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Edward Louis Quartermaine
Played by David Lewis, Jed Allan and John Ingle
Edward is the patriarch of the Quartermaine family. He was married to his wife,
Lila, for many years until her death. They had two
children, Alan and Tracy. Edward also had a few
children out of wedlock, including Jimmy Lee Holt and
Justus Ward. Their family likes to bicker a lot, but they do all love each
other. Edward had a lot of trouble expressing his love to his family.
The Quartermaines run a large business conglomerate and have a large mansion
with many servants. Edward is retired, and Tracy runs the business. Alan is
deceased. His wife, Monica, owns the mansion now, but
she lets the rest of the family live in it. Most of the children are dead or
moved away. Jason Morgan, Alan and Monica son, works
for gangster Sonny and doesn't have much to do with
Edward or the rest of the family. Edward's grandson, Michael, is close to Jason
and Sonny but still visits the Quartermaine mansion.
Edward usually acts like a curmudgeon. He is grouchy to most people. He has a
long-term heart problem, so he takes medication for that. He has been known to
fake a heart attack when it is useful. For many years, he used his family's
wealth and power to keep them out of trouble as well as to make more money and
get more power. He often used that wealth and power against his own children, to
motivate them to do his bidding. He seldom agrees with the choices his family
makes, particularly in marriage.
Edward and his family first showed up in Port Charles in 1978, and they have
been around ever since. Edward usually does not have story of his own but is
involved in the stories of his family and their friends. In 2004, after Lila
died, he married Heather Webber. She just wanted his money, and tried to kill
him when she didn't get it. Edward was also on jury duty for
Johnny Zacchara's trial for the murder of Logan
Hayes. Edward was shown to have a girlfriend, Deidre, when they went to the
Metro Court bar for a drink. Andrea Floyd poisoned Edward's drink there, which
caused him to have a heart attack and run his car into a carnival. He survived,
but Andrea was killed.
Edward spends most of his time these days in his mansion, griping to Tracy,
Monica, or Alice.
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