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2 hours ago, EONGLOLTL said:

I always lusted after Paul Stevens on AW.   So handsome!  There were so many good looking men on the soaps.  Anthony George 

was another... Robert Gentry, Chris Bernau, Joel Crothers, Michael Corbett. They didn't call it love in the afternoon for nothing!

Is it confirmed that Gregg Marx is gay?   Another dreamboat!

 

I "knew" about Bernau and Crothers, but Gentry too? Damn, I never would have guessed that one. And I'm guessing Datalounge was right about Paul Stevens? I've found that I can't help thinking his performance as Brian Bancroft has a kindness to it that had to have come from the actor himself.

 

I hope they all found fulfillment and happiness during the time they lived. I know this is a very naive statement, but it just seems such a waste of who they were that they felt they couldn't be who they were (and not without reason at the time).

 

 

On 1/9/2019 at 9:39 AM, teplin said:

Kale Browne was married to Raiders of the Lost Ark star Karen Allen for 10 years, with whom he has a son, and was allegedly sleeping with producer Jill Farren Phelps at one point. 

 

I stand corrected there. Like I said, I have no idea why I even started wondering about him. Maybe it was Michael Hudson I was getting vibes from? If so, I'll be the first one to stand up and point and laugh at myself.

 

 

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25 minutes ago, katie_9918 said:

Like I said, I have no idea why I even started wondering about him. Maybe it was Michael Hudson I was getting vibes from? If so, I'll be the first one to stand up and point and laugh at myself.

That's a thread topic of its own -- revisiting the masculinity (or femininity) of soap characters.

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On 1/11/2019 at 6:59 PM, Khan said:

 

Yes.

 

There's only one man on daytime who STILL could make my toes curl, and that's Philip Brown (ex-Buck, LOVING/THE CITY; ex-Brian, KNOTS; ex-Neil, THE COLBYS; ex-Steve, SFT; et al).  I saw him again recently on a commercial and...uh huh.... ;)

 

 

I read that, too.  God bless Bev, but I don't think that would have worked.  Chris Bernau always found the humanity within that character.  He could make me care about Alan even when Alan was behaving abominably toward others.  I think Daniel Davis' interpretation would have been too smarmy and Snidely Whiplash-esque, much like Ron Raines' version became.

 

OTOH, I wouldn't have minded DD putting in a short-term appearance as Eric Luvonaczek (sp?).  I think he could have played the struggling (musical) artist/sniveling heel very well.

Thanks for that about Gregg Marx.   I had always hoped he would return to Days after he finished on ATWT.  

 

Phillip Brown was a hunk for sure!  I didn't see him when he was on SFT but there were great shirtless pics of him with Maree Cheatham.

 

Joseph Barbara and Hank Cheyne on AW also curled my toes!  

Joseph Barbara.jpg

Hank Cheyne.jpg

On 1/11/2019 at 8:11 PM, katie_9918 said:

 

I "knew" about Bernau and Crothers, but Gentry too? Damn, I never would have guessed that one. And I'm guessing Datalounge was right about Paul Stevens? I've found that I can't help thinking his performance as Brian Bancroft has a kindness to it that had to have come from the actor himself.

 

I hope they all found fulfillment and happiness during the time they lived. I know this is a very naive statement, but it just seems such a waste of who they were that they felt they couldn't be who they were (and not without reason at the time).

 

 

 

I stand corrected there. Like I said, I have no idea why I even started wondering about him. Maybe it was Michael Hudson I was getting vibes from? If so, I'll be the first one to stand up and point and laugh at myself.

 

 

I hope they found fulfillment in their lives as well.  I think in the 60s and 70s soap stars lived more privately without the glare of the media.   I hope that helped.    

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On 12/31/2018 at 12:29 AM, DeeeDee said:

 

Nope. The actor is on Y&R.

Peter Bergman??? Josh Morrow?? 😁😁

 

i know both are married with kids, but I admit I always wondered about Bergman.

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Actors Jaimie Philpot (Mark Sanders on One Life to Live) and Paul Joynt (Greg Huddleston on One Life to Live; Brian Emerson #2, Search for Tomorrow) were gay.

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On ‎1‎/‎13‎/‎2019 at 8:28 AM, EONGLOLTL said:

 

 

Joseph Barbara and Hank Cheyne on AW also curled my toes!  

Joseph Barbara.jpg

Hank Cheyne.jpg

  

+1

 

Their furry chests were awesome!

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On 1/13/2019 at 11:28 AM, EONGLOLTL said:

Thanks for that about Gregg Marx.   I had always hoped he would return to Days after he finished on ATWT.  

 

Phillip Brown was a hunk for sure!  I didn't see him when he was on SFT but there were great shirtless pics of him with Maree Cheatham.

 

Joseph Barbara and Hank Cheyne on AW also curled my toes!  

Joseph Barbara.jpg

Hank Cheyne.jpg

I hope they found fulfillment in their lives as well.  I think in the 60s and 70s soap stars lived more privately without the glare of the media.   I hope that helped.    

 

*blinks*

 

*shakes head*

 

Umm... sorry.... what was the question again?

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On 1/13/2019 at 10:28 AM, EONGLOLTL said:

Phillip Brown was a hunk for sure!  I didn't see him when he was on SFT but there were great shirtless pics of him with Maree Cheatham.

 

I remember, as a little baby gay..having a "crush" on the big brother in the Doris Day show...and years later found our he grew up to be that hot guy in soaps and commercials..see Phillip, we were meant to be for a lifetime, but ya missed ya chance!!!! : )

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Did anyone mention Gordon Thompson? He was on Santa Barbara besides Dynasty.

 

He was a real shocker for me. I was really hoping Jack Coleman was....LOL.

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24 minutes ago, Soapsuds said:

Did anyone mention Gordon Thompson? He was on Santa Barbara besides Dynasty.

 

He was a real shocker for me. I was really hoping Jack Coleman was....LOL.

Even as kid i got a gay vibe from GT.  Here's his coming out of the closet interview.   https://www.thedailybeast.com/im-gay-gordon-thomson-dynastys-adam-carrington-comes-outand-trashes-cws-reboot  

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4 minutes ago, victoria foxton said:

Even as kid i got a gay vibe from GT.  Here's his coming out of the closet interview.   https://www.thedailybeast.com/im-gay-gordon-thomson-dynastys-adam-carrington-comes-outand-trashes-cws-reboot  

Oh...I read it already. I am surprised to hear that he thought he wasn't attractive. I remember when he first appeared in that long blue button up shirt and those jeans...he was hot.

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Someone I was wondering about was Shelley Hennig (Ex Stephanie on Days). I’ll probably get slammed, but something about her screamed closeted lesbian...especially during her time on Teen Wolf.

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