On World AIDS Day we pay tribute to some of the actors from the soap opera community who lost their lives to the disease.
David Oliver was born in Concord, Calif. on January 31, 1962. He died of complications due to AIDS on November 12, 1992 in Los Angeles at age 30.
ANOTHER WORLD fans fell in love with the handsome young actor when he debuted as Perry Hutchins in June 1983. Perry was Carl's son and had a sweet romance with Nancy (Jane Cameron). Perry died in May 1985 when he fell from the Love barn loft after seeing Marley's identical twin, Victoria (Ellen Wheeler). His final words were "You're not getting away with this!"
After ANOTHER WORLD, Oliver played Sam Gardner in the NBC primetime soap A YEAR IN THE LIFE. Sam was married to Kay, played by Sarah Jessica Parker. Watch a clip below.
In 1983, Oliver appeared on the game show GO with ANOTHER WORLD co-stars Anna Stuart, Mary Page Keller, Laura Malone, and Stephen Yates. Watch a clip below.
A staunch civil-liberties activist, Oliver was a founding and active member of Young Artists Ltd. His sister is Los Angeles actress Kathleen Ingle.
Oliver's longtime companion was Terry Houlihan.