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About danfling

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  1. Soap Hoppers

    In the interest of completeness, I will add that Judith Barcroft played two roles on The Edge of Night. Her first role was as Miles' mother.
  2. AMC Tribute Thread

    Mr. Shoberg was dropped from the regular cast. It was said that he would then be a recurring character, but I think he only was on once or twice after that. He should have been moved to One Life to Live at the time (or after) Robin Christopher continued her role as Skye on One Life to Live. He would have been an excellent confidant for her - trying unsuccessfully to talk her out of the things she was doing. He could have also been a former player on Asa Buchanan's football team (the Llanview Cougars) and an ex-teammate of Alex Lownes.
  3. Cancelled Soaps Cast Lists

    After James Karen left the show, Dr. Burke was no longer seen. Judith Roberts (Yolanda Birch) also played Lettie Jean #2 on All My Children. Didn't Nick Wyman play Dr. Gus Norwood on The Edge of Night? To Slick: I cannot tell you anything about Mr. Rozakis's role on One Life to Live. I have many old videotapes of soap operas, and I found him on one of them. I think that he was in a storyline with Simon. I think that Cassie and Dorian were a part of that storyline. Toni Darnay played a role on Search for Tomorrow. This may have been a substitute role. The year was around 1971.
  4. Cancelled Soaps Cast Lists

    to Slick: Do you know anything about a soap opera writer named Toby Igler? She was married to actor Frank Sutton. Several descriptions mention that she was a soap opera writer.
  5. AMC Tribute Thread

    I am sure that Skye originally sang at the Goal Post - not Panache. Antoinette Byron played the role. There seemed to be an attraction between Skye and Tom from the beginning, although I do not remember how long it was before they got together. Tom had been beaten up by Adam's henchmen right before Adam's wedding to Erica (because Erica and Tom had a one-night stand on the eve of the wedding).
  6. OLTL Tribute Thread

    I enjoyed both the Viki in Heaven storyline as well as the Dr. Dorian in Hades storyline. It reminds me of the show's original working title (Between Heaven and Hell).

    Lin Bolan, the creator and producer of this soap opera, has passed away.
  8. Cancelled Soaps Cast Lists

    Jill Andre - All My Children, As the World Turns (as Sandy Hughes #2), The Guiding Light (as Dr. Sara McIntyre #2). On All My Children, I have no idea about her name, but she was a cellmate of Kelly Cole. She was a girlfriend of the late Peter Duel and also Ted LePlatt in real life.
  9. The Doctors

    "Mike stayed around, albeit with several different faces. Luke and Nola and Barney Dancy were pretty much on till the end as were Greta and Billy. So there was some consistency along with the changes." Wasn't Billy murdered? I know that Judith Howard (Judy Collins) was giving condolences to David O'Brien's character after someone had died.
  10. AMC Tribute Thread

    In addition, there was a bar called Foxy's on Locust Street in Center City. Hughie was the bartender.
  11. AMC Tribute Thread

    I don't think that the Chateau was introduced in 1970. I think that it was later. Nick Davis originally was the owner of a company that sold light bulbs. He later opened a dance studio (which was how Kitty was introduced. She was hired as a dance instructor who had been to Hollywood to start a dancing career but was unsuccessful. She was looking for her mother, and she fell in love with Nick.) It was in the Cheateu where Claudette had her drug overdose and was taken to prison. Whenever the Chataeu was introduced, Freddie, the m'atride was shown. (He was the real m'aitre at the favorite New York restaurant of Agnes Nixon.) Nick later left town, and Ellen was hired as the manager of the restaurant. Kelly's manager, Eddie, gave everyone a hard time. Ellen hired Claudette to work there following her release from prison. Prior to that, the characters often ate at the Country Club or in tne cafeteria of the Pine Valley Hospital. I think that Nick was the originator of the Cheateau. He sang as well as ran the restaurant. Later, he hired Kelly Cole to appear there (and, then later, Donna.) It was later bought by Adam Chandler (which is how he was introduced after Ross had already come to town to check it out for him.) Adam owned it as part of a hotel chain. When Tom Cudahy came to town (and rescued Little Phil from some kidnappers), he had left professional football and later decided to open the less formal Goal Post. Erica later opened Erica's Disco in the rear of the Goal Post. Skye was first introduced as a popular singer (Skye Patterson) who was hired to sing at the Goal Post. She and Tom quickly fell in love. The Serving Spoon was at the mall, and Daisy liked it. Palmer bought it for her to run. After Daisy left town, it was bought by Chuck as a gift to his new wife Carrie Sanders Tyler. I don't think that it was a restaurant, but, instead, a cooking supply store that sometimes served food that had been cooked there. Although the Goal Post was always less formal than the Goal Post, Mackay's was even less formal and frequented by the younger characters. Panache was later opened. I think that the owners were Hailey and Matteo.
  12. "Secret Storm" memories.

