Kidney Cancer Claims ex-GH Star's Life

David Groh - David Groh played on Rhoda and as Bobbie's husband on GH. A talented man.
@Trace86 (5034)
United States
February 17, 2008 10:50am CST
So sad for another gh'er to pass away. I always kind of hoped to see him on another soap. Posted Friday, February 15, 2008 1:14:09 PM by Dan J Kroll Former General Hospital star David Groh (ex-D.L. Brock) has died. The actor was felled by kidney cancer at the age of 68. General Hospital has lost its second former star in two weeks. David Groh (ex-D.L. Brock) died of kidney cancer on Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 68. Though Groh will forever be known to daytime audiences as the abusive husband of Bobbie Spencer during a 1983 to 1985 run with the ABC soap, to the masses Groh will be remembered as Joe Gerard, the ex-husband of Valerie Harper on the primetime sitcom Rhoda. Divorce was not a subject generally addressed on television in the 1970s, so the on-screen split of Rhoda Morgernstern and Joe came as a surprise to viewers. The couple's marriage was one of the series' highest-rated episodes. When the pair divorced, some fans sent condolence cards to the couple. Groh also appeared in a handful of motion pictures, including Get Shorty, Two Minute Warning and Broken Vow. He also took two turns on Broadway, appearing in Neil Simon's Chapter Two and Jon Tolin's Twilight of the Golds. Groh attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art on a Fulbright scholarship. After a stint in the U.S. Army, he returned to New York to study at the Actors Studio.
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@Liasonfan (1702)
• Canada
19 Feb 08
Thanks so much for this info, Trace. It is sad, although I hated the character of Brock on GH and was really glad when he was gone, he played his part really well. I like that he left behind a daughter and lot's of storyline for them to explore. I did enjoy him as Rhoda's hubby and feel he was really much more suited for that role. Thanks also for the info about his movies and broadway stints. He was a talented man and 68 in still considered young to die these days, my prayers go out for him and may he rest in peace.
• United States
19 Feb 08
That is so sad. I hadn't heard. Haven't checked spoilers since last week. :(
@fpd1955 (2075)
• United States
18 Feb 08
I remember him from Rhoda. Valerie Harper and David had good chemistry. It was cool to see them get married. May he rest in peace. PEACE