Anthony Geary is an American actor. He is known for playing the role of Luke Spencer on the ABC daytime drama General Hospital, he originated the role of Luke in 1978 and received a record eight Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series prior to his retirement. Geary had a prominent supporting role in the "Weird Al" Yankovic comedy UHF. Anthony Geary was born in a son of Dana and Russell Dean Geary, his father was a building owner of a construction company. His mother assisted his father in the business as the bookkeeper, his father was the former mayor of Coalville, Utah. Both of Geary's parents were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he has Jana Geary Steele and DeAnn Geary Bond. Geary attended the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, on a theater scholarship. At age 21, he performed as a chorus boy with Imogene Coca on the Las Vegas stage, it was while scarred his chin. Geary made his first appearance on television in an episode of Room 222 and appeared in All in the Family, The Mod Squad, Marcus Welby, M.
D. The Streets of San Francisco and Barnaby Jones. Geary's first daytime role was in NBC soap opera Bright Promise from 1971 to 1972, he played George Curtis, a rapist, in The Young and the Restless and in 1978 was hired for a 13-week story arc to play Luke Spencer in ABC soap General Hospital. His character in General Hospital began as a hit man and as a rapist who fell in love and subsequently married his victim, Laura Webber, his portrayal of Luke Spencer on General Hospital was well received and grew into a full contract role. The 1981 on-screen wedding of his character and Laura Webber holds the record as the highest rated soap opera episode of all time, he holds the distinction of winning a record eight Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. He was first nominated in 1980, 1981, had his first win in 1982. Geary was nominated again in 1983, before leaving the show in 1984. Over the next several years he took roles in various theater and television productions, as well as in several films, but not at the level of success he had hoped for.
Despite the popularity of his work as Luke Spencer, filmmakers such as Oliver Stone pigeonholed Geary based on the fact that he was a "soap actor". In a conscious effort to distance himself from GH, he sought a role in "Weird Al" Yankovic's film debut UHF, that of the eccentric scientist Philo. Geary, a fan of Yankovic, went so far as to grow his hair like Albert Einstein's and stay in character as Philo when meeting the film's casting team. In 1991, Geary returned to General Hospital as Luke's cousin and look-alike Bill Eckert, due to the actor's desire to play something other than Luke. However, due to poor feedback from the viewing public, the character was killed off and Geary resumed the role of Luke in 1993. Tony appeared in more than 50 stage plays, including an award-winning one-man show titled Human Scratchings in 1996, he was nominated in 1997 and 1998 for Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actor, had his second win in 1999, his third in 2000. He received another nomination in 2003, had his fourth win in 2004.
When Geary won for the fifth time in 2006, he set the record for most lead actor wins. Geary received another Emmy nomination in 2007, in 2008, he again set a record for most lead actor wins with his sixth Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor. Geary set a record in 2012 with his 7th Daytime Emmy win and again in 2015 for his 8th win for Outstanding Leading Actor in a Drama Series after 16 nominations for the same role of General Hospital's Luke Spencer. Geary publicly announced on Friday, May 8, 2015 that he would be leaving his role on General Hospital. Geary finished taping his last scenes on the General Hospital set on Tuesday June 23, 2015, his last air date was July 27, 2015. He made a non-speaking cameo appearance on May 4, 2017, to facilitate the retirement of co-star and former on-screen wife Jane Elliot. A notable exception from his series of dramatic roles is the part of a scientist/studio engineer in the comedy/spoof movie UHF, he appeared in 1987's Disorderlies, with rappers the Fat Boys.
