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Guiding Light Cast Roundup 79

September 20, 2017

This is the seventy-ninth in an irregular feature where we will report updates on what cast members of Guiding Light are doing now. I’m playing catch up on some soap magazine news. So as a reminder you can buy back issues:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/faq-back-issues-2014/

The January 30, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest published the Manny photo from Instagram.

Check out “The Guiding Light” pp 42-44 in Daytime TV Yearbook, no. 5 1974. It includes the cast at the time with individual photos and bios.

The November 4, 1986 issue of Soap Opera Digest featured an article on the effect of chaos and switching TPTB behind the scenes. They tell about what’s going on behind the scenes on Guiding Light in the mid-1980s.

I’m sure I mentioned this when this first came out, but I just came across the August 1, 2011 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. In a feature on characters who get back together to characters after they really should know better, Manny get a page and a half and several photos.

The July 31, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest flashes back to what happened on all the soaps, including Guiding Light, in 1998. As any Manny fan knows the most important event that year was that Manny got its start. Also important was Michael Zaslow (the irreplaceable Roger Thorpe) was unceremoniously fired due to his advancing illness, Fiona Hutchinson (Jenna Bradshaw Cooper, Vanessa’s sort of sister, Buzz’s true love), Jay Hammer (long time reporter Fletcher Reade), Lisa Brown (Nola Reardon Chamberlain, of the Quola pairing), all left.

Bethany Joy Lenz (then credited as Joie Lenz) was on the red carpet for the premiere of HBO’s Big Little Lies. See a photo in the April 27, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Daniel Cosgrove (Bill Lewis #4, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) talks about being an introvert in the July 25, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Jane Elliot (Carrie Marler, Ross’ wife) has retired from her iconic soap role on General Hospital. Read more in the April 17, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Find a photo of Jordi Vilasuso (Tony Santos #1 of Marony fame) is given a full page photo with a discussion of his diet in the July 25, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. His character’s departure from Days of Our Lives means that there is a feature interview with Vilasuso in the August 7, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Since then has done two movies. Vilasuso did a quick short spot talking about what he has learned watching Justin Deas (Buzz Cooper) and A. Martinez on Days. It’s a nice little shot of how Deas worked. Find it in the March 21, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Laura Bell Bundy (Marah Lewis #5, the one who started Marony) married TBS excecutive Thom Hinkle in Arcadia, CA at the Santa Anita Park racetrack on June 3, 2017. Read about it in the June 26, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Sonia Satra (Lucy Cooper Spaulding, part of terrific LAM pairing, victim of Marian Crane) has a featured interview about her part as Gloria Steinem in a 10 point docuseries American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story in the August 14, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Michael Tylo (Quint McCord Chamberlain) was interviewed in the December 30, 1986 issue of Soap Opera Digest when he first came on All My Children. He talks about his time on Guiding Light and his bicoastal marriage.

Find a feature on the play Breathing Under Dirt including Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer #5, the adult one we know and love),  Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding #2, adult Phillip), Cynthia Watros (Annie Dutton #1), Tina Sloan (Lillian Raines), and Beth Chamberlain (Beth Raines Spaulding #2) is in the August 8, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth

Chamberlain was also the subject of a feature about her career as a fitness guru in the August 11, 2011 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Find a report on the 2016 Daytime Stars and Strikes event in the July 25, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

There is a where are they now catch up feature with soap stars who’ve gone on to primetime TV success in the February 27, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest. It included is Frank Grillo (the last Hart Jessup) who now stars on Kingdom his real life wife and former Guiding Light love interest Wendy Moniz (Dinah Marler #3) played his love interest in Kingdom‘s second season. In the August 14, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest an Ask Us question explained that Moniz appeared in seasons 4 and 5 in House of Cards as Laura Moretti.

Krista Tersreau (Mindy Lewis #1) was quoted in the best quotes feature of April 15, 2013 issue of Soap Opera Digest. The quote was originally published April 10, 1984. About her screen-test experience for the soap, “As soon as I got in the limo, I felt like such a big shot. I was sitting in the back seat and I rolled the windows down, thinking when people pass they’d look in and want to see who is in there.”

