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Guiding Light Cast Roundup 78

April 5, 2017

This is the seventy-eighth 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/

See a photo of Bethany Joie Lenz (Michelle Bauer Santos #4, part of Stenz Manny) attending the second annual Baby Ball in the Jan. 23, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Lenz was also tapped as a recast for the role of computer specialist on the sci fi series Colony.
http://tvline.com/2016/08/31/colony-season-2-morgan-recast-bethany-joy-lenz-replaces-thora-birch/

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The first real life Bauer BBQ was part of the Daytime Stars and Strikes fundraiser in late April 2016. Photos of the stars there are in the October 17, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer #3, the one we know and love) was host. Other stars pictured were Yvonna Kopcaz-Wright (Mel Boudreau Bauer Foley), Beth Chamberlain (Beth Raines Spaulding), Jerry verDorn (Ross Marler), Elizabeth Keifter (Blake Thorpe Marler #5), and Jennifer Roszell (Eleni Cooper #2). This year’s will be in October. Hope to see you then!

Jane Elliot (Carrie Todd, Ross’ amazing wife) is leaving General Hospital.
http://daytimeconfidential.com/2017/03/08/jane-elliot-is-leaving-general-hospital

Jean Rouverol (Guiding Light writer) has passed away at age 100. Rouverol received Daytime Emmy nominations for her GL work in 1976 and 1978. She also wrote a book on writing for daytime among other titles and had a solid movie actress career in the old studio system before being blacklisted with her husband in the 1950s. Thank you to @itsonlythesoaps for the heads up and the link.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jean-rouverol-dead-blacklisted-screenwriter-was-100-988772

Karla Mosley (Christina Boudreau) and Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy Boudreau, one of the last great couples on the show with Christina) talk about their officially sanctioned The Bold and Beautiful webseries in the August 26, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Mosley talks about singing the National Athemen for the baseball game which was incorporated into a storyline on The Bold and the Beautiful. See more in the September 19, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Allison Janney (Ginger, one of Jenna’s comic relief maids while she owned the Spaulding Mansion) and Tammy Blanchard (Drew Jacobs) both attended a screening of Netflix’s new film Tullulah. See a photo in the September 19, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Rick Hearst (Alan-Michael Spaulding #3) was the subject of a feature in the Jan. 23, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. He’s let his hair go grey and he’s appearing on The Vampire Diaries.

Read more about the CBS Daytime #1 for 30 Years at the Paley Center exhibit in the December 12, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Guiding Light stars who attended the party included Laura Wright (Cassie Layne #1), Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding #2, the Phillip we know and love), Beth Chamberlain (Beth Raines Spaulding), and Robert Newman (Josh Lewis).

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Read another obituary of former Guiding Light headwriter Claire Labine in the December 12, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. It includes a quote from Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer #5, the adult one we know and love) “Claire was a real lady with old-school class. She had a great sense of humor, and was a fantastic writer who loved and upheld the history of GL.” Many online Manny fans didn’t like the turn she took with Manny during her time in 2000.

Jordi Vilasuso (Tony Santos #1 of Marony fame) was photographed with his family for Christmas in the December 26, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Tammy Blanchard (Drew Jacobs Blue) played Florinda in Into the Woods. Read about it in the August 26. 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

The late Ruby Dee (Martha Frazier, register nurse, friend of Bert Bauer, wife of hospital administrator Jim Frazier) was featured in a recap of her career.
http://shadowandact.com/2017/02/20/reflections-on-the-film-career-of-legendary-actor-and-activist-ruby-dee-2
Read more about her character:
http://soapcentral.com/gl/whoswho/martha.php

We reported Anthony Addabbo (Jim LeMay – Daisy’s adoptive dad, Beth’s husband who died in a house fire caused by a Christmas tree, James Spaulding was named for)’s death in the last of these posts. A memoriam with quotes from costars was published in the November 14, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Nia Long (Kat Speakes, friend of Bridget’s, paired with David Grant, playing a Romeo/Juliette romance against Hampton Speakes, Billy’s best friend from football days) is starring in a remake of Beaches.
http://soapcentral.com/gl/news/2017/0109-nia_long_beaches.php

Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy Bourdreau) was pictured in the November 14, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest with his TV mother Kim Brockington (Felicia Bourdreau, Remy and Mel’s mother, #2). He was talking about them recently having met up for lunch. Saint-Victor was also the subject of a feature in the August 26, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler #4) is featured in the December 26, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Marsha Clark (the wonderful Hillary Bauer, Katie’s best friend, and Ed and Mike’s half-sister) recently appeared on Days of Our Lives as Judge Karen Fitzpatrick at Hope’s late 2016 trial. Clark has appeared on the some as the judge on a recurring basis since 2003. See more including a photo in the December 19, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Rebecca Staab (Jessie Matthews, of Jessie and Simon fame) plays Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady on Days of our Lives)’s character’s mother on Hallmark’s The Irresistible Blueberry Farm. It includes a photo in the September 19, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

See family photos of Emme Rylan (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #6, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) and Laura Wright (Cassie Layne Winslow) are pictured with their children in the November 14, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

There is a photo of Ed and Rita’s wedding with family from the November 7, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Terrell Tilford (David Grant #3, brother to Gilly, son of hospital administrator Charles, friend to Bridget, coupled with Vicky Spaulding his real life wife Victoria Platt) is cast on Supergirl. He’ll play “shape-shifting White Martian named Armek.”
http://soapcentral.com/yr/news/2017/0123-terrell_tilford_supergirl.php

The Bold and the Beautiful licensed and used footage of Karla Mosley (Christina Boudreau, part of the great Christina and Remy pairing) “The Star-Spangled Banner” at a Dodgers game in a story in the October 17, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Mosley is the subject of a feature article in the Jan. 23, 2017 issue in CBS Soaps in Depth. She gave health hints. http://cbs.soapsindepth.com/posts/b-b-the-bold-and-the-beautiful-karla-mosley-secrets-family-health-122615

Crystal Hunt (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #5 brought in Roxie the dog and romanced Coop) took part in the ABC Talk of the Town Gala. See a photo and a few details in the December 19, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

In the December 19, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest, they sum up the year 1990 including: Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis) left the show. Rick Hearst (Alan-Michael Spaulding #3) and Mark Derwin (A.C. Mallet #1) were cast. The show won Daytime Emmys for Writing and Zimmer as Outstanding Lead Actress.

Matt Boomer (Ben Reade #3, who paired with Marina Cooper) was pictured presented at the American Music Awards. See the photo and more details in the December 19, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus Aitoro) was photographed with his partner Gretta Monahan attending the screening of All We Had! in New York. See it in the Jan. 23, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

There is a memoriam to Patricia Barry (Miss Sally Gleason, Kyle and Billy’s birth mother) in the November 7, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Robert Newman (Josh Lewis, part of Jeva) was featured in a photo spread on “10 of Daytime’s Handsomest Actors Ever” in the October 17, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

A roundup of couples who were cast opposite each other on mulitple soaps includes couples with at least one Guiding Light actor Ted King and Laura Wright (Cassie Layne #1), Beth Ehlers (Harley Davidson Cooper), Karla Mosley (Christina Moore Boudreau) and Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy Boudreau, part of one of the last great couples formed on Guiding Light), and Jeff Branson (Shayne Lewis #7, the last one) and Elizabeth Hendrickson. Find it in the November 7, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Spotting Barbara Crampton (Mindy Lewis #3, the one that was way too old) in the 2015 SYFY movie We Are Still Here made a viewer write into the Soap Opera Digest. Their update: “Yes, Barbara Crampton was on Days, but she played Trista Evans Bradford, Marlena’s cousin who married Eugene. Trista was murdered by the Salem Slasher in 1983. In the past few years, Crampton has appeared in a host of horror films, including Day of Reckoning, Beyond the Gates, Sun Choke, Tales of Halloween, and Blood Brothers. Her soap past includes portraying Y&R’s Leanna Love, Guiding Light‘s Mindy Spaulding, and B&B’s Maggie Forrester.” Find it and the question in the November 7, 2016 issue.

Laura Wright (Cassie Layne #1, Reva’s long lost sister) is featured in a one-page interview in the October 17, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus Aitoro) appeared with his partner Gretta Monahan and their son Kai at the film Moana. See the photo in the December 19, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

See a photo of current day Jeva – Robert Newman (Josh Lewis) and Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis) with Zimmer‘s real life son Jake Weary (who briefly appeared as Luke Snyder on As the World Turns) in the November 14, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

See a photo of current day Lujack and Beth – Vincent Irizarry (Lujack Spaulding) and Judi Evans (Beth Raines) in the November 14, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

The August 26, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth flashes back to Cassie Layne and Josh Lewis splitting up (thank God).