    I am asking a question about Susan - or, more specifically, her second husband. I remember that Lawrence Luckinbill played Mr. Carver (whose husband I cannot remember), but I seem to remember that Susan was single by the time that Alan Dunbar returned from Korea. What happened to Mr. Carver?
  13. As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    And "Willow Weep for Me."
  14. Cancelled Soaps Cast Lists

    By the way, the butler that Mr. Davis played was later replaced by on named Heron. He was played by Richard Merrill.
  15. As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    Actor Louis Zorich, who played Inspector Haniotis on As the World Turns in 1988, has passed away. Here is his New York Times obituary: Louis Zorich, a busy actor who appeared on Broadway with stars like Laurence Olivier and Dustin Hoffman, on television in the comedy “Mad About You” and in numerous projects with his wife, the Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis, died on Tuesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 93. His son Peter confirmed his death. In a career of some 60 years, Mr. Zorich played scores of roles, mostly of the character-actor variety. He was the father to Paul Reiser’s character on NBC’s “Mad About You” from 1993 to 1999 and the grandfather on “Brooklyn Bridge,” a well-regarded CBS series that ran for two seasons earlier in the 1990s. But he also occasionally tackled the big roles. The year before “Brooklyn Bridge” made its debut in 1991, he played King Lear in a production at the Whole Theater in Montclair, N.J., of which he and Ms. Dukakis were founding members. In 2004 he portrayed the title character in an Off Broadway version of Aeschylus’ “Agamemnon” by the Aquila Theater Company, opposite Ms. Dukakis’s Clytemnestra. Mr. Zorich continued to work into his 90s, so there is some irony in the fact that his final film appearance was in “No Pay, Nudity” (2016), a bittersweet comic drama by Lee Wilkof about the troubles older actors have finding work. Louis Michael Zorich was born on Feb. 12, 1924, in Chicago. His parents — Christ, a stationary engineer, and the former Anna Gledj, a homemaker — were immigrants from Yugoslavia. Mr. Zorich was drafted into the Army at 18 and served in an engineering firefighting platoon attached to Gen. George S. Patton’s command during World War II. After returning to Chicago from Europe he attended Roosevelt College under the G.I. Bill, receiving a bachelor’s degree in 1951. He earned a bachelor of fine arts from the Goodman School of Drama in 1958. “I never had to do anything outside the theater since the day I left acting school,” he reminisced in a 1991 interview with the Newhouse News Service. “I never had to drive a cab like everybody does. I never had to wait on tables like people do, or work in temporary office work. It was just sheer luck.” His first television credits were in 1958, including two Canadian anthology series, “Encounter” and “On Camera.” He made his Broadway debut in 1960 in a small role in “Becket,” with Olivier as Thomas Becket and Anthony Quinn as King Henry II. Those early credits set the pattern for a career that would mix a lot of television and a lot of theater, with the occasional film thrown in. His movie roles included a constable in the 1971 film version of “Fiddler on the Roof.” On television, he was seen on episodes of “Route 66,” “Naked City,” “Columbo,” “Law & Order” and the soap opera “Ryan’s Hope.” But he most loved to work in the theater. “I don’t know why or how people cannot want to go to theater,” he once said. “I don’t understand that. It’s not like TV, it’s not like the movies.” One theater audition he went to in 1961 proved particularly life-changing. It was for an Off Broadway play called “The Opening of a Window.” “My dad was up for the part of the husband,” Peter Zorich said by email. “The wife was already cast — Olympia Dukakis. He read for the part but didn’t get it — can’t make that up. They moved in together.” They married the next year. Mr. Zorich received a Tony Award nomination for best featured actor in a play for his 1969 performance in “Hadrian VII.” In 1984 he played Uncle Ben in a “Death of a Salesman” revival that starred Mr. Hoffman as Willy Loman; he reprised the role in a well-regarded TV version on CBS the next year. His other Broadway credits included the 2001 revival of “Follies” and, most recently, the 2003 revival of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” Though Mr. Zorich and Ms. Dukakis were in many high-profile stage productions, they frequently worked in smaller theaters, both in New York and beyond, individually and together. Sometimes their collaborations would turn into family affairs, as in 2001, when Mr. Zorich and his brother-in-law, Apollo Dukakis, jointly directed “The Cherry Orchard” for the Pacific Repertory Theater in Carmel, Calif. The cast included Ms. Dukakis and Christina Zorich, the couple’s daughter. A particularly enduring collaboration was the Whole Theater Company in Montclair, where the couple lived for many years. They were part of a group that formed the company in 1970. It staged its first Montclair production, “Our Town,” in 1973, and brought numerous actors, known and unknown, to Montclair before closing in 1990. Mr. Zorich and Ms. Dukakis’s home became something of a gathering spot. “It was like growing up in the circus,” Peter Zorich told The Montclair Times in 2015, when the troupe held a reunion. “There was someone living in the basement, in the garage, in the carriage house.” In addition to Ms. Dukakis, his son Peter and his daughter, Christina, Mr. Zorich is survived by another son, Stefan; a sister, Helen Cochand; and four grandchildren. In 1991 Mr. Zorich spoke of the one play he and Ms. Dukakis had done that he would not want to revisit: Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” They played George and Martha, the warring couple at the play’s center, in a 1979 production in Montclair and, he said, had gotten a little too into their characters. After playing the show for a few weeks, he said, he marched into her dressing room and asked, “Why are you going after me like that?,” only to hear her explain that she was merely playing the role. After another week or two, she confronted him with the same sort of accusation. “I’ll never forget that,” he said. “We almost got divorced.”