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  1. I read somewhere that Tracey Bregman went to private school with Mindy Cohn. Charlotte Rae discovered Mindy while visiting the school getting information etc... when they were casting Facts Of Life in 1979. Tracey and Lisa Whelchel were both born th same day May 29, 1963.
  2. Looking at the early development Y&R material and what would become the Brooks sisters. In 1972 when Bell was creating Y&R there was a TV movie of the week called " All My Darling Daughters". Robert Young played the father of 4 very different daughters who all wind up getting married on the same day. I wonder if Bell saw that film and a light bulb went off and the Brooks sisters were born ?
  3. Did Kay interact with Peggy Brooks during the story with Joann Curtis ? I would assumed Kay would have known Chris Brooks Foster since she was married to Snapper.
  4. Wasn't there an interview with Bill Bell where he said Ted Corday basically on his death bed asked him to save his show ? Corday died in 1966. Ken talked about the barbaric cancer treatments at the time where they would zap his father with radiation, pack him in ice and bring him back to the house, carry him up the stairs and put him into bed.
  5. I wonder who played Brent too in 1973. It would be cool if it was a soap vet starting out.
  6. I ran across a 1979 interview with Linda Gray. She mentioned the rumors of jealousy between her, Victoria and Charlene. It was implied the tension was because the Sue Ellen character was dominating storyline. She denied the rumors, but mentioned she threw a big party at her ranch and invited the Dallas cast. Victoria and Charlene did not attend, but later phoned apologizing and giving excuses. I assume Charlene was part of the tight knit group of Linda/Larry/Patrick. Larry became kind of a surrogate father to Charlene since she was in and out of foster care most of her life. Victoria is a mystery. Some people have nice things to say about her, but a lot of people describe her as cold, aloof, distant etc...Joan Rivers hated her guts and ripped her apart every chance she got. The Gibb family blamed her for Andy's troubles after he and Victoria broke up. There were also domestic violence stories with her ex husband and the story of her pulling a gun on her maid. Patrick Duffy once did an interview where he told Sheree J. Wilson that Bobby & April were a true love story and that Bobby/Pam was a mess.....LOL I laughed at that John Beck interview. He said he wished he had worked with Linda more and they were both hoping that would happen. He just described Victoria as professional. I don't think Morgan Brittany has ever described her working relationship with VP.
  7. The more I have read in recent years about behind the scenes of Dallas, a lot of people seem to not care much for Victoria Principal. I read an interview with John Beck (Mark Graison) from a few years ago and he came out and said point blank he preferred working with Linda Gray more than Victoria. He had good things to say about most of the cast.
  8. 1978-1980 Sue Ellen had no use for Pam most of the time and would rip her part every chance she got. She would make remarks like " Pam should have good taste after all those years working in department stores".....she called her a gold digger, cheap hussy, that Barnes girl etc...she also would go out of her way to humiliate Pam and exclude her from women's clubs, parties, shopping trips etc... When Sue Ellen went to live with Dusty and fought for custody of John Ross, she and Pam began to develop a friendship. At lunch one day Sue Ellen said " Pam, I have something I have to tell you. When Bobby brought you home....I hated you"......Pam replied " Really ?, I would have never known" and they both burst out laughing.
  9. Thanks for the info. It's interesting that John Beck started in soaps that early on. He appears to be retired now along with Victoria Principal. VP is 70 now and JB is 77.
  10. I saw that John Beck (Dallas, Flamingo Road, SB, Passions) was on Days in 1966. He played a character named Sam Wilson. I take it his character was a minor one that appeared as a patient of Tom Horton's.
  11. I loved Miss Ellie and Jock's relationship. I always remember that scene where Jock is standing out on the patio and Miss Ellie asks " What's wrong Jock ? I want to help". He asks " What time is it ?" She says "About 3". He says " it could take a while" and she says' Jock, I have the rest of my life to listen to you".....it was a touching scene. Jim Davis would pass away shortly after.
  12. Ron Becker is a character I have read about over the years, but have failed to see one single scene featuring him. I think Carolyn Conwell who would start playing Mary Williams in 1980, also played Ron's mother. Dick DeCoit who played Ron still acts and you can google recent pics of him. He seems to mainly do theater and online web projects.
  13. I agree. Pam was putting Sue Ellen in her place after months of her snide remarks etc...I loved when Pam said she wasn't going to listen to her disgusting self pity about her finances. Another one of my favorite Pam/Sue Ellen scenes is when Jock has his heart attack and Sue Ellen is drunk roaming around Southfork playing lady of the manor. Pam catches her and they have it out. Sue Ellen brags she will be throwing Pam out when she takes over and Miss Ellie is at the top of the stairs listening. She quickly tells Sue Ellen no one is taking over while she is alive.
  14. Pam slaps the piss and liquor out of Sue Ellen (1978) A violent confrontation between J.R. & Sue Ellen (1983)
  15. Mark slugs J.R. over Pam.
  16. How much did Kay"Katherine" interact with Snapper & Greg Foster ? I know Jill & Liz and later Bill interacted with her the most ? Did Katherine have scenes at all with Jennifer Brooks ? Someone said there was a hilarious episode where Katherine, Jennifer and Vanessa Prentiss all winding up in the office of a plastic surgeon on the same day. Did that happen or is it someones faulty memory ?
  17. Sue Ellen confronts her sister Kristin about shooting J.R.
  18. Elizabeth Harrower is the mother of Susan Seaforth Hayes. I remember Kay Alden saying Bill Bell asked her if she was serious about writing for soaps and gave her work assignments. She would mail them to him to critique and then a check would come in the mail if he liked them and used it on the show. This went on for a few months till she graduated from college. She said he then offered her a job. She figured she would rest up and take a vacation etc...then come to work. Bill shook his head and said " No that will not work for me. I need you here to start on Monday. That's what she did. He set a typewriter up and she went directly to work. They would watch the show during lunch. If Bell saw something he did not like onscreen, when the show finished airing he would call directly to the control booth and blast Conboy....LOL Alden also said when she met Bell, he told her he had been invited to speak to a college class about writing soaps and they pretty much tore him apart for writing bottom of the barrel trash. So when he met Alden, he was ecstatic that a young person of her generation wanted to write for daytime.
  19. This may have been posted before. Lisa Peluso for Ruffles (1974)
  20. I think it is the Horton house. That round window is a dead give away. I wonder who the actress was in the commercial and if she went to do anything like soaps etc...? I can see that brides maid crying as Laura marries Mickey ( she's in love with him) and Laura really loves Bill....LOL
  21. I found this Dial soap commercial from 1968 or 1969. I think the house set used is a re-dressed Horton living room.
  22. Thanks for the info. I found the 1981 episode on cbs.com
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