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41 minutes ago, Donna B said:

 

Maybe I'm the only one who owns  a personal copy of a Martha Byrne CD.

 

You are. That's why she never made another one.

 

I don't recall her singing at all when I started watching in the 2000s. It seems totally out of character for Lily.

 

2 hours ago, Mitch said:

So good ole Chelsea Reardon went on to torture OLTL fans like she did on GL?

 

Ugh she sang on GL too? Yeah Blair was singing all the time on OLTL, it never made any sense and was never any good. 

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On 2/8/2019 at 8:49 PM, DRW50 said:

 

That was before Broderick by about a year. FMB made that decision almost immediately upon her arrival, and I think various scriptwriters were headwriting at that time and up to spring 1997. Then Jessica Klein was headwriter for summer and early fall. And then I think interim writers took over until Lorraine Broderick's material began in early 1998. I remember some talk at the time about how much the quality had improved when the interim writers were in charge (this was when Kim was visited by Jennifer's ghost, Barbara and John lost their baby, etc.).

 

My main memory of Broderick's tenure was how incredibly out of control everything seemed. I never got the impression the show had any real idea what it wanted to do with characters like Molly and Carly. And there were so many new characters. I also thought the Emily and Tom story was grotesque and destroyed her character. It just didn't feel like ATWT to me. You could tell that FMB and Broderick were mainly from ABC soaps. ATWT was not an ABC soap, no matter how much P&G spent the last 10-15 years of its existence wanting it to be.

The abcification of P&G/CBS soaps. What a mess!

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20 minutes ago, Bright Eyes said:

Bill Bell seems to be the only one that could make singing on soaps work effortlessly like he did on DAYS and Y&R. It's such a staple of his work, I wonder if he ever tried it on ATWT, but an instance is just long forgotten.

 

I'm not sure whether you mean characters who sing or singers who appear on the show but I don't entirely agree with you.

 

ATWT did fairly well with (very) sparingly use of singing in the 1980s. 

Whitney Houston & Jermaine Jackson launched a hit while on the show and future Tony award winner Tonya Pinkins sang some beautiful solos while on the show as Heather Dalton.  Even the thriller mystery surrounding Kim Hughes (Kathryn Hays) that used her backstory as a lounge singer as a the means to get into a stalking then murder/mystery story was done incredibly well.

I think that the show used it more effectively in the 1980s which was the right thing to do for the world of the show but became heavy handed in the next decade. 

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13 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

 

Even the thriller mystery surrounding Kim Hughes (Kathryn Hays) that used her backstory as a lounge singer as a the means to get into a stalking then murder/mystery story was done incredibly well.

She was a wonderful singer!

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15 minutes ago, robbwolff said:

 

I thought Chelsea's profession was a singer when she was introduced in 1986. Later on, she branched into other careers.

 

You're probably right.  It's been so long ago that I don't remember the details but the Chelsea character seemed out of place with the Reardons to me.  Chelsea seemed closer to a Southern belle in the midst of the Midwestern working-middle class Reardsons.  Just didn't fit. 

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2 hours ago, DramatistDreamer said:

Even the thriller mystery surrounding Kim Hughes (Kathryn Hays) that used her backstory as a lounge singer as a the means to get into a stalking then murder/mystery story was done incredibly well.

When Kim was introduced in 73 was she still working as asinger? If so, did she ever sing onscreen? 

Did she get another type of job once settled in Oakdale?

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36 minutes ago, Paul Raven said:

When Kim was introduced in 73 was she still working as asinger? If so, did she ever sing onscreen? 

Did she get another type of job once settled in Oakdale?

 

That was before I was born, perhaps someone knowledgeable about Kim's early history can answer that specific question.

I have seen episodes from a few years late in '79 and she was definitely not singing.  I even think that at one point, in the very early 1980s, when she was married to Nick Andropoulous, they were running a Greek restaurant together in the episodes that I saw.  I also remember Kim doing some "volunteer-ish"  type of work, helping Barbara and Lisa out at the boutique for a costume ball, etc.  I think until the mid '80s, Kim was a kind of floater, not really deep in any one specific career.

 

I also remember that, around '86, there was a bit of a power struggle between Bob and Kim over her desire to work outside of the home.  Bob thought she should've been satisfied with being a wife and mother and Kim wanted a career.  When Lucinda, with John's approval (plotting with John who wanted full custody of Andy and thought a job would distract Kim, making her vulnerable in any custody battle) decided to offer a plum position hosting a talk show on WOAK, it proved to be an offer that Kim couldn't resist.  

The most I remember was that wedding reception duet between Bob and Kim and we heard Kim's recorded voice during the stalking/Doug Cummings murder mystery.

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35 minutes ago, Paul Raven said:

When Kim was introduced in 73 was she still working as asinger? If so, did she ever sing onscreen? 

Did she get another type of job once settled in Oakdale?

I can't remember if she was regularly singing or just singing at this odd gig she did out of town. That's where she & Bob had their tryst one weekend when he came to that club where she was singing & she was va va va voom.

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On 10/15/2019 at 7:11 AM, Brolden said:

Another question: 

 

I've been transcribing some of the end credit sequences, in an attempt to learn more about the cast changes and the minor characters. I came upon the 1993-12-30 episode (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiGTddxH-K8), which has quite a list of characters/actors. Unfortunately, someone decided it would be a good idea to use a red font (presumably because of the holidays), rendering the list nearly unreadable. 