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The AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role is an accolade given by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts, a non-profit organisation whose aim is to "identify, award and celebrate Australia's greatest achievements in film and television."The award is handed out at the annual AACTA Awards, which rewards achievements in feature film, television and short films. From 1976 to 2010, the category was presented by the Australian Film Institute, the Academy's parent organisation, at the annual Australian Film Institute Awards; when the AFI launched the Academy in 2011, it changed the annual ceremony to the AACTA Awards, with the current award being a continuum of the AFI Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Toni Collette and Judy Davis are the most awarded actresses in this category with three wins each. Candidates for this award must be human and female, cannot be nominated in the leading actress category for the same role in the same production. Official website of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts
The Kenya Air Force is the national aerial warfare service branch of the Republic of Kenya. The main airbase operating fighters is Laikipia Air Base in Nanyuki, while Moi Air Base in Eastleigh, Nairobi is the headquarters. Other bases include FOB Mandera, FOB Wajir & FOB Nyeri; the Kenya Air Force flies some two dozen F-5E/F Tiger II fighters, a dozen Tucano trainers, a dozen Y-12 transport aircraft, half a dozen G120A basic trainers, several dozen MD500 helicopters. Kenya flies small numbers of other different types, such as Pumas, Mi-17s etc. Recent acquisitions include AW139, AS350 FENNEC, UH-1H helicopters, H124M Fennec, MD530Fs and C-27J Spartan transports. In 2017 Jordan donated; the Kenya Air Force was formed on 1 June 1964, soon after independence, with the assistance of the United Kingdom. Former aircraft in service included de Havilland Canada Chipmunks and Beavers, six Hawker Hunters, six BAC Strikemaster fighters, 12 BAE Systems Hawks delivered in 1980. All these types have now been withdrawn.
As a result of the war over the Ogaden region between Ethiopia and Somalia and tensions with neighboring Uganda, the Kenya Air Force ordered 10 F-5Es and 2 F-5Fs in 1976. Deliveries took place in 1978 and give Kenya's air force an interceptor capability for the first time in its history. Two F-5Fs were delivered as attrition replacements in July 1982. From 1979–1982 President Daniel arap Moi used Northrop F-5 fighter jets to escort his flights in and out of the country. After a failed coup by a group of Air Force officers on 1 August 1982, the Air Force was disbanded. Air Force activity was placed under tighter army control as the 82 Air Force; the Air Force regained its independent status in 1994. On 10 April 2006 a KAF Harbin Y-12 crashed near Marsabit with 17 on board, it was carrying several national politicians. The pilot in command was Major David Njoroge. Since 1978, the F-5 has been the KAF's main air defence fighter. A total of 29 were delivered: 12 F-5E & 2 F-5F from the US, 10 F-5E, 3 F-5EM, & 2 F-5F in service with the Royal Jordanian Air Force.
The ex-RJAF aircraft were upgraded to F-5EM standard before being delivered to the Kenya Air Force. There was controversy over the purchase of the F-5s from Jordan, which were shipped to Kenya and assembled locally, Currently a F-5 upgrade and procurement program is underway for 10 F-5E, 2 F-5F, 3 F-5EM from Jordan; the helicopter fleet has been improved thanks to foreign aid. KAF received up to six Royal Jordanian Air Force AH-1Fs in 2017; the Kenyan AH-1 fleet activity remains secretive and it is believed they are used to train attack pilots before receiving new MD530F attack helicopters. In 2016 8 Bell Huey II helicopters were approved to be delivered to Kenya Air Force as part of US security cooperation program in sub-Saharan Africa. One of them, UH-1H-II serial KAF-1503, was written off; the Kenya Air Force 53 Tactical Helicopter Squadron has taken delivery of 6 out of 8 Huey UH-1H helicopters. Meanwhile, the KAF received 9 AS550C3 helicopters that will be used for security operations as well as combat search and rescue and medical evacuation.
KAF was expected to purchase former UAE AS350Bs, but the new AS550C3s can be armed and may have been funded by the UAE. By October 2018 photographs had emerged showing the AS550 Fennecs fitted with weapon pylons and unguided rocket pods. US government approved in May 2017 the sale of MD530F attach helicopters, they will be used for operations against al-Shabab insurgents and to support the African Union Mission in Somalia; the US government approved a proposed foreign military sale for twelve Air Tractor AT-802L light-attack aircraft to the government of Kenya. As of August 2017, the Kenyan government has not yet signed a contract for the proposed sale. Early 2017 Kenya signed contract for 3 C 27j & 3 AW 139 to be delivered this year The United Arab Emirates' Global Aerospace Logistics signed an agreement in 2019 with the Kenya Air Force to provide maintenance and overhaul services for its aircraft. Military of Kenya Hoyle, Chris. "World Air Forces Directory". Flight International. Vol. 186 no. 5468.
Pp. 24–55. Hoyle, Chris. "World Air Forces Directory". Flight International. Vol. 194 no. 5665. Pp. 32–60. ISSN 0015-3710. Kenya Air Force – official website