Emme Rylan (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #6, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) shared a photo of her family from her latest baby shower in the June 26, 2017 issue of Soap Opera DigestRylan  is having baby #3. Read all about it in the January 30, 2017 issue of Soap Opera DigestRylan and Laura Wright (Cassie Layne Winslow) are both featured in Star Shots of the Week with their children in the August 14, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler #4) shared a photo of her summer tip to Graceland in the June 26, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Judi Evans (Beth Raines #1) has previously played two very distinct roles on Days of Our Lives. She had returned awhile ago to her iconic role as Adrienne Johnson, but recently they’ve brought back Bonnie Lockhart. Their runs were on separate times and when Bonnie came on their resemblance was not noticed but will play a major part in current story. Find more in the July 31, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Daniel Hall who is now Scott Granger on The Young and the Restless had several short term roles on Guiding Light including Jack/Jake/Unnamed Pickpocket. Find an interview with him where he includes his time on GL in the April 17, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. He also discusses (and is pictured with) Saundra Santiago (Carmen Santos). They didn’t overlap on the soap, but got to know each other later.

Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis) attended the opening night of Robert Newman (Josh Lewis)’s new production of Man of La Mancha. Check out a photo in the July 11, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Brittany Snow (Daisy Susan LeMay Cooper #2 – during Susan’s first return) appeared on the red carpet photos in the July 11, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Back in 2011, Frank Dicopoulos (Frank Cooper) announced becoming the host of a NJDiscover show called Earth Treasures. It’s no longer on the air, but there is a photo of him with his family including his daughter Olivia who was Maureen Reardon on the show. See it in the August 11, 2011 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

When Maeve Kinkead was out of Guiding Light on maternity leave she was replaced by Anna Stuart best known as Donna Love on Another World. Read about it in the November 4, 1986 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Kassie DePaiva (Chelsea Reardon, Maureen and Nola’s little sister) reported she was now cancer free in the February 27, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

In the December 30, 1986 issue of Soap Opera Digest, a fan writes in and asks about Calla Matthews. The fan wanted to know if Calla still had syphilis. She was cured of the disease, but would no longer be able to have any more kids.

A question in the December 30, 1986 issue of Soap Opera Digest ask if Keith Timmons on Santa Barbara‘s cat was really his actor’s Justin Deas‘s cat. It wasn’t.

In the December 30, 1986 issue of Soap Opera Digest has a great 2 page photo of Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding #2, adult Phillip) with a couple of cats. It’s worth finding the issue. There’s also a photo of Kimi Packs who played Dorie who India adopted.

Roger Howarth (Jory Andros, Eleni’s brother in 1992) returned to shooting his role of Franco Baldwin on General Hospital in July after a protracted contract neogiation. Read more in the August 14, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

JoBeth Williams (Brandy ???) talks about how Guiding Light‘s TPTB were kind and let her out of her contract after she hit the big time in Kramer vs. Kramer. The quote was originally from 2002, but was quoted again in the April 15, 2013 issue of Soap Opera Digest about how nice TPTB were about letting her out of her contract.

The April 4, 1986 issue of Soap Opera Digest answers a fan question about Simon Hall (the illegitimate son of Alexandra’s first husband who was also the father of Lujack and Nick McHenry). His accent was Canada and was his actor’s (Shawn Thompson) real accent.

Beth Ehlers (Harley Cooper Davidson) was quoted from an interview originally published in the June 8, 1993 issue and republished in the August 7, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest: “Actors are just normal people. I think that disappoints fans more than anything else.” Ehlers was also featured in a round up of siblings paired with Frank Dicopoulos (Frank Cooper).

Check out a casual photo of Laura Wright (Cassie Winslow #1) and her current boyfriend Wes Ramsey (Sam Spencer, Olivia’s brother) in the July 31, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

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.

