Jump to content
soapfan770

Offbeat Soap Facts/News bits/Anecdotes you still remember

Recommended Posts

Just now, SoapDope said:

I remember reading a blurb that said Deidre Hall might leave Days and head to Y&R at some point(in a role different than what she played in the early 70's). It was posted that MTS wouldn't be having that AT ALL and cat fight would ensue. 

Very interesting. If Bill Bell were still in charge of Y&R when that blurb came out, I doubt she would've been welcomed back to the show. I don't know what Deidre did, but in Bill's Academy of Television interview they ask him about Deidre and he says, "If you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all." And he's dead serious. No jokes. You can cut the tension with a knife. I've always wondered what happened there!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, mikelyons said:

Very interesting. If Bill Bell were still in charge of Y&R when that blurb came out, I doubt she would've been welcomed back to the show. I don't know what Deidre did, but in Bill's Academy of Television interview they ask him about Deidre and he says, "If you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all." And he's dead serious. No jokes. You can cut the tension with a knife. I've always wondered what happened there!

I saw that too He got DH her job on Days in 1976 and she pretty much never thanked him and snubbed him over the years. 

 

I also remember posts that DH did porn in the 60's when she started out and you can find the photos online. I have read the same thing about Victoria Principal from Dallas.

 

VP has also had some bizarre stuff written about her over the years. A few years ago she pulled a gun on her maid who stole from her. The feud with Joan Rivers, paying to go to the moon on a space flight, her messy relationship with Andy Gibb etc...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, SoapDope said:

VP has also had some bizarre stuff written about her over the years. A few years ago she pulled a gun on her maid who stole from her. The feud with Joan Rivers, paying to go to the moon on a space flight, her messy relationship with Andy Gibb etc...

 

Her messy divorce from her plastic surgeon husband was a soap opera in and of itself. What's the Joan Rivers feud story? I hadn't heard that one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All I can recall about the Joan vs. Victoria feud is that Joan gave out Victoria's actual phone number on her short-lived talk show.  I THINK it was because Joan hated whatever skin care or exercise product that Victoria was pushing at the moment, but I can't be sure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Speaking of Victoria....what about the feud between Larry Hagman and Donna Reed and how he made her time on Dallas a living hell.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Soapsuds said:

Speaking of Victoria....what about the feud between Larry Hagman and Donna Reed and how he made her time on Dallas a living hell.

 

I feel like Hagman was loyal to Barbara Bel Geddes and therefore didn't appreciate the role of Miss Ellie being recast.  Was there more to it than that?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Khan said:

 

I feel like Hagman was loyal to Barbara Bel Geddes and therefore didn't appreciate the role of Miss Ellie being recast.  Was there more to it than that?

Nope...but making the lighting bad for her ......I forget what else....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Khan said:

All I can recall about the Joan vs. Victoria feud is that Joan gave out Victoria's actual phone number on her short-lived talk show.  I THINK it was because Joan hated whatever skin care or exercise product that Victoria was pushing at the moment, but I can't be sure.

If I recall right, Joan also had some issues with Victoria's vanity (which, coming from Joan ...). I want to say Joan caught Victoria on air in a fib about her age. Victoria claimed to be born in 1950, but also said she was the first American baby born in Japan after the war.

Edited by Franko

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Franko said:

If I recall right, Joan also had some issues with Victoria's vanity (which, coming from Joan ...). I want to say Joan caught Victoria on air in a fib about her age. Victoria claimed to be born in 1950, but also said she was the first American baby born in Japan after the war.

Yes. Joan said that would have made Victoria born in 1945. There is an interview on youtube of Joan with Andy Gibb and she starts slamming VP's age and questioning Andy about it. Andy jokes that Vicki is still the same age she was when I met her.....LOL At one time people where going to Wikipedia correcting her birth year to 1945 and I think legal action was taken and her birth year was put at 1950. 

 

VP always seemed to be an outsider in the cast. PD, LH, LG ,SK and CT are thick as thieves. VP never does reunions with them. 

Edited by SoapDope

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, VP did that "Return to Southfork" retrospective some years ago. I think that's the only reunion she participated in.

 

I also remember the uproar Y&R faced about 20 years ago with the Neil/Victoria potential pairing. Didn't Heather Tom get death threats and that's the main reason why the show dropped the pairing?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, amybrickwallace said:

Well, VP did that "Return to Southfork" retrospective some years ago. I think that's the only reunion she participated in.

 

I also remember the uproar Y&R faced about 20 years ago with the Neil/Victoria potential pairing. Didn't Heather Tom get death threats and that's the main reason why the show dropped the pairing?

 

I remember that controversy too. I didn't know she received death threats. They quickly dropped the storyline. 

 

Yes VP did do that one reunion, but that was it. She was asked in one interview who she was close to in the Dallas cast and she said Ken Kercheval and the late Jim Davis. One would assume she would say Patrick. Patrick did one interview that said Bobby's marriage to Pam was messed up.....LOL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, amybrickwallace said:

Well, VP did that "Return to Southfork" retrospective some years ago. I think that's the only reunion she participated in.

 

I also remember the uproar Y&R faced about 20 years ago with the Neil/Victoria potential pairing. Didn't Heather Tom get death threats and that's the main reason why the show dropped the pairing?

 

I didn't know Heather did but I think I remember KSJ saying he'd gotten some. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, DRW50 said:

 

I didn't know Heather did but I think I remember KSJ saying he'd gotten some. 

 

I may have mixed up HT with Adrienne Frantz, who said she got death threats when Amber had the fling with the singer played by Usher on B&B

7 hours ago, SoapDope said:

She was asked in one interview who she was close to in the Dallas cast and she said Ken Kercheval and the late Jim Davis. 

 

Yes, I remember reading articles from the day and soon after the passing of Jim Davis that they looked at each other as surrogate father and daughter. His own daughter had died young and supposedly somewhat resembled VP, so he took her under his wing.

 

I loved Ken Kercheval on the show!! To this day, I call him "the EMBITTERED Cliff Barnes"!!! 😊 😂

Edited by amybrickwallace

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, amybrickwallace said:

 

I may have mixed up HT with Adrienne Frantz, who stayed she got death threats when Amber had the fling with the singer played by Usher on B&B

 

Yes, I remember reading articles from the day and soon after the passing of Jim Davis that they looked at each other as surrogate father and daughter. His own daughter had died young and supposedly somewhat resembled VP, so he took her under his wing.

 

I loved Ken Kercheval on the show!! To this day, I call him "the EMBITTERED Cliff Barnes"!!! 😊 😂

 

KK was a bit quirky that made the character of Cliff interesting and believable. JD seemed to be adored by all of the cast. The bloopers are hilarious, especially when he calls Miss Ellie the C word when she's leaving.......LOL Here is the interview with Joan and Andy where they trash Victoria Principal.

 

 

Edited by SoapDope

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, SoapDope said:

 

I also remember posts that DH did porn in the 60's when she started out and you can find the photos online. I have read the same thing about Victoria Principal from Dallas.

 

 

Porn or just topless photos? Huge difference. I've seen Deidre's tittie shots but I certainly wouldn't put that in the same category as that one chick from Passions... 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.



×