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#1 Gilbert

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 10:25 PM


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Through the years the following actors & actresses have filled in for a day or short term for the main performer.


  • Phillip Abbott - temporary replacement for Bill Berger as Emory Warren on The Edge of Night in 1963
  • Deborarh Adair - temporary replacement for Brenda Dickson on Young & the Restless
  • Millette Alexander - temporary replacement for Ann Williams as Dr. Maggie Fielding on The Doctors
  • Terrell Anthony - temporary replacement for Michael E. Knight on All My Children
  • Tom Archdeacon - temporary replacement for Aidan Turner on All My Children
  • Lewis Arlt - temporary replacement for Jerry Ver Dorn on Guiding Light in 1993 when Ver Dorn underwent cancer treatments
  • Vincent Baggetta - temporary replacement for Michael Zaslow on One Life To Live in 1984
  • David Bailey - temporary replacement for Christopher Bernau on Guiding Light in Jan-Feb 1979
  • Judith Barcroft - temporary replacement for Erika Slezak on One Life To Live in 1987
  • Judith Barcroft - temporary replacement for Marie Masters on As The World Turns in the late 1978
  • Jennifer Bassey - temporary replacement for Eileen Fulton on As The World Turns
  • Claire Beckman - temporary replacement for Fiona Hutchinson as Jenna Bradshaw on Guiding Light Nov 2-4 and Nov 7-9,1994
  • Chris Beetem - temporary replacement for Tyler Christopher on General Hospital in either 2005 or 2006
  • Bibi Besch - either a temporary replacement or temporary casting as Patti on Search For Tomorrow in 1961
  • Susan Brown - temporary replacement for Ann Flood on From These Roots
  • Susan Brown - temporary replacement for Ann Flood on The Edge of Night in 1962
  • Lydia Bruce - temporary replacement for Beverlee McKinsey on The Guiding Light
  • Lee Bryant - temporary replacement for Anne Sward on As The World Turns about 1990
  • Trent Bushey - temporary replacement for Greg Watkins on As The World Turns
  • Felice Camargo - temporary replacement for her sister Victoria Wyndham on The Guiding Light
  • Dixie Carter - temporary replacement for Nancy Pinkerton on One Life To Live
  • Judith Chapman - temporary replacement for Brenda Dickson on Young and the Restless


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Leonardo Cimino as Alexei Vartova on Ryan's Hope

  • Leonardo Cimino - temporary replacement as Alexei Vartova on Ryan's Hope in 1981


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Joan Crawford as Joan Borman Kane on The Secret Storm. She filled in for her much younger daughter, Christina, in the role.

  • Joan Crawford - temporary replacement for her real life daughter Christina Crawford on The Secret Storm
  • Chase Crossley - temporary replacement for Billie Lou Watt as Ellie on Search For Tomorrow
  • Lezlie Dalton - temporary replacement for Jaime Lyn Bauer on Young & the Restless
  • Lane Davies - temporary replacement for Ronn Moss on Bold & the Beautiful
  • Leslie Denniston - temporary replacement for Christine Tudor on Loving
  • Judy Dewey - temporary replacement for Laura Malone on Another World in 1985 during Malone's pregnancy. After Malone returned to the show and failed to lose her pregnancy weight fast enough for the producers, Malone was fired and Dewey was hired as a permanent replacement
  • Susan Diol - temporary replacement for Nancy Lee Grahn on General Hospital in 2001 & 2002
  • Carmen Duncan - temporary replacement for Eileen Fulton on As The World Turns
  • Marj Dusay - temporary replacement for Louise Sorel on Days of Our Lives in early 1993
  • Gideon Emery - temporary replacemet for Ingo Rademacher on General Hospital in 2008
  • Robin Eisenman - temporary replacement for Melody Thomas Scott on Young & the Restless
  • Melinda O. Fee - temporary replacement for Brenda Dickson as Jill on Young & the Restless
  • Sandra Ferguson - temporary replacement for Katherine Kelly Lang on Bold & the Beautiful
  • Nancy Frangione - temporary replacement for Andrea Evans as Tina on One Life To Live in July 1985
  • Priscilla Garita - temporary replacement for Lindsay Korman Hartley on Passions in 2005
  • Beverly Garland - temporary replacement for Jeanne Cooper on Young & the Restless
  • Thomas Gibson - temporary replacement for Robert Kelker Kelly on Another World in May/June 1990
  • Arthur Hammer - temporary replacement as Dave Feldman on Ryan's Hope in 1979


