LW has always had that rough and tumble Maryland girl pumping gas deep down IMO. It's there in every role she's ever played on daytime. The soccer mom stuff (or Cassie the stripper becoming an island princess on GL) is just what she (and Carly) have come up into. I've always seen beneath.
I can imagine Sarah playing opposite the kids but it would be very different. The writers never really had to be challenged by LW's portrayal because Carly, since both of the kids came of age, has mostly been written very poorly with virtually all the old writing staff gone.
In fairness, I think the only ones worth a damn were Chloe, V. and Kristina Sr. I don't think Hannah ever fully worked and I liked LV with Billy Warlock.
ANOTHER WORLD Sandy Alexander Cory 1981-85
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES Bruce (Bree's publisher) 2009; 2010
THE CHARMINGS Eric Charming 1987-88
SIBS Sean Agutter 1992
THE GEORGE CARLIN SHOW Dr. Neil Beck 1994-95\
MURPHY BROWN Miller Redfield 1989-97'
NASH BRIDGES Agent David Katz 1996; 1997; 1998
REBA Brock Hart 2001-07
BOSTON LEGAL Attorney Melvin Palmer 2005-08
MELISSA AND JOEY Russell Burke 2010-15
THE JOY LUCK CLUB Rich 1993
Rich not only married Nancy Frangione 1982-86. His second wife, Eva Halina Rich was a gymnast in the 1980 Moscow Olympics. She was also a finalist for Miss Poland in 1985. Christopher, Eva and their daughters appeared in the first two seasons of Zony Hollywood, the Polish franchise made in the vein of our Real Housewives series.
DYNASTY Melanie, Krystle's friend 1981
KNOTS LANDING Marni Richard Avery's prostitute "pal" 1981-82
DAYS OF OUR LIVES Catherine 1982-83
MARRIED:THE FIRST YEAR Sharon Kelly 1979
WE GOT IT MADE Claudia Jones 1983-84
HUNTER Sergeant Dee Dee McCall 1984-90
HUNTER Lieutenant Dee Dee McCall 2003
Kramer is currently filming on HALLMARK movies in "Mom" roles, and still looks fantastic!
ONE LIFE TO LIVE Dr. Jack Scott 1979-80
KNOTS LANDING Dr. ___ Rosen 1982
Louis Bonfort, District Attorney 1984
SANTA BARBARA Television Newscaster 1984
Has had a hugely successful career in voice-overs, cartoon voices.