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Daytime Emmy Nominations 2014

May 4, 2014

Since it’s no longer in production, Guiding Light fans haven’t had a lot to cheer from the Daytime Emmys since its last nomination in 2010. However, we do have a couple of reasons to be pleased with the just released nominations. Jane Elliot (Carrie Marler, Ross Marler’s true love before Blake, for which she deserves every acting award ever conceived) is the sole alumni to get any of the acting nods. Elliot is among five nominees for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her iconic role of Tracy Quatermaine on General Hospital. Additionally Rebecca Budig (Michelle Bauer #3, part of the Messe pairing) also got a nomination for Outstanding Host in a Lifestyle/Travel Program as one of three co-hosts for syndicated The Better Show.

Read a complete list of the nominations direct from the Emmys website here:
http://emmyonline.org/day_41st_nominations

Or find the soap opera related nominations from We Love Soaps.
http://www.welovesoaps.net/2014/05/daytime-emmy-awards-young-and-restless.html

NOTE: I’m better at spotting actors by name than crew so if I missed anybody please let me know so I can post a correction with or without credit as you prefer.

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.

Guiding Light Cast Round Up 54

February 7, 2013

This is the fifty-fourth in an irregular feature where we will report updates on what cast members of Guiding Light are doing now. I’m playing catch up on some soap magazine news. So as a reminder you can buy back issues:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/11/27/faq-back-issues

John Wesley Shipp (Kelly Nelson part of my beloved Kelly and Morgan) did a three episode stint during season 2 of the MTV series Teen Wolf. He played Mr. Lahey. There is a full description of the character in the Q and A in the October 29, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Tina Sloan (Lillian Raines) has shared on Twitter a few classic Guiding Light cast photos again.

Judi Evans (Beth Raines Spaulding #1) was in the mockumentary Ron and Laura Take Back America (2012). This is the trailer, spot Evans at about 1:35 into the trailer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9PgJ8YKXws
Evans also has an upcoming appearance on The Mentalist. Some Like It Blonde@TheTeamJudi tweeted the airdate “Feb. 17th. The Episode is “Red in Tooth and Claw.” Read the press release here:”
http://www.spoilertv.com/2013/01/the-mentalist-episode-514-red-in-tooth.html

Jerry verDorn (Ross Marler) is interviewed in the Oct. 29, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Among other things verDorn points out that his son Jake was recently married at the same Lake Mohawk Club that was the scene of the Vanilly-Lillibuzz wedding in the lead up to the finale (verDorn had said in a previous interview that he has a home on the lake). verDorn: “…we have some tacos and margaritas once every three months: me, Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer #5), Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding #2), Justin Deas (Buzz Cooper) and one of our directors [not specified]….”

Jane Elliot (Carrie Marler) was featured in a soaps most beautiful women interview round up in the October 29, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Harley Jane Kozak (Annabelle Simms Reardon, part of my beloved Tony and Annabelle) celebrated her birthday January 28th. Her last film credit on IMDB is the short Vipers in the Grass from 2010.

@SethroOnTheTV found this nice short interview with Karla Mosley (Christina Boudreau, part of one of the last really great new couples with Remy) and her real life fiance.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCsiQaYe2EI

Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus Aitoro) put on a Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser with All My Children co-star Alicia Minshew. See a photo in the Jan. 28, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Goldin is also featured in a Q &A in the same issue (complete with photo) when it talks about his role on The Young and the Restless from 1999-2000 where he played businessman cum stalker/kidnapper obsessed with Victoria Newman until his character, Gary Dawson, was hauled off the mental hospital.
http://soapoperadigest.com/content/join-ricky-paull-goldin-his-premiere
Guiding Light@Guiding_Light tweeted “HEY EVERYONE!!! Let’s CHAT with @rickygoldin on TWITTER on Feb 13 at 9 PM est! Let’s blow this thing UP!!! :D”
Goldin himself tweeted: “Want to find out what I’m up to?? Tune in to Spontaneous Construction #SpoCo starting 8 PM February 15 on @HGTV” He included a photo: https://twitter.com/rickygoldin/status/294179568535887872/photo/1
Goldin posted a video preview to Spontaneous Construction:
http://www.whosay.com/rickypaullgoldin/videos/283512

Hayden Panettiere (Lizzie Spaulding #2, the little girl who returned from Arizona, killed Carl Stevens, and fought cancer) was featured in a how to do her Emmy hairstyle updo in the Oct. 29, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy Boudreau one of the last really good couples in the final years of Guiding Light) was interviewed on his soap past and his new The Bold and the Beautiful role in the Jan. 14, 2013 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Within the interview Saint-Victor also mentioned Renee Brunson who had been in the Guiding Light wardrobe department was now in wardrobe on The Bold and the Beautiful.

