The
Heartbreaking
Death Of Soap
Opera Actor
Jerry verDorn
Lifestyle - News
By HOPE CAMPBELL
Jerry verDorn, the beloved soap opera veteran who starred on "Guiding Light" and "One Life to Live," passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2022, at the age of 72 after a battle with cancer. verDorn established himself in the New York soap opera scene, where he would remain for decades.
In 1979, verDorn landed the role of attorney Ross Marler on "Guiding Light," winning two Daytime Emmys in a row for a best-supporting actor. In 2005, after more than a quarter of a century, verDorn left the role of Ross behind, and by 2006, he landed the role of Clint Buchanan on ABC's "One Life to Live."
During his years as a soap actor, verDorn hosted and organized an annual event called "Stars and Strikes," where fans and soap stars would bowl and earn money for charities. verDorn is survived by his wife, Beth, sons Jake and Peter, their wives, Laura and Erin, and three grandchildren, Benjamin, Nora, and Penelope.