Mark LaMura, the actor best known for playing Mark Dalton on the late, great ABC soap “All My Children,” died Monday at the age of 68 after a battle with lung cancer.
Susan Lucci, who played her brother on the long-running series, shared the news on her personal Instagram.
“He was such a talented and accomplished actor/ a bright and charming presence in all our AMC lives–and a really great guy,” Lucci wrote. “Mark was loved and he will be missed!”
How can this be? I just received the shocking and deeply saddening news that wonderful Mark LaMura has passed away! Mark played my brother Mark on All My Children–he was such a talented and accomplished actor/ a bright and charming presence in all our AMC lives–and a really great guy. Mark was loved and he will be missed! RIP, my friend.????❤️????
LaMura appeared on the soap from 1977 to 1989 and made guest appearances through the ’90s and again in 2005. He earned a Daytime Emmy nomination in 1988 for his performance as well as two Soap Opera Digest Award nods in 1988 and 1989.
Despite playing Erica Kane’s brother, there was a moment, according to Soaps in Depth, when Erica was smitten with Mark. However, Erica’s mother put a stop to the budding relationship, revealing that they were siblings.
He also appeared in a guest role in a 1990 episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”
Other small-screen credits included roles in “30 Rock,” “Damages,” Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “The Sopranos.”
He had also appeared on other soaps, including “As the World Turns” and “One Life to Live.”
Besides soaps, LaMura was a constant presence on the stage, starring in productions of “The Odd Couple” and a national tour of “Aida” as well as the 2002 Broadway revival of “Dinner at Eight.”