Susan Douglas Rubes (Katherine Roberts Lang Grant Holden, Meta Bauer’s step-daughter through reporter Joe Roberts, her dead by car crash caused an uproar among fans) was the only actress to play Kathy Roberts, according to Soap Central from radio only, December 27, 1950 to June 27, 1952; radio & television, June 30, 1952 to June 29, 1956; television only, July 2, 1956 to March 31, 1958. She went on to a long career across many mediums, and passed away Jan. 23, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. Thanks to itsonlythesoaps@itsonlythesoaps for the heads up.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2013/01/24/susan-douglas-rubes-obit.html

Photos from the 9th Annual Daytime Stars and Strikes (formerly the Bloss Bowling event) featuring many Guiding Light cast members are featured in the Oct. 29, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Cassie Layne Winslow and her son Will are featured in the 5 year flashback (complete with story summary and photo) in the Jan. 28, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Andrea Evans (Patty Williams on The Young and the Restless) reflects on her relationship with recently passed former Guiding Light Executive Producer Paul Rauch for four pages in the Jan. 14, 2013 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Victor Miller, who wrote many of the Friday the 13th series of horror movie scripts, also is credited as writing for Guiding Light during 1995-1996 and also has writing credits for One Life to Live, Another World, General Hospital, and All My Children.

Kassie DePaiva (Chelsea Reardon, Nola and Maureen’s little sister) is heading up the all soap star line up of the web series Tainted Dreams. See reports on the full line up in the Jan. 14, 2013 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Tom Pelphrey (Jonathan Randall, Reva’s last sudden son) and Ron Raines (Alan Spaulding #3) attended Chaplin: The Musical together on Broadway. See a photo and more details in the November 5, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

The November 5, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth counted down the scariest CBS stories ever (complete with photos). Guiding Light captured spots 6 and 4 with the Marian (psycho Brent Lawrence dressed as a woman to continue his reign of terror) and Reva versus Reva (when Dolly the clone aka Cleva held Reva hostage).

Click on the Posted in “GL Cast Update” category below for more posts about keeping up with the Springfielders.

Christmas Eve 1981

December 19, 2011

Welcome to Springfield Christmas 1981. This was a very good classic year. It’s kind of the year of great couples.

WARNING: The reception on these is not good. You can tell that they are a couple of generations off original tapes. I really hope by December 19, 2012 we’ll be able to stream high quality copies of this. At this point, it’s a good enough show to watch even though copy is bad for me.

Hope Bauer and Alan Spaulding were one of my first soap couples. I loved them together and in my mind they were a precursor to Manny.
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2009/07/21/alan-spauldinghope-bauer
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/04/11/hope-and-alan-island

We get to see Mike Bauer who is one of my favorite all time characters.
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/06/03/mike-bauer-2

We also get to see a little bit of a pre-Josh Lewis destruction Kelly and Morgan who were my first soap couple.

Tony and Annabelle are a great couple, one of my all time favorites. I was devastated when they just suddenly moved out.

I also loved Carrie and Ross, even though you don’t really see either them or Justin and Jackie, they are clearly around and together. This was just a great couples year.

