"I have to be honest, soap opera acting is very difficult field. I always feel like I'm in a plane and without a parachute and thrown out the window."
About This Interview
Philip Carey (1925-2009) was interviewed for one hour in New York, NY. Mr. Carey reminisced about his early years in acting under contract at Warner Bros., and described how Jack Warner compelled his to change his name (from Eugene). Next, he spoke of the television programs on which he starred, including Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers, Philip Marlowe, and Laredo. Finally, he talked about his years on the daytime soap opera One Life to Live as patriarch Asa Buchanan, and explained how the program and the daytime business have changed since he joined their ranks in 1979. The interview was conducted by Karen Herman on July 25, 2002.