Husband John Gavin, Net Worth

• Constance Towers is an actress and singer born in 1933 in Whitefish, Montana
• She is best known for her role as Helena Cassadine on General Hospital (1997-2017) and her roles in The Horse Soldiers (1959) and Shock Corridor (1963)
• She attended the Julliard School of Music and American Academy of Dramatic Arts and took singing lessons from Beverley Peck Johnson
• She has starred in over 65 films and TV roles and appeared in 10+ plays
• She has been married twice, has two children, and has a net worth of $10 million

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Spouse John Gavin, Eugene McGrath
Fact Married to actor John Gavin, who was at one time President of the Screen Actors Guild and also U.S. Ambassador to Mexico.

Who is Constance Towers?

Born Constance Mary Towers on the 20th May 1933, in Whitefish, Montana USA, she is an actress and singer, probably best known to the world as Helena Cassadine in the soap opera “General Hospital”, which she portrayed from 1997 to 2017, and also for her starring roles in the late ’50s and early ‘60s, such as in “The Horse Soldiers” (1959), and “Shock Corridor” (1963), among other achievements.

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Where is Constance Towers Now?

Constance’s character of Helena Cassadine was killed off at the end of the 2017 season, which means she won’t be back for the new season of the show. So, where is she? With the death of her husband, John Gavin, Constance has used the time for grief and hasn’t been very active as an actress since then, so she doesn’t have a current acting credit to her name, as she became focused entirely on her husband and his illness. Hopefully, Constance returns to the entertainment world in the near future.

#JohnGavin with #ConstanceTowers

Posted by Constance Towers Online on Friday, February 9, 2018

Constance Towers Bio: Early Life, Parents, and Education

The only child of Irish immigrants, Ardath L and Harry J. Towers, she was discovered by a talent agent when she was only seven years old, and chosen as one of several child actors for radio programs when the search was conducted in Montana. Her career then started as she served as a child voice actress in Pacific Northwest radio programs for the next three years. Constance and her family moved to New York City when her father was transferred there, and she attended the Julliard School of Music and American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and in addition took singing lessons from Beverley Peck Johnson.

A young #ConstanceTowers with her older sister

Posted by Constance Towers Online on Saturday, May 26, 2018

Career Beginnings

From starting at an early age, she took a short break from acting, but returned in 1955 with a supporting role in the film “Bring Your Smile Along”, and then in 1956 in another supporting role, this time in the crime-thriller film “Over-Exposed”. It was in 1959 that she had her first lead role, as Hannah Hunter in John Ford’s American civil war film “The Horse Soldiers” (1959), co-starring John Wayne and William Holden. She continued her rise as an actress, firstly starring in the film “Sergeant Rutledge” in 1960, and then in 1963 in the mystery-drama film “Shock Corridor”, with Peter Breck and Gene Evans.

Rise to Prominence

As the ‘60s progressed, Constance’s career moved forward and her name was becoming more popular. As a result, she starred in the crime-drama film “The Naked Kiss” (1964), with Anthony Eisley and Karen Conrad, and the same year had a supporting role in the Academy Award-nominated film “Fate is the Hunter”, starring Glenn Ford, Nancy Kwan, and Rod Taylor. After that, she became more focused on stage roles, but returned to screen with the part of Clarissa McCandless in the TV series “Capitol” (1982-1987), which made her popular across the world. However, during the ‘90s her career somewhat until she got the aforementioned part of Helena Cassadine, which she portrayed for 20 years.

#ConstanceTowers with #MikeCurb at his Star on the Walk of Fame ceremony

Posted by Constance Towers Online on Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Continual Success

With the role of Helena, Constance’s name became one of the most popular in the soap opera world, and she managed to secure several other notable roles during this time, such as that of Sandra Bradford in the thriller crime-drama film “A Perfect Murder” (1998), starring Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow and Viggo Mortensen. After that, she became focused solely on “General Hospital”, but emerged in recent years with minor appearances in several television films, and the lead role in the film “Rosemary” in 2017.

