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The Stars Who Remain in Our Hearts

May 1, 2019

I’ve been going back through an old soap magazine from the 25th Anniversary of TV soaps (which sounds kind of strange to me, but that’s what they said). One article is focused on stars who had passed away in the 10 years previous to 1975. Since the earlier the time, the worse the records, I wanted to get this out here. The original included headshots of many of people described. I’ve bolded any real person’s name that has both a first and a last name. I let first names, as in “and a wife Wilma” alone. The [Blog Ed. Note: ]s are mine. There are many old radio shows listed. I have only tagged the ones that I know are considered soaps. There might be more I missed.

The Stars Who Remain in Our Hearts

“The Stars Who Remain in Our Hearts: Major Daytime Actors Who Passed Away in the Last Ten Years.” Daytime TV Super Special, vol. 1, no. 2, 1975, pp. 57-61.

Peggy Allensby was a familiar voice to thousands of radio listeners in such serials as Mr. District Attorney, Little Women, and David Harum, throughout the 30s, 40s, and 50s. She also was in such Broadway shows as Maytime, The Bad Men, The Schemers, and Death of a Salesman. Then, in 1956, she joined a new TV serial, Edge of Night, playing Mattie. She was with the show until her death, after a brief illness, in 1966, at age 65. She left her husband of 34 years, actor John McGovern, and their children, Elanor and John, Jr.

Joan Anderson, British born actress, lost her gallant eight-year struggle with cancer in May 1974. Divorced from actor Craig Huebing, she was known for her roles as Nora Hansen on The Doctors and as Mary Mitchell on As the World Turns. She also did several episodes on the nighttime series, Daktari. Talented and dedicated, she inspired all who knew her.

Curtis Arnall was the voice of Pepper Young on the Pepper Young Family radio show from 1936 to 1942. He also performed in such popular serials as Just Plain Bill, One Man’s Family, and Buck Rogers. But he made national headlines in 1942, when, as Chief Boatswain’s Mate in real life, he was among 8 Coast Guardsmen who were lost for 21 days in the Atlantic on the yawl Zalda. Arnall was in command of that little boat as it was buffeted by hurricanes, gales, sickness and starvation. He guided it 3,000 nautical miles until the eventual rescue and was an overnight celebrity for that feat. He died on September 23, 1964, after a long illness, in Laurel, Maryland, at age 65.

Cliff Arquette, famed talk show guest and Hollywood Squares regular, succumbed on Sept. 23, 1974, in Los Angeles to a heart ailment that had dogged him for two years. An educated, urbane man whose hobby was Civil War history, he developed his lovable hayseed character Charlie Weaver that captured the hearts of millions of TV viewers. His first big break came when he became a frequent guest on the old Jack Paar Show in the late 1950s. Prior to that he had been on the Myrt and Marge radio show. A two-time victim of broken marriages, Cliff was getting set for his third try when a second, and fatal, heart attack struck him down.

Ed Begley was one of America’s best, though little-known actors, during his distinguished forty-year career. [Blog Ed. Note: This is Ed Begley, Sr. in pop culture today his son Ed Begley, Jr. is much better known as both an actor and as an environmental activist. He also did a cameo as himself at one of Liam Spencer’s ecologist conferences on The Bold and the Beautiful.] He began in the early 1930s playing Charlie Chan on Charlie Chan, Sgt O’Hara on The Fat Man, and Dr. Mildermaul on Joy Jordan, Girl Intern, and would up winning an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 1962 for Sweet Bird of Youth. Born in Hartford, CT in 1901, Begley was a runaway child who dropped out of school at the 5th grade and worked his way around the country doing carnivals and fairs. He was a fine stage actor, who stunned critics when he played BOTH leading roles in Inherit the Wind on successive nights on Broadway. He died on April 29, 1970, of a heart attack, at 69.

Alan Bunce became famous in his role as Albert in the domestic comedy series Ethel and Albert, which he played on both radio and TV. An actor since his boyhood, Alan was the original Malone on Young Dr. Malone, and a star on the legitimate stage as well. He did 35 Broadway plays, including the Theater Guild’s Valley Forge, Kind Lady, and Mary, Mary. A resident of Stamford, CT, he died in April 1965, at 61.

Liza Chapman, who played Janet Matthews on Another World, died tragically 8 years ago when her car crashed on the Connecticut Turnpike. A graduate of Yale Drama School, she costarred with Peter Falk in Equity Library productions in New York and did Shakespeare and off-Broadway shows as well. Although she played an unmarried career girl on her daytime serial, she was a happily married mother of 3 when the fatal accident occurred. She was 37.

Les Damon‘s 21 year career in radio and TV serials made him one of the best loved actors around. He got his first job in Chicago in 1938 playing in the road company production, Of Mice and Men. It was also in Chicago that he met his future wife, serial actress Ginger Jones. For the 6 years before his sudden death in 1960, he was a regular on The Edge of Night and loved it.

Ethel Everett died in April, 1973, at the age of 63. A well-known radio actress in New York, she had over 10,000 performances to her credit. Her daytime dramas included The Guiding Light, Valiant Lady, and her last, As the World Turns, in which she portrayed Mrs. Brando. She also appeared on such TV shows as Studio One, The Robert Montgomery Show, and was the first woman to record Talking Books for the Blind back in the 1930s. She is survived by her mother, Sadie Leventhal, and her brother Alexender.

Ginger Gerlach‘s suicide on December 28, 1971, shocked and saddened everyone who knew her. A pretty russet-haired actress, with credits including Edge of Night, Guiding Light, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, and The Doctors, she seemed to have a bright future ahead of her. She is survived by her family.

John Gibson started out in Hollywood in a silent cowboy film in 1924. He was in films frequently after that, in addition to hundreds of plays and thousands of radio broadcasts, including Crime Photography and Terry and the Pirates. He was married to the former Alice Deshon of Philadelphia and owned a collection of 30 films from the silent era. During the early 1960s he played Joe Pallock on Edge of Night. He died in 1971.

Theo Goetz was a deeply respected and loved member of The Guiding Light since he began his long running role as Papa Bauer on the show’s radio version in 1949. A native of Vienna, Austria, he came to the U.S. in 1940 was a distinguished acting career behind him. Without a knowledge of English, he won stage roles simply by learning his lines phonetically. When he celebrated his 20th season on GL, he received thousands of congratulatory letters. In 1973 he took ill with a heart ailment and died Dec. 31 in New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital. He left a sister, Rose Henu.

Walter Greaza, veteran of films, stage, radio and TV, died June 1, 1973 at 76. Walter played Winston Gimsley in The Edge of Night and was the series only original cast member on EON which began on April 2,  1956. Born in St. Paul, MN, he majored in political science and business law at the U of Minnesota. During the 1920s he toured as a leading man, singer, and dance, making his Broadway debut in 1929. His TV credits ran the gamut from the U.S. Steel Hour to The Phil Silvers Show.

Stacy Harris‘ death came as a shock to his fellow performers on Return to Peyton Place on which he played Mr. Harrington. He was 54 when death came on March 13, 1973. Born in Seattle, WA, he was one of those actors you always recognize, but never knew their name. Harris started his career as a Broadway actor and won the Critics Award. An athlete, he excelled in boxing, archery,  swimming, skiing. He was felled by a heart attack in his home.

Bess Johnson, one of the true “daytime queens,” passed away last January 3, 1975. Fondly remembered for her many excellent portrayals on radio serials in the 1930s and 1940s,  she appeared as Joanne Barron’s mother-in-law, Irene Barron on Search for Tomorrow in 1951-51. When her role ended on Search she took the trip around the world had given up to do Search. She settled down in London, where her married daughter, Jane, lives. She died there of heart failure at 73.

Muriel Kirkland‘s career was long and distinguished. She is best remembered by serial fans for her portrayal of the title role of Mary Marlin, the woman Senator, on the CBS radio network’s daytime drama in 1943-1944. But her first starring role occurred in 1929 when she did the stage comedy, Strictly Dishonorable, on Broadway. She was in several Broadway hits after that and went on to do motion pictures and TV as well. Married to actor Staats Cotsworth for almost 35 years, she died on Sept. 26, 1981.

Richard Kollmar‘s show biz history reads like a Who’s Who of radio serials. He played Boston Blackie on Boston Blackie, Michael West on Bright Horizon, and Claudia‘s David Naught and had the John Perry role on John’s Other Wife. A man of many interest, he sang, dance, produced musical and was an amateur hypnotist. His man friends mourned his passing in January 1971. He was married to Dorothy Kilgallen.

John Larkin‘s squared-jawed, clean-cut features gave him the perfect look to play Edge of Night‘s tough lawyer, Mike Karr. On radio serials, listeners recognized him as the voice of characters on Ma Perkins, Pepper Young, Road of Life, and Perry Mason. A native of Kansas, he hoped originally to be a baseball player or reporter, only to wind up in so many different professions during his serial career. He was portraying Maj. Gen. Wiley Crowe on TV’s Twelve O’clock High when he died of a heart attack at 52 in February, 1965.

Athena Lorde made her New York stage debut in Bruno and Sidney and went on to find fame on scores of radio shows, including March of Time, Gangbusters, and Young Widder Brown. She made appearances on numerous TV shows and in such motion pictures as Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte and Fuzz. In May, 1973, her long bout with cancer ended and she left her widower, actor Jim Boles; a son, actor Eric, and two daughters, Barbara and Sue. Her home had been in Hollywood.

Frank Lovejoy passed away at 50, on October 2, 1962, the cause of death being a coronary thrombosis. At the time he was performing in the play The Best Man in Chicago. He played more than 4,000 parts in radio, television, and in the legitimate theatre. He was a regular on Gangbusters, This is Your FBI, Mr. District Attorney, and in several stage premiere dramas. He is survived by his wife Joan and two children, Judith and Stephen.

Agnes Moorehead died at the age of 67 on May 1, 1974 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Her best known television role was as Endora the witch on Bewitched. She loved the role but did not really want to be known as a witch. We knew her versatility in radio, IV, on Broadway and in the movies. She played Eleanor Roosevelt in The March of Time, and also the wife of the famous Shadow [Blog Ed. Note: Margo Lane was the Shadow’s girlfriend, not wife]. She was a strong character actress and was nominated five times for Academy Awards. Married and divorced two time she is survived by her adopted son, Sean.

Claudia Morgan, Brooklyn born, died September 18, 1974 in New York City. She was 62. Theater was a natural for her, comedian Frank Morgan was her uncle. She began her career as Nora Charles in the 1940s popular radio show, The Thin Man. Television  audience will remember her in The Secret Storm and The Edge of Night. Her fourth husband, Kenneth Leone, is her only immediate survivor. [Blog Ed’s Note: Frank Morgan is best known as the person who played multiple roles including the wizard and the fake psychic in the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz.]

Conrad Nagel, a veteran stage actor, died in 1970. Well known for his leading Broadway and movie roles, he also appeared as a judge in the serial, Love is a Many Splendored Thing. Nagel was a respected and loved character actor who most often played ministers, lawyers, doctors, and judges.