I adored Hope and Alan. Too bad in the end he couldn’t overcome his training and break away from his family’s twisted legacy to build a new life with Hope. MIKE! Mike should always have come back. Hillary Bauer, I loved her. I think this was before they ruined Morgan. I loved her with Kelly before Josh destroyed her. Oh, if only Hope, Alan & A-M could have had wonderful Xmases ahead. SOB!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxJEVTK9DHA [Part 1]

Commercial ends 1:52 I adore Tony Reardon and Bea. Bea is Michelle’s grandmother. I loved the Boarding House kitchen. The lady in black was Quint and Nola’s housekeeper. Although she came around, she was originally intended to be a Mrs. Danhurst type character when Nola was first hired to work at the spooky house. I adored Carrie and Ross and I never got over how Ross totally dropped her, never even calling to check on her condition at the overseas hospital.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F4Sp6tD_Ro [Part 2]

5:20 End Commercial A Katie-Hillary conversation! They were such great friends.  Josh is evil at this time Floyd, get away from him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paUBXvaxu00 [Part 3]

Love Kelly and Morgan singing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txV8_Dticdk [Part 4]

Carrie and Ross were wonderful together. Why did she have to be nuts? I liked Jackie-Justin too. Although having read their backstory I now wonder why. Jackie Marler was an instance of the most diehard hopeful fan I ever ran into that pointed out  in 2009 that Jackie Marler was only assumed dead nearly 3 decades after the plane crash.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NyPeNWrdzU [Part 5]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWVJx2TH-GU [Part 6]

Guiding Light Cast Round Up 37

September 8, 2011

This is the thirty-seventh in an irregular feature where we will report updates on what cast members of Guiding Light are doing now. I’m planning catch up on some soap magazine news. So as a reminder you can buy back issues:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/11/27/faq-back-issues

JordiVilasuso (Tony Santos #1) was interviewed by Michael Fairman about his All My Children wrap up.
http://michaelfairmansoaps.com/news/amcs-jordi-vilasuso-and-lindsay-hartley-were-the-castillos-shoved-out-of-the-way
Vilasuso also helped kick off the Child Hunger Ends Here project.
http://daytimeconfidential.zap2it.com/2011/08/29/jordi-vilasuso-and-kate-mansi-help-kick-off-child-hunger-ends-here-campaign
In the Ask Us section of the August 2, 2011 issue of Soap Opera Digest reports Vilasuso appeared in the 2005 episode of Numb3rs called “Assassins.” His character is called Gabriel Ruiz.
In the Roundup section of the August 9, 2011 issue of Soap Opera Digest stars reported which website they check everyday. Vilasuso visits
http://www.engadget.com

Agnes Nixon (former Guiding Light head writer) was interviewed in the Chicago Tribune.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-0831-agnes-nixon-20110830,0,2918028.column

Tina Sloan (Lillian Raines) was interviewed on Fox’s local New York station.
http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/tina-sloan-changing-shoes-good-day-ny-20110831
Sloan attended a performance of Follies starring Ron Raines (Alan Spaulding #3) and tweeted a photo.
http://twitpic.com/6dtorc
Former Soap editor Mimi Torch also visited. http://yfrog.com/mnmfdhj
Follies is continuing on Broadway to great reviews.
http://broadwaystars.com/michael-portantiere/2011/08/jonathan-tunick-the-sound-of-follies.shtml
Angela Lansbury attended Follies.
http://www.broadway.com/shows/follies/buzz/157505/stage-legend-angela-lansbury-visits-bernadette-peters-co-backstage-at-follies
See scenes including Raines here (solo in Part 2):
http://www.playbill.com/multimedia/video/4713.html

Marcy Rylan (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #6) was interviewed in the July 19, 2011 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Rylan also did a “Scene and Heard” in the August 9, 2011 issue of the same magazine. She admits she was initially intimidated by working with Eric Braeden (Victor Newman, The Young and the Restless) who plays her current character’s father. However, after their first set of scenes Braeden told her “You’re prepared.” Now she feels Braeden is rooting for her.

