I've noticed...especially since the mid-80's, that the voices of many actors involved in soaps changed. I find it a hobby watching old episodes of GH/Y&R/OLTL and I can't help but notice that actors' voices were generally deeper and fuller. Is it because...
*The turn toward casting more hair models over theatre or acting-trained professionals causing the voices to be more "commercial"?
*The decline in smoking in the population as a whole causing less of that "throaty/raspy" effect?
*(Specifically for men) A turn away from hairy chests and overly macho displays being sexually desirable...replaced by abs and pecs and smoother voices?
Edited by Winchester91, 24 April 2013 - 02:08 AM.