Paul Raven

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  1. Paul Raven added a post in a topic Ratings from the 80's   

    Reported in Variety Dec 5th 1980,so probably a week or two before
    DOOL 5.6 21 NBC's top rating daytime show
     
    May 84 11.30 timeslot
    TPIR 9.9/39 
    Dream House 5.1/20
    Loving 3.9/15
     
    Edge of Night Oct 84 2.7/9
    General Hospital week ending June 27 1982 10.6/36 (outrated 18 primetime shows)
    Weekending Dec 30 1983 the second half of TPIR hit 14.1/40 the highest daytime rating in 9 years.
     
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  2. Paul Raven added a post in a topic Cancelled Soaps Cast Lists   

    Jimmy Waa was played by Alvin Lumm  from 79-86

    That seems odd that the character was on for 7 years.Does anyone know anything more?
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  3. Paul Raven added a post in a topic Y&R: Old Articles   

  4. Paul Raven added a post in a topic Another World   

    SOD late breaking news Sept 27 1983 reported that Lewis Arlt would be playing Ted Bancfoft .Instead He appeared as David Thatcher.Was it a last minute change or did SOD get incorrect information?
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  5. Paul Raven added a post in a topic Information about Ex Y&R/GH star Melinda Cordell's death.   

    Cordell was once married to Nichlolas Pryor,who appeared on many soaps.
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  6. Paul Raven added a post in a topic Somerset Discussion Thread   

    Barry Jenner who played Tony Cooper has passed away.
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  7. Paul Raven added a post in a topic Another World   

    Barry Jenner who played Evan Webster 76/77 has died.
    http://www.ew.com/article/2016/08/10/barry-jenner-dead-star-trek-deep-space-nine-family-matters-actor-dies-75
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  8. Paul Raven added a post in a topic GH: August 2016 Discussion Thread   

    Yes her logivity is to be admired...
    25 years or 1 year 25 times?
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  9. Paul Raven added a post in a topic They Almost Became   

    Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Y&R) tested for Colleen many years prior.
    Don Diamont's real life wife Cindy Ambuehl tested for Ashley on Y&R (I guess when Shari Shattuck was cast)
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  10. Paul Raven added a post in a topic Y&R: Jabot Cosmetics   

    Would love to see Jabot back as the lead business on the show. Mal Young take note.
    At least with Jabot we had a sense of what the business was about and how it provided the framework for business,family and romance stories,unlike other soap businesses like Newman,Chancellor etc where you have no idea what they actually produce.
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  11. Paul Raven added a topic in Discuss The Soaps   

    RIP Gloria DeHaven - ATWT,RH
    Actress Gloria DeHaven has died. An MGM contract player in the 40's, she moved to soaps in the mid 60's on ATWT and joined RH in the 80's.
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/gloria-dehaven-dead-actress-singer-908539

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  12. Paul Raven added a post in a topic Another World   

    This was Corinne Jacker's era. 
    Just seeing this snippet points to why viewers were not tuning in.
    Apart from Cecile,everybody else was  a newbie.
    Had there been an effort to incorporate more established characters into all of this,maybe things would have been different.
    They dropped so many Frames and Matthews in these years and the new families had no staying power.
    It was a lesson all soaps failed to learn from.
    Howard R was looking hot here.
    Petronia Paley managed to hang on another 5 years despite writing/producer overhauls.Such a classy/elegant presence.Quinn should have formed the basis of a new core family by having her marry,maybe step children  as well as bringing back Thom,now a divorced single mom,but instead they killed her off.
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  13. Paul Raven added a post in a topic DAYS: Freddie Smith Interview   

    Just hope there is no Will return.
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  14. Paul Raven added a post in a topic As The World Turns Discussion Thread   

    I think Ellen was first written off around 74.This was odd because Dan had returned and Annie was being aged. Ellen was still in Oakdale supposedly,so I wonder how thry handled Dan not interacting with his mother.Ellen came back when the show went to an hour,I believe.
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  15. Paul Raven added a post in a topic Y&R: Peter Bergman & Jason Thompson Interview   

     
    Peter's comments that Mal wants to shake up the status quo piqued my interest.He's right that previous producers wanted to keep what worked before, which ended up destroying the show by repeating the same stories and driving characters into the ground.
    Interesting times ahead..
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