TLSmeltzer tweeted a link to an article about T.J. Hargrave (T.J. Werner #1, later played by Kevin Bacon) who was killed in the 9/11 attack.
http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2011/09/three_girls_lead_normal_lives.html

Robert Newman (Josh Lewis) is very involved with the actors’s union AFTRA. Here he is speaking to a group of members. http://twitpic.com/5tkvzb Photo tweeted by TdoubleB

Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis) is interviewed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wRyJIfHQuA
And by TV Guide http://www.tvguide.com/News/Kim-Zimmer-Book-1035547.aspx
Zimmer
will be making a book signing appearance at the Roxbury (New Jersey) Library @FRTPL Sat Oct 22 at 11am.
Zimmer
tweeted on August 30th: “Hi everyone! Great book signing last night in Grand Rapids, Mi. Back now to Ms. Desmond.” She also said she was coming to see Follies when she returned to New York City on September 5th.

Rebecca Budig (Michelle Bauer #3) split from her husband Bob Guiney in 2010 after 5 years of marriage. Guiney appeared on The Batchelor, but he chose her over the contestants. She is now engaged to former ABC marketing executive Michael Benson. Previously she was married to Daniel Geller back in 2000. See a photo of the latest happy couple in the Feb. 1, 2011 issue of Soap Opera Digest. The same issue has a  feature looking back on Budig‘s romances as All My Children‘s Greenlee.

Another feature in the Feb. 1, 2011 issue of Soap Opera Digest looked back on current daytime stars who once appeared on Loving/The City. Included are classic photos of Laura Wright (Cassie Layne #1), Jane Elliot (Carrie Marler), and Darnell Williams (Griggs who kidnapped Marina). Amelia Heinle (Victoria Abbott on The Young and the Restless) is also included. A few pages later an interview with Alla Korot features a classic photo of Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus Aitoro) from Another World.

Vincent Irizarry (Lujack/Nick McHenry) discussed what he missed about not being on a soap between gigs in the August 2, 2011 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

“Getting Candid” in the Feb. 1, 2011 issue of Soap Opera Digest featured a collection of classic photos of the Guiding Light cast from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.

Mandy Bruno (Marina Cooper #6) and Robert Bogue (A.C. Mallet #2) shared in the July 19, 2011 issue of Soap Opera Digest that they are expecting their first child in January. Bruno waxes poetic about the pregnancy in the Real Life Status section.

Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus Aitoro) was named Performer of the Week in the July 19, 2011 issue of Soap Opera Digest.
Goldin tweeted on August 31st, the day after production of All My Children as a broadcast show ceased, “Woke up this morning and started to get ready for work. Poops! Forgot I don’t have a job!!!”

Beth Chamberlain (Beth Raines Spaulding #2) tweeted on August 30th:
“Power still out, but at least we will have hot water in an hour. Forgot to say, came back from VT to leaking, broken water heater.”

Josh Taylor (Quint McCord Chamberlain #2 during disastrous 1997 return) was the center of one of the questions in the July 19, 2011 issue of Soap Opera Digest Ask Us. It asked for his run down of soap appearances. He has been on Days of Our Lives both as Chris Kositchek and Roman Brady, on The Young and the Restless as Jed from 1993-1995, on Guiding Light as  Quint, and on 9021o on Jack McKay.

Daytime Stars and Strikes has sold out tickets, but just released their actor list.
http://daytimestarsandstrikes.com/ACTORS-2011.htm
Among those listed:
Elizabeth Keifer (Blake Marler #5)
Jerry verDorn (Ross Marler)
Beth Chamberlain (Beth Raines Spaulding #2)
Bradley Cole (Prince Richard Winslow/Jeffery O’Neill)
Kathleen Kalleigh (Lanie Marler)
Kurt McKinney (Matt Reardon)
Denise Pence (Katie Parker)
Jennifer Roszell (Eleni Cooper #2)
Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler #4)

Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spencer) and Keifer were photographed together while filming new season of web series Venice.
http://yfrog.com/h7epwfuj
Find more photos from the filming of Venice here:
http://www.venicetheseries.com/blog/2011/09/action-day-one-2

Denise Pence (Katie Parker) tweeted on Aug. 29th: “Mom’s “white light” protected a lot, but our town is down electrically. We’re back in the Bad Apple where life is normal!”

