December 31, 1986 |
Ruth Warrick (Phoebe Wallingford of "All My Children"), who enjoyed a Hollywood movie career long before she joined the daytime drama scene, holds the distinction of appearing in two feature films that have endured through the years and received much critical acclaim. You may remember Warrick's notable performance in the renowned film "Citizen Kane," but I bet not many daytime viewers will recall that Warrick also starred in the Walt Disney classic "Song of the South," which is currently showing in theaters across the country.
December 26, 1992 |
During the short time that Yasmine Bleeth has portrayed sexy, wrong-side- of-the-tracks Lee Ann Buchanan on "One Life to Live," the character had an affair with an older man, married and had a baby with one of the show's young heirs, then ran off with their baby after she lost custody of him because she was involved with another man. Although Bleeth's own life is very different from her tempestuous character's, the actress says that she...
May 24, 1990 |
OK, so she's a professional woman, loving wife and caring mother, but she still wants to jump all over Jackson Montgomery, soap opera heartthrob and well-chiseled hunk. Evelyn Rosario almost got her chance last week when Walt Willey, the actor behind the knavish Jackson character on All My Children, visited ladies' night at Taylor's nightclub in Cherry Hill. Rosario, 25, who admits to taping the soap show while she's at work, sidled into Willey's booth and tried some suggestive small talk.
May 3, 2013 |
WILLIAM ROACHE , a longtime star of the British soap opera "Coronation Street," has been charged with two counts of rape involving a 15-year-old girl, prosecutors and police said Wednesday. In a plot twist right out of a soap, the rapes allegedly took place between April and July of 1967. Roache, now 81, was arrested at his home earlier yesterday for the alleged offenses. He has played Ken Barlow on the popular British series - satirized in the Queen video for "I Want to Break Free" - since its first episode in 1960.
November 19, 1987 |
Most of the time, daytime soap actors turn up on nighttime soaps after they move to Hollywood to look for other work. But this time a former nighttime soap actor, Jared Martin, who played Dusty Farlow on "Dallas," is coming from a nighttime series to the daytime soap, "One Life to Live. " Martin will first appear on "One Life" on Dec. 2. He'll be creating the character of Donald LaMarr, a former state judge from Nevada. LaMarr will move to Llanview and he'll have a mysterious connection to Lee Halpern (played by Janet Zarish)
June 14, 1988 |
Former "General Hospital" star Chris Robinson, who played Dr. Rick Webber on the soap from 1978 to 1986, is proof positive that soap stars never die. They simply go to "Another World. " Robinson says he was enticed to return to the daytime fold because his new "Another World" character, retired Navy officer Jason Frame, is so different from Dr. Webber. "Playing Mr. Goody Two-Shoes on 'GH' for eight and a half years started boring me to death," admits Robinson, who joined "Another World" in December 1987.
June 27, 1996 |
She may be a soap star, but Vanessa Marcil didn't want to make her big-screen debut wearing silky lingerie. Instead, the "General Hospital" star proposed that her character sport pigtails and a furry robe for her love scene with Nicolas Cage in one of the summer's biggest blockbusters, "The Rock. " "I wanted to make her cute and quirky," explains the 27-year-old California native. "I didn't want to play someone in a spandex dress hanging from a helicopter. " Marcil, who plays Brenda Barrett on the ABC soap, isn't exactly an action-movie fanatic.
February 13, 2001 |
She's perky. She's pretty. She can banter with her cohost as if she'd earned a Ph.D. in Reege. Best of all, Kelly Ripa, the 30-year-old soap star who made her debut yesterday as Regis Philbin's cohost on the renamed Live with Regis and Kelly is One of Us. Ripa grew up in Berlin, N.J., the daughter of Joseph, a bus driver, and Esther, a homemaker. (Her dad now heads Local 880 of the Amalgamated Transit Union, which represents drivers throughout South Jersey.) She went to Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees and, briefly, Camden County College, before moving to New York in 1990 to join the cast of the popular soap opera All My Children.
July 17, 1998 |
It's not just the presence of a gang of quip-slinging early-20s types, the constant angst-ing about sex and relationships, and the fact that everybody seems to be sharing everybody else's hotel room that gives I Think I Do its sitcom aura. It's the fact that Bob - the mild-mannered soap-opera writer at the center of this larky little tale - looks kind of like Jerry Seinfeld. Actually, it's Alexis Arquette (sibling of Patricia, Rosanna and David), and when we first see him as Bob, he looks like another Bob: Bob Denver from Gilligan's Island, droopy red shirt and all. But enough of the TV references.
March 29, 1988 |
Nancy Grahn, who plays feisty attorney and single mom Julia Wainright on "Santa Barbara," considers herself fortunate to be portraying a realistic character that the audience can identify with. "What I love about Julia is that she's not conventional or ordinary," says Grahn. "After all, she had a baby by herself" (Mason Capwell, played by Lane Davies, was the more-than-willing father of little Samantha). "Julia is like a lot of women out there in their late 20s to early 30s who are professionals, not married and have learned to be independent either by choice or their circumstances.