Anthony Herrera

Dax
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June 30th, 2011, 2:05 am #1

Anthony Herrera, a stage, film, and television actor, may be best known for his thirty years as James Stenbeck on “As the World Turns”, CBS Television. He died in Buenos Aries, Argentina on June 21, 2011.

In January 1997, Herrera was diagnosed with a rare and usually fatal lymphoma. He underwent an autologous stem cell transplant at Sloan-Kettering and a donor transplant at MD Anderson Cancer Center, which made medical history. In remission for 10 years, he wrote “The Cancer War”, www.thecancerwar.com.

In October of 2005 Anthony testified for Senator Arlen Specter on stem cell research. He gave a lecture on “The Human Spirit” at MD Anderson, Sloan Kettering, and St. Jude’s in Memphis, TN. It can be viewed on www.anthonyherrera.org.

Herrera was born in Wiggins, Mississippi. He graduated from Ole Miss with a B.A. in English literature. He is a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.

In New York, he studied his craft with the acclaimed Stella Adler. He starred in the NBC Movie of the Week “Mandrake the Magician”, and had featured roles in “Helter Skelter”, “The Blue Knight “The Rockford Files”, and “Manciuso, FBI”, with contract roles on “The Young and Restless” and “Loving”.
He produced and directed the award winning “Mississippi Delta Blues” and directed a film of Eudora Welty’s “The Wide Net”. He co-authored and toured the play “Smoke & Mirrors” published by Samuel French.
Anthony was President of Poetry Theatre, Inc (www.poetrytheatre.org ) where actors such as Hume Cronyn, Charles Durning, Tyne Daly, and Willie Nelson recite poems.

Poetry Theatre was Anthony’s Herrera’s great love, and it will continue in tribute to Anthony’s memory and legacy. There will also be a commemorative page to Anthony, on the Poetry Theatre website. All donations will be listed and any comments about how Anthony affected their lives will also be posted.
For those who wish to donate to Poetry Theatre kindly make checks payable to Poetry Theatre, Inc. and send them to:

Poetry Theatre
210 West 70th Street #808
New York, NY 10023
Thank you all so much for your kind thoughts and memories at this difficult time.

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... from his facebook page ...
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blosslover
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June 30th, 2011, 2:14 am #2

Thanks for sharing this news, Dax. I had no idea.
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bilki
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June 30th, 2011, 4:26 am #3

I had a feeling this was going to be an obit for him when I saw his name on the front page. He was always quite entertaining as James Stenbeck, though I didn't start watching ATWT until 2000. Another soap great passes on.....sigh.

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jbrr1212
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June 30th, 2011, 6:25 pm #4

Thanks for the info Dax. I too feared when I saw the title what this would be. He was such a deliciously evil villain. No matter how cartoony or silly the s/l I always looked forward to him every time he came back. Sad news. RIP
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tgir
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June 30th, 2011, 7:22 pm #5

Just saw this. I remember how thoroughly he embodied the character of James Stenbeck on ATWT back in the day. He really added a great deal to the show. Thoughts and prayers for his family and friends.
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tx_kittybelle
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June 30th, 2011, 9:26 pm #6

sad to hear this news. i always loved him as james stenbeck. his family and friends are in my prayers. may he rest in peace.
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Dax
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July 1st, 2011, 3:19 am #7

>> No matter how cartoony or silly the s/l I always looked forward to him every time he came back.

Me, too.

STILL really annoyed that James was left 'dead' on ATWT at the end (because James CAN'T die... there was ample proof of that)... so after all that, Henry's dumb Mom was able to kill him? And the final James Stenbeck story was with Tom Pelphrey as a brainwashed kid that BELIEVED he was James? Grr.

And no points to his final scenes with Babs (her months-long kidnapping there at the end). Hallucinations were not enough. I really wanted James alive, again. Oakdale could have been going up in a mushroom cloud, James driving away laughing... that would have been much preferable to me to seeing Bob turn off a globe-shaped desk lamp...

Herrera was a very nice man. I never met him face-to-face, but we did trade a few e-mails ten years ago or so...
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Soapking
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July 13th, 2011, 1:30 pm #8

It is sad that we lost another daytime icon.


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THE 'LIGHT' MUST BE SAVED
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