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54 minutes ago, Khan said:

 

Yeah, but they would've needed to change her name.  "Jan" sounds soooo old lady and reminds me too much of "Jan Brady." Which would have been VERY unfortunate had she MARRIED a Brady. ;)

 

I loved when Nicole actually made a note of that. "You realize that if you marry Shawn, your name will be Jan Brady." to which Jan replied, "Who's Jan Brady?" 

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Jan Spears was a Passions reject character who ended up on Days. Lindell was decent but the material of Shawn-D handcuffed shirtless to a bed in a cage was downright embarrassing and took the campiness of that summer to a new extreme.

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2 hours ago, Sindacco said:

What do you mean with that?

 

Too much like early Kay on Passions in my opinion. While I found Kay(and the revolving door of Kay actresses) to be at least the most entertaining one out of the teen/young adult set Jan was not and too one dimensional. I did feel bad when Jan was raped by Nicole's father and she got pregnant but then the story became really boring and poorly acted in my opinion. Jan however was not as bad as Willow Stark a couple years later. 

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Just now, Dr Neil Curtis said:

A month and few days. 

 

Thanks. If Maureen wasn't willing to sign a contract long-term, maybe things would have worked out better in the long run had she just popped in for short stints now and then. No offense to Ms. Evans.

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10 minutes ago, amybrickwallace said:

 

Thanks. If Maureen wasn't willing to sign a contract long-term, maybe things would have worked out better in the long run had she just popped in for short stints now and then. No offense to Ms. Evans.

I don’t think Andrea was ever on contract either. 

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I know that RH alone could own this thread, but special mention must be made of The Five Faces of Frank. He was the rare adult character who got younger and handsomer as the years went on. I guess it was SORAS in reverse!! Thomas Slater aka Michael Hawkins (Christian Slater's real-life estranged father) originated the role and was born in 1935 (or 1938, according to other sources). He was succeeded by Andrew Robinson (born 1942), Daniel Hugh Kelly (born 1952), Geoffrey Pierson (born 1949) and John Sanderford (born 1952).

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20 minutes ago, amybrickwallace said:

I know that RH alone could own this thread, but special mention must be made of The Five Faces of Frank. He was the rare adult character who got younger and handsomer as the years went on. I guess it was SORAS in reverse!! Thomas Slater aka Michael Hawkins (Christian Slater's real-life estranged father) originated the role and was born in 1935 (or 1938, according to other sources). He was succeeded by Andrew Robinson (born 1942), Daniel Hugh Kelly (born 1952), Geoffrey Pierson (born 1949) and John Sanderford (born 1952).

 

Hugh Kelly likely changed the mold of the role. I think they cast him because they wanted someone more clean-cut than Robinson. He was dream casting for that role - frankly, he was much better than the part deserved.

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36 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

I think they cast him because they wanted someone more clean-cut than Robinson.

 

...and didn't have the stigma of being a sociopath in Dirty Harry (though AR was the only Frank to earn an Emmy nomination).

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3 hours ago, DRW50 said:

 

Hugh Kelly likely changed the mold of the role. I think they cast him because they wanted someone more clean-cut than Robinson. He was dream casting for that role - frankly, he was much better than the part deserved.

 

Interesting. Now that I think about it, John Sanderford to me was so similar in energy & looks to Daniel Hugh Kelly, that Geoff Pierson's in-between stint sort of feels like a different character.

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Just now, YurSoakinginit said:

 

Interesting. Now that I think about it, John Sanderford to me was so similar in energy & looks to Daniel Hugh Kelly, that Geoff Pierson's in-between stint sort of feels like a different character.

 

I haven't seen a lot of Pierson but what I have seen seems like more of a throwback to Andrew Robinson, only more streamlined, and sexual. 

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With so many OLTL mentions, the one that stood out to me is Jerry verDorn as Clint. Granted, the role was, quite literally, made for Clint Ritchie so nobody was going to even come close. Clint (the actor and character) was my favorite on OLTL and I really also liked Jerry on GL so, while I liked Jerry being on OLTL, it was just so different. It was like Ross Marler with a bit of a cowboy flavor. 
 

16 hours ago, amybrickwallace said:

 

...and didn't have the stigma of being a sociopath in Dirty Harry (though AR was the only Frank to earn an Emmy nomination).


I thought AR's Frank was great as Mary's brother, they had a great sibling chemistry and it's where he and Kate Mulgrew started their lifelong friendship. But he didn't quite fit what I think was the JFK mold they seemed to have intended with Frank. Terrific actor but he just had a few things working against him, I think. The Dirty Harry thing, plus, with his looks, he seemed less like a stereotypical hunky leading man and more of a character actor. More Emmy-worthy than Sexiest Man of the Year type thing.
 

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