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Robin Strasser (born May 7, 1945) is an American actress.
Strasser is best known for her Daytime Emmy Award-winning portrayal of Dr. Dorian Lord on the ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live. Strasser stepped into the role in March 1979, first appearing Friday, April 13, 1979 and left in 1987, returning from February 1993 to February 2000. She reprised the role again from 2003 to August 25, 2011.
Strasser also originated the role of Rachel Davis Matthews on the NBC soap opera Another World (1967-1972), and played Dr. Christina Karras Martin on ABC's All My Children from 1976 to April 1979. From 2000 to 2002, she appeared as 300-year-old witch Hecuba on NBC's Passions.
Strasser's birth name is Robin Victory in Europe Strasser, as she was born the day Germany surrendered in World War II. She was raised in the New York City borough of Brooklyn by Martin and Anne Strasser. After graduating from the High School of Performing Arts, on full scholarship, she attended the Yale University School of Drama. She began acting in the early 1960s. Strasser sharpened her acting abilities in theatre, acting on Broadway, where she appeared in The Shadow Box and Chapter Two, the latter where she met her former husband, Laurence Luckinbill; they were married from 1965 and divorced in 1976. They have two sons, Nicholas (born 1971) and Ben (born 1975). Strasser was also married to Richard Hogan from August 27, 1983 until 1985.
| During Ms. Strasser's many acquired accomplishments, she is also a founding member of the American Conservatory Threatre. She worked with the Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Café La Mama, The Mark Tapper Forum, The Papermill Playhouse and the Playwrights Horizons. She has many outside interests including charity work and fundraising. She successfully renovates several houses and apartments in her spare time and as a certified yoga instructor, she assists women in health and lifestyle changes. |
On primetime television, Ms. Strasser has starred in several miniseries: "Baby M," "Glitz," "Blind Faith" and "Jackie Collins' Lady Boss." She has had recurring roles on "Knots Landing" and "Coach" and made guest-star appearances on such hit shows as "Murphy Brown," "Dear John," "Murder, She Wrote," "China Beach," "The Young Riders," "Highway to Heaven," "Civil Wars" and "Dharma and Greg."