Elizabeth Hubbard originated the role of Althea Davis on THE DOCTORS in 1964 and played the role on and off for many of the next 18 years until the show went off the air in 1982.
She left the soap in 1977 but had a much-hyped return in 1981. In the storyline, Althea had gone to Japan with her son-in-law and daughter, Penny. She returned to Madison following Penny's death.
Hubbard won her first Emmy award for this role.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Thanks to Rob Wargo for the photo.