 

I think I've been able to figure out most of the names though.

 

Would someone be able to help me read the two missing characters/actors? 

 

Bob Hughes   Don Hastings
Courtney Dixon   Hayley Barr
Ellen Stewart   Patricia Bruder
Craig Montgomery   Scott Bryce
John Dixon   Larry Bryggman
Lily Grimaldi   Martha Byrne
Janice Maxwell   Holly Cate
Eduardo Grimaldi   Nicolas Coster
Andy Dixon   Scott DeFreitas
Larry McDermott   Ed Fry
Kim Hughes   Kathryn Hays
Hal Munson   Benjamin Hendrickson
Holden Snyder   Jon Hensley
Tom Hughes   Scott Holmes
Lucinda Walsh   Elizabeth Hubbard
Royce Keller   Terry Lester
Susan Stewart McDermott   Marie Masters
Emily Stewart   Kelley Menighan
Margo Hughes   Glynnis O'Connor
Rosanna Cabot   Yvonne Perry
Connor Jamison Walsh   Allyson Rice-Taylor
Damian Grimaldi   Paolo Seganti
Julie Wendall   Susan Marie Snyder
Duncan McKechnie   Michael Swan
Cal Stricklyn   Patrick Tovatt
Jessica Griffin   Tamara Tunie
Nancy McClosky   Helen Wagner
Evan Walsh   Greg Watkins
Emma Snyder   Kathleen Widdoes
Kirk Anderson   Tom Wiggin
Caleb Snyder   Graham Winton
Barbara Ryan Munson   Colleen Zenk Pinter
Neal Alcott   Mary Kay Adams
Scott Eldridge   Joseph Breen
Iva Benedict   Lisa Brown
Debbie Simon   Sharon Case
Angel Snyder   Alice Haining
Jason Benedict   Jonathan Hogan
Linc Lafferty   Lonnie McCullough
Hutch Hutchinson   Judson Mills
Lyla Peretti   Anne Sward
Katie Peretti   Cori Ann
Bianca Marquez Walsh   Karina Arroyave
Meg Landry   Jennifer Ashe
Seth Snyder   Steve Bassett
Sabrina Hughes   Claire Beckman
Aaron Snyder   Mason Boccardo
Fred Greeg   William Bogart
Dr. Audrey Samuels   Maggie Burke
Ned Simon   Frank Converse
Cynthia Linders   Linda Cook
Officer Murphy   David Courier
Josh Landry   William Fichtner
Dan McClosky   Dan Frazer
Bonnie McKechnie   Allison Gangadesu
Lamar Griffin   Michael Genet
Franco Visconti   Ronald Guttman
Matthew   Paul Hartel
Alexander Cabot   Paul Hecht
Dr. Savitt   Munson Hicks
L.J. McDermott   Robert Hogan
??   ??
Mary Campbell   Lisby Larson
Ambrose Bingham   Dick Latessa
Det. Joel Higging   Damien Leake
Sean Baxter   Mark Kevin Lewis
Edwina Walsh   Rita Lloyd
M.J. Dixon   Leonard Manning
Jane Bingham   Ann Mitchell
Dawn Wheeler   Alexandra Neil
Thelma Dailey   Jenny O'Hara
Will Munson   John Pink
Felix Harrison   Kevin Ramsey
Jeremy Wheeler                                          Sam Rovin
Casey Hughes   Cruise Russo
Jennifer Munson   Brianne Sassone
Christopher Hughes   Christian Seifert
Lynn Michaels   Courtney Sherman
Graham Hawkins   Nick Ulett
Woody Hutchinson   Dan Ziskie
Adam Hughes   Michael Zderko
And: Lisa   Eileen Fulton

I can't read the other but the last name of the actor may be James or Jones

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16 hours ago, DramatistDreamer said:

 

You're probably right.  It's been so long ago that I don't remember the details but the Chelsea character seemed out of place with the Reardons to me.  Chelsea seemed closer to a Southern belle in the midst of the Midwestern working-middle class Reardsons.  Just didn't fit. 

I think she was supposed to be a singer when introduced, but then she was supposed to be the youngest Reardon...(we all know Nola was) and "wilder" then Nola, which she was not.   And yes, she did not seem to be from a Midwestern working class Irish family when she would get up..."Ima gonna sing you all a little ditty here.."  At least she sang standards..I HATED when Lyla would get up to sing that dumb ass song of hers which was entrancing the population.  

 

Other singing that made sense.. as annoying as it was when Lisa would climb up on that piano and swing those pearls...(she always reminder me of the Madame doll) it made sense, it was her restaraunt and she was eccentric Lisa who would think people would want to hear her warbling ...and I can see in real life people actually going to a place like that and expecting the crazy owner to get up and sing...especially gay guys...(how the Mona Lisa was not a gay mecca in Oakdale.. with Lisa, the drama and constant gossip...) And I did like when they had Gilly on GL sing, as she was in a band and it was part of her gig and people werent going GAGA over her singing (like they were with Lyla on ATWT.)

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Speaking of singers and singing on ATWT, I recently read that Emmy Rossum (Phantom of The Opera, Shameless) played the first Abigail Williams/Snyder on the show.  I don't remember this but again, I was on and off with the show in the 90s.  The dates listed for her are confusing, depending on the source. 

Does anyone know what dates she was on the show, exactly?  Or better yet, are there any clips of her as Abigail uploaded on YouTube?

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