#ConstanceTowers as #HelenaCassadine #GeneralHospital

Posted by Constance Towers Online on Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Theater Career

Constance made her debut stage appearance in 1960, playing Sarah Brown in the play “Guys and Dolls”, then after a short break until 1965, she returned in the titular role of Anya. She enjoyed success on stage in the ‘70s, in such plays as “I Do! I Do!” (1972), then “My Fair Lady” (1973), and “The King and I” (1977-1979).

Her last stage appearance was in the play “Follies” in 1995. Most recently, Constance is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Blue Ribbon of the Los Angeles Music Center.

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Constance Towers Net Worth Today

Since launching her career, Constance has featured in over 65 film and TV roles, and has appeared in more than 10 plays, all of which contributed somewhat to her wealth, and most made a positive impact on her career. So, have you ever wondered how rich Constance Towers is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Towers’ net worth is as high as $10 million. Pretty impressive don’t you think?

Posted by Constance Towers Online on Saturday, August 13, 2016

Constance Towers Personal Life, Marriage, Divorce, Children

When it comes to her personal life, Constance has been quite open about ups and downs that happen to her behind the camera. She has two marriages behind her, and two children. She was first married to Eugene McGrath from 1959 to 1966, with whom she has two children. In 1974 she married famous actor and Ambassador John Gavin, and remained with him until his death in February 2018.

Constance Towers Husband, John Gavin

Born Juan Vincent Apablasa Jr. on the 8th April 1931 in Los Angeles, California USA, he was an actor and later the US Ambassador to Mexico. The son of Juan Vincent Apablasa Sr. and Delia Diana Pablos, he was of Mexican, Chilean, and Spanish ancestry. His acting career started in the mid- ‘50s, and with his future wife, Constance starred in several films, some of his most successful including “The Imitation of Life” (1959), “Psycho” (1960), and “Thoroughly Modern Millie” (1967), among many others. In addition to acting, John served in the military, and was an Ambassador to Mexico from 1981 until 1986. He had two children with his first wife, Cicely Evans, to whom he was married from 1957 until 1965. His net worth was estimated at $4 million at the time of his death. John Gavin passed away on the 9th February 2018, after losing the battle with leukemia.

General Info

Full Name Constance Towers
Profession Actor, Singer
Education Juilliard School
Nationality American


Spouse John Gavin, Eugene McGrath
Children Michael McGrath, Maureen McGrath
Parents Ardath L. Towers, Harry J. Towers


Awards Outer Critics Circle Award for Other Awards
Nominations Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress In A Daytime Drama Special
Movies The Horse Soldiers, The Naked Kiss, Shock Corridor, Sergeant Rutledge, The Next Karate Kid, A Perfect Murder, The Relic, Bring Your Smile Along, Thunder in Paradise 3, Fate Is the Hunter, Fast Forward, Sylvester, Blue
TV Shows Capitol, Love Is a Many Splendored Thing

