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Most Iconic Characters of All Time (by each soap)

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24 minutes ago, titan1978 said:

Steve and Jesse.  The couple that never was but should have been.

I think when Frank and Doris Hursley, the creators wrote the show, Steve and Jessie being platonic friends was probably part of the show's original "bible", right along with the concept of never giving the show a specific location.  Up until around '76 or '77, there was no "Port Charles", which in retrospect, seems so strange!  I agree with the other posters in this thread that Gloria Monty did not do right by either of the show's original leads.

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On 6/15/2017 at 10:16 PM, DaytimeFan said:

GH

- Luke and Laura as a unit, without each other, not iconic

 

When I read the OP it listed Laura first, then Luke and I kept wondering if I felt it was him or her that was the MOST iconic, but you are right. They are iconic together. Each on their own is fine but lesser.

 

I have to say I think Erica Kane wins this one if it's from all soaps. Do you all think that's the character name most non-soap fans would have heard? Or Luke & Laura? 

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32 minutes ago, GH_Girl said:

 

When I read the OP it listed Laura first, then Luke and I kept wondering if I felt it was him or her that was the MOST iconic, but you are right. They are iconic together. Each on their own is fine but lesser.

 

I have to say I think Erica Kane wins this one if it's from all soaps. Do you all think that's the character name most non-soap fans would have heard? Or Luke & Laura? 

 

Erica Kane, for sure. She is the most enduring as well - Luke Spencer will be long forgotten but Erica Kane will still get name check in rap music and Real Housewives montages. 

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Okay I'm going to try to limit this to who I think were/are truly the ICONS of each show.  Gonna start with the ones I'd consider "my" soaps-

 

AW- Rachel Davis Cory

Mac Cory

Iris Carrington Cory

Steve Frame

Alice Matthews Frame

Ada Hobson

Felicia Gallant

Cass Winthrop

Cecile DePoulignac

Vicky Hudson

Donna Love

Jake McKinnon

Carl Hutchins

 

ATWT- Lisa Grimaldi

Nancy Hughes

Chris Hughes

Bob Hughes

Kim Hughes

Susan Stewart

Lucinda Walsh

Doug Cummings (the shortest term EVER ICON IMO)

James Stenbeck

Barbara Ryan

Holden Snyder

Lily Walsh Snyder

Carly Tenney

 

B&B- Stephanie Forrester

Brooke Logan

Ridge Forrester

Sally Spectra

Sheila Carter

 

DAYS- Dr, Tom Horton

Alice Horton

Julie Olsen

Susan Martin

Doug Williams

Dr. Marlena Evans

Stefano DiMera

John Black

Bo Brady

Hope Williams

Sami Brady

Kristen DiMera

Vivian Alamain

 

LOVING- Ava Rescott

 

Santa Barbara- CC Capwell

Mason Capwell

Cruz Castillo

Eden Capwell Castillo

Gina Blake DeMott Capwell

Augusta Lockridge

Keith Timmons

Julia Wainright Capwell

Mary Duvall

Kirk Cranston

The "C" sign (It's an ICON.  FOR SURE)

 

Y&R- Jill Foster Abbott

Katherine Chancellor

Victor Newman

Nikki Newman

Jack Abbott

Nick Newman

Victoria Newman

Phyllis Sommers Abbott

Danny Romalotti

Cricket Blair

Sheila Carter

 

ICONIC EXEC PRODUCERS-

Jill Farren Phelps (for better or worse)

Irma Philips

H. Wesley Kenny

Bill Bell

Betty Corday

Ken Corday

Paul Rauch

Gloria Monty

Wendy Riche

 

ICONIC HEAD WRITERS-

Bill Bell

Harding Lemay

Agnes Nixon

Doug Marland

Bridget & Jerome Dobson

Robert Guza (again, for better or worse)

Jim Reilly

Hogan Sheffer

 

 

 

Edited by juniorz1

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Ryan's Hope

 

Maeve Ryan

Delia Reid Ryan Ryan Coleridge Crane Coleridge 

Jill Coleridge

Mary Ryan Fenelli (Kate Mulgrew version only)

Jack Fenelli

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14 hours ago, Scrapple said:

Sorry juniorz1, but Danny Romalotti an iconic character...in what universe?

 

In the 1980s universe, that's what universe!  He was a rock star, had a Top 10 song (didn't "Rock ON" hit #1), Danny & Cricket ate the show and droves of young viewers in the 80s were obsessed with them- that is when he achieved his ICON status.  If only 90s Danny ever existed, then no.  But 80s Danny?  For sure.  Hell, Terry Lester left the show because of that couple (mainly Lauralee I've heard).

 

BTW, I've actually met Michael Damian (he came into the Chili's I worked at one day for lunch with his wife and in-laws).  Super nice guy.

 

 

ICONS from soaps that I watched, but were never "MY" soaps-

 

AMC-

Erica Kane

Tara Martin

Jeff Martin

Tad Martin

Liza Colby

Jenny Gardner

Palmer Cortlandt

Angie & Jesse (much like Luke & Laura- Iconic Together)

Adam Chandler

Palmer Cortlandt

Phoebe Tyler Wallingford

Janet Green

Hayley Vaughn

 

GL-

Nola Reardon

Maureen Bauer

Reva Shayne

Roger Thorpe

Alexandra Spaulding

Alan Spaulding

Buzz Lewis (for other reasons entirely)

Harley Cooper

 

OLTL-

Carla Gray Hall

Victoria Lord Buchanan

Dorian Lord

Asa Buchanan

Tina Lord 

Gabrielle Medina

Carlo Hesser

Marco Dane

Megan Gordon

Bo Buchanan

Cord Roberts

 

PASSIONS-

Timmy the Doll

Tabatha

Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald

Ethan Crane

Sheridan Crane (only BC of Princess Di controversy when the show started)

 

SFT-

Jo Gardner

Stu Bergman

Eunice

Jennifer

Sonny Adamson

Hogan McCleary

 

SUNSET BEACH-

Annie 

Olivia Bennett

Bette (whateverherlongasslastnameis)

Cole Deschanel

 

 

 

 

Edited by juniorz1

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