"He played the ultimate villain Roger Thorpe on Guiding Light with layers and layers and layers," wrote Marlena De Lacroix, one of critics surveyed for the list. "A beautiful portrait of a very troubled man."
Below are some classic clips of Zaslow's work on Guiding Light, Falcon Crest and One Life to Live.
1976: Roger tells Peggy he's the father of Christina Bauer. (Guiding Light)
1979: Roger rapes Holly. (Guiding Light)
1980: Clown Roger follows Rita into the Hall of Mirrors ("Enough is Enough"). (Guiding Light)
1980: Roger tracks Holly and Chrissy down in Santo Domingo and then "dies". (Guiding Light)
1982: Zaslow's guest appearance on Falcon Crest.
1983: Dorian is furious that David told Cassie he is her father. (One Life to Live)
1989: Roger returns to Springfield very much alive. (Guiding Light)
1990: Roger and Holly try to help Blake. (Guiding Light)
1992: Roger confronts Blake and Ross. (Guiding Light)
1993: Roger tells Holly if he can't have her, Ed won't either. (Guiding Light)
1996: Roger pretends to make amends with Alexandra. (Guiding Light)
1998: David returns to Llanview with ALS. (One Life to Live)