Soap Opera Star Mark La Mura Dies

Daytime drama star Mark La Mura died September 11 as a result of lung cancer at the age of 68.
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La Mura was best known for his role of Mark Dalton on “All My Children”. But “Star Trek” fans will know La Mura for his role as the Zalkonian named John Doe on the “Star Trek The Next Generation” episode “Transfigurations”.

Besides his role on “All My Children”, La Mura appeared in over 40 productions including his 1956 debut as Vic Robinson on “As the World Turns”, “Kojak”, “Matlock”, “Hunter”, “The Russia House”, “Bill & Ted’s Exclent Adventures”, “Diagnosis Murder”, “Law & Order”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, Douglas Kline in two episodes of “One Life to Live”, “The Sopranos”, “30 Rock”, “Damages”, “Army Wives”, “Untitled Jersey City Project”, and his final role in “Baked in Brooklyn”.

After leaving AMC in 1989, La Mura earned a Masters of Fine Art from the Kent State School of Theatre and Dance.

La Mura also appeared on Broadway in the original play “Taking Sides” and the revival of the comedy play “Dinner at Eight”. He was a part of the touring productions for “Art” and “Aida”.

He was born on October 18, 1948 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.

Little is known about La Mura’s survivors, but he was married to Elizabeth Maclellan and the couple had one child.

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