Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sloane Shelton Dead at 81

Sloane Shelton
Veteran stage and screen actress Sloane Shelton has passed away at age 81.

Born March 17, 1934, in Hahira, Georgia, Shelton was the daughter of Clarence Duffie and Ruth Evangeline Shelton.

The talented character actress played several memorable characters including Harriet Corbman on As the World Turns, Loretta Delahanty in Another World, Mildred Quinn on Lovers and Friends/For Richer, For Poorer, Elaine Robbins in Search for Tomorrow, and Dr. Thompson on Ryan's Hope.

Shelton's Broadway career stretches back to "The Affair" in 1962 where she was the understudy to Brenda Vaccaro. Her many theatre credits included "I Never Sang for My Father," "The Shadow Box," "Open Admissions," "The Imaginary Invalid," "Orpheus Descending" and "The Runner Stumbles."

Shelton also appeared in numerous films including All the President's Men, Running on Empty, What Lies Beneath, Pollock, One True Thing and Lean on Me.


  1. I always loved Harriet and Shannon on ATWT, and she had great chemistry as Loretta with Rachel on AW. RIP.

  2. Aww, I'm sad about this. I loved Harriet and her friendship with Shannon :( One of those wonderful secondary characters (like Ambrose Bingham and Jane) that made Oakdale so wonderful. May she R.I.P. My childhood, oy!

  3. Hey Roger & a1scrivener!

    I, too, enjoyed watching Sloane Shelton as both Harriet & Loretta. Also, I enjoyed watching Miss Shelton play Beulah Binnings, a bigoted neighbor, in Tennessee Williams's play Orpheus Descending opposite Vanessa Redgrave, Kevin Anderson, Tammy Grimes, & Anne Twomey at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York, New York during Thanksgiving Weekend in 1989. Rest In Peace, Dear Sloane!


    Brian :-)

  4. I liked her in All The President's men

  5. Aww, that's sad. I loved Harriett and Shannon. sad to see that she died.