Frank Overton‘s greatest successes came in various military roles during his long career. He first gained recognition when he succeeded John Ireland in the 1943 war drama, Counterattack, and he was playing Major Frank Stovall on TV’s Twelve O’clock High, when he died of a heart attack on April 25, 1967 at 49. He also was Search for Tomorrow‘s Nathan Walsh in 1959. He left his wife, actress Phyllis Hill, and a daughter, Jill.

Irna Phillips died at 72 in her native Chicago. The youngest of 10 children she made her mark on families across the United States by writing radio and television serials. She wrote as many as five a day, juggling at least 60 characters. Among her best known are Road of Life, The Right to Happiness, Young Doctor Malone, Another World, Days of Our Lives, The Guiding Light, and As the World Turns. Never married, she left an adopted son and daughter.

Ed Platt, an original cast member of General Hospital (as Dr. Miller), died of natural causes at age 54 in his California apartment. He had returned to GH in 1974 to play Mr. Chamberlain and he died on March 20, 1974, the first date after his last GH performance. A native New Yorker, Platt sang from Whiteman’s band and acted on the Broadway stage in Silver Whistle, Stalag 17, The Strike, and many others. He was the chief on the TV series Get Smart, from 1965 through 1970 and is survived by his widow, Suzanne, his daughter Anne, and their two sons, Jeff and Robert.

Melba Rae, a Utah-born actress, passed away at 40, on December 29, 1971. She began her career in radio on the West Coast, then moved to Broadway where she appeared in Janie, Happily Ever After, and Days of Our Youth. She was Marge Bergman on Search for Tomorrow and also played many other dramatic roles on TV. She left her husband, Gilbert Shaw, and their son, Eric.

Ann Sheridan‘s long, successful career began in her hometown of Denton, Texas, where she was going to North Texas State Teachers College. Her sister entered her photograph in Paramount Studio’s “Search for Beauty” contest, and shortly after, in 1933, she went to Hollywood. Her film career spanned 200 films, climaxing with her best known performance as Cary Grant‘s wife in I Was a Male War Bride in 1949. During the next decade, the titan-haired actress became a familiar face on TV on such dramatic series as Climax, Playhouse 90, and U.S. Steel Hour. In 1966, she took the role of Katherine Corning in Another World for several months and then switched to the situation comedy Pistols’n’Petticoats. She kept the fact that she was gravely ill secret from everyone except her closest friends, and on January 23, 1967, she died of cancer at 51.

Roy Shuman, known for his role as villainous Dr. Shea on As the World Turns, died of a heart attack in New York, July 30, 1973. He was 48. Shuman also played Sam Reynolds in Search for Tomorrow and Tom Walsh in A World Apart. Sioux Falls-born, Shuman was highly praised for his Broadway roles in A Doll’s House and Hedda Gabler. Surviving are his widow, Alice, and his mother, Anne Shuman.

Fred Stewart died at 63 of a heart attack on December 5, 1970. He was jovially spoofing On the Waterfront with another actor when he died instantly. He played in The Girls in Room 509 and as a regular Love of Life as the retired pharmacist, Alex Caldwell. Stewart had a reputation in the theater world as a great character actor. A member of the Actors Studio since its inception, he served as actor, director and producer without pay.

Frank Sutton, who played the tough Marine Corps sergeant in the Gomer Pyle series, died at age 51, in Shreveport, Louisiana, on June 28, 1974. He suffered a heart attack just before he was to go on stage for a performance of Luv. Born in Clarksville, Tennessee, he started acting in high school. His first Hollywood success was in the movie, Marty. Sutton also starred in Love of Life and Secret Storm and was known on Broadway for his excellent role in the Andersonville Trial. He is survived by his wife Toby, a daughter Amanda and a son Joseph.

Luis Van Rooten died at 66 on June 17, 1974, in Chatham, Mass. His career as an actor spanned move than 35 years in the theater, motion pictures, radio and television. Born in Mexico City and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania as an architect, he was on Broadway and appeared in 30 films and over 9,000 radio broadcasts, including County Seat, I Love a Mystery, John’s Other Wife, and Stella Dallas. He also made several guest appearances on TV. He retired in 1970 to a home he designed for his family and left his wife Catherine Gaylord Kelly; a son, Courtlandt, a daughter, Mrs. Joel Efrein, and one granddaughter.

Arlene Walker was a gifted actress whose diverse roles in some 1,500 radio programs and 500 TV shows included portrayals on Edge of Night, Search for Tomorrow, and Kitty Foyle. She had an interesting career, which encompassed real-life duties as an Army Air Force Captain in World War II, ending with a job as a casting director for Young and Rubicam advertising agency. She died in April 15, 1973 at her home in New York, survived by a sister. She was 54.

George Welbes, who played Dr. Tony de Angelo on the afternoon serial, How to Survive a Marriage, died of a stroke in October 1974. He is survived by his son, Michael, and two sisters.

Nancy Wickwire, died of cancer in San Francisco, at 48. Miss Wickwire, a member of the American Conservatory Theatre, the Yale Repertory Theatre, and the Tyroone Guthrie Theatre, studied acting at Carnegie Tech and at the Old Vic in London. She starred in many Broadway shows, including Saint Joan and Under Milkwood. On television she appeared in almost all the leading dramatic series such as Kraft Theatre, Camera Three, Studio One, and the Dupont Show of the Month. Her last serial role was as Phyllis Anderson on Days of Our Lives.

Eugene R. Wood left many friends and admiring colleagues when he passed in 1971, the same year he played Mr. Blankenship on Love is a Many Splendored Thing. He had appeared in many distinguished Broadway plays, the Look Homeward Angel, Porgy and Bess and The Great White Hope. He was also a film actor and chairman of the Drama Department of Ithaca College in New York.

Ed Zimmermann, best known as Dr. Joe Werner on Guiding Light, died suddenly of a heart attack in York, Maine, in 1972. A New Yorker, who graduated from Columbia U. with a Master’s Degree in English, he was a TV, Broadway, and movie actor, as well as author of Love in the Afternoon, a novel about the backstage life of a daytime serial. His wife Jeannette, and a daughter, Sandy, survive.

Mama Wore Taps!

April 8, 2019

A story about the original Alexandra Spaulding, before she became Alexandra.

Beasley, Deborah. “Mama Wore Taps!: Beautiful Beverlee Stars in her Very Own Story! Motherhood! Romance! A Glamourous Career!” Afternoon TV, August 1973 Vol. 5 No. 8 pp. 54.

Beverlee‘s daytime fans, who once knew her as Martha Donnelly on Love is a Many Splendored Thing, were delighted when she returned to the daytime screen recently as the elegant Iris Carrington on Another World. Beverlee is delighted to be back, too, although she says she and Iris are as unlike as any two people could possibly be.

“Iris is up and immaculately dressed at nine in the morning,” she says with an incredulous smile. “Her make-up is always perfect, her hair is never out of place. Not long ago, the elevator man in my building said, ‘Miss McKinsey, my wife and I saw you on TV yesterday and you looked different than you look around here.’ That’s because off camera, I run around in blue jeans and an old shirt. Where Iris is always going to elegant places for lunch and dinner, I prefer to have people in and cook for them myself.”

Like Iris, Beverlee is the mother of a son, but, unlike her, she has him in her care, where she can give him all the motherly love and attention he deserves. “Scott is the best, ” she says proudly of her tall, blond, fourteen-year-old. “He has brains, patience and an even temperament. And a tremendous eagerness to know about everything. He’s interested in photography and saved his money to buy a fine camera and lenses. He’s an excellent student, excels in math and history. And, while he’s very well rounded, he doesn’t have the ego problems and ambition hangups that I had at fourteen.”

Beverlee has been divorced from Scott’s father, a successful businessman, since Scott was three. Although she admits raising her child alone hasn’t always been easy, she believes he has had a happy, well-rounded childhood, and that he is better for having had a good deal of his upbringing in New York.

“We lived in California before I came East for Splendored Thing and I adore it there. But you get drawn into a trap out there. Your home, with the swimming pool, becomes everything. There are lots of things to do in California, but most people don’t do them. In New York, your apartment becomes claustrophobic. You look for things to get you out. Scott and I got to the theater and museums here in New York. The city makes it possible for me to share his life. He likes to do the things I like to do.”

One of the most unique things they do together is attend a tap-dancing class at Carnegie Hall.

“It was entirely Scott‘s idea,” Beverlee chuckles. “It’s the first thing he’s ever wanted to do along those lines. Who knows what we’ll do with it, but we aren’t bad! We have our Ruby Keeler shoes and I wear my 1930s bell-bottom pants with a blouse tied around my waist. There are about 25 people in the class and we’re all tapping at once. The racket is fantastic! I never stop smiling, I love it so much. Scott is going away to camp this summer and I’m worried because I’m afraid he’ll fall behind in his dancing.”

Beverlee knows that her son misses the kind of outdoor life he could have in California, but, because he has had plenty of athletic outlets at school, she doesn’t worry about it. “We have a very exciting life here. New York breeds independence for a young person. In California, I would drive him everywhere. Now he gets around the city like he owns the place. I think it makes him more mature. I remember, I thought this place was the end of the world when I first came here. I didn’t have any sophistication about food, restaurants, theater…He’ll have all that by the time he graduates from high school.

“Of course, I’m afraid for him at times, but I try not to let him know how afraid I really am. He’s been mugged. It was a terrible experience for him. He had his money in a hoe, so all they got were his fur-lined gloves.”

Not long ago, Beverlee woke in the middle of the night with a traumatic thought about her son. But it didn’t have anything to do with his being in danger. “I realize he’ll be graduating in 4 years! she wails. “That’s just incredible. However, but that time, maybe I’ll have another child to raise.”

Does this mean that this gorgeous blonde is planning to get married again one of these days? “Well” she says thoughtfully, “marriage is a very tricky subject. I would marry for one reason only. That is to have another child. Other than that I would never want to marry again – unless I was over 50 and married for companionship. I have a boyfriend. We’ve been going together for five years. And we can’t figure what possible advantage there is to being married. We’ve both been married and we’re happier not being married than we were when we were married. We both love children. I have a big boy. He has a little boy. Sometimes we think it would be nice to have a little girl, but if she’s as shellfish as I’ve always been, maybe it isn’t such a good idea.”

Beverlee‘s boyfriend is also well known to daytime TV viewers, particularly to those who watched Love is a Many Splendored Thing. His name is Berekeley Harris, and he played Beverlee’s boyfriend on a show, the sinister Jim Whitman.

“Most people think we met on the show, but actually we were going together before that,” Beverlee explains. “We were in California and I was asked to come to New York to play Martha. At the time, I didn’t want to come. I was very happy in California. But Berekley had spent ten years doing TV and he was hungry for the stage. He persuaded me to give it a whirl.

“I came first – Scott was still in school – and on my first day here I had lunch with my producer. I asked about Martha … what she was like, what would be happening to her and so forth? He said, ‘Well, there will be a man in her life. We’re looking for a young Richard Widmark type, Handsome, blond, and a little sinister.”

