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  1. I enjoyed your observations. Great additions to the list. I’m not sure that some people understood the assignment...LOL. Lisa Peluso, Beth Ehlers...they never GRADUATED from soaps. Hell, they’re not even acting anymore. Anna Kendrick, who wasn’t even on soaps? Ohhhhkayyyyyy... Hayden Panetierre is one of my favorites but I’d need to see her next project before I’d consider her a contender. I’m afraid at this point she’s going to wind up on Hallmark movies. Jane is really heads above everyone at the moment given her career diversity and her awards wins and noms.
  2. Despite SORAS, we’ve seen some wonderful young actors on soaps over the decades. Some originated their characters and aged them realistically, like Lynn Loring as Patti on SFT (a decade) and Jada Rowland as Amy on TSS, on and off for 20 years. I’d add Martha Byrne’s Lily on ATWT to that list. Others are but footnotes but still show how daytime can be a strong foundation for a young actor’s later career: Christopher Walken as Michael on TGL; Richard Thomas as Tom on ATWT; Kathleen Beller as Liza on SFT. But who is the most successful child star graduate of soaps? I say Jane Krakowski, TR on SFT. Broadway (STARLIGHT EXPRESS. NINE. SHE LOVES ME. GRAND HOTEL.) One Tony and two more noms, plus her win of the Olivier. Cabaret performances. A wonderful concert CD. 30 ROCK. UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT. ALLY MCBEAL. (Emmy and Golden Globe noms.) Wonderful bits in films as a child and adult (love her in DANCE WITH ME). She’s never not working, and she seems to have a great reputation and relationship with her peers. Not to mention her two Daytime Emmy noms! I didn’t think I’d be hearing from Jane after SFT. I’m so glad I’m wrong. I think Jesse Lee Soffer from GL and ATWT and Brittany Snow from GL have the potential to go the distance as well. Soffer is successful in prime time as is Snow with her second series as a lead. Who do think should join the list? Can anyone dethrone Krakowski?
  3. SFT? Hmmm. That’s a tough one. Mary Stuart is accused of being a diva many times, usually by producers and P&G execs, in her autobiography, BOTH OF ME. But was she? Maybe. Co-star Anthony George thought so at least once, according to her own book. Ann Williams allegedly told her kids that Mary got her fired from her role as Eunice due to Ann’s popularity. I don’t think Mary had that kind of power, though. Ann doesn’t receive a lot of mention in BOTH OF ME, however. Mary was her son’s godmother, I believe. (Mary apparently did get at least one male love interest fired.) Marie Cheatham, according to entertainment writer Nelson Aspen (who worked behind the scenes and on-camera on SFT), trash-talked the writers one day and was gone the next, replaced by Louise Shaffer. It was not a good recast, especially of an actress who originated a role a decade earlier. It hurt the show and the character was killed off. Wonder if firing Cheatham was the culmination of years of diva behavior?
  4. Susan Lucci is an icon but hers was also good timing. I really wanted more round-robin, oral history books like the OLTL one published a few years back. It was pretty awesome. I just think that ATWT, GL, etc have been off the air too long now to get any momentum going for similar books. SB and LOVING/THE CITY would’ve been fun. Soaps that didn’t originate in the 50’s would probably be easier to get interviews from. Future books like these on Y&R and B&B would doubtless only come after cancellation.
  5. The best soap memoir EVER is BOTH OF ME by Mary Stuart, published 6 years before SFT ended. Mary is brutally honest about her personal life and her behind-the-scenes battles on the show. She doesn’t always come off well and she knows it. Wished it could’ve been updated before her death some 20+ years later. I’d love to read many of the books suggested by others listed here but I don’t see the commercial viability for most of them given that soaps are dying. Melody Thomas Scott? Sure. She’s still ruling Y&R as Nikki. Strasser, Wyndham, Hubbard, etc? Not much of a market there, sadly. E-books could be the way to go. Zimmer only got her book deal based on GL’s recent, much-publicized cancellation. I doubt she’d get that contract now.
  6. Catherine Latson was the judge on HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER last night. I don’t think I’ve seen her in over 30 years since she played Lizzie.
  7. No posts and it’s August 5th? Guess that header with Chelsea killed any and all enthusiasm for this show. LOL
  8. Aunt Jack would approve. Then he could act on his long/simmering desire for Victor.
  9. Not the title holder, but Reva Shayne popped out Dylan, Marah, Shayne, Jonathan and Colin by series’ end! Alan sired Amanda (I will never believe otherwise), Alan-Michael, Gus, and Peyton and adopted Phillip. Buzz ties him with Frank, Harley, Lucy and Coop, with Rocky adopted. Sadly, he really raised none of these children except Lucy. CC Capwell on SB fathered Mason, Eden, Kelly, Ted, Elena, and Greg, and raised Channing and Brandon as his own.
  10. Peter Vack is currently quite good as Patrick on Freeform’s soapy THE BOLD TYPE.
  11. Karina Arroyave (Bianca) is recurring on the final season of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK as Karla, a Salvadoran detainee.
  12. GL wins this every time. Rick Bauer and Blake Thorpe. Raised as siblings. She thought one of her twins was his. Alan-Michael Spaulding and Marina Cooper. He once thought she was his daughter. He was married to her mother and aunt. AC Mallet and Marina Cooper. He was married to her aunt. Harley Cooper and Phillip and Alan-Michael Spaulding and Gus Aitoro. Three brothers of varying relation, all husbands. Beth Raines marrying her ex-husband’s father, Alan. And having his baby. It was beyond the yuck. Ross Marler romancing Holly Lindsey, then her daughter Blake. And flirting with Holly during a break from Blake. No. Just no. Blake also made the rounds of Spaulding men: Phillip, A-M and Alan. Rick and Harley’s one-night stand that produced Jude? No. No no no. Bill Lewis loved a mother/daughter scenario: Beth and Lizzie. Olivia and Ava. James Spaulding and former stepsister Susan “Daisy” LeMay. He was born when she was a teen. She considered him her brother. A decade later, they’re both 18 at the same time and dating ANY relationship where one character was born onscreen and the other was already an adult!
  13. Wasn’t Cal Randolph the biological father of Iva Snyder? YEAH! that storyline would’ve been hella interesting. The Snyders loved some (almost) incest.
  14. TV GUIDE says Ashley, Sofia, and Leslie are returning in addition to Malcolm. No word on Moses. Olivia’s absence looms largest, but Karen, Tyra and Harmony wouldn’t be out of order either.
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