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Delphi Harrington as Barbara Wilde on Ryan's Hope

  • Delphi Harrington - temporary replacement for Judith Barcroft on Ryan's Hope in 1981
  • Robert Harte - temporary replacement for Nathaniel Marston on One Life To Live in 2006 for 4 episodes beginning January 20, 1006
  • Frances Helm - temporary replacement for Ann Flood on The Edge of Night in 1962
  • Catherine Hickland - temporary replacement for Katherine Kelly Lang on Bold & the Beautiful
  • James Horan - temporary replacement for Larkin Malloy on The Edge of Night
  • Ron Husmann - temporary replacement as Spencer Garrison on Love Is A Many Splendored Thing during the stints of Edward Power and Brett Halsey in 1972
  • Christine Jones - temporary replacement for Erika Slezak on One Life To Live
  • Christine Jones - temporary replacement for Jane Elliot on General Hospital


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Katherine Justice as Faith on Ryan's Hope

  • Katherine Justice - temporary replacement as Faith on Ryan's Hope in 1979
  • Wendy Kaplan - temporary replacement for Melina Kanakaraes on Guiding Light
  • Teri Keane - temporary replacement for Mary Stuart on Search For Tomorrow
  • Edward Kemmer - temporary replacement for Ron Tomme on Love of Life in the mid-1960s.
  • James Kiberd - temporary replacement for Benjamin Hendrickson on As The World Turns
  • Kent Masters King - temporary replacement for Victoria Rowell on Young & the Restless
  • Nick Kiriazis - temporary replacement for Rick Hearst on General Hospital in 2007
  • Felicity LaFortune - temporary replacement for Hillary B. Smith on One Life To Live in 2000
  • Sofia Landon - temporary replacement for Anna Stuart on Another World
  • Jerry Lanning - temporary replacement for David Bailey on Another World on June 26-28, 1989
  • Tea Leoni - temporary replacement for Tawny Kitean as Lisa on Santa Barbara in 1989
  • Eileen Letchworth - temporary replacement for Joan Copeland on One Life To Live in 1979
  • Cec Linder - temporary replacement for Henderson Forsythe on As The World Turns
  • Marcus Lovatt - temporary replacement for Ed Fry on As The World Turns on August 9, 11, 12, 1994
  • Jeffrey Lynn - temporary replacement as Mike Karr on The Edge of Night in 1971
  • Randolph Mantooth - temporary replacement for Benjamin Hendrickson on As The World Turns
  • Randolph Mantooth - temporary replacement as for John Clarke on Days of Our Lives
  • Marie Masters - temporary replacement for Carol Roux on Another World on June 10, 1968
  • Patricia Maucieri - temporary replacement for Toni Kalem on Another World July 19-22, 1976
  • Marcia McClain - temporary replacement for Elizabeth Kemp on Love of Life
  • Patty McCormick - temporary replacement for Kathryn Hays on As The World Turns in the 1970's due to Hays' eye problems


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Judith McGilligan as Rae on Ryan's Hope

  • Judith McGilligan - temporary replacement for Louise Shaffer on Ryan's Hope in 1978
  • Maeve McGuire - temporary replacement for Eileen Fulton on As The World Turns
  • Gisele McKenzie - temporary replacement for Jeanne Cooper on Young & the Restless
  • Dawn McMillan - temporary replacement for Victoria Rowell on Young & the Restless
  • Robyn Millan - temporary replacement as Delia on Ryan's Hope in 1979
  • Emily Montague - temporary replacement for Ashley Benson on Days of Our Lives
  • Robert Montano - temporary replacement for Kamar des los Reyes on One Life To Live in 2007
  • Peg Murrary - temporary replacement for Constance Ford on Another World
  • Robin-Mary Paris - temporary replacement for Kate Mulgrew on Ryan's Hope in 1977
  • Wesley Ann Pfenning - temporary replacement for Jaime Lyn Bauer on Young & the Restless
  • Jay Pickett - temporary replacement for Ted King on General Hospital in 2006
  • Brett Porter - temporary replacement for Terry Lester as Jack on Young & the Restless
  • Jane Powell - temporary replacement for Eileen Fulton on As The World Turns
  • Portia Reniers - temporary replacement for Levin Rambin on All My Children in Feb 2006


