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2 minutes ago, Paul Raven said:

Yes you're right - Andrew and Andy, father and son. Father hung around longer.

 

Re Scott

Offhand can't recall a Scott on GL or OLTL, at least as a major character. 

 

On Y&R Jonas gave amnesiac Leslie the name Priscilla, always referred to as Pris. I wonder if it was explained at the time why he chose that name.

BTW Was Jonas ever given a surname?

 

Thank you for clarifying about the Marriotts. There was a Scott Banning on DAYS, followed years later by his namesake (SORASED) adoptive grandson. The latter was played by Rick Hearst in his first soap gig.

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On 4/18/2019 at 4:26 PM, Faulkner said:

Ugh, David Chow. I still can’t get over that name.

 

I guess we should be glad MAB (or whoever) later retconned David's backstory and explained how it was just an alias.

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On 4/21/2019 at 3:19 AM, Khan said:

Let's not forget Doug Cummings (also ATWT). ;)

 

And Doug Campbell in the late 70's. ATWT loved that name.

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How about Nathan/Nathaniel/Nate?

 

Nathan Horton - DAYS

Nathan West - GH

Nate Salinger - OLTL

Nathan Hastings, Sr. - Y&R

Nathan Hastings, Jr. - Y&R

 

So far, it seems I've found almost more ACTORS by those names (Nathaniel Marston, Nathan Fillion, Nathan Purdee, etc.).

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Also Nathan Curtis DAYS, Neil's father (although it was later revealed that was not Neil's real name) Seems his father also agreed to change his surname.

Nate Axelrod EON

Nathan Walsh in the early days of SFT

Edited by Paul Raven

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Thank you!! Have we mentioned Victoria?

 

Victoria Hudson McKinnon - AW

Victoria Winters - DS

Victoria Spaulding - GL

Victoria Randolph - LOL

Victoria Lord - OLTL

Victoria Lane Capwell - SB

Dr. Victoria Windsor - SFT

Victoria Newman - Y&R

 

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On 4/17/2019 at 1:05 AM, amybrickwallace said:

How about Amy?

 

Amy Parker Tyler - AMC

Amy Lin - ATWT

Amy Stallings - ATWT

Amy the realtor - B&B

Amy Cooper - DAYS

Amy Jennings - DS

Amy Berry - EDGE

Amy Vining - GH

Amy Driscoll - GH

Amy Russell - LOL

Amy Gifford - L&F/FRFP

Amy Harris - PC

Amy Morse - RH

Amy Perkins Wallace - SB

Amy Ames Kincaid - TSS

Amy Kaslo Carson - SFT

Amy Nielsen - SUN

Amy Snowden - WTHI

Amy Lewis - Y&R

Amy Wilson - Y&R

 

AMC had a second Amy. I remember because I was a huge Cliff/Nina fan and Cliff was involved with a fellow doc named Amy in 1986 who ran in front of a car when Cliff admitted that he still was in love with Nina and she ended up dying.

 

Oh, and to add on to the "Lisa" list,  there was crazy-assed Lisa Niles on GH.

Edited by Wendy

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18 minutes ago, Wendy said:

AMC had a second Amy. I remember because I was a huge Cliff/Nina fan and Cliff was involved with a fellow doc named Amy in 1986 who ran in front of a car when Cliff admitted that he still was in love with Nina and she ended up dying.

 

Thanks! I looked her up - Dr. Amy Stone, who was played by Catherine Ann Christiansen.

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1 hour ago, amybrickwallace said:

 

Thanks! I looked her up - Dr. Amy Stone, who was played by Catherine Ann Christiansen.

 

Amy Stone, that was it!  :) And if I recall, when she did her little dart into the street, it was around the time Stevie Wonder was on the show, singing. Amazing how I remember this stuff.

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Greta Aldrin ATWT played by Joan Copeland and Rosemary Murphy

 

And another Nathan was Nathan Bunker on The Doctors.

Edited by Paul Raven

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The 50's soap A Time To Live has a character named Greta Powers!

 

Made me think of characters over the years with the same name.

Ben Jerrod had John Abbott as did Y&R

Laura Spencer (Horton) on DOOL and Laura Webber(Spencer) on GH

Both AW and LOL had a character named John Randolph at the same time.

Can anyone add to this list?

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