LCMayhew Lauren C. Mayhew (Marah Lewis #4 –  her recast scuttled the somewhat interesting crush on inappropriately aged Jesse Blue. Her most memorable storyline she partnered with Brittany Snow‘s Susan as they tried to rescue the rest of the kids from Holly, Sound of Music style) recently tweeted that a new video featuring her called “Girlfriend” would be released soon.

Michael Park (Jack Snyder on As the World Turns, Dirk on Steamboat) is a feature interview in the August 2, 2011 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

In the funny flashback quotes section of the August 2, 2011 issue of Soap Opera Digest, “You Heard it Here”, Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer #5) is quoted from the June 20, 2006 issue in answer to what was your most memorable fan encounter with his kids. “I was at a drive-through at McDonald’s and this woman completely lost it and started reaching for me through the drive-in window and she got stuck.”

The August 2, 2011 issue of Soap Opera Digest featured an interview with MacKenzie Mauzy (Lizzie Spaulding #3 from 2000 to 2002). Mauzy went on to star as Phoebe Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful.

Jeff Branson’s (Shayne Lewis #7) return to The Young and the Restless as Ronan was a feature article in the August 9, 2011 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis) is interviewed about her new book , Just Sayin’, about her life on soaps, behind the scenes, and more in the August 9, 2011 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Click on the Posted in “GL Cast Update” category below for more posts about keeping up with the Springfielders.

Guiding Light Cast Round Up 26

January 20, 2011

This is the twenty-sixth in an irregular feature where we will report updates on what cast members of Guiding Light are doing now.  The flurry of activity continues so look for another one soon.

Tina Sloan (Lillian Raines) talks about her new film Happy New Year.
http://huff.to/gtz0C2
Sloan is made an example of an author doing a great job selling her book in the Wall Street Journal.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703583404576079851516339200.html?mod=wsj_share_twitter

Bethany Joy Lenz Galeotti (Michelle Bauer Santos #4) just named to top 25 currently pregnant list by Starcasm.com
http://starcasm.net/archives/81278

Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer #5) was interviewed about Steamboat in the Dec. 28, 2010 issue of Soap Opera Digest. He also mentions his career selling real estate and he’s involved with distributing a new wine from New South Wales, Australia called Ozzie-Ba-Ru.

Stephanie Gatschet (Tammy Layne Winslow) recently tweeted “You can now register to participate in my March 20 “Free to Breathe” Yogathon OR sponsor my team! More info at: http://tinyurl.com/2fq6tk9

Marcy Rylan (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #6) was featured as a question in the Dec. 28, 2010 issue of Soap Opera Digest. It reports her son Jackson Robert Money was born on October 22, 2009. Rylan is still engaged to the baby’s father Don Money.

Soap_Dude recently tweeted that Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus Aitoro)’s first contract role was as a 3 year old on Romper Room and  “can be seen in Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion in the rehab scene.”

Soap Dude also pointed out that Rachel Miner (Michelle Bauer #2 – as the pre-teen Michelle she totally rocked which Joie Lenz really recaptured when she took over the role) appeared as Meg the demon in 3 episodes in Supernatural in 2009-2010. They talk about her role as Michelle here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001540

Brittany Snow (Daisy/Susan LeMay Cooper #2) is appearing in a new show Harry’s Law.
http://cbs.soapsindepth.com/2011/01/two-soap-sweethearts-hit-prime.html

I also recently discovered she seems to be a frequent guest on various BlogTalkRadio shows. Find the most recent one here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mrmedia/2011/01/17/brittany-snow-star-harrys-law-nbc

Guiding_Light tweeted that Ron Raines (Alan Spaulding #3) “is having right knee surgery Friday, Jan. 7th. (He says nothing serious.) We are all praying for you Ron! Let us know how you are doing!” He has since reported the surgery was a success.

Jane Elliot (Carrie Marler – Ross’ wife who sadly felt victim to psychosis) has recently had a resurgence as her iconic General Hospital character Tracy Quatermaine re-marries leading man Luke Spencer.

Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis) is scheduled to co-host Curtain Up for a Cure on Jan. 31, 2011. Read more about it here:
http://www.hdsa.org/gny.html
Zimmer also commented on her use of accents as both Reva and her One Life To Live character Echo in the Dec. 28, 2010 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Laura Bell Bundy (Marah Lewis #5) was listed on CityPages blog as one of the 10 country singers to watch in 2011.
http://j.mp/fVnYIv Thanks for the link lbb_fans21

MarthaByrne10 (Lily Walsh Snyder on As the World Turns) recently tweeted this video directed by Lisa Brown (Nola Reardon Chamberlain). Byrne also said “Did you know Lisa Brown’s son Buddy…(Senses Fail lead singer) played her baby on GL ….my he’s grown!”
http://bit.ly/g2TbWX

SoapOpera451 points out that original V cast member Michael Durrell played Peter from 1969-1971. Read more here:
V: THE SOAP OPERA By Alina Adams As previously co…

Michelle Ray Smith (Ava Peralta) recently tweeted that she just returned from a vacation in Punta Cana.

Ian Ziering (Cameron Stewart – part of the original quad with Harley-Dinah-Alan-Michael) was featured in a Where Are They Now article in the Nov. 22, 2010 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Ziering found more mainstream fame as part of the cast of 90210, was big hit on Dancing With the Stars and most recently appeared in The Christmas Hope and National Lampoon’s The Legend of Awesomest Maximus.

Matt Bomer (Ben Reade #3 – the last one who made a bet about taking Marah’s virginity, fell in love with Marina, and sadly was wasted with a crazy suddenly he’s a serial killer story that didn’t track) now stars in White Collar on USA. Their new season started Jan. 18, 2011.

Scott Bailey (Sandy Foster – who impersonated Jonathan Randall)’s fiancee Adrienne Frantz (Amber Moore on The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful) submitted a “Christmas letter” to fans reviewing their year. It appeared in the Dec. 28, 2010 issue of Soap Opera Digest. They are looking ahead to their wedding Nov. 11, 2011.

Melissa Hayden (Bridget Reardon Lewis) gave a short interview to Dec. 28, 2010 Soap Opera Digest about her role on The Young and Restless. It was great to see Hayden on our screens again and even better promise that she will most likely be back when this whole baby broker story falls apart. It’s kind of scary that some 20 years later, she’s playing a variation of her most famous GL storyline, and she still looks convincing doing it.

Vincent Irizarry (Lujack/Nick McHenry) will appear at a meet and greet at the Brokerage Entertainment Club in Bellmore, New York. Tickets are $48. Find more http://www.brokeragecomedy.com or (516) – 785-8655.

Daytime Confidential released a list of the actors who rate highest number of views for this year. Guiding Light Star Rankings are: Crystal Hunt (Lizzie Spaulding #5) #74, Vincent Irizarry (Lujack/Nick McHenry) #68, Zach Conroy (James Spaulding #2) #66, Hayden Panettiere (Lizzie Spaulding #2) #64, Jeff Branson (Shayne Lewis #7) #63, Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler #4) #61, Kassie DePaiva (Chelsea Reardon) #53, Tom Pelphrey (Jonathan Randall #2) #42, Daniel Cosgrove (Bill Lewis #4) #37, Beth Ehlers (Harley Cooper #1) #32, Marcy Rylan (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #6) #25, Rebecca Budig (Michelle Bauer #3) #24, Jessica Leccia (Natalie Aitoro) #11, Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spencer) #7, John Driscoll (Coop Cooper #4) #6, and Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis) #1. Find the complete list with photo of each actor below.
http://daytimeconfidential.zap2it.com/2010/12/31/daytime-confidential-hot-100-2010

Barbara Bloom, the head of CBS Daytime who oversaw the death knells of As the World Turns and Guiding Light and oversaw the travesties that are Drew Carey (who still looks like he doesn’t want to be there) taking over hosting The Price is Right, The Talk and Let’s Make a Deal (the remake) is being let go when her current contract ends shortly.
http://fb.me/PRf57FbV
http://www.welovesoaps.net/2011/01/confirmed-barbara-bloom-out-at-cbs.html

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