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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Guiding Light Cast Round Up 77

January 6, 2017

This is the seventy-seventh 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/

Alin loma  @ALiNyOmmY

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recently passed on some screen captures of Bethany Joy Lenz (Michelle Bauer Santos #4, the beginning of Manny).

Claire Labine, former Guiding Light head writer, passed away in early November 2016.
http://www.welovesoaps.net/2016/11/claire-labine-obituary.html

Anthony Addabbo (Jim LeMay – Daisy’s adoptive dad, Beth’s husband who died in a house fire caused by a Christmas tree, James Spaulding was named for) has passed away. His other big daytime role was as the scary guy Tony “Rush” Carrera on The Bold and the Beautiful.
http://cbs.soapsindepth.com/posts/b-b-the-bold-the-beautiful-gl-guiding-light-anthony-addabbo-dead-116598

Ellen Dolan (Maureen Reardon Bauer #1, Michelle’s adopted mom) is featured in an interview in the November 28, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. She’s been doing some independent films including some filmed in her home state of Iowa. The latest is His Neighbor Phil. Dolan is better known for her longer run as Margo Hughes on As the World Turns. She has recently returned to New York and she hopes to appear in more mainstream productions too.

Susan Pratt (Claire Ramsey, Michelle’s biological mom) is a featured interview in the October 10, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Pratt was a soap jumper and covers a lot of ground, but offers this answer to how she got on Guiding Light “[EP] John Whitesell hired me. I went straight to a screen test because they knew I had that body of work with General Hospital. Working with Jay Hammer [Fletcher Reade] was awesome. We had such chemistry. I recently came across a picture with Jay where he’s hugging me and I had the most genuine smile. I was just so happy. I wish they had developed our storyline further, but there was a change in producers and writers, and Claire gave birth to Michelle and gave the baby to Ed and Maureen, and the next thing I knew I was off the show. A few months later I showed up in Pine Valley.” She’s right they had killer chemistry.

Jordi Vilasuso (Tony Santos #1)  and Roger Howarth (Jory Andros, Eleni’s brother in 1992) have a great photos as part of the question roundup in the September 12, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest. The same issue also has Vilasuso answering questions about him in high school as part of a roundup.

In the September 26, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest, they recap what was going on in the soap world in 1987. Here is the Guiding Light summary. “The Cooper family hit Springfield in the form of Harley and Frank. Sarah Shayne was introduced. Joe Willmore was the show’s new EP, replacing Gail Kobe, Pamela K. Long returned as head writer… Guiding Light celebrated its 50th anniversary. Reva gave birth to Marah her daughter with Josh, but believed the baby was sired by Kyle – and Alan kept the truth underwraps. Josh was floored by the arrival of his presumed-dead wife, troubled Sonni. Harley gave up newborn daughter Daisy for adoption. Billy and Vanessa split. Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis) won her second Daytime Emmy as Lead Actress.”

In the October 27, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest they recap the soap world in 2003. Here is the Guiding Light summary. “Guiding Light rehired Bradley Cole, this time as Jeffery a Richard look-alike; Stephen Martines (as Coltin Scott renamed himself) replaced Jordi Vilasuso as Tony: Jean Carol (Nadine Cooper) and Signy Coleman (Annie Dutton); Maureen Garrett (Holly Lindsey Reade), Elizabeth Keifer (Blake Marler), and Beth Chamberlain (Beth Raines Spaulding) were dropped to recurring….Ross and Blake remarried on GL, as did Danny and Michelle….GL serial killer Ben Reade committed suicide…GL’s Gus learned that he is Alan’s son; Olivia secretly gave birth to Phillip’s daughter, Emma; Marah’s crush, Sandy, turned out to be Jonathan (her half brother)….Reva became telepathic on FL; Beth paired up with Jeffery…Jordi Vilasuso won the Younger Actor Daytime Emmy…. John Conboy took over as GL’s EP; when Millee Taggart quit as head writer, she was succeeded by Ellen Weston who was soon joined by Donna Swajeski…”

Kassie DePaiva (Chelsea Reardon, Maureen and Nola’s little sister) reports she’s been battling Myeloid Leukemia. http://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/dayss-depaiva-battling-leukemia/ DePaiva was the focus of the Take 5 in the October 27, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Daniel Cosgrove (Bill Lewis #4, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) has returned to Days of Our Lives in his role as Aiden – turns out the one who tried to kill Hope was an evil twin courtesy of surgery. He talks dressing rooms in the May 23,2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Cosgrove is once again leaving Days and has a new project Project Dad, A Chicken Soup for the Soul Original with Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus Aitoro) as an executive producer.