“I said, ‘I have just the actor for you.’ Without telling him about our relationship, I suggested he get film clips on Berekeley. He did – and he flipped over him! It was only later that I told him that Berkeley was my boyfriend.”

Beverlee is amused by the fact that many people identify Berkeley with the part he played. “They think he’s sick and crazy,” she laughs. “He has that kind of bone structure that makes him look wicked. Once we were shopping in the sheet department of Bloomingdales’ and a lady came over to me and said, ‘You didn’t MARRY that beast did you?” I said, ‘No as a matter of fact, I didn’t.'”

Fortunately, Scott and Berkeley get along beautifully, so if she should marry him, there won’t be any problem along that line.

“They have the same kind of temperament, and they laugh a great deal. I’m very emotional. I run very hot and very cold. Both Scott and Berkeley have learned how to deal with that.:

Beverlee, who has worked in virtually every show-business medium, says she would like to do another Broadway play some day. But she is no longer the kind of actress who thinks of nothing but greasepaint and footlights. “I’ve fulfilled my career dreams, ” she says simply. “My goal now is to live my life to the fullest and not think about the past and the future. I used to think about the future a great deal. Now I don’t. I don’t plan. When you do that you lose sight of where you are at this very moment. I work because I support myself. I am very happy at it. But I could be happy doing other things, too. I adore interior decorating, and I’m good at it. I would love to go to school and study it. I’d like to take French lessons and tennis lessons, have the time to develop myself further. When you work, you haven’t the money, but you don’t have the time.

“Berkeley,” she adds is just the opposite. “He absolutely adores going to work. Not me. They honeymoon is over for me as far as work in concerned.”

Beverlee is currently writing a novel based on her life since she left her native McAlester, Oklahoma, and started on the road toward acting success. “If somebody publishes it and I make a million dollars, I won’t mind. But I’m really writing it for my child. I want him to have a knowledge of what my life was like in the theater, other than what I’ve told him.

“Most people think acting is so glamorous. It’s a job. That’s all it is. Of course, when I first started, everything was very exciting. I was willing to go anywhere and do anything, as long as I was working. I’m not that interested anymore. I’ve done Broadway, off-Broadway, nighttime TV, soap opera. When it’s all over you take the bus home and what you have left is yourself. And if you haven’t developed yourself, you’re left with a very empty life. I know girls, who think of nothing, but their careers, and their whole lives have gone down the drain. You shouldn’t go through life making sacrifices.”

Obviously Beveree’s whole life has NOT gone down the drain. She was a healthy, happy son who shows every sign of growing into a happy, successful man. She’s involved in interesting exciting pastimes. She has a man she loves and is loved by. These are the things that make it all worthwhile.

 

Fake Books Only on Soaps April 2019

April 1, 2019

I was looking for a title of a fake book on Guiding Light and much to my surprise I couldn’t find a list. So I decided to create one and update it as I found more. I previously put together individual lists for Guiding Light and The Young and the Restless, but this is all soaps. Check my lists here of books from several soaps and please give me suggestions for updates if you know of any I’ve missed on any soap. I’d also like to give a shout out to the March 6, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest which published a short list of titles several I didn’t already had.

All My Children

Erica Kane worked to write her memoirs with ghost writer Mike Roy (who she then became involved with) in 1984. Her book was called Raising Kane.

Another World

Felicia Gallant was an acclaimed romance novelist.

Felicia Gallant’s assistant Julia Shearer wrote a successful romance novel called Savage Love in 1983.

As the World Turns

Seth Snyder was a successful novelist. His first published novel was called Sabrina after he had helped then fiance Frannie Hughes find her thought dead half-sister/full cousin of the same name. After romances with both Sabrina and Frannie fizzled he moved to New York to pursue writing.

Emma Snyder was tapped by her son’s publisher, Ned Simon, to take over the romance novel series that was ghost written under the pen name and series name Amber d’Amour.

The Bold and the Beautiful

A profile of Rick Forrester March 25, 2015 (technically a magazine, but gets credit for effort)

Cover 2015:

Magazine talking about Rick and Maya Forrester

Magazine talking about Rick and Maya Forrester

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Read it here:
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Dark Shadows

The Life and Death of Barnabas Collins, written by William Hollingshead Loomis. The blurb lists his other best selling novels: Pride of LionsGold Hatted Lover, and World Beyond the Doors. This is from their parallel time storyline.

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Days of Our Lives

According to the January 14, 2019 issue of Soap Opera Digest, Kate Roberts was seen reading Ladies of the Lake. This isn’t a fake book but a real novel by Ken Corday the show’s executive producer.

General Hospital

Love in Maine by Connie Falconeri aka Kate Howard/Molly Davis. Molly wrote the original novel, but Connie stole it and edited it to make it steamer. It was published in March 2013 and the truth of the authorship came out later that year. Expanded from a script called Maine Squeeze (which IMNHO is a much better title).

Lust for Death by Lucy Cole.  Lucy came to town as a quiet librarian. She was involved with Kevin O’Connor who used her for an alibi in his murder case. After he dumped her, she wrote a tell all book for the money.

Man Landers is an advice book based on a popular advice blog of the same name. Nathan West became the front man, but the book and blog were actually written by nurse Amy Driscoll. Amy used the money from it to pay her veteran brother’s medical bills. It was published in 2017. The title is a play on Ann Landers who wrote a long running advice column in direct competition to one written by her twin sister Abigail Van Buren aka Dear Abby.

The Severed Branch by P.K. Sinclair was published in early 2018. It’s a novel written by Faison’s son Hedrick aka Peter August. It uses one of Faison’s favorite false identities as a nom de keyboard.

Guiding Light

The Pirate’s Woman – A romance novel Blake reads on her honeymoon
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/the-pirates-woman

Stories from JennaBlake Marler’s Novels One True Love and Hearts Alone
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/02/05/blake-marler-book-update-2015

The Novels of Phillip Granville Spaulding
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/the-novels-of-phillip-spaulding

“Prom Night” – A short story by Phillip Granville Spaulding
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/phillip-writes-prom-night/

Phillip Spaulding’s Fake Fake books from Harley’s Fantasy
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/02/06/phillips-fake-harley-books

Phillip Spaulding’s biography of Lujack
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/phillips-biography-of-lujack

Henry Bradshaw “Coop” Cooper Stories From Jenna
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/stories-from-jenna

Barbara Norris (Holly’s mother) wrote a syndicated cooking column according to the December 30, 1986 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Loving

Stacey Donovan wrote several successful novels including 1988’s Promises to Keep.

One Life to Live

Vicki Lord’s then husband Sloan Carpenter wrote a biography of Victor Lord called Lord of the Banner in 1993. (The Banner was the newspaper he ran.)

Santa Barbara

Megan Richardson was a successful romance writer when she came to town in 1989 to work on C.C. Capwell’s biography.

The Young and the Restless

A special shout out to E LeBrun who has a collection of props used on The Young and the Restless and very kindly took a photo of her fake books part of her prop collection.

Katherine Moore Shepard (Kay) Chancellor’s tell all autobiography (from her own point of view of course which means a lot of distortion) was called I’m Going to Live ‘Til I Die and was co-authored with Amber Moore. Of all the fake books on Y&R this is the one I wish I could read most (except Bumpy the Camel). Jeanne Cooper, the actress who played Katherine, did do a life story for real including backstage stories about her time on the soap. It’s called Not Young, Still Restless: A Memoir.

Three books with book jackets for characters from "The Young and the Restless"

On the Wings of Idiots by Traci Abbott, A Cry in Thin Air by Nina Webster, I’m Going to Live ‘Til I Die by Katherine Chancellor – Photo courtesy of E LeBrun

Victor Newman was the subject of not one, but two biographies that only exist in Genoa City. Victor’s often referenced unauthorized autobiography is called Ruthless: The Victor Newman Story, and was written by Leanna Love under the pen name Nora Randall. His friend Douglas Austin was working on an approved biography, parts of which Leanna lifted and Austin never finished his book after that scandal hit. After Leanna got to know Victor (before he found out she had written Ruthless) she felt she hadn’t done him justice and published an authorized and more balanced biography under her real name Victor Newman – The Man and the Myth by Leanna “Love” Randolph. Scott Granger started work on a second official biography in 2017, but the storyline was scrapped while the book was still in the research stage. Like Jeanne Cooper, Eric Braeden who plays Victor has written his real life biography named after Victor’s favorite catchphrase, I’ll Be Damned: How My Young and Restless Life Led Me to America’s #1 Daytime Drama.

While Nina Webster worked on at least one other book and did the initial draft for a movie based on Kay’s book Live Until I Die, I have only found the title of one of her published books. A Cry in Thin Air was based on Nina’s introduction story where she was pregnant by a juvenile delinquent named Jimmy and the home for pregnant girls she ended up in Geona City actually ended up being a front for a baby stealing ring (Rose Deville, criminal extraordinaire). Nina spent years hunting for her first born son in real time and eventually he was revealed in the person of federal officer Ronan. Ronan had read the book after discovering his true identity (a nifty feat since his adoptive parents were unaware of Nina’s name and identity and it didn’t appear on the paperwork) and used the information in the book to track down his biological father who had died of the same rare disease Ronan suffered from until he was cured by a transplant from his half-brother via Nina, Chance.

Traci Abbott published at least three novels. Echoes of the Past was a novelized account of her life of living in her sister Ashley Abbott’s shadow. Her second novel was called Epitaph for a Lover. Traci was working on a third novel when she moved to New York. No further progress has been reported on air and the title for the third book wasn’t included in the reference I found. Just recently I found another title. I’m not sure whether this was the third book she was working on when she moved to New York or if this was in fact a fourth novel, but thanks to E LeBrun we know there was a book by her used on a set called On the Wings of Idiots. Still waiting for a Work In Progress mention guys!

E LeBrun's collection of props used on "The Young and the Restless"

Prop Books as Used On Screen – Photo courtesy of E LeBrun

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Lori Brooks wrote two known novels. The more well known is In My Sister’s Shadow which was a lightly veiled version of her story of her life with her famous pianist sister. The second was called Naked at Dawn.

There are also children’s books only for the children of Geona City. The children of Genoa City love the children’s series Bumpy the Camel. The author is still turning out new books in this wonderful series that has sold out on first day offerings at the local Geona City bookstore. The author does not live in Geona City.

Knots Landing

Capricorn Crude by Valene Ewing – based on her experiences with the Ewing family

Miscellaneous

Note: These are from movies not soaps, but Mental Floss also shared a list of Fake books.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/65185/12-fake-books-drive-plots-your-favorite-movies

Also, a personal favorite from TV, the Honeybunnies:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/hunnybunnies

 

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Gloria Monty: The Woman Behind General Hospitals Super-Success

March 28, 2019

Gloria Monty was an extremely influential person in soap operas. She was on ABC and so didn’t have anything to do with us. My family were proud CBS soap fans, but to her credit Monty managed to turn General Hospital into a mega success. She was known for expecting super long hours and really liking when the actors who played a couple got together in real life. My favorite thing about this interview is I found out she attended the University of Iowa. Go Hawks!

