CollectionsSoap Star
IN THE NEWS

Soap Star

FEATURED ARTICLES
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 1986 | By NANCY M. REICHARDT, Special to the Daily News
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.
NEWS
December 26, 1992 | by Nancy M. Reichardt, Special to the Daily News
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...
NEWS
May 24, 1990 | By Carol D. Leonnig, Special to The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
May 3, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
 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.
NEWS
November 19, 1987 | By NANCY M. REICHARDT, Special to the Daily News
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)
NEWS
June 14, 1988 | By NANCY M. REICHARDT, Special to the Daily News
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.
NEWS
June 27, 1996 | by Surabhi Avasthi, New York Daily News
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.
LIVING
February 13, 2001 | By Jennifer Weiner, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 1998 | By Steven Rea, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
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.
NEWS
March 29, 1988 | By NANCY M. REICHARDT, Special to the Daily News
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.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
ERIKA SLEZAK may have spent her career playing good girl Victoria "Viki" Lord on "One Life to Live," but she had a rebellious streak during her time at the now-defunct Sacred Heart at Eden Hall in the Northeast. "My best friends used to convince the teachers that we needed to go to the library in Torresdale to study," Slezak told me. "We would spend 20 minutes there and then we would go to the Mayfair Diner. We would eat hamburgers because the school's food would leave something to be desired.
NEWS
May 3, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
 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.
NEWS
November 22, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, Breaking News Desk
A Philly girl knocked off a Dallas Cowboy to complete an all-female finale on the first all-star edition of ABC's Dancing With the Stars . Part of the remaining competition: a former Cowboys cheerleader. Soap star Kelly Monaco, who was born in Philadelphia and spent her teen years in the Poconos, edged out legendary running back Emmitt Smith, to take the third and final spot in Monday's showdown on ABC. Monaco, 36, became the show's first champ in 2005, two years after beginning a stint on ABC's General Hospital that has lasted more than 1,000 episodes.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 29, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gossip sites went nuts Tuesday with news that the rumored secret marriage between Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied (conducted in a super-secret bunker deep in the bowels of NORAD in Cheyenne Mountain?) had been confirmed. The couple's jeweler, former ballerina and Ben friend Jamie Wolf , issued a press release saying she designed the couple's wedding bands - the same rings they wore to the Oscars. The eco-friendly rings "were made with recycled platinum and conflict-free diamonds," Wolf told Us Weekly How that actually confirms anything is beyond us. We're holding out till the chimney sweep weighs in. (No word yet from the happy couple.)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services Staff writer Dan Gross contributed to this column
COULD SOAP OPERA writers have done better than this? Longtime "Days of Our Lives" actor Drake Hogestyn subdued a Bible-carrying man who attacked him in his Malibu back yard, calling the actor by his character's name and screaming, "Where is he? I will cast him out!" That report comes from entertainment Web site TMZ.com's reading of a restraining order the actor filed Tuesday against Carl Raymond Cheney, of Portland, Ore., who remains in jail on $150,000 bail. The attack occurred New Year's Eve. Cheney reportedly was babbling past "Days" story lines as he swung at Hogestyn, who said he grabbed the intruder by the hair, punched him and struggled for 10 minutes before controlling the man with help from his 25-year-old son, Ben, and some duct tape.
NEWS
July 26, 2005 | By Beth Gillin INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Modern celebrity is like a colossal compost heap, swallowing amiable but forgettable sidekicks and drug-addled ego cases alike. They seem to disappear into obscurity, but that's just an illusion. They're like those stubborn dandelions that squeeze through pavement cracks no matter how much Weed-B-Gon you aim at them. Sooner or later all celebrities reemerge - some, like comic Kathy Griffin, with an entirely new face. It's inevitable, given both TV's insatiable appetite for content and viewers' boundless tolerance for whatever is placed before them, including Griffin, who has not only embraced D-listhood but fashioned a lucrative new career from it. This summer, celebrity recycling has reached a sort of cosmic critical mass.
NEWS
July 6, 2005 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Think your summer is hectic? Try dancing a mile in Kelly Monaco's high-heeled shoes. For the last six weeks, the Philadelphia native has left her house by 6 a.m. to report to her day job at the Hollywood studio of ABC's General Hospital. "I work until 3, 4 or 5 in the afternoon," says Monaco, 29. "Then I go to dance rehearsals for the next four hours. I come home, study my lines for the next day, eat, and go to bed. Then I get up and do it again. " Actually she left out one detail: the ritual call to her parents, Albert and Carmina Monaco, in Pocono Pines, Pa. "She calls home every night," says her dad, "Always.
NEWS
December 3, 2004 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Television soap-opera star David Bailey, 71, whose last role was the ruthless Alistair Crane on NBC's Passions, drowned Nov. 25 in his Los Angeles swimming pool. Mr. Bailey, who swam daily, was found submerged in the pool, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office. He lived in Old City and had an apartment in Los Angeles. Mr. Bailey and his wife of 13 years, Yvonne Clark Bailey, moved to Old City from New York three years ago. Three months ago, he began working on Passions, which is filmed in Hollywood, and had homes on both coasts.
NEWS
August 7, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Joshua Ryan Evans, the 3-foot-2 actor who played Timmy the living doll on the NBC soap "Passions," died during a medical procedure Monday. He was 20. The cause of death and the nature of the medical procedure were not disclosed. On Monday's episode of "Passions," taped last month, Evans' character died. On the show, Timmy was a doll created by a witch and was recently turned into a real boy. Evans said he became fascinated by movies as a child after enduring a series of surgeries that left him homebound.
NEWS
July 30, 2002 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Gov. Mark Schweiker - Mister Everywhere in the Somerset mine drama - is scheduled to appear tonight on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35 to discuss the rescue. Schweiker found himself the narrator in this global drama as television viewers looked on. When the last miner was pulled from the pit, the governor grabbed an end of the stretcher and helped carry the man to safety. He then hopped on a platform by the mine shaft and praised the "Yankee ingenuity" of the rescue workers.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|