wasn't the role of ben warren on guiding light created and offered to james depaiva without an audition and he turned it down? it always struck me odd since rauch and depaiva adored one another!! then phillip brown won the part and backed out at the last minute!! anybody have insight to this??
has there been any updates on any additions to the Y&R writing team? with Jean gone you would think they would bring in a new BDW. im not sure if Altman is the only one left or not? Y&R'S credits are so confusing I have no idea who are BDW and who are SW.
I'm curious as to why this thread hasn't gotten any responses? He was brilliant, had a few clunkers but so did every other great HW! Go to the cancelled soap section and look at ATWT and GL's pages, they have plenty of clips up (not sure about the classic GH page)! His writing, IMO, was a mixture of Bill Bell, Harding Lemay and Claire Labine swirled together and it equaled Douglas Marland!!!
budig never left early just once her contract was up she left!! she never said one bad thing about GL but she couldn't wait to leave cause they were not really writing for michelle. Dinah, annie and cassie was where GL was at the time! she spoke once about GL after joining AMC about how much racier the love scenes were then before on GL!
say what you want about Rachel Miner as the best michelle, but she was your typical child actress not ever going to turn into your daytime heroine! she had the same quality like Kirsten alderson, cute child actress but never the type execs would allow to be theyre sexy younger leading lady!! Erin Torpey almost made it but the only one I can think of being allowed to grow up onscreen is Kimberly McCullough and even she never played "sexy"