Gansberg, A.L. “Gloria Monty: The Woman Behind General Hospitals Super-Success.” Afternoon TV, August 1981. pp. 42-43.

Her office walls are covered with mementos of General Hospital – photos of the stars, awards, and the life. For producer Gloria Monty running the top-rated daytime drama is a constant and time-consuming job. The lady is credited with bringing the soap from near extinction to the top – and keeping it there for well over a year.

“It is a constant,” she said, taking a few minutes away from her busy schedule. “You stay best with constant work on the storyline, keeping a constant rapport with the actors. Last night Anthony Geary and I were here until 9 p.m. discussing the character of Luke. Tonight it will be someone else. Without sounding like Pollyanna, we are making this show special.”

According to Monty, she has turned the show around by a combination of humor and stylized romance. She speaks in cinematic terms and talks about various aspects of General Hospital as if it were a film.

“You take the Luke-Laura romance, one of our most popular,” she said. “It had danger, suspense and excitement. It was fun. And you could say that some of the early scenes were right out of the famous film It Happened One Night. It’s all right to borrow that way.” [Ed. Note: And rape, don’t forget the rape. There were 0 rapes in It Happened One Night. Frankly I take offense at that reference, It Happened One Night is my second favorite screwball comedy.]

Three years ago Monty took over the helm at GH, but she has a long track record in daytime.  Her credits include directing Secret Storm and Bright Promise. Monty was the first daytime creative head to bring the cameras out onto the streets for location shooting, performing the task in 1972.

“I always thought the horror of daytime series was the four walls,” she explained. “We still do location, but in relationship with the drama. Take our Port Charles Day Parade segments. We went for a Hitchcock effect. Heavy drama was playing counterpart to the gaiety.”

Essentially, Monty see several important aspects to daytime success — music that the audience can identify with, particularly the young audience; romance; a sense of hope built into built into the script; action; and above all, motivation of the characters. All of this is written into the scripts.

“All characters must have several layers,” she remarked. “The audience has to have a logical reason for what the characters do. This is the most important thing.”

Another major point is that while GH is television, Monty thinks of it as film or theatre. The actors are an ensemble. It’s taped live, so the theatre look is there without the stage. For storylines and for images, film comes to mind.

As someone who is also a director, Monty is keenly interested in production values. She’d like production to improve and it is. She’d like more location shooting.

“We’ve improved from the 1950s,” Monty noted. “In those days you’d have two people talking. Now we’re an action show. We’ve got continuous action. We have a different type of set, one that’s less enclosing.”

Of course, she refused to give any real hints of what turns the storyline will take since that would only ruin the fun, but Monty did say that both Tristan Rogers [Robert Scorpio] and Rick Moses [Hutch] would have major upcoming involvements.

Tristan‘s scenes with Tony Geary [Luke Spencer] play wonderfully,” she commented. “He’s very popular.”

Also, she suggested that the spring and summer storylines would be packed with adventure.

How does Monty leave her work behind after 12 hour days when she returns to her home in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley? Her husband, freelance writer Robert O’Byrne, is a help and before she goes to sleep Monty like to read a few pages of a light novel, “just to clear my mind.” Weekends she is a golf fanatic when there’s time.

Born into a family of New Jersey doctors, Monty grew up thinking she’d be a doctor herself – that is, until she dissected her first rabbit. Her medical background does come in handy for General Hospital though.

Monty has a degree in drama and speech from the University of Iowa and a masters degree in drama from Columbia. She has run her own theatres and directed more than fifty stage productions in New York — one of the first women to direct at all. She’s also the first daytime producer to receive the American Society of Lighting Directors Award.

Her philosophy is very basic, “If I feel something isn’t working, we fix it until it does work.”

She also has a spinoff in development, a show taking some of the younger GH cast members and adding other younger actors. Writers are working on a script right now. [Ed. Note: This is probably Port Charles/The City, but I’m not 100% sure.]

The future of GH is intact. Besides more location shooting there will be more of the elements that have made it popular, particularly among college students as well as the more basic daytime audience.

“What can I say about our projection,” Monty asks rhetorically. “You simply want to make it better, to keep up-to-date. They’ll be good surprises, but not radical changes.”

Odds and Ends 57

March 25, 2019

While looking for Guiding Light information, I sometimes find things that I think are of interest relating to other soaps. This collection of Odds and Ends related to various soaps that someone may want to know some time. Look for another odds and ends post soon.

Find summaries of what happened on each current soap during 2018 in the December 31, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters, The Young and the Restless) is getting married again to Russian model Kseniya Mikhaleva according to the Oct. 1, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. — And then came a shock. St. John, who’d never gotten over the death of his son, died of alcohol poisoning and  was found dead at his home on February 2, 2019. Find several articles in tribute in the March 4, 2019 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Donna Messina 6 time Daytime Emmy-wining make-up artist at General Hospital died December 6, 2018 at age 59. Read more about her in the December 31, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane, Days of Our Lives) has discovered a shoe company that makes flats out of recycled water bottles. Learn more in the January 14, 2019 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Bob Lipton who played Jeff Ward on As the World Turns – the father of Annie’s quints – is the brother of Peggy Lipton of Mod Squad fame. His niece Kidada, whose birthday party he talked about attending in the August 1981 issue of Afternoon TV, is also the daughter of jazz musician Quincy Jones.

Find holiday letters from actors in the December 31, 2019 issue of Soap Opera Digest. They are: John McCook (Eric Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful), Ashley Jones (Bridget Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful), Sal Stowers (Lani Price, Days of Our Lives), Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis, Days of Our Lives), Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina Davis, General Hospital), Wes Ramsey (Peter August, General Hospital), Beth Maitland (Traci Abbott, The Young and the Restless), and Camryn Crimes (Mariah Copeland, The Young and the Restless).

Check out a feature of Genie Francis on her latest firing and rehiring from her iconic role on General Hospital in the January 14, 2019 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Christopher, the young son of Brena Benet (Lee Williams, Days of Our Lives) and Bill Bixby died suddenly and unexpectedly in 1981. The cast spoke of planting a tree in his honor, but I couldn’t find whether they did or not. Benet would pass on herself the following year. – Afternoon TV, August 1981.
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/16475250/christopher-sean-bixby

Heather Tom (Katie Logan, The Bold and the Beautiful) is the subject of the feature interview in the December 31, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Katie Logan Spencer Forrester or at least her actress Heather Tom took a quiz on Katie’s history and did a great job! See the questions and answers in the October 15, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

What was the deal with the music box Jill Foster Abbott inherited from Kay Chancellor? After trying to get rid of it several times, it finally disappeared and then reappeared in an antique store. Inside a secret compartment was a letter explaining that Kay now acknowledged Phillip had loved Jill and she now returned a ring Phillip had bought Jill. Read more details in the October 1, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Hayley Erin (Kiki Jerome, General Hospital) describes her last day on the show and that her furniture in the December 31, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Kin Shriner (Scott Baldwin, General Hospital) gives a tribute to the recently deceased Susan Brown who played his character’s step-mother, Gail Baldwin in the January 14, 2019 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Check out this tribute to the crew of The Young and the Restless in 2019. Sadly no names, but a really nice tribute.
https://twitter.com/BethMaitlandDQB/status/1087758172209565696

A tribute to the recently passed Aretha Franklin in the October 1, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth talks about Franklin‘s professed long term passion for soaps including listing some of her favorites.

Marissa Tait (Becky, Amber’s cousin, Little Eric’s bio mom, CJ’s true love) wed Aaron Eaton. Former TV cousin Adrienne Frantz attended and Instagramed the event according to the October 22, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Catch up with what Ashlyn Pearce (Aly Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful) has done since her character died. Read about it in the October 15, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Follow through a photo tour of all the men in Phyllis Summer’s past on The Young and the Restless in the January 14, 2019 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Camryn Grimes (Cassie Newman/Mariah Copeland) on The Young and the Restless is a big Disneyland fan according to the October 15, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

The designer sketches on The Bold and the Beautiful are done by their graphics department according to the Oct. 1, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful) talks about her time on the show, especially her start on the show in the October 1, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

For the 50th Anniversary of The Young and the Restless a time capsule will be opened on May 26, 2023. It’s supposed to be full of show memorabilia. Read about it in the Oct. 1, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Paul Davidson (Paul Williams, The Young and the Restless) talks about being cut from the soap he was on contract for for 40 years. Sometimes they wrote him as smart Paul, sometimes they wrote him as dumb Paul, but either is FAR superior to NO Paul. Read about his take in the October 15, 2018 in CBS Soaps in Depth. AND I’m pleased to add that as I publish THIS Paul’s back!

The classic primetime soap opera Peyton Place is now available on DVD through Part 3. Here’s Part One.

Check out the Shick (Sharon Newman and Phyllis Newman)’s almost wedding in October 2018. Read all about it and see photos in the October 15, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

A special photo filled special on great soap fights through the years in the October 1, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

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I’m all about Chapman, but today it’s all Yale! . ’s longtime Stage Manager is retiring today. Stage 31 will never be the same. 👏❤️

Read more about Mal Young leaving The Young and the Restless in the January 14, 2019 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Check out his views on The Young and the Restless before he left in the October 15, 2019 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Find out more about his departure in the January 21, 2019 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Check out the last Hevon (Hillary Curtis/Devon Hamilton) wedding on The Young and the Restless. It includes photos and their final words in the October 15, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

After Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott #1, The Young and the Restless) left the show, then executive producer Mal Young characterized her leaving as “a break.” Davidson went online and said although she had expressed willingness to come back for a party or something at a future point, she considered her departure permanent. There is some speculation that with Young out Davidson might be more willing to return, in fact she’s made her first two day return this month. However, for now Davidson is out.

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Odds and Ends 56

March 7, 2019

While looking for Guiding Light information, I sometimes find things that I think are of interest relating to other soaps. This collection of Odds and Ends related to various soaps that someone may want to know some time. Look for another odds and ends post soon.

Check out the history of the character of Rex Brady between 2002 and 2018 in the November 26, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Alyvia Alyn Lind (Faith Newman, The Young and the Restless) also played a young girl version of Dolly Parton in a couple of movies about Parton‘s life. She appeared with Parton at a special media event announcing the Wildwood Grove expansion at Dollywood. See a photo in the September 17, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Michael Mealor (Kyle Abbott, The Young and the Restless) talks about how working with Jess Walton (Jill Foster Abbott) only gives 50% during rehearsal, but then goes pedal to the metal during actual takes. Read the details in the September 3, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

When Sarah Michelle Gellar (originally Kendall Hart on All My Children who went on to stardom as Buffy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer) returned in the build up to the end of All My Children in 2011 was in a new character who was apparently mentally ill and swore she saw vampires and was Erica Kane’s daughter as Kendall was. Read about it in the November 5, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

The October 8, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest features an interview with Kelly Monaco who has been with General Hospital as Samantha McCall Morgan for 15 years. It reviews her character’s history on the show.

