Successful Characters with No Family or Ties to Canvas

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Since soaps now make it point to make every character turn out to be a long lost relative of a core family or core character, help me remember characters that have no family connections that became successful.

Marlena Evans (DOOL) - I can imagine if she was introduced today, she would be the long lost bastard daughter of Tom Horton. But Marlena has been her own character and her children have basically become the center of Days, they are core characters through marriage and growing up on screen, not ridiculous re-writing of history.

Dorian Lord (OLTL) - A great actress and a character with many layers, she just made her own place for herself and her women in her family long after Victor died. She had her own stories and her rivalry with Vicki helped out alot too.

Victoria Lord (OLTL) - Yeah I know the Lords were originally the Core family of OLTL. But since the 90's or Vicki was left the as the lone lord. Even after divorcing the new core family the Buchanan's she remained central.

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GH:

Lucy Coe

Tiffany Hill

Felicia Jones

Y&R:

Nikki Newman

Phyllis Summers

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I think you can take Viki out of that bc the Lords have always had a strong presence on the show. Lone Lord? That's completely false since her daughters have always been around and she's been heavily involved in their drama. Not to mention all the shenanigans with Todd. Viki has never been without family

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Ryan Lavery. But that depends on how you define Successful!

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Adam Chandler

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Ryan Lavery. But that depends on how you define Successful!

he's a perfect example

OLTL

Tea

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In B&B terms for longetivity, Dr. James Warwick (Ian Buchanan) was a success story.

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In B&B terms for longetivity, Dr. James Warwick (Ian Buchanan) was a success story.

I'll raise you a Dr. Taylor Hayes! She's probably the most successful character in terms of this thread from that show

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Cass Winthrop on AW was on the show for decades. His sister Stacey was on a couple of times but never lasted. I believe she was the only family member of his ever brought on.

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Gloria Marsh on All My Children had no family ties, yet she lasted several years and was involved with many of Pine Valley's prominent male citizens including Adam Chandler, Tad Martin, and Dimitri Marick.

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Cass Winthrop on AW was on the show for decades. His sister Stacey was on a couple of times but never lasted. I believe she was the only family member of his ever brought on.

Grayson McCouch played Cass's younger brother, Morgan, in the early to mid 1990s.

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Brad Carlton (Y&R) had a long run and lots of storylines, despite not being a core family character.

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Don Craig (I think), I know family was brought in for him, but I don't think he had any family in that show when introduced.

Maggie Simmons - The Bell era was very good at introducing outside characters and working their way into the show's core families.

Did Laura initially have any family ties to the show or no?

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I don't think so.

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Don Craig (I think), I know family was brought in for him, but I don't think he had any family in that show when introduced.

Maggie Simmons - The Bell era was very good at introducing outside characters and working their way into the show's core families.

Did Laura initially have any family ties to the show or no?

I think Nicole on DOOL is pretty good also, she even hasn't been worked into a family after almost 15 years (-2), no children or friendships with "core" characters, she just ends up in her own stories.

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