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James Mitchell

James Mitchell has been on the show for 28 years. He's perfected the role of playing the haughty, domineering Palmer Cortlandt.

The actor, who began his career in films and on the Broadway stage, has earned seven Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for this role.

Earlier in his career, Mitchell, an accomplished dancer, played leading roles in a number of Broadway musicals - among them Mack and Mable, Carnival, Paint Your Wagon, Brigadoon and Bloomer Girl. He appeared with the American Ballet Theater in New York, Europe and South America, and with the Agnes DeMille Dance Theater on tour throughout the United States.

This star's films include That's Dancing, a retrospective of great dance numbers in movie musicals; The Turning Point, in which he played the artistic director; The Bandwagon with Fred Astaire; Oklahoma and Deep in My Heart with Cyd Charisse; he also danced with Miss Charisse in both her 1965 television special and in the Academy Awards Presentation program in 1966. From 1969 to 1973 he played the role of Professor Hathaway on the Daytime series Where the Heart Is.

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[to Myrtle about Erica] Somebody give me a stick so I can beat the stupid out of her.

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Maggie Stone: I wonder if it's the number of nights that really matter. I mean, love, it's more than just the physical part. It's whether or not you connect. You can't plan who you fall in love with.
Jamie Martin: Well, how do you even know if it's real? I mean, so many people fall in love and go through the motions, but it's not even close.
Maggie Stone: Maybe some people don't even get to have it.
Jamie Martin: Or they don't recognize it when it comes along.
Maggie Stone: Or when you do finally get it so deep it's a part of you, only to have it taken away. You know, when I - when we couldn't find Bianca, I experienced an emptiness I've never felt before, I mean, like what it would be like if Bianca had never surfaced again. I had to put that out of my mind. I had to forget it.
Jamie Martin: It's complicated - love. It's so unique every time, with every person. And when the real thing comes along, I guess we just have to hope we see it.
Maggie Stone: Or hold onto it.