On the set of The Young and the Restless a wardrobe department always has a representative on the floor checking for continuity according to the June 11, 2018 issue CBS Soaps in Depth.

Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher, The Young and the Restless) spent a summer in college interning on Capitol Hill. Read about it in the September 17, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful) got her start on The Young and the Restless as Gretchen a friend of Patty Williams in 1981. She has returned to Y&R as Brooke in 1999 and 2007. Read about it in the November 5, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

During 2018 at various times scenes from It Came From Beneath the Sea, Lost Horizon, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington were shown on The Young and the Restless. Asked who picks this movies “Sometimes a specific movie is named in a script, and sometimes, we choose the clip in post-production. The monster movie Mariah and Tessa watched was named in the script.” Check it out in the September 3, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

On General Hospital Sammy Davis, Jr. played Eddie Phillips, the estranged father of Bryan Phillips, a Port Charles resident from 1978-1986. Read more about it in the November 26, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

A photo shows The Young and the Restless Headwriter/Executive Producer Mal Young introducing the Rosales family with photo in the October 29, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

The November 26, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest includes a half of page of who were the members of the Brooks family on The Young and the Restless and what happened to them.

Trent Dawson (Henry Coleman, As the World Turns) visited Cady McClain (Rosanna Cabot #2, As the World Turns) at Paint Made Flesh a play she directed. See a photo in the September 17, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Melissa Reeves (Jennifer Horton Deveraux, Days of Our Lives) did an interview about her 30 years on Days, her early days on Santa Barbara, and her feelings about the current state of soaps in the November 5, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Heather Tom (Victoria Newman, The Young and the Restless, Katie Logan, The Bold and the Beautiful) has entered the CBS Director’s Initiative which leads provides apprenticeship for new directors. Read about it in the November 19, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott #1) talks about leaving The Young and the Restless including a couple of photos and quotes from her and Peter Bergman who played her brother Jack. Find it in the Oct. 29, 2018 in CBS Soaps in Depth.

Check out a round up of Halloween 2018 costumes on The Young and the Restless in November 5, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest. The same issue has a roundup of six soap actors’s most memorable costume on their show. Find a roundup of classic soap characters in Halloween costume over the years. It also covers Days of Our Lives second annual Halloween dream episode. Also in the November 5, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Dick Christie (Charlie the security guard, The Bold and the Beautiful) was the father on Small Wonder (an old syndicated series where he invented a human looking robot that they raised as their daughter) and he often gets asks if there is going to be a reboot. There aren’t any plans he knows about, but he’d totally be on board for one. Read more in the October 29, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Sharon Case (Sharon Newman, The Young and the Restless) recalls her favorite moments on the show. Read all about them and see photos in the September 3, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Get a detailed description of the almost wedding of Nick and Sharon Newman on The Young and the Restless in early November 2018. It fell apart when at the very last second Sharon found out that Nick had cheated with Phyllis (as I’m sure Nick would say they were on a break). Read about it in the November 5, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Michael Swan [Duncan McKecknie on As the World Turns] once worked in his family owned winery, the Joseph Swan Vineyards, and is a wine consultant.” (Soap Opera Magazine, August 25, 1992).

Bryton James (Devon Hamilton, The Young and the Restless) is in a feature article talking about his character’s life during and after his character’s wife, Hillary, died. Read it in the September 17, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Read more in the September 3, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Michael Damian (Danny Romalotti, a famous singer on The Young and the Restless) gives a feature interview about his work behind the scenes were he’s done a lot of work “In fact, High Strong: Free Dance is the fifth movie that he’s shot in Bucharest, Romania alone.” Damian says he’d come back to Y&R, but he’d want a strong story to do it. Check it out with photos in the October 29, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Eileen Fulton (Lisa Miller Hughes of As the World Turns) flew to Black Mountain, North Carolina, to help her mom, Maragaret McLarty, celebrate her 85th birthday. Several weeks ago, Margaret took a nasty spill and broke her elbow – but as Eileen puts it, she is “quite a feisty dame. She’s already out of the sling and back to driving all of her neighbors around town on their errands.” Now back in New York, Eileen is gearing up for her August 23 singing appearance at J’s in Manhattan. “I’ve changed my act a lot,” she told Soap Opera Magazine. “I now do a lot of jazz and blues.” (August 25, 1992)

Don Diamont (Brad Carleton, The Young and the Restless, Dollar Bill Spencer, The Bold and the Beautiful) talks about his unusual connection with Muhammad Ali including a photos in the September 3, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Andrea Evans (Patty Williams #1, The Young and the Restless, et al) brought her real-life daughter Kylie Lyn to the Hollywood Show. See a photo in the September 17, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Get a set side description of the Brooke-Taylor cake fight at Hope and Liam’s November 2018 wedding.  It includes a photo. Find it in the November 5, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Read all about Thorne Forrester and Katie Logan’s wedding on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 wedding. Find more about The Bold and the Beautiful wedding in the January 7, 2019 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Find photos, the full vows, location, officiant, and guests.

John McCook (Eric Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful) recently had a reminder of a small role in Back to the Future that didn’t make it to the final cut. He played a doctor endorsing the healthy effects of cigarette smoking. Read more about it from McCook in the September 17, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Find a full report on the Monday, February 26, 2018 wedding of Hope Brady and Rafael Hernandez of Days of Our Lives in the September 17, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Find a full report including the vows, the champagne toast, and location.

Check out photos showing Alison Sweeney‘s life and career as Sami Brady on Days of Our Lives and beyond in the September 3, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Find a full photo overview of Courtney Hope (Sally Spencer II, The Bold and the Beautiful) and Chad Duell (Michael Quartermaine, General Hospital)’s summer vacation in the September 17, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. They traveled to a 14th century castle in Czocha, Poland which offers a wizarding college. It’s based on  J.K. Rowling Harry Potter (although I’m willing to bet it’s without permission). It’s some amazing photos.

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Newspapers and Magazines Only on Soaps

February 25, 2019

Periodically I try to put together a list of something from the soaps. This time’s entry is newspapers and magazines. What am I missing. Since I started looking into soap opera newspapers I found out a bit from a prop newspaper collector.

As the World Turns

The Argus

The Bold and the Beautiful

Eye on Fashion is a fashion focused publication founded by Caroline Spencer and edited by her until her death. It’s part of the Spencer Publications family of titles. It was briefly edited by Liam Spencer and Jarrett Maxwell writes articles for it including reviews of fashion collections.

Days of Our Lives

Salem Spectator

General Hospital

Crimson is basically a fashion magazine that has most recently been run by Nina Reeves and as part of Derek Wells Media.

Invader is an equivalent of the National Enquirer tabloid.

Port Charles Press is the local newspaper.

The Sun is another tabloid.

Guiding Light

Barbara Norris (Holly’s mother) wrote a syndicated cooking column according to the December 30, 1986 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Springfield Journal

The Young and the Restless

Genoa City Chronicle

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Couple Codes Update February 2019

February 13, 2019

Here’s my latest update on creating a list of couple code aka smoosh names aka the names people create for couples by combing their names. For example Manny is Michelle Bauer Santos and Danny Santos and Marony is Marah Lewis and Tony Santos. I’ve posted the list from other soaps before, but I’ve been trying to post quarterly updates to help get suggestions who I’ve missed. I’ve added more since last time, but please check for your favorites (or even the not so favorite couples you can remember). I’m a long way from having all of them for all soaps here. I think I have finally collected most of the Guiding Light couple codes, but I’m adding those below and am now branching out to collect other soaps. The shows and the names are listed in alphabetical order. All couples are eligible to be included if they are on a daytime soap opera and have a commonly used nickname or code.  I threw a few primetime ones on at the bottom too, just for fun. This list is by no means complete at this point, but I found with my work with the Guiding Light list that people tend to respond more after they see what you have.

I also have reserved a spot on the the list for anyone with a nickname that might be confused with a couple code. For example, on the Guiding Light list I’ve included Cleva for Clone Reva. So here are the couples whose name I’ve remember or had suggested to me so far. If you spot I’m missing one from any daytime soap, please let me know on Facebook, Twitter, in the comments below or by e-mailing me at Robansuefarm@hotmail.com

All My Children

BAM – Bianca Montgomery and Maggie Stone

Greenleo – Greenlee Smythe and Leo du Pres

Jamanda – Dr. Joseph “Jake” Henry Martin Jr. and Amanda Dillion

Jannie – Adam Chandler III and Adam Lavery

Minx – Bianca Montgomery and Marisa Ramirez, Binx was Bianca’s nickname.

Rylee – Ryan Lavery and Greenlee Smythe

Zendall – Kendall Hart and Zach Slater

As the World Turns

NutMeg – Meg Snyder once she went around the bend.

Benry – Barbara Ryan and Henry Coleman

CarJack – Carly Tenney and Jack Snyder

HEM – Hal Munson and Emily Stewart

Jacket – Jack Snyder and Janet Ciccone

Jolly – Jack McKinnon and Molly Conlan

Linden – Lily Walsh and Holden Snyder

LuRe – Luciano “Luke” Snyder and Reid Oliver

Lusty – Lucy Montgomery and Dusty Donovan

Nuke – Noah Mayer and Luciano “Luke” Snyder

PEG – Paul Ryan and Meg Snyder

PEM – Paul Ryan and Emily Stewart

Willen – Will Munson and Gwen Norbeck

The Bold and the Beautiful

$Bill – Dollar Bill – Nickname for Bill Spencer

Batie – Bill Spencer and Katie Logan

Beric – Brooke Logan and Eric Forester

Breacon – Brooke Logan and Deacon Sharpe

Bricky – Brooke Logan and Nick Marone

Bridge – Brooke Logan and Ridge Forrester

Brill – Brooke Logan and Bill Spencer

CaRidge – Caroline Spencer Forrester and Ridge Forrester

CarMas – Caroline Spencer and Thomas Forrester

DEric – Donna Logan and Eric Forrester

DeQuinn – Deacon Sharpe and Quinn Fuller

Hott – Hope Logan and Wyatt Spencer

Kari – Katie Logan and Ridge Forrester aka Kridge

Kridge – Katie Logan and Ridge Forrester aka Kari (I don’t really acknowledge Kridge as it sounds like something you’d scrape out of a fish filter)

Lally – Liam Spencer and Sally Spectra II

Livy – Liam Spencer and Ivy Forrester

Lope – Liam Spencer and Hope Logan

Nicket – Nick Marone and Bridget Logan

Queric – Quinn Fuller and Eric Forrester

Quiam – Quinn Fuller and Liam Spencer

Quidge – Quinn Fuller and Ridge Forrester

Ramber – Rick Forrester and Amber Moore

Rashley – Ridge Forrester and Ashley Abbott

Raya – Rick Forrester and Maya Avant

Statt – Steffy Forrester and Wyatt Spencer aka Wyffy

Steam – Steffy Forrester and Liam Spencer

Still – Steffy Forrester and Bill Spencer

Tally – Thomas Forrester and Sally Spectra, Jr.

