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Jon Lindstrom Pays Tribute to GH Costume Designer Bob Miller

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The GENERAL HOSPITAL family has lost another beloved member. Jon Lindstrom (Kevin) shared a heartfelt tribute to Robert Miller, a former costume designer for the soap who recently passed away.

“So saddened to learn of the passing of the great Bob Miller,” Lindstrom wrote. “Bob was a brilliant costume designer and was even responsible for the look of Kevin Collins when he appeared on GH. I believe it was Bob’s idea that Kevin would never wear a white shirt, something that is still rare today.

“He and his partner, Steve Howard, worked very closely together,” he continued, “so much so that we named the fictitious designer who dressed Lucy Coe so beautifully for the Nurses Ball, ‘Bob Steve.’ Bob was impressed my cousin was Donfeild, a four-time Oscar-nominated costume designer. Don was frankly pretty impressed with Bob and Steve’s work.”

After helping create costumes for Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Miller went on to showcase his skills on television series like FAME and DALLAS. He first worked on GH from 1984-1989, left to do shows like THE FLASH and DREAM ON, then returned to GH in 1992, staying until 2006. He also worked on the GH spinoff, PORT CHARLES, and between the two soaps, earned 10 Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Costume Design, taking home the gold five times.

And Lindstrom was correct in believing that Miller was responsible for Kevin’s style. “We didn’t want Kevin Collins to be so traditional, so his shirts are never white,” the designer declared during an interview with the Los Angeles Times in 1995. “To me, he has almost an Armani, monochromatic look, and it’s very elegant.”

Our thoughts are with Miller’s friends and family during this difficult time.

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