Palmer Cortlandt - born of humble beginnings as Pete Cooney - was a self-made millionaire. Cortlandt Electronics was an empire that Palmer created himself. He came to town in 1979 with daughter Nina.


The budding romance between Nina and Dr. Cliff Warner did not make Palmer happy, so he teamed up with nurse Sybil Thorne (who wanted Cliff) to break the two up. Palmer paid an ex- girlfriend of Cliff's to claim Cliff deserted her when she was pregnant, causing Nina to break up with Cliff. However, this lie was revealed and Nina went back with Cliff, causing Palmer to hatch another scheme...


Children: Nina Cortlandt Warner (with Daisy Cortlandt), Ross Chandler (with Lottie Chandler), Peter Cortlandt (with Opal Cortlandt)
Grandchildren: Bobby Warner (adoptive), Michael Warner, Julie Rand (adoptive)
Great Grandchildren: Sam Grey (adoptive)
Siblings: Bess Cooney (deceased)
Nephews: Will Cortlandt (deceased)
Nieces: Dixie Martin(deceased) , Melanie Cortlandt
Grand Nephew: JR Chandler
Son-in-law: Cliff Warner
Significant Romantic Relationships: Lottie Chandler, Daisy Cortlandt (1st and 3rd wife/divorced), Donna Beck (2nd wife/divorced), Cynthia Preston (4th wife/divorced), Natalie Hunter (5th wife/divorced), Opal Cortlandt (6th wife/divorced), Vanessa Bennett (7th wife/divorced)

Palmer Cortlandt Quotes

Palmer: Opal, you're one to talk. You really are. First of all, you consorted with drug dealers, and then you got arrested for assaulting one of them. How could I top that?
Opal: Has your memory receded along with your hairline?

Opal: You could have another heart attack if you're aggravated enough.
Palmer: Then leave, and save my life.

All My Children Quotes

Greenlee Smythe Lavery: Just - I tried to remember when we weren't stressed to the max. Our honeymoon may have been the best time ever. I was just hoping that maybe tonight we could feel like that for just a few hours, let you remember how much I love you, how happy I am that I'm your wife, just like that night.
Ryan Lavery: Come here.
Greenlee Smythe Lavery: What? What are you...
Ryan Lavery: I remember everything. I remember it was going to be the first time that we made love as husband and wife. And I remember thinking to myself that my bullet wound was easy compared to waiting to make love to you. I wanted you so bad. I want you now. I want you right now.

Ryan: Do you feel that?
Gillian: Your heartbeat.
Ryan: OUR heartbeat.