Thatie – Thorne Forrester and Katie Logan

Throoke – Thorne Forrester and Brooke Logan

Tridge – Taylor Hays and Ridge Forrester

Wally – Wyatt Spencer and Sally Spectra Jr.

Watie – Wyatt Spencer and Katie Logan aka WyKat

Wivy – Wyatt Spencer and Ivy Forrester

WyKat – Wyatt Spencer and Katie Logan aka Watie

Wyffy – Wyatt Spencer and Steffy Forrester aka Statt

Zencole – Zende Forester and Nicole Avant

Zensasha – Zende Forester and Sasha Thompson

Days of Our Lives

FauxBo – When Bo Brady was replaced by a duplicate

Gabby – When Abby Deveraux split into alters including a version of Gabi Hernandez

Abben – Abby Deveraux and Ben Rogers

Bope – Bo Brady and Hope Williams

Brave – Brady Black and Eve Donovan aka Breve

Bristen – Brady Black and Kristen Dimera

Breve – Brady Black and Eve Donovan aka Brave

Broe – Brady Black and Chloe Lane

Chabby – Chad Dimera and Abby Deveraux

Chabi – Chad Dimera and Gabi Hernandez

Cin – Ciara Brady and Ben Rogers

Dannifer – Dr. Daniel Jonas and Jennifer Horton

EJAbby – EJ Dimera and Abby Deveraux

EJami – EJ Dimera and Sami Brady

EJole – EJ Dimera and Nicole Walker

Elani – Eli Grant and Lani Price

Ericole – Eric Brady and Nicole Walker

Haiden – Hope Williams and Aiden Jennings

Horita – Will Horton and Paul Narita

Jaige – Jack “JJ” Devereux and Paige Larson

Jarlena – John Black and Marlena Evans

JenEric – Jennifer Horton and Eric Brady

Jeve – Jack “JJ” Devereux and Eve Donovan

JNJ – Jack Devereux and Jennifer Horton

Jresa – Jack “JJ” Devereux and Theresa Donovan

Keddie – Kate Roberts and Eduardo Hernandez

Luloe – Lucas Horton and Chloe Lane

Lumi – Lucas Horton and Sami Brady

Lush – Lucas Horton and Sheryl Connors

PaulSon – Paul Narita and Sonny Kiriakis

Phloe – Phillip Kiriakis and Chloe Lane

Rope – Rafe Hernandez and Hope Williams

Shelle – Shawn Brady and Belle Black

Stayla – Steve “Patch” Johnson and Kayla Brady

Thrady – Theresa Donovan and Brady Black

Tiara – Tripp Dalton and Ciara Brady

WilSon – Will Horton and Sonny Kiriakis

General Hospital

Britch or The Britch – an unflattering nickname for Dr. Britt Westbourne, used by her enemies

Fluke – Fake Luke Spencer

HammyFinn – Hamilton Finn

AMor – Ava Jerome and Morgan Corinthos

Brew – Bobby “Franco” Franks and Drew Caine – A bromance

Brik – Britt Westbourne and Nicolas Cassadine

Bracas – Brad Cooper and Lucas Jones

CarJax – Carly Spencer and Jax Jacks

Carlina – Carlos Rivera and Sabrina Santiago

Cranco – Carly Benson Jacks and Sonny Corinthos

Carson – Carly Benson Jacks and Sonny Corinthos

DnA – Duke Lavery and Anna Devane

Dream – Drew Quartermaine and Sam Morgan

Ducy – Duke Lavery and Lucy Cole

Ethina – Ethan Lovett and Kristina Davis

Fanna – Hamilton Finn and Anna Devane

Felxis – Hamilton Finn and Alexis Davis

Flelena – “Fluke” Luke Spencer and Helena Cassadine

FrAva – “Franco” Robert James Frank and Ava Jerome

Friz – “Franco” Robert James Frank and Liz Webber

GrAva – Griffin Monroe and Ava Jerome

Griki – Griffin Monroe and Kiki Jerome aka Kriffin

Hamexis – Hamilton Finn and Alexis Davis

Heydik – Hayden Barnes and Nicolas Cassadine

Hiesl – Hamilton Finn and Liesel Obrecht

Jandre – Jordan Ashford and Andre Maddox

Jarly – Jason Morgan and Carly Benson Jacks

Jasam – Jason Morgan and Sam McCall

JoMax – Johnny Zacchara and Maxie Jones

JosCar – Jossyln Jacks and Oscar Nero

Julexis – Julian Jerome and Alexis Davis

Jurtis – Jordan Ashford and Curtis Ashford

KevLar – Kevin Collins and Laura Spencer also spelled KevLaur

Killon – Kiki Jerome and Dillon Quatermine

Kriffin – Kiki Jerome and Griffin Monroe aka Griki

Lante – Lulu Spencer and Dante Falconeri

Lauruke – Laura Williams and Luke Spencer

LiRic – Liz Webber and Ric Lansing

Liason – Liz Webber and Jason Morgan

Lukanna – Luke Spencer and Anna Devane

Luke and Laura – Luke Spencer and Laura Spencer NOTE: Since they were big before couple codes they are generally just referred to as Luke and Laura.

Lutra – Luke Spencer and Traci Quatermaine

Mayan – Maya Ward and Ethan Lovett

McBam – John McBain and Samantha McCall

Miki – Michael Corinthos Quatermaine and Kiki Jerome

Mixie – Michael Corinthos Quartermaine and Maxie Jones

MorKiki – Morgan Corinthos and Kiki Jerome aka MorKi

Naxie – Nathan West and Maxie Jones

Nexis – Ned Ashton and Alexis Davis

Niava – Nicolas Cassadine and Ava Jerome

NiCo – Nina Clay and “Franco” Robert James Frank

Niv – Ned Ashton and Olivia Falconeri aka NOlivia

Niz – Nicolas Cassadine and Liz Webber

NOliva – Ned Ashton and Olivia Falconeri aka Niv

Patrina – Patrick Drake and Sabrina Santiago

Pristina – Parker Forsyth and Kristina Corinthos-Davis

RAM – Ric Lansing and Sam McCall

Rexis – Ric Lansing and Alexis Davis

RnA – Robert Scorpio and Anna Devane

Sakey – Sabrina Santiago and Michael (Mikey) Corinthos Quartermaine

Samtrick – Sam McCall and Patrick Drake

SAveus – Silas Clay and Ava Jerome

ScAva – Scott Baldwin and Ava Jerome

Scrubs – Robin Scorpio and Patrick Drake

Sexis – Sonny Corinthos and Alexis Davis

Shordan – Shawn Butler and Jordan Ashford

Siam – Silas Clay and Sam McCall

Sina – Silas Clay and Nina Clay

SnB – Sonny Corinthos and Brenda Barrett

Snelle – Sonny Corinthos and Nelle Hayes

Solivia – Sonny Corinthos and Olivia Falconeri

Spixie – Damian Spinelli and Maxie Jones

Tarly – Todd Manning and Carly Benson Jacks

Tolly – TJ Ashford and Molly Lansing

Valentina – Valentine Cassadine and Nina Clay

VAnna – Valentine Cassadine and Anna Devane

Vante – Valerie Spencer and Dante Falconerie

Guiding Light

Manny – Michelle Bauer and Danny Santos

Stenz – Paul Anthony Stewart and Joie Lenz  –  This is an unusual couple code in that it actually refers to the last names of the actors who originated the couple and is used to refer to the original Manny as opposed to the second version with Nancy St. Alban.

Stalbans – Paul Anthony Stewart and Nancy St. Alban – The corresponding couple code for the second version of Manny.

Alannie – Alan Spaulding and Annie Dutton

Balex – Buzz Cooper and Alexander Spaulding

Bava – Bill Lewis III and Ava Peralta

Bedmund – Beth Raines and Edmund Winslow

Beneth – Ben Warren and Beth Raines Spaulding

Beva – Buzz Cooper and Reva Shayne aka Ruzz

Bilar – Bill Lewis and Pilar Santos

Billip – Beth Raines and Phillip Spaulding aka Pheth

Bileva – Billy Lewis and Reva Shayne Lewis

Bilivia – Bill Lewis and Olivia Spencer

Bizzie – Bill Lewis and Lizzie Spaulding

Blen – Blake Thorpe and Ben Warren

Bliss – Blake Thorpe and Doris Wolfe (Never a couple on the show, but have a fan base anyway.)

Bloss – Blake Thorpe and Ross Marler

Blujack – Beth Raines and Lujack

Bolivia – Buzz Cooper and Olivia Spencer

Boop – Beth Raines and “Coop” Cooper

Buzzena – Buzz Cooper and Selena Davis

Cadmund – Cassie Layne and Edmund Winslow

Carben – Carmen Santos and Ben Warren

Cart – Cassie Layne and Hart Jessup

Cash – Cassie Layne and Josh Lewis aka Crash – Apparently pro people used this term and anti people used Crash, although Crash seems to be much more heavily used.

Charley – Cyrus Foley and Harley Cooper

Cleva – Clone Reva – Not a couple code, but I thought it could easily be mistaken for one, so I thought I had better include it.

Cooplee – “Coop” Cooper and Ashlee Wolfe

Cozzie – “Coop” Cooper and Lizzie Spaulding

Crash – Cassie Layne and Josh Lewis (ok, I don’t know how they got the r in this one) aka Cash (see note under Cash)

Cyrina – Cyrus Foley and Marina Cooper

Cyrizzie – Cyrus Foley and Lizzie Spaulding

D/D – Danny Santos and Drew Jacobs – A one-night stand not a true couple, but you will occasionally see this referenced in old Manny discussion posts.

Darcus – Dahlia Crede and Marcus Williams – alternate spelling Darkus

Dart – Dinah Marler and Hart Jessup

Dicky – David Grant and Vicky Spaulding

Dresse – Drew Jacobs and Jesse Blue

EAM – Eleni Andros and Alan-Michael Spaulding

Fake – Frank Cooper and Blake Thorpe Marler (Used more by people against the couple, I haven’t seen a pro-alternative)

Feva – Jeffery O’Neill and Reva Shayne Lewis aka Jeffeva

Flex – Fletcher Reade and Alexandra Spaulding

Folly – Fletcher Reade and Holly Thorpe

Fratalia – Frank Cooper and Natalia Aitoro

Freleni – Frank Cooper and Eleni Andros

GusH – Gus Aitoro and Harley Cooper

Harlet – Harley Cooper and A.C. Mallet

Hed – Holly Thorpe and Ed Bauer

Hoss – Holly Thorpe and Ross Marler aka RoHo

Jaisy – James Spaulding and Daisy Cooper

Jammy – Jonathan Randall and Tammy Layne

Jannie – Josh Lewis and Annie Dutton

Jarah – Jeffery O’Neill and Marah Lewis

Jassie – Jeffery O’Neill and Cassie Layne

Jeffeva – Jeffery O’Neill and Reva Shayne Lewis aka Feva

Jeth – Jim LeMay and Beth Raines

Jeva – Josh Lewis and Reva Shayne aka Jova

Jezz – Jenna Bradshaw and Buzz Cooper

Jizzie – Jonathan Randall and Lizzie Spaulding

Jolivia – Josh Lewis and Olivia Spencer

Jonah – Jonathan Randall and Dinah Marler

Jova – Josh Lewis and Reva Shayne aka Jeva (They are almost universally known as Jeva, but I did find one website/listserv named for them under Jova and by my at least one use standard I had to add this variant.)