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Carol Richards as Mary on Ryan's Hope

  • Carol Richards - temporary replacement for Kate Mulgrew on Ryan's Hope in 1976
  • Caryn Richman - temporary replacement for Tracey Bregman on Young & the Restless
  • Rex Robbins - temporary replacement for David O'Brien as Steve on The Doctors
  • Joanna Roos - temporary replacement as Mattie Grimsley on The Edge of Night in 1968
  • Mark Sabile - temporary replacement for Justin Hartley on Passions in 2005
  • Robert Sampson - temporary replacement for Brett Hadley on Young & the Restless in 1982
  • Don Scardino - temporary replacment as Frank Ryan on Ryan's Hope in 1981
  • Don Scardino - temporary replacement for Laurence Lau on All My Children. He was also Agnes Nixon's first choice for the role of Greg, but it was decided he was too old.
  • John Sedwick - temporary replacement for Joel Crothers as Jack on Santa Barbara in 1985
  • Carole Shelley - temporary replacement for Beverlee McKinsey on Another World
  • Brian Smiar - temporary replacement for Phil Carey on One Life To Live in 2000
  • Hayley Sparks - temporary replacement for Beth Ehlers on Guiding Light in 1999 when Ehlers was ordered to bed rest during her pregnancy


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Don Stewart as Lionel Lockridge on Santa Barbara

  • Don Stewart - temporary replacement for Nicolas Coster on Santa Barbara in 1985
  • Dorothy Stinnette - temporary replacement as Liz Matthews on Another World in 1969 (probably between Audra Lindley & Nancy Wickwire)
  • Robin Strand - temporary replacement for Justin Deas as Keith on Santa Barbara in 1988
  • Anna Stuart - temporary replacement for Maeve Kinkead on Guiding Light in 1981
  • Anna Stuart - temporary replacement for Linda Dano on One Life To Live
  • Shannon Sturges - temporary replacement as Sheridan Craine on Passions in 2006 for a dozen or so episodes when McKenzie Westmore took maternity leave.
  • Victoria Thompson - temporary replacement for Jaime Lyn Bauer on Young & the Restless
  • Russell Todd - temporary replacement for Don Diamont as Brad on Young & the Restless
  • Les Tremayne - temporary replacement for David Lewis on General Hospital
  • Unknown Actress - temporary replacement as Siobahn Novak on Ryan's Hope in December 1985
  • Christopher Walken - often substituted for his brother Glenn Walken on The Guiding Light
  • Diana Walker - temporary replacement for Nancy Barrett on Dark Shadows in 1968
  • Diana Walker - temporary replacement for Jacqueline Courtney on Another World in 1974
  • Donna Wandrey - temporary replacement for Toni Kalem on Another World on July 9th & 14th, 1976
  • Cynthia Watros - temporary replacement as Vicky Hudson on Another World
  • Lawrence Weber - temporary replacement for Anthony George on Search For Tomorrow in 1972/1973
  • Celia Weston - temporary replacement for Gail Brown on Another World
  • Peter White - temporary replacement for Christopher Stone on Days of Our Lives
  • Ann Wilkanson - temporary replacement for Kerry Shaerman as Amy on Santa Barbara in 1985
  • Marc Wolf - subbed as Brent Lawrence/Marian Crane on Guiding Light in January 1996 when Frank Beaty needed time off from the role due to the stress induced while portraying the character
  • Meg Wylie - temporary replacement for Anna Lee on General Hospital in July 1994
  • Victoria Wyndham - temporary replacement for her sister Felice Camargo on Woman with a Past


