10 Soap Opera Patriarchs We've Loved and Lost
No. 9: Palmer Cortlandt, All My Children
Self-made billionaire Palmer Cortlandt (Pete Cooney to the folks back home in Pigeon Hollow!) passed away in 2010 on All My Children. The demise of the mogul, who had made fortunes via brands as varied as electronics to fried chicken, was precipitated by the real-life passing of actor James Mitchell. The accomplished actor and dancer also died in 2010.
Palmer left behind numerous loved ones (Opal, Petey, Daisy, Nina) and at least one bitter enemy (Hello, Adam Chandler!), but the impact he made during his over three decades in Pine Valley, Pennsylvania was felt right up until AMC's last air show.
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