LAM – Lucy Cooper and Alan-Michael Spaulding

Lillibuzz – Lillian Raines and Buzz Cooper

Malah – A.C. Mallet and Dinah Marler

Manny – See Above

Marony – Marah Lewis and Tony Santos

Mattesa – Matt Reardon and Vanessa Chamberlain

Mayne – Marina Cooper and Shayne Lewis

Messe – Michelle Bauer and Jesse Blue

M&M – Marina Cooper and A.C. Mallet

Nova – Dr. Noah Chase and Reva Shayne Lewis

Otalia – Olivia Spencer and Natalia Aitoro

Pharley – Phillip Spaulding and Harley Cooper

Pheth – Phillip Spaulding and Beth Raines aka Billip

Quola – Quint Chamberlain and Nola Reardon

Rabby – Rick Bauer and Abby Blume

Rassie – Richard Winslow and Cassie Layne

Revard – Reva Shayne Lewis and Richard Winslow aka Richeva

Richeva – Richard Winslow and Reva Shayne Lewis aka Revard

Rindia – Ross Marler and India von Halkein

Roarah – Robbie Santos and Sarah Randall

Roginah – Roger Thorpe and Dinah Marler

RoHo – Holly Thorpe and Ross Marler aka Hoss

Rolly – Roger Thorpe and Holly Norris Reade

Ruzz – Reva Shayne and Buzz Cooper aka Beva

Sammy – Sandy Foster and Tammy Layne

Sharina – Shayne Lewis and Marina Cooper

Shaynah – Shayne Lewis and Dinah Marler

Snick – Susan Bates and Nick McHenry

Vanilly – Vanessa Chamberlain and Billy Lewis

One Life to Live

Gex – Gigi Morasco and Walter “Rex” Balsom, Jr.

Kish – Kyle Lewis and Oliver Fish

Jolie – John McBain and Natalie Buchanan

Stole – Star Manning and Cole Thornhart

TnB – Todd Manning and Blair Cramer

Passions

Kayguel – Kay Bennett and Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald

Lancy – Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald and Fancy Crane

Shuis – Sheridan Crane and Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald

The Young and the Restless

Bily – Billy Abbott and Lily Winters

Bummer – Billy Abbott and Summer Newman

Chadam – Chelsea Lawson and Adam Newman

Chick – Chelsea Lawson and Nick Newman

Chilly – Chole Mitchell and Billy Abbott

Chylan – Chelsea Lawson and Dylan McAvoy

Danly – Daniel Romalotti and Lily Winters

Davery – Dylan McAvoy and Avery Bailey Clark

Deriah – Devon Hamilton and Mariah Copeland

Hevon – Hillary Curtis and Devon Hamilton

Javery – Joe Clark and Avery Bailey Clark

Joilin – Jill Abbott and Colin Atkinson

Kariah – Kevin Fisher and Mariah Copeland

Kola – Kyle Abbott and Lola Rosales

Likey – Lauren Fenmore and Michael Baldwin

Naul – Nikki Reed and Paul Williams

Navery – Nick Newman and Avery Bailey Clark

Neslie – Neil Winters and Leslie Michaelson

Neilary – Neil Winters and Hillary Curtis

Niktor – Nikki Reed and Victor Newman

Noco – Noah Newman and Courtney Sloan (cop who was murdered)

Phack – Phyllis Summers and Jack Abbott

Phick – Phyllis Summers and Nick Newman

Philly – Phyllis Summers and Billy Abbott

Pricket – Paul Williams and Cricket Blair

Ravishley – Ravi Shapur and Ashley Abbott

Scrabby – Scott Granger and Abby Newman

Shey – Sharon Newman and Rey Rosales

Shick – Sharon Newman and Nick Newman

Shilly – Sharon Newman and Billy Abbott

Shott – Sharon Newman and Scott Granger

Shylan – Sharon Newman and Dylan McAvoy

Stashley – Ben ‘Stitch’ Rayburn and Ashley Abbott

Sticky – Ben ‘Stitch’ Rayburn and Victoria Newman aka Vitch

Tabby – Tyler Michaelson and Abby Carleton Newman

Tobby – Toby and Abby Carleton Newman

Tricky – Travis Crawford and Victoria Neman (going by Tori)

Villy – Victoria Newman and Billy Abbott

Vitch – Victoria Newman and Ben ‘Stitch’ Rayburn aka Sticky

Big Bang Theory

Bernard  Bernadette Rostenkowski and Howard Wolowitz

Lenny – Leonard and Penny

Shamy – Sheldon and Amy (actually coined and used by Penny on the show, love a shipper)

Boy Meets World/Girl Meets World

Corpanga – Cory “Cornelius” Matthews and Topanga Lawrence Matthews

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Bangel – Buffy and Angel

Castle

Caskett – Richard Castle and Kate Beckett

Esplanie – Javi Esposito and Lanie Parish

Downton Abbey

Chelsie – Charlie Carson and Elsie Hughes

Friends

Mondler – Monica Geller and Chandler Bing

NCIS

Tate – Tony Di Nozzo and Caitlin Todd

Tiva – Tony DiNozzo and Ziva David

The Librarians

Fleve – Flynn Carter and Eve Baird

The Muppets

Kermiggy – Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy

One Tree Hill

Naley – Nathan Scott and Haley James

Psych

Shules – Shawn Spencer and Julie “Jules” O’Hara

Scorpion

Melvester – Meghan O’Brien and Sylvester

Quintis – Tobias and Happy aka Tappy (won out)

Tappy – Tobias and Happy aka Quintis

Waige – Walter and Paige

Star Wars

Hanleia – Han Solo and Princess Leia

UPDATED: February 12, 2019

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Odds and Ends Musical 4

January 22, 2019

One of the hardest things to track down later is what song was used with a scene. I try and catch references to specific songs and round them up. I’ve previously published Part 1Part 2 and Part 3. Some of these are from old issues.

In 2010 The Bold and the Beautiful released an album of music from the show. It’s called “Music of Passion and Romance” and it’s still available on iTunes. Read more about it in the December 21, 2010 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

On All My Children Trevor and Natalie danced to the song “You and I” recorded by Michael Feinstein in the August 25, 1992 issue of Soap Opera Magazine.

The song “Next to You” was sung by Julia Michaels at the 2009 wedding of Liam Spencer and Steffy Forrester. It’s the one where she wore black. Read more about it in the September 18, 2017 CBS Soaps in Depth.

The version used by Bridge (Brooke Logan and Ridge Forrester) as their theme “Unforgettable” by Natalie Cole according to the August 25, 1992 issue of Soap Opera Magazine.

At Hope’s ill-fated graduation party (Brooke “accidentally” slept with Oliver) in 2010, The Bold and the Beautiful had Daddy Yankee guest star to sing the song “Posse.” Read about it and see a photo in the Aug. 21, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

In the reboot of Dynasty they use 1980s songs covered with a modern twist. The May 7, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest specifically mentions out Tina Turner‘s 1984 classic megahit, “What’s Love Got To Do With It” was sung by The Prides, and the Howard Jones 1983 hit, “What is Love?” was redone by Correatown.

“Recording artist Michael McDonald performed two songs at one of Danny’s [Romalotti] concerts on the show.” – on The Young and the Restless August 7, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

On the Bold and the Beautiful when Steffy Forrester fantasized about her future with her husband Liam Spencer and their baby (right before Liam found out she’d slept with his father) in early 2018 the montage was to a song called “End of Time.” It was written by Brad Bell, Casey Kasprzyk, and Anthony Ferrari. It was sung by Kiley Dean a big time backup singer. Read more about it in the February 5, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Mary J. Bilge sampled The Bold and the Beautiful‘s theme song for her hit “No More Drama” according to the January 8, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Aspiring singer Tessa Porter sang “Man Without a Prayer” on June 15, 2017 episode of The Young and the Restless. It was sung by Tessa’s actress Cait Fairbanks and written by Johnny Douglas for his band, Invisible Panda Club. Find it on iTunes. Read about it in the July 24, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

On the May 9, 2017 episode of Pretty Little Liars the song when Aria and Ezra first came fact to face after his presumed dead Nicole showed up was “Don’t Let Me Go” by Raign. Read about it and other appearances of the song in the June 19, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest. In the May 30, 2017 episode when Aria broke down after turning against her friends was “Some Devil” by Dave Matthews according to the July 24, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

On One Life to Live when Kevin and Kelly kissed and nearly made love New Year’s Eve 1999 they used a series of songs according to the February 8, 2000 issue of Soap Opera Weekly: “The songs were Abra Moore‘s “Keeps My Body Warm” from her CD Strangest Places, BMG/Arista Sophie B. Hawkins’ “Nocturne” from the CD Timbre, Sony/Columbia, and Simply Red’s “The Sky is a Gypsy” can be found on the CD Love and the Russian Winter, WEA/Elektra Entertainment.”

Paul Leonard-Morgan is the composer of the Dynasty reboot. Read a full feature on him in the April 2, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Tonic preformed two of their songs on As the World Turns, but refused to let any soap magazines cover it. See Winners and Losers in the February 8, 2000 issue of Soap Opera Weekly.

Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy Boudreau, one of the last great couples on the show with Christina) has announced that his wife Shay has dropped her first single release called “Sonic Illusion.” Read all about it in the Feb. 19, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

In an interview in the November 5, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest, John McCook (Eric Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful) said that he wrote, “I wrote the piece that Quinn and Eric dance to sometimes. They’ve used that over and over as our ‘theme,’ and I like that we use that because I get paid.” He gives a little more information about the song and John Nordstrom orchestrating it in the June 11, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Nordstrom is a composer for The Bold and the Beautiful.

During Drucilla and Neil’s 2003 Christmas wedding, her actress Victoria Rowell, arranged for Kenny Lattimore and Chante Moore to sing Clint Black‘s “When I Say I Do” for the ceremony. Read all about it in the January 7, 2019 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Odds and Ends 53

January 4, 2019

While looking for Guiding Light information, I sometimes find things that I think are of interest relating to other soaps. This collection of Odds and Ends related to various soaps that someone may want to know some time. Look for another odds and ends post soon.

Learn about how the current (45th) version of the Daytime Emmys works from nomination to awards ceremony. Read all about it in the May 14, 2108 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

The Bold and the Beautiful celebrated its 31st anniversary with 31 flavors of ice cream. Check out the party photos in the May 14, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. There are also a collection of photos from The Bold and the Beautiful holiday party in the January 8, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

The May 14, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth includes an As the World Turns photo in the “All-Star Scrapbook.” This time it features Michael Park (Jack Snyder of CarJack fame) talking about his character’s adopted son J.J. J.J.’s actor is the son of Lisa Denton. Denton had played Betsy Stewart on there in the early 1980s. She was the 5th Betsy and the one right before Meg Ryan took over. Sadly it doesn’t give an update for what Denton is doing today and a quick search doesn’t turn up anything. I was really sorry when they SORASed J.J. and Parker Munson Snyder (then Giovani Cimmino). It’s really hard to find one child that can act. ATWT somehow had found 2 truly first class child actors with a perfectly natural beyond sibling rivalry as each was not quite Jack’s son. However, they threw away both these talented actors and the rivalry they’d spent a lot of screen time setting up.