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Steve Frame

Additional Info and Individuals Provided by:

Oakdalelover, Amello, loveconnection89, morlock sevigny, James & Grandpa Hughes


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#2 yr9190

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 10:55 PM

I thought Judith Chapman filled in for Jess Walton as Jill?
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Posted 26 June 2010 - 11:00 PM

You dont have Ethan Erickson for Jason Thompson on GH
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Posted 26 June 2010 - 11:17 PM

Marla Adams for Carolyn Jones preceding Marj Dusay as Myrna on Capitol
Magdalena Andersson for Erin Torpey as Jessica on One Life to Live
Ellen Barber for Robin Strasser as Dorian on One Life to Live
Joel Fabiani for Michael Zaslow as Roger on Guiding Light
Felicity LaFortune for Hillary B. Smith as Nora on One Life to Live
Robert Montano for Kamar de los Reyes as Antonio on One Life to Live
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Posted 26 June 2010 - 11:21 PM

Marla Adams for Carolyn Jones preceding Marj Dusay as Myrna on Capitol
Magdalena Andersson for Erin Torpey as Jessica on One Life to Live
Ellen Barber for Robin Strasser as Dorian on One Life to Live
Joel Fabiani for Michael Zaslow as Roger on Guiding Light
Felicity LaFortune for Hillary B. Smith as Nora on One Life to Live
Robert Montano for Kamar de los Reyes as Antonio on One Life to Live


That one is on the list. ;)
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#6 jcar03

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 11:46 PM

I had no idea that John Clarke and Jeanne Cooper had temp replacements!
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Posted 26 June 2010 - 11:52 PM

I'm trying to figure out why David Canary's face is in the banner.
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Posted 27 June 2010 - 12:26 AM

I had no idea that John Clarke and Jeanne Cooper had temp replacements!

I heard bout Jeanne, but John Clarke I just know of the horrible Mickeys after John Clarke retirement. I am sure Randolph was not well received as Mickey.
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Posted 27 June 2010 - 12:44 AM

Harriet Hall temporarily replaced Julia Barr on AMC in the early 80s when Barr took a leave to tour in a play with Katherine Hepburn. Roya Megnot subbed for her successor on Loving, Lisa Peluso, when Peluso needed to take a break. Also, 99% sure that Patience Cleveland subbed for Jeanne Cooper on Y&R at some point.

Edited by LoyaltoAMC, 27 June 2010 - 12:50 AM.

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 01:04 AM

Poor Diana Walker, was her main soap career subbing for various actresses 6 years apart.

I think there were two temporary Carolyn replacements, weren't there? I can't remember.

Patricia Maucieri - temporary replacement for Toni Kalem on Another World July 19-22, 1976


I'd like to see this one.

I had forgotten Anna Stuart temped for Linda Dano on OLTL. By then I was so tired of the whole Rae thing it was a relief to see something different. She filled in during that woeful time when Al Holden was faking paralysis. I think she was in an awful episode where mean college kids were pretending to be in wheelchairs to mock Al or something. :rolleyes:

I had no idea that John Clarke and Jeanne Cooper had temp replacements!


I think Giselle was when Jeanne Cooper went to rehab. Bill Bell said he got so much angry mail about recasting Katherine he decided he never would again.

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 01:16 AM

I'd really love to see those Judith Barcroft temps (she's such a distinctive actress, imagining her as Viki is fascinating), the Bad Seed as Kim, and Nancy Frangione as Tina, wow!
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Posted 27 June 2010 - 01:20 AM

Another one is Kevin Burkhardt(sp?) on GH. He subbed for Jack Wagner as Frisco. Gloria Monty liked him so much that she cast him as Kevin O'Connor a little while later.
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Posted 27 June 2010 - 01:23 AM

Delaine Yates filled in for Laura Sisk (Ally) on The City in late 1996 when Laura had to have some sort of medical thing (I think it was appendicitis).

Another one is Kevin Burkhardt(sp?) on GH. He subbed for Jack Wagner as Frisco. Gloria Monty liked him so much that she cast him as Kevin O'Connor a little while later.


