc, Thank you for posting this link.I, when very young, went to the Drive-In to see "Calamity Jane" & at the age of around 4-5 decided I loved & was going to marry him. Phil Carey, in a calvary soliders uniform, he was so handsome, how could any gal, no matter the age, resist? As an adult, I felt no different when the character of Asa showed up on OLTL, I was so excited to be able to watch him on a regular basis. IMHO, Phil Carey was the everyman, the Dad who's daughter's dates would fear, the kind passer by who'd help you change a flat on the side of the road, the type who's handshake was more important than any signature, because a promise was a man's worth. On OLTL I found him very true to his personality, like where does Asa stop & Phil take over? and oh so funny at the most unexpected moments.But no matter what the storyline, the Buchanan family was the most important force in his world, family 1st, everything else 2nd. In articles I've read that Phil Carey gave over the years, it seemed he was that way about his own family, because he always mentioned them in interviews & once he told a reporter that if his career ever faded away, he'd be ok, because he had what counted most in life & he realized how fortunate he was.The loss of Mr Carey, so soon after Mr.Ritchie is sad, they were not only wonderful actors, but part of a generation of true gentlemen, wonderful example's of that "greatest generation" we always hear so much about. RIP to Mr.Carey & condolence's to all who knew & loved him.
This man helped to make OLTL, what it is today. I have missed him since they "killed" him off. I hated it. In my opinion they did not do justice to the years he was on this show through flash backs. Now knowing he has passed away I can't help but cry. I loved the way he brought us Asa. He was a gruff old cuss who I would have love to have as my grand pa. I still watch the show, but it just doesn't have that Buchanan spark anymore. Thanks for the wonderful memories Phil Carey, you are missed
Please don't say that. Wow, I have chills. This is awful. I loved that guy. He was like a grandfather. Silly I know it is just a soap opera but the actors are real. They better play a big tribute to him. He was OLTL. I am crying. This is awful but I guess Clint Richie will have a friend up there with him now. Feel sad for his fellow actors and Bob Woods, I know he was close with both. How upsetting for him.
Phil Carey could have played Asa over the top, but he walked the line of larger than life and loving patriarch with great skill and pathos. It is a sad day in the world of soaps to have lost a man of his talent whose performances were always must see. I, too, was disappointed when OLTL decided to kill Asa off. It would have been nice to see him be able to play out those scenes rather than have it happen offscreen. My sincerest condolences to his family, friends and co-stars on this very sad occasion.
Given Carey's illness, they probably did the right thing by killing off the character while he was still alive and bringing him back in video wills. Lung cancer, like pancreatic cancer, is insidious and one can never tell how long you will survive once diagnosed. On top of that, Mr. Carey may not have been physically able to play out a storyline. At least we got to see him in the video wills which helped to bring Tuc Watkins back to play out the "lost son" storyline.
I am sure he was too sick. I guess since they killed him off there won't be a tribute which is a shame. But maybe they will do something. Just still in such shock. He was such a strong guy, thought he might be it.
Hopefully, they will do a flashback episode, Clint and Bo remembering their Pa. I am new to OLTL, watching less than three years, but I am sure that long time viewers would appreciate seeing a long time viewer favorite remembered now that he has passed. And even though Jerry Ver Dorn is now Clint, showing some Clint Ritchie flashbacks would be appreciated and the "inconsistencies" overlooked.
Quote:Hopefully, they will do a flashback episode, Clint and Bo remembering their Pa. I am new to OLTL, watching less than three years, but I am sure that long time viewers would appreciate seeing a long time viewer favorite remembered now that he has passed. And even though Jerry Ver Dorn is now Clint, showing some Clint Ritchie flashbacks would be appreciated and the "inconsistencies" overlooked. That would be amazing. The writers are smart and they know when to wink at the audience and when not. This is the time and to pay respect to both actors is in order.
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