Read set side secrets from The Bold and the Beautiful in the April 2, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

In 2001, The Bold and the Beautiful because the first soap to be transmitted simultaneously in English and Spanish. Read about it in the Jan. 9, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Patty Weaver‘s character Gina Roma was a long mainstay on The Young and the Restless. She was the sister of Danny Romalotti, a part time singer, and ran her restaurant Gina’s. After Kevin Fisher tried to kill Colleen Carlton by burning down Gina’s (Colleen was trying to save her best friend Lily Winters from then online predator Kevin, this was JT’s most memorable hero moment as he saved her), she took over as manager of the new Genoa City Athletic Club. Sadly she disappeared from the show shortly there after. Weaver‘s husband was Jerry Bim, an early writer on Y&R. He died after a protracted illness. Still under that grief Weaver has moved on from acting to art. Read all about it and see photos in the January 8, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Newman, The Young and the Restless) met her childhood heroine. Aileen Queen (Annie movie 1982). See a photo in the Jan. 9, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Catch up with an in-depth Where Are They Now roundup in the July 3, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Catch up with Emily O’Brien (Jana Fisher, The Young and the Restless), Dan Wells (Stan, Sami Brady’s alter ego, Days of Our Lives), and Michael Swan (my beloved Duncan McKendrick of Duncan and Shannon on As the World Turns, Adam Alexander – Sally Spectra’s long lost husband – on The Bold and the Beautiful). About As the World Turns castmates he said, “I talk to a lot of people on Facebook. I see Martha Byrne [Lily Walsh Snyder] when she comes out to the West Coast. Me, Kin Shriner [Scotty Baldwin on General Hospital], Martha, and Maura West [Carly Tenney Snyder on As the World Turns] try to have little reunions now and then. It’s always good to see them. Maura is still a phenomenon! What a career she has had, wow! The last time we went to dinner, Bill Fichtner [ex-Josh Synder aka Lily’s biological father] showed up. Ellen Dolan [Maureen Reardon Bauer on GL] and Kim Zimmer [Reva Shayne Lewis on GL] showed up. It was great! We had a wonderful evening. That happens maybe once a year or so.”

See a family reunion of the Abbott family of The Young and the Restless with Dina, Traci, Ashley, Jack, and even the deceased John as the appeared on Hallmark’s Home and Family where “John” ‘s wife is a host. See a couple of photos in the May 14, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. There is an interview with Marla Adams (the former Dina Abbott) about her returning to play the Alzheimer story in the January 8, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Catch a current photo of Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful) with Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan) in the April 2, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Daniel Goddard (Cane Ashby on The Young and the Restless) describes how they did stunts during the 2007 Clear Springs disaster storyline in the Jan. 9, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Beth Maitland (Traci Abbott on The Young and the Restless) and her husband have filed for divorce. Read more about it in the May 7, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

The May 14, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth features a round up of soap actors talking about their mothers and their kids. It includes: Beth Maitland (Traci Abbott, The Young and the Restless), Darin Brooks (Wyatt Spencer, The Bold and the Beautiful), Heather Tom (Katie Logan Spencer, The Bold and the Beautiful), Kassie DePaiva (Chelsea Reardon on Guiding Light), Daniel Goddard (Cane Ashby, The Young and the Restless), Rena Sofer (Quinn Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane, Days of Our Lives), and Christel Khalili (Lily Winters Ashby, The Young and the Restless).

The May 27, 1997 issue of Soap Opera Weekly did a Where Are They Now? feature on Val Dufour. He left acting right after he left his role of attorney John Wyatt on Search for Tomorrow in 1980. He tells the story of his winning the 1997 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor when he got a little drunk and spoke out of term about the disrespect for soap actors from the network and primetime people in general.

Tribute to the late Joseph Mascolo (1929-2016) with tributes from cast members and friends. Read them in the Jan. 9, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Jennifer Gareis (Donna Logan on The Bold and the Beautiful) was an NCAA all American swimmer for Franklin and Marshall College according to the May 14, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

The February 19, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest tells about a pair of cameos, Cody Nickson and Jessica Graf. “The real-life duo and Big Brother alums, who are currently competing on air in The Amazing Race, are adding another show to their list by appearing together on The Bold and the Beautiful on February 27-28, 2018. Graf has been seen on the soap before as a hostess at Il Giardino.” Read more in the issue.

Check out Victoria Newman’s life in photos in the May 7, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

On The Bold and the Beautiful, starting with Stephanie Forrester’s portrait put up above the mantle in her house after she died, a series of women have had portraits hung there. Check out the list in the May 14, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Chloe Lanier (Nelle on General Hospital) talk about what it’s like to wear a pregnancy pad for the show. Read about it in the May 7, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Maura West [Carly Tenny Snyder on As the World Turns] is interviewed on her General Hospital character Ava Jerome in the July 3, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Check out the back story of Jill Foster Abbott and Lorie and Leslie Brooks in the May 7, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Read about the great twist when the 2017 sex ring that Mariah Copeland used her resemblance to her late twin Cassie Newman to freak out Cassie’s adoptive mother Alice Johnson and get information in the October 30, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

According to the April 10, 2018 episode of General Hospital, Franco’s studio is at “22 Tallman Street, 4th floor.”

Read an interview with Corbin Bernsen (Father Todd Williams on The Young and the Restless) as he returns to the show in honor of his mother, Jeanne Cooper, and her iconic role of Katherine Chancellor on the show in the June 12, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Genie Francis (Laura Spencer on General Hospital) gives a feature interview about her weight loss before her most recent departure from the soap on the January 8, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Mimi Torchin the then Editor-in-Chief of Soap Opera Weekly complains about the newly ubiquitous “bug” network symbol in the bottom right hand corner of the seen in the February 8, 2000 issue of Soap Opera Weekly.

There is a nice joint interview with Kelly Monaco (Sam Morgan) and Billy Miller (Drew Cain) the popular Killy pairing on General Hospital. Read it in the April 2, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Ron Carlivati took over as the head writer for Days of Our Lives on July 19, 2017. Read a feature interview in the July 24, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Jacob Young (Rick Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful) talks about his country music tour and his new album in the April 2, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

At the wedding of Denise Maynard and Ben Harris on As the World Turns, Ben read a poem. It was called “On Marriage” by Kahlil Gibran and appeared in his book The Prophet according to the February 8, 2000 issue of Soap Opera Weekly.

In the October 30, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth they point out in “Did You Know” that The Bold and the Beautiful often reuses old sets. “For instance, Lauren’s penthouse suite was converted into Massimo’s penthouse, and then into Ann and Pam’s Chicago apartment.”

Find a round up of couples (and lovely photos of them) who were married on Valentine’s Day in the February 19, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest: Greg and Jenny (All My Children, 1984), Zane and Felicia (Another World, 1986), Phillip and Beth (Guiding Light, 1991), Scott and Dominique (General Hospital, 1993), Jack and Luan (Young and the Restless, 1995), Philip and Melanie (Days of Our Lives, 2010), Cane and Lily (Young and the Restless, 2012), Zende and Nicole (Bold and the Beautiful, 2017).

As the World Turns moved from the Manhattan CBS studio where they’d shot for the previous 15 years to a new studio in Brooklyn. The studio was much more isolated and so the cast spent more time together. The dressing rooms were much nicer, but up two flights of stairs. Read all about it in the Feb. 8, 2000 issue of Soap Opera Weekly.

Galen Gering (Rafe Hernandez on Days of Our Lives, Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald on Passions) talks about growing up with artist Michele de Onate who also had a business called Duck Land, Inc. that sold living ducks. Read about it in the June 12, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Check out a photo retrospective a one page summary of Knots Landing in celebration of the sequel movie that came out in the May 13, 1997 issue of Soap Opera Weekly.

William deVry (Julian Jerome, part of the Julexis pairing on General Hospital) reflects on many fans take that why does Sonny always get a pass and Julian never does. Read it in the July 24, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Before the 1996 Daytime Emmys The Young and the Restless had a primetime episode as a lead in. Read about it in the May 27, 1997 issue of Soap Opera Weekly.

Find a collection of photos from the Forrester versus Spectra swimsuit event from The Bold and the Beautiful in the July 3, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Jennifer Landon (Gwen Munson on As the World Turns and Heather Williams on The Young and the Restless) is now on TNT’s Animal Kingdom. Read about it on the June 12, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

The July 24, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest explains “Lee Baldwin (Peter Hansen) was closely connected to another mainstay Port Charles clan, the Hardys: Steve Hardy (John Beradino) adopted wife Audrey’s son, Tom, Lee’s biological nephew.” Lee was Scotty Baldwin’s father (making Scotty a Legacy character). The Hardys played a critical role with General Hospital and were the main family when the soap started. Much like Emily Stewart and her biological daughter and legal sister Allison were the dying embers of the once dominant Lowell family on As the World Turns, Scotty Baldwin and his sudden son Franco are the remains of the once proud Hardy family on General Hospital.

Check out photo spreads of soap star houses in the May 27, 1997 issue of Soap Opera Weekly. Check out the homes of: Louise Sorel (Vivian, Days of Our Lives), Jeanne Cooper (Katherine, The Young and the Restless) – she also gives a shot out to Y&R’s set designer Andrea Joel, Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding, Guiding Light), Laura Harring (Paula, Sunset Beach), Martha Byrne (Lily, As the World Turns), Jacklyn Zeman (Bobbie, General Hospital), Kimberlin Brown (Shelia Carter, The Bold and the Beautiful), Judi Evans Luciano (Beth Raines, Guiding Light), and Robin Mattson (teenage Hope Bauer, Guiding Light).

Sally Spectra II called Steffy Forrester “Queenie.” This is a deliberate reference to Sally Spectra I calling Stephanie Forrester (Steffy’s grandmother) Queen Bee. Read more about Steffy’s character in the June 12, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps In Depth.

Hank Northrop the real life son of Lynn Herring (Lucy Coe on General Hospital) and Wayne Northrop (Roman Brady on Days of Our Lives) appeared as a waitor at Il Giardino on The Bold and the Beautiful on June 29, 2017. Read about it in the July 3, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Check out a roundup of photos from the reboot of the Battle of the Network Stars in the July 3, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

There is an interview with Bill Bell and Edward Scott about the current state of soap opera and how awards work in the May 27, 1997 issue of Soap Opera Weekly.

Thaao Penghlis (Andre and Tony DeMara on Days of Our Lives) talks about his experiences growing up as part of the Greek immigrant community in a less than tolerant Australia. Read more in the May 7, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

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