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3 March 22nd, 2011 Daytime Emmy winner, James Pritchett of “The Doctors” passes away!


Sad news to report, another legendary soap performer has died.  James Pritchett who for years played Dr. Matt Powers on the NBC soap, The Doctors passed away on  March 16th in New York City.  Pritchett was the fifth actor to win the Outstanding Lead Actor Daytime Emmy in 1978.   Lydia Bruce was most also remembered in the role of his wife, Maggie Powers for many years.  Elizabeth Hubbard was another one of the main stars of the series as Althea Davis. The Doctors aired on NBC from 1963-1982.

Pritchett was born on October 27, 1922, in Lenoir, North Carolina.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Pritchett’s family and friends.

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  1. Brian Greene says:

    As a little boy, I loved watching Mr. Pritchett play noble Dr. Matt Powers. Another class act has crossed over. RIP, James!


  2. mmc says:

    I loved this show.He was a wonderful actor to watch and that show had so many great actors, Elizabeth Hubbard was one. that’s when TV offered quality instead of quantity.My condolences to his family and mr. pritchett, thank you for wonderful memories!!!!


  3. A Baptiste says:

    Watching the show in reruns now, late ’60′s, Mr. Prichett was quite a warm as well as strong presence and his “Maggie,” Bethel Leslie was captivating. What a lovely man and actor.


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