Robin Strasser (born May 7, 1945) is an American actress, best known for her role as Dorian Lord on the ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live.
Life and career:
Strasser's birth name is Robin Victory in Europe Strasser, as she was born the day Germany surrendered in World War II. She was reared in the New York City borough of Brooklyn by Martin and Anne Strasser. After graduating from the High School of Performing Arts, on full scholarship, she attended the Yale University School of Drama. She began acting in the early 1960s. Strasser sharpened her acting abilities in theatre, acting on Broadway, where she appeared in The Shadow Box and Chapter Two. During the latter, she met her former husband, Laurence Luckinbill; they were married in 1965 and divorced in 1976. They have two sons, Nicholas (born 1971) and Ben (born 1975). Strasser was also married to Richard Hogan from August 27, 1983, until 1985.
Strasser is best known for her portrayal of characters on daytime soap operas. Her first was as Iris on The Secret Storm. She later originated the role of Rachel Davis Matthews on the NBC on Another World. She was playing the role of Dr. Christina Karras Martin on All My Children when she was offered the role of Cathy Craig on One Life to Live. Instead, Strasser joined the cast of that show when actress Claire Mallis left the role of Dorian Lord. Strasser reprised the role again from 2003 to August 25, 2011, and then again in the online revival of the series in 2013. From 2000 to 2003, she appeared as 300-year-old witch Hecuba on the NBC serial Passions.
Strasser won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series in 1982 for her portrayal of Dorian, and was also nominated for the award in 1981, 1983, and 1985. Strasser has been nominated for Soap Opera Digest Awards for Dorian in various categories in 1986, 1988, 1994, 1995 and 2005, winning in 1996 ("Outstanding Lead Actress" for Dorian) and 2001 ("Outstanding Female Scene Stealer" for Hecuba).
Strasser was an Honorary Chair of the Imperial Court of New York's Annual Charity Coronation Ball, "Night of A Thousand Gowns," on March 21, 2009. She was previously made a Dame of the Imperial Court of New York in March 2007, and attended the 2008 "Night of A Thousand Gowns."
The Secret Storm
Rachel Cory Hutchins
Rachel Cory Hutchins
The ABC Afternoon Playbreak
Episode: "This Child Is Mine"
The Delphi Bureau
Episode: "The Face That Never Was Project"
And the Bones Came Together
The House That Cried Murder
The Wide World of Mystery
Episode: "Murder Impossible"
Episode: "Legacy of Death"
Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers
Episode: "The Groupie"
All My Children
Dr. Christina Karras
1979-87, 1993-2000, 2003-11, 2013
One Life to Live
Dr. Dorian Lord
Series regular, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (1982), Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Drama (1996),
Nominated - Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (1981, 1983, 1985),
Nominated - Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Drama (1988, 1995),
Nominated - Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Daytime Drama (1986, 1994)
Highway to Heaven
Episode: "Time in a Bottle"
Episode: "Annie and the Brooklyn Bridge"
Murder, She Wrote
Episode: "The Last Flight of the Dixie Damsel"
Dr. Joan Friedman
Episode: "Women in White"
Episode: "Moscow on the Potomac"
The Young Riders
Episode: "Fall from Grace"
Fall from Grace
Recurring role, 14 episodes
Recurring role, 4 episodes
Episode: "Matter of Trust: Part 1"
White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd
2000 Malibu Road
Episode: "Devil's Advocate"
Episode: "An Affair to Vaguely Remember"
Bloodlines: Murder in the Family
ABC Afterschool Special
Episode: "Me and My Hormones"
Lila Van Guilden
Episode: "Mommy Dearest"
Dharma & Greg
Shoot or Be Shot
Recurring role, Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Female Scene Stealer (2001)