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On 12/18/2021 at 10:58 PM, amybrickwallace said:

Here's Peggy Cass as crackerjack hospital receptionist H. Sweeney (1978-79). She was written out before we found out what the "H" stood for.

Hi! I enclose the pics from the Doctors magazine! Enjoy

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They got some things wrong there. Pamela Toll as Sandy Wilson?

Tony Ferra?

That's the first time I've ever seen in print that John Rice was Steve's cousin and that Toni and Billy are half siblings.

Until the reruns were screened, those two connections were never known, unless you watched and remembered from original screenings.

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From the 'It's a small world TV department'. Pamela Lincoln and Paul Carr in a 1959 episode of Zane Grey theater.

I wonder how often an actor would join the cast of a soap only to be find other performers they had previously worked with, even if only for a week or so which would have been the case here.

CBS TV show photo 1959 ZANE GREY Theater Pamela Lincoln Paul Carr western cowboy

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On 1/23/2022 at 9:55 PM, Paul Raven said:

From the 'It's a small world TV department'. Pamela Lincoln and Paul Carr in a 1959 episode of Zane Grey theater.

I wonder how often an actor would join the cast of a soap only to be find other performers they had previously worked with, even if only for a week or so which would have been the case here.

CBS TV show photo 1959 ZANE GREY Theater Pamela Lincoln Paul Carr western cowboy

Nice catch!!

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