Gloria also used that as a way to keep Jack Wagner in line, as she thought his "illness" was about wanting more money.
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Posted 27 June 2010 - 01:53 AM

Thank you Loyal to AMC for the Patience Cleveland mention.For years I have only seem mention of the other Katherine replacements,but was sure I had seen another actress play the role. i convinced myself it was McKenzie,but when I saw the name in your post I remembered the voiceover announcing the change.

I recall she was in scenes with Liz and looked more like Julianna McCarthy than Jeanne Cooper.

I don't think Harriet Hall was a temp replacement.Julia Barr left the role of Brooke when her contract was up and Hall was the new Brooke.She wasn't popular and Julia Barr returned to the role.
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Posted 27 June 2010 - 01:54 AM

Anna Stuart as Rae was kinda cute b/c it was like petite Anna playing Linda Dano dress-up. :lol: I think she was only on a day, two at most, right? Her lines could have been given to Renee or someone else, really. But I was just pleased to see an AW alum working, and Anna and Linda are pals so that's nice. They actually did Mame in summer stock together, Linda as Mame, Anna as Vera. I also thought that Anna's AMC character Mary Smythe was dressed very Dano-esque, the sleek lines and the jewelry in particular.

Victoria Wyndham and Felice Camargo, I think that is just so cool. To be siblings so close in looks and age, both in the biz pinch-hitting for one another, I just find that awesome. And Robert Mandano (he was also in the original list, yer slippin' Scotty, yer slippin' :lol: ) and Kamar are buds so that's also cool.
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Posted 27 June 2010 - 01:59 AM

Was it Anna that Linda Dano did the Baby Jane photo shoot with?

Oh wait, was that Linda and Carmen Duncan?

Anna only played Rae for two or three days, yes.

It's interesting to see some of the RH recasts listed. They're still clear in my mind, some of them anyway. Carol Richards was like a Mary Tyler Moore parody, very perky. I think someone on RATSA once said that they kept expecting her to say, "Gee Mister Wizard, what does that mean?"

Judith Macgillan played Rae as very upper crust, with a quasi-British accent.

I'd love to see Jennifer Bassey as Lisa. When was this?

Does Virginia Vestoff count as temporary for when she replaced Liz Hubbard on The Doctors?
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Posted 27 June 2010 - 02:02 AM

I don't think Harriet Hall was a temp replacement.Julia Barr left the role of Brooke when her contract was up and Hall was the new Brooke.She wasn't popular and Julia Barr returned to the role.


Yeah, I think the late Harriet Hall (whose Brooke I've never seen though I understand there's an episode of her on YouTube) is more in the category of an Elizabeth Savage as Gwyn on LOV or Elaine Princi as Dorian on OLTL even, full-on recasts who lasted a scant few years and were ultimately replaced by the actresses they replaced.
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Posted 27 June 2010 - 02:04 AM

Jeremy Fonicello took over from Don Jeffcoat briefly on OLTL in 1998, as Joey Buchanan.
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Posted 27 June 2010 - 02:11 AM

Scott Porter (FNL) subbed for Zach Roerig on ATWT.

Poor Diana Walker, was her main soap career subbing for various actresses 6 years apart.


Don't feel too bad. She was, after all, on Where the Heart Is for most (all?) of its run in between her temp replacement jobs.
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Posted 27 June 2010 - 02:13 AM

Yeah, I never knew about Bassey as Lisa, come to think of it she kind of looks like Jane Powell (maybe it's just the haircut). But Lisa's had a lot of replacements over the years, huh? She was even recast, and I'm forgetting the lady's name but I know it has something to do with designer jeans. But more replacements than I'd expect from a character like her, would kind of be like Susan Lucci having multiple temps (amazingly she's never had even one though someone in Another Thread said that Jean Burke was thinking of subbing her with Lisa Peluso when she fell ill in '00). Years ago when AW was still on the air, long before Mary Smythe, I thought that Anna Stuart looked like she could temp as Erica. I also thought Sally Field (solely based on Soapdish), a wigged Goldie Hawn, and even Raquel Welch might fit the bill. :D
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