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Title Year Status Character
Murder, She Wrote 1987 TV Series Margaret Witworth
Capitol 1982-1987 TV Series Clarissa McCandless
On Wings of Eagles 1986 TV Mini-Series Margot Perot
Sylvester 1985 Muffy
Fast Forward 1985 Jessie Granger
Fantasy Island 1979-1981 TV Series Maggie Dunphy / Shirley Forbush
The Rockford Files 1979 TV Series Sally
Lanigan’s Rabbi 1977 TV Series Vinnie Barcas
Hawaii Five-O 1975 TV Series Mrs. Thorncrest
CBS Daytime 90 1974 TV Series Joan Baldwin
Love Is a Many Splendored Thing 1967 TV Series Marian Hiller (1971-1972)
Perry Mason 1961-1965 TV Series Leona Devore / Joanne Pennington / Natalie Graham / …
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 1965 TV Series Louise Menke
The Outer Limits 1964 TV Series Laura James
Fate Is the Hunter 1964 Peg Burke
The Naked Kiss 1964 Kelly
Shock Corridor 1963 Cathy
Zane Grey Theater 1961 TV Series Beth Woodfield
The Renegade 1960 TV Movie Felicia Post
Adventures in Paradise 1960 TV Series Laura Knight
Sergeant Rutledge 1960 Mary Beecher
The Horse Soldiers 1959 Hannah Hunter
The Bob Cummings Show 1957-1958 TV Series Patricia Plumber
Mike Hammer 1958 TV Series Jean Barr
State Trooper 1957 TV Series Doris Woodley
Over-Exposed 1956 Shirley Thomas (as Shirley Thomas)
Bring Your Smile Along 1955 Nancy Willows
Tales of Tomorrow 1952 TV Series Martha
The Storyteller 2017 completed Rosemary
General Hospital 1997-2016 TV Series Helena Cassadine
11.22.63 2016 TV Mini-Series Old Sadie Dunhill
Aghápe 2015 Short Mature Leean
Playing House 2015 TV Series Betty Gilbert
Men at Work 2014 TV Series Mary
1600 Penn 2013 TV Series Bunny Thoroughgood
Cold Case 2009 TV Series Caroline Kemp / Bellowes ’09
The Awakening of Spring 2008 Mrs. Gable
The 4400 2007 TV Series Audrey Parker
Criminal Minds 2006 TV Series Deb Mason
Providence 2000 TV Series Candice Whitman / Cromwell
A Perfect Murder 1998 Sandra Bradford
Kelly Kelly 1998 TV Series Kate
Sunset Beach 1997 TV Series Julianna Deschanel / Juliana Deschanel
The Relic 1997 Mrs. Blaisedale
High Society 1995 TV Series Boatie
Caroline in the City 1995 TV Series Barbara
Thunder in Paradise 3 1995 Video Cavanna
Robin’s Hoods 1995 TV Series Josephine Robin
Silk Stalkings 1994 TV Series Karen Krane
Thunder in Paradise 1994 TV Series Cavanna
Frasier 1994 TV Series Clarice Warner
The Next Karate Kid 1994 Louisa Pierce
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1993 TV Series Taxco
The Sands of Time 1992 TV Movie
Civil Wars 1992 TV Series Harriet Guilford
The Nutt House 1992 Mrs. Henderson
2000 Malibu Road 1992 TV Series Camilla
Baywatch 1992 TV Series Maggie James
Memories of Midnight 1991 TV Movie
Matlock 1991 TV Series Alice Windemere
Designing Women 1990 TV Series Louise Pollard
Midnight Caller 1989 TV Series Teresa Chandler
Christine Cromwell 1989 TV Series Sassy Taggart
MacGyver 1989 TV Series Francine Leyland
L.A. Law 1987-1988 TV Series Charlotte Kelsey
The Loner 1988 TV Movie Kate Shane


Title Year Status Character
Today 1966 TV Series performer – 1 episode
The Naked Kiss 1964 performer: “Little Child Mon enfant” – uncredited
Bring Your Smile Along 1955 performer: “Italian Mother Song Mama Mia”, “Don’t Blame Me”


Title Year Status Character
A Fuller Life 2013 Documentary Herself – Reader (segment “Grab ‘Em. Slap ‘Em. Shake ‘Em up.”)
Frankie Laine: An American Dreamer 2006 Video documentary Herself
SoapTalk 2004 TV Series Herself
Biography 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
Votes for Women 1997 Documentary short
Yul Brynner: The Man Who Was King 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Morning Program 1987 TV Series Herself – Guest
Hour Magazine 1985-1986 TV Series Herself
The Merv Griffin Show 1985 TV Series Herself
Body Language 1984-1985 TV Series Herself
The 9th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1982 TV Special Herself
The Paul Ryan Show 1977 TV Series Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1965-1977 TV Series Herself – Actress / Herself / Herself – Guest / …
The 26th Annual Tony Awards 1972 TV Special Herself – Performer
The David Frost Show 1969 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Joey Bishop Show 1967 TV Series Herself
The Woody Woodbury Show 1967 TV Series Herself
Today 1966 TV Series Herself
The Bell Telephone Hour 1966 TV Series Herself – Singer
Girl Talk 1966 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1963 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1957-1959 TV Series Herself
America Pauses for the Merry Month of May 1959 TV Movie Herself (as Connie Towers)
The Ed Sullivan Show 1957 TV Series Herself
The Juke Box Jury 1956 TV Series Herself
The Jack Carson Show 1954 TV Series Herself – Singer


Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2002 Special Fan Award Daytime Emmy Awards America’s Favorite Villain General Hospital (1963)
1974 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Best Actress in Daytime Drama – For a Special Program CBS Daytime 90 (1974)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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