US series star Jeffrey Carlson dies

As the first trans character on US daytime programming, he made TV history in the series "All My Children". Jeffrey Carlson has passed away at the age of 48.

For more than 40 years, the series “All My Children” flickered across American screens. From January 1970, more than ten thousand episodes were aired until September 2011, when the final take was finally taken. During this long period, the soap opera made television history. In 2006, she introduced the first transgender role to US daytime programming.

The character was embodied by Jeffrey Carlson. He was introduced to the series as a British rock star named Zarf and later appeared as Zoe. The actor has died at the age of 48. This was confirmed by “Time Out New York” theater critic Adam Feldman. “A strong actor and a painful loss,” he mourned on Twitter. Details of the circumstances leading to Carlson’s death are not known.

Jeffrey Carlson’s mom was a fan of ‘All My Children’

The path to “All My Children” was practically laid in Carlson’s cradle. His mother gave him the name Jeffrey because she was a fan of the series character Jeff Martin. But the California native discovered his passion for acting long before his debut on the soap opera. He studied drama at university and then completed an education at the famous Juilliard School in New York until 2001.

Carlson made his mark in theater, appearing in such productions as Thief River and as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet before making his Broadway debut in Edward Albee’s The Goat or Who Is Sylvia (2003). After that he was seen there in many other plays, such as “Tartuffe” or “The Miracle Worker” with Hilary Swank. Carlson has also acted in Hollywood productions, including alongside Will Smith in “Hitch – The Date Doctor”.

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