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3 hours ago, BetterForgotten said:

I'm sure Carla would have been serviceable, but Betty Rea knew what she was doing when she fought for Zimmer, I guess. 

 

It's sad that we don't have a casting director in daytime with Ms. Rea's intuition and talent anymore. 

 

True, I suppose.  But maybe GL would not have become The Reva Show, had Borelli been cast.   

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Hey Texas fans I am hoping you can help me out with a few questions I have.

 

  • Was Nita Wright (played by Ellen Maxted) Billy Joe Wright's (played by John McCafferty) wife or sister?  And how was the character written off the show?
  • How was the character of Maggie Dekker (played by Shirley Slater) written out?
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10 hours ago, Efulton said:

Hey Texas fans I am hoping you can help me out with a few questions I have.

 

  • Was Nita Wright (played by Ellen Maxted) Billy Joe Wright's (played by John McCafferty) wife or sister?  And how was the character written off the show?
  • How was the character of Maggie Dekker (played by Shirley Slater) written out?

 

If I'm not mistaken, Maggie Dekker was not written out, she just stopped appearing.  It's too bad, because the original writers (the Corringtons) had set up a mystery regarding the Dekkers and the Marshalls (probably regarding the parentage of Rikki Dekker) that was only alluded to -- and Maggie seemed to know the truth.   But when Maggie stopped appearing, whatever secret she held went with her, never to be mentioned.   

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I tried watching Texas. But 1980-81 is such a chore to watch. During the writers strike in the spring. It gets a little interesting. With the arrival of Chris. Who blackmailed Paige with her porno film. Chris's murder provided some excitement  Not much but some excitement. Texas had a good cast, Interesting characters and good sets. But it was so meh. It's like the writers had no idea. What to do with the characters. No wonder the legendary Beverlee McKinsey. After only a year and a half fled. Lisby Larson really shines. Pam Long was quite a good actors. With real presence and charm. Kin Shriner was completely squandered

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30 minutes ago, victoria foxton said:

I tried watching Texas. But 1980-81 is such a chore to watch. During the writers strike in the spring. It gets a little interesting. With the arrival of Chris. Who blackmailed Paige with her porno film. Chris's murder provided some excitement  Not much but some excitement. Texas had a good cast, Interesting characters and good sets. But it was so meh. It's like the writers had no idea. What to do with the characters. No wonder the legendary Beverlee McKinsey. After only a year and a half fled. Lisby Larson really shines. Pam Long was quite a good actors. With real presence and charm. Kin Shriner was completely squandered

When I rewatch episodes on YouTube I am shocked at how boring many of them are.  I like the cast though.  Two of my favourite soap stories are from Texas -  Hi-to-pah and Ashley getting washed away in a flash flood and being returned to her family at Christmas by angel.  I was only 10 years old when I watched those stories so...

1 hour ago, AbcNbc247 said:

I think she went to New York to expand her boutique business and divorced Billy Joe

Thanks.  I remember Billy Joe but I have no memory of Nita.

5 hours ago, Neil Johnson said:

 

If I'm not mistaken, Maggie Dekker was not written out, she just stopped appearing.  It's too bad, because the original writers (the Corringtons) had set up a mystery regarding the Dekkers and the Marshalls (probably regarding the parentage of Rikki Dekker) that was only alluded to -- and Maggie seemed to know the truth.   But when Maggie stopped appearing, whatever secret she held went with her, never to be mentioned.   

Ricky Dekker!  

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12 minutes ago, AbcNbc247 said:

Should've known lol

 

I don't really remember a lot about the character of Jeb. Did he and Courtney end up together?

 

I don't know that, but I do know that Kin Shriner and Catherine Hickland's close, four-decades long friendship began on this show.

18 minutes ago, Paul Raven said:

$$$$

 

I believe Kin said himself that the contract he signed to play Jeb made him the highest-paid actor on daytime up to that point. Why P&G shelled out all that money for him and gave him next to nothing to do remains a mystery to this day.

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9 minutes ago, amybrickwallace said:

I believe Kin said himself that the contract he signed to play Jeb made him the highest-paid actor on daytime up to that point. Why P&G shelled out all that money for him and gave him next to nothing to do remains a mystery to this day.

My guess is Paul Rauch and P&G were more concerned about poaching a popular actor from GH, rather than actually developing a character for him to play. And they just forced the character on the Corrington's, who never really seemed interested in writing for him.

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Just now, AbcNbc247 said:

My guess is Paul Rauch and P&G were more concerned about poaching a popular actor from GH, rather than actually developing a character for him to play. And they just forced the character on the Corrington's, who never really seemed interested in writing for him.

 

That's as good a guess as any. Plus, Kin's time away from GH did set up his huge (epic) surprise return a year or so later when he caught the bouquet at L&L's wedding. 

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