Robin Strasser Bio

(Dorian, OLTL)

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BIRTHDATE: May 7, 1945
BIRTHPLACE: New York, NY
MARITAL STATUS: Single
KIDS: Two adult sons, Nicholas and Benjamin

Soap viewers were first introduced to the dazzling Robin Strasser when she created the vixen Rachel Davis on ANOTHER WORLD in 1967. Since then, the lively and sometimes controversial actress has become a virtual fixture in daytime.

Strasser's interest in performing was palpable at an early age. Born and raised in New York City, she graduated from the prestigious High School of Performing Arts. She then attended Yale School of Drama on a full scholarship. Upon graduation, Strasser began her foray in daytime TV and performed in plays, including The Shadow Box and Chapter Two. Her AW character was so popular that she appeared in the short-lived spin-off, SOMERSET, in 1970.

et cetera 5 random facts
  1. Her middle name is Victory In Europe, shortened to Vee. It's in honor of her being born on the day when Germany surrendered World War II.
  2. Both she and her character suffer from claustrophobia.
  3. Doesn't drink alcohol.
  4. Was once wed to Laurence Luckinbill, who is the father of her sons and current husband of Lucie Arnaz. This makes Strasser's sons step-grandchildren to Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and distant cousins of Thad Luckinbill (ex-J.T., Y&R)
  5. Organized and produced the CD One Life, Many Voices, which featured her OLTL co-stars singing the tracks. Profits from it helped aid Hurricane Katrina victims.
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Robin Strasser
ROBIN STRASSER ON PP: "OK –I'LL STEP IN IT"   Jan 27, 2014

Robin Strasser (Dorian, OLTL) took to Twitter to discuss her feelings about OLTL getting...

Test Your Soap Smarts About OLTL's Dorian!   Oct 9, 2013

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Robin Strasser Reacts To OLTL Hiatus   Jun 7, 2013

On her hotline, OLTL's Robin Strasser (Dorian) addressed the show's early...

Robin Strasser Joins OLTL Reboot   Jan 15, 2013

 

The Prospect Park casting news keeps coming! Robin Strasser has announced via...

Twitter Feud Over THE CHEW?   Jun 1, 2012

Outspoken OLTL alum Robin Strasser (ex-Dorian) has taken to Twitter to express her...

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Other Roles

Other Soap Roles
PASSIONS (Hecuba, 2000-01; 2002)
KNOTS LANDING (Dianne Kirkwood, 1990)
ALL MY CHILDREN (Dr. Christina Karras Martin, 1976-79)
SOMERSET (Rachel Davis Matthews Frame Clark, 1970)
ANOTHER WORLD (1967-71; 1972) (Rachel Davis Matthews Clark Frame Cory Cory Cory Hutchins)

TV Roles
DHARMA & GREG (Teensy Manhart, 2001 and 2002)
GROSSE POINTE (Lila Van Guilden, 2000)
CIVIL WARS (guest star, 1992)
MACGYVER (Queen Morgana, 1991)
COACH (Elaine Tewksbury, 1990)
THE YOUNG RIDERS (Grace Rollins, 1990)
MURPHY BROWN (Vladia, 1989)
CHINA BEACH (Dr. Joan Friedman, 1989)
MURDER, SHE WROTE (Sylvia Gagliano, 1988)
HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN (Kathleen Reynolds, 1988)
WIDE WORLD OF MYSTERY (Gina, 1974)
THE ROOKIES (Laura Page, 1974)
THE DELPHI BUREAU (Jane, 1973)

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