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Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio) was the guest on yesterday's  SOD Podcast. In it she talks about her career in acting and directing. She also mentioned she as well as Shiri Appleby was up for the role of Robin back in 1985. 

 

 

 

 

AddieCate also has uploaded more episodes of GH from 1994/1995 too.

 

 

 

 

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On 4/18/2021 at 11:15 AM, titan1978 said:

WE LOVE SOAPS TV: Then you worked with Chris Robinson as Rick, and he would later come onto ANOTHER WORLD after you had joined that show.
Denise Alexander: When it was Chris and me, Rick and Lesley were the Luke and Laura of their day. GENERAL HOSPITAL went to number one for the first time during the Rick and Lesley and Monica triangle storyline. Of course, Luke and Laura took it heights of ratings no one had ever hit before or since. Gloria [Monty] and I used to laugh about that. I remember Gloria coming down to the stage and saying, "We just made number one."

 

I think Denise Alexander needs to come back to reality a bit. If anyone was the Luke and Laura of the 70s, it was Doug and Julie on DOOL. She also mentioned in the same interview about “Another World” hired her for “star power” (her words).

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19 hours ago, Chris 2 said:

I think Denise Alexander needs to come back to reality a bit. If anyone was the Luke and Laura of the 70s, it was Doug and Julie on DOOL. She also mentioned in the same interview about “Another World” hired her for “star power” (her words).

I do agree that Doug and Julie were the more iconic duo of the pre Luke & Laura era, I’m sure she is exaggerating here a bit.  Plus she is talking about GH, and Lesley was a big deal on GH,  and Denise was a huge daytime star.

 

Its hard to imagine now but back then there was daytime famous, ABC daytime famous, and General Hospital famous.  Many mainstream non soap folks knew about Luke & Laura and General Hospital. And anyone that was a major character driving story on GH back then was a huge star for daytime. Denise was used twice in her daytime career to bring in star power- on GH and again on AW.  I’m not saying it was successful on AW, but that’s what they wanted from her.

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On 5/15/2021 at 11:08 PM, Chris 2 said:

I think Denise Alexander needs to come back to reality a bit. If anyone was the Luke and Laura of the 70s, it was Doug and Julie on DOOL. She also mentioned in the same interview about “Another World” hired her for “star power” (her words).

 

She was a DAYS superstar.

From what I understand the Rick & Lesley drama was the first story that made people pay attention to GENERAL HOSPITAL.

She had star billing on ANOTHER WORLD.

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1 hour ago, Elsa said:

 

She was a DAYS superstar.

From what I understand the Rick & Lesley drama was the first story that made people pay attention to GENERAL HOSPITAL.

She had star billing on ANOTHER WORLD.

That's why GH grabbed her. Bill Bell pretty much lost interest in Susan once Denise left.

They wanted to keep her but Denise wanted less a lighter workload and ABC couldn't agree.

The move to AW was ill fated for a number of reasons...

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I decided to post this here in case anyone is interested. This is a 1969 episode of Medical Center with Brooke Bundy (GH & Days) guest starring. Carolyn Conwell (Y&R) plays her mother, Peter Donat (Flamingo Road etc...) plays her father, and Michael Brandon plays her boyfriend. Donat was married to Michael Learned (The Walton's) and Brandon was married to Lindsay Wagner (Bionic Woman etc...) at one time.

 

 

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Brooke Bundy was everywhere in the late 60's and 70's. I'm sure most viewers would recognize her when she turned up onscreen.

I wonder why she never landed a series? Maybe through choice or she was regarded more as a guest star by producers.

Anyway, I found it odd that she went into daytime in 75 as she seemed to be working steadily at that point in nightime episodics.

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10 hours ago, Paul Raven said:

Brooke Bundy was everywhere in the late 60's and 70's. I'm sure most viewers would recognize her when she turned up onscreen.

I wonder why she never landed a series? Maybe through choice or she was regarded more as a guest star by producers.

Anyway, I found it odd that she went into daytime in 75 as she seemed to be working steadily at that point in nightime episodics.

I wondered the same thing too. In a lot of her guest shots she played younger than she actually was. She was already about 26 in that 1969 Medical Center episode and had a daughter and was playing 19. 

 

In 1973 she did a backdoor pilot with Ken Berry on The Brady Bunch. It was called Kelly's Kids and was going to be a spinoff. I assume the network passed on it. She may gave gotten tired of the rat race and wanted a regular steady gig. She continued doing guest shots even after she started in daytime. She now teaches acting the last I heard about her. She is nearly 80 now. 

 

 

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Kimberly McCullough - Robin Scorpio recently did a podcast where she talks about her career. And mentions when she was younger on the set of GH before Stone the actor who played her love interest who was older made inappropriate jokes in front of her. And she went to the producer at the time to get them from having Robin go on a date and to kiss him but the producer didn't hear her out. 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Forever8 said:

Kimberly McCullough - Robin Scorpio recently did a podcast where she talks about her career. And mentions when she was younger on the set of GH before Stone the actor who played her love interest who was older made inappropriate jokes in front of her. And she went to the producer at the time to get them from having Robin go on a date and to kiss him but the producer didn't hear her out. 

 

 

 

There are a few scenes on you tube where Robin is dating/going to a dance with a 16 year old character when she was 12 or 13 in 1990.  No idea if this is the guy, but the actor looks about 25.   And it's creepy.  

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