NAME: Jane Elliot
SOAP ROLES: Tracy Quartermaine, GENERAL HOSPITAL (1978-1980, 1989-1993, 1996, 2003-present); Tracy Quartermaine, THE CITY (1996-1997); Anjelica Deveraux, DAYS OF OUR LIVES (1987-1989), Cynthia Preston, ALL MY CHILDREN (1984-1986), Carrie Marler, GUIDING LIGHT (1981-1982); Judy, KNOTS LANDING, (1980-1981); Madge Sinclair, A NEW DAY IN EDEN (1982); Linda Skerba, A FLAME IN THE WIND (1965)
2005 Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Favorite Villainess
1993 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
1993 Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress
1992 Soap Opera Digest Award win for Outstanding Supporting Actress: Daytime
1991 Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Villainess: Daytime
1990 Soap Opera Digest Award win for Outstanding Villainess: Daytime
1989 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
1986 Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Villainess in a Daytime Serial
1981 Daytime Emmy win for Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role in a Daytime Drama Series
COMMENTS FROM THE PANEL:
Connie Passalacqua Hayman (Marlena De Lacroix): A hoot and a delight for thirty years of GH. Does anyone remember her shattering performance as Carrie Marler's dual personalities in the Doug Marland-written years of GUIDING LIGHT?
Lynn Liccardo: Seeing her name of the final list reminded me that I’ve always wondered how Doug Marland’s story for Carrie Todd Marler would have played out had GUIDING LIGHT producer, Allan Potter, not fired Elliot.
Nelson Aspen: She first came on to my radar as "Carrie" on GL. No one ever suspected she was the murderer of "Diane Ballard" which was a credit not only to the brilliant writing at the time, but her dynamic acting ability and chemistry with Jerry ver Dorn. Of course, now to me she is a guilty pleasure on GH and a treasured piece of that show's history.
Roger Newcomb: I loved GUIDING LIGHT in the '80s and her Carrie was a character I wish had stuck around longer. Anjelica was delicious on DAYS, and her Tracy on GH, well, is one of the most entertaining characters ever, thanks to Elliot.
COMMENTS FROM CO-STARS/CO-WORKERS/INDUSTRY:
Wally Kurth: (worked with Elliot on GH) What can I say about my mother-lover? Yeah, whether she's playing my love interest on DAYS or my overbearing mom on GH, Jane is one of those rare talents that brings out the best in you. Acting is a joint effort, despite the handful of narcissistic exceptions that seem to do just fine acting alone, so working with Jane just makes you a better actor. She has become a dear friend over years and still imparts words of wisdom that I apply to both my art and life. Daytime TV is better because of her.
Kin Shriner: (worked with Elliot on GH) Tough as nails but a great movie partner.
Robert Newman: (worked with Elliot on GL) Jane was one of the first to take me under her wing and generously teach me what 3-camera acting was all about. Watching her work was like taking a master class. Working with her (yes, we even had a bedroom scene once) was a gift. She taught me so much about both sides of the camera. She continues to be a great force in daytime.