Tuesday, May 28, 2024

“Days of Our Lives” Star John Aniston, 88, to Get Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award: Will Daughter Jennifer Be There?


John Aniston at 87 is not the oldest member of the “Days of our Lives” cast. That distinction goes to Bill Hayes, who’s 96 years young. Both actors are on screen regularly, which is kind of amazing. Aniston turns 89 in July.

But now Aniston, famous long before his daughter Jennifer starred on “Friends,” is getting a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Daytime Emmys. The show airs live on CBS June 24th. He’s been a regular on “Days” since 1985, but he also had a short stint playing a different character in 1970. For many years prior to “Days” he was featured on “Search for Tomorrow” with the late Mary Stuart. He also has a long resume on prime time TV.

Aniston looks frail now, but “Days” has him on often– more often than you’d think — and he remains charming and central to scenes. God bless him. Let’s hope daughter Jennifer introduces him at the Emmys, this is a big deal for a long, stellar career.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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