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    The Doctors

    We're now in May 1977. Supposedly, she's around through December 1977 or January 1978.
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    The Doctors

    Carolee soon will go head to head with Mona. Their conflict in the show's later years, and Carolee standing up to Mona, is a real highlight.
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    Guiding Light discussion thread

    I, too, believe it was Kobe behind the cast changes. Long had introduced Jim Reardon with the intention that he would be part of a love triangle with Hillary and Katie. I remember that being touted in the soap press. But the story never came to pass. I would have hated to see friction between Hillary and Katie over a man, but was disappointed when Hillary and then Katie were both dropped from the show.
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    The Doctors

    I love the extras who’ve appeared over the years, especially Dorothy Butts. But I’m always amused about how busy they are answering the phone during the closing credits when the phone seldom rings during the actual show.
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    The Doctors

    This is what Petronia had to say in a 2011 We Love Soaps interview: I played Jessie Rollins, she was a black doctor and I (originally) was brought on to be the love interest of a white character. But they had another black/white romance on another soap that had not gone well. The woman playing the part, the black actor, had been fired, because people didn't like the story line, so that didn't work out. So, originally, I was brought on for this kind of setup, but somewhere along the way, they realized it wasn't going to go anywhere, maybe because of the other situation, and that was dropped. And I was terribly new, and inexperienced, and not very good at it, and I was let go.
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    Another World

    Lemay actually expanded the Perrini family before the show's expansion to 90 minutes in March 1979. Rose and Joey arrived in April 1978, nearly a year before the show's expansion. The family that Lemay expanded in March 1979 were the Simpsons -- Eileen's aunt and uncle Rita and Paul Connelly (a love interest for Rose) and Eileen's brother Morgan (played by Gary Tomlin). Lemay was gone by May 1979. The Perrinis and Simpsons, with the exception of Joey, were all phased out during Tom King/Robert Soderberg's stint. And, no, Cory was never SORASed. I had always hoped Cory would show up, especially during Carmen Duncan's time as Iris. I envisioned him stirring up lots of trouble.
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    The Doctors

    I believe Marland planned an interracial romance for Jessie but it was nixed.
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    Closeted (gay) actors formerly on the soaps

    According to a bio about Dennis Parker, Parker helped get Joey Alan Phipps the role of Kelly on Edge. Parker and Phipps has been lovers at one point. Folks interviewed for the bio said Parker’s past in porn was well known on the set and that Phipps was fired simply because he was not a good fit for the role.
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    The Doctors

    The role of Wendy was recast because they wanted a slightly more mature actress in the role for the Eleanor/Luke/Wendy triangle.
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    Search For Tomorrow Discussion Thread

    David was Dr. David Glenn, portrayed by Jack Betts. Yes, he appeared on the show and was there until the end. As I recollect, when Gary Tomlin was still head writer, he started laying the ground work for David's introduction. It seemed -- to me anyway -- that David had some kind of connection with Jo's past but that angle got dropped. The woman in the commercial. Isn't that Nicolette Goulet? It was definitely Addie Walsh and Pam Long. The episode aired in September 1986. I think Walsh/Long showed up in June/July.
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    The Doctors

    By all means, check out the earliest Retro episodes. Except for a few duds here and there, the show was magical from December 1967 to June 1969 when head writer Rita Lakin departed. Her writing is some of the best I've ever seen.
  12. I was pursuing my MFA in creative writing at Rosemont College at the time. I live in southern New Jersey, so not far from NYC. I can't recall how I learned of the program. It was definitely 2004 since I started the creative writing program that January.
  13. P&G had a writers' program as late as 2003-2004. I actually toyed with applying. I recall you had to come up with a story bible for characters that were currently on the show. I remember telling a co-worker that I was thinking of applying. She was aghast. "Why would you want to write for a soap opera?" she asked. "They're trash. You're a much better writer than that!!"
  14. It was offline for a bit. Looks like he's been adding new material on occasion.
  15. The Edge website has video clips of the closing credits featuring that view of the skyline. http://www.edgehomepage.com/video.html