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Constance Towers is celebrating her 89th birthday today!
She was born on May 20, 1933, in Whitefish, Montana to parents; Ardath L. and Harry J. Towers. Her mother was of Irish descent and her father was an Ireland native from Dublin. Upon relocating to New York City, Towers studied at Juilliard School and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Constance Mary Towers embodies the very essence of “legendary.” Her illustrious career spans several decades with her commanding the stage and the small and big screen alike.
Her theatre credits include classics such as The Sound of Music, The King and I, 42nd Street, and Oklahoma! and her big-screen resume comprises appearances in several films including The Next Karate Kid and The Perfect Murder.
With a body of work reflecting the length and breadth of her television reach, she began working in TV in the early 1950s with Tale of Tomorrow, and over the last several decades, she has been seen in countless hit television series like Perry Mason, the original Fantasy Island, L.A. Law, Frasier, Criminal Minds and as recently as this year, 2022, appeared in Fox’s popular drama series 9-1-1: Lone Star.
Without question, Towers has made her mark in the entertainment industry with her iconic portrayal of the Queen of daytime villainess and matriarch of the Cassadine family dynasty, Helena Cassadine, on General Hospital. Towers was cast in the late 1990s in the role originally played by and created for film actress and superstar Elizabeth Taylor. Taylor, a self-proclaimed super fan of the sudser reached out to then Executive Producer Gloria Monty requesting a featured role on the show. That must have been a very easy “Of course!” and the daytime villainess of all villainess was born.
Towers also had a very short stint on The Young and the Restless and for five years played Clarissa McCandless on the daytime soap, Capitol.
Happy Birthday, Ms. Towers!