Emme Rylan (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #6, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) broke her nose will playing with her sons. Read more in the September 12, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest. She told her sons she’s expecting on Instagram. http://abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/gh-general-hospital-emme-rylan-pregnant-pregnancy-expecting-121451/photos/emme-rylan-family-01-219649

Cynthia Watros (Annie Dutton #1) was interviewed about Guiding Light and the new Breathing Under Dirt production which also features Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer #5), Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding #2), Tina Sloan (Lillian Raines), and Beth Chamberlain (Beth Raines Spaulding #2 – played Watros’s role in the original prize winning one-act play production).
http://www.welovesoaps.net/2016/08/photos-guiding-light-stars-reunite-for.html
http://michaelfairmansoaps.com/news/exclusive-cynthia-watros-talks-reuniting-with-gl-co-stars-in-breathing-under-dirt-annie-dutton-kim-zimmer-and-yrs-kelly/2016/07/15/

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John Wesley Shipp (Kelly Nelson, part of my beloved Kelly and Morgan) starred as the Flash in the 1990s version of the TV show. He plays the Flash’s father in the current TV show. The CW which airs the show is currently offering the Shipp’s version pilot for free streaming.
http://www.cwseed.com/shows/the-flash-classic/pilot/?play=cc3f41ea-9753-4ee6-ba40-fd04c7cfe38d

Judi Evans (Beth Raines Spaulding #1) was featured in the “Take Five” giving an update of what’s she currently up to in the August 26, 2013 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Evans was interviewed for her 30th Anniversary of being on Days of Our Lives.
http://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/icymi-judi-evans-interview

Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler #4) appeared in a best of red carpet looks through the years feature in the March 28, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Karla Mosley (Christina Boudreau, part of the great Christina and Remy pairing) is friends with Claire Egan (Chelsea Newman on The Young and the Restless). They attended middle school and high school together according to the April 4, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in DepthMosley gets a resume run down in the Ask Us section of the September 12, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy Bourdreau) is featured in some fan photos in the All-Star Scrapbook for the April 4, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. He gives fitness advice in the October 10, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Mackenzie Mauzy (Lizzie Spaulding #3, the one after she had cancer) has a feature interview as part of a round up in the March 28, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Mauzy also played Phoebe Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful.

Emme Rylan (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #6, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) and Laura Wright (Cassie Layne Winslow) are featured in a “Ask Us” question in the March 28, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest. The reader wants to know if they were on Guiding Light at the same time and if their characters are related.
“The actresses did not overlap on GL, where Wright played Cassie from 1997-2005 and Rylan portrayed Lizzie from 2006-2009. Their characters were not related by blood, but Lizzie did have a child, Sarah, with Cassie’s nephew, Jonathan.”

Darnell Williams(Griggs, who shot Dinah and help Harley and Cyrus captive in St. Michael’s church tower) was featured in an ask us in the July 25, 1995 issue of Soap Opera Weekly. Previously Williams had created the iconic soap role of Jesse Hubbard on All My Children…a role he would eventually return to in the waning days of the soap. However, this is a catch-up of his roles since leaving AMC up to 1995. Williams had a short run on As the World Turns as Jack Devere, and now plays Jacob Johnson on Loving. After leaving AMC in 1988, the actor appeared in the TV-movie Stompin’ at the Savoy, and was a standby in the Broadway production of Angels in America.

From the Ask Us section of the October 27, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest. “Q: My sister and I were reminiscing about Guiding Light (we do that a lot!) and can’t remember all of the women who Josh Lewis was married to other than Reva. I would love a list. Thanks! Carolyn D. Buffalo, NY. — A: Josh’s first marriage, in 1987, was to the psychologically troubled Sonni Carrera. They split and he wed Reva in 1989. After her presumed death in 1990, Josh got engaged to Harley, but they never made it down the aisle. He tied the knot with nurse Annie Dutton in 1995, but the union was invalidated when Reva returned from the dead. Josh and Annie made it legal in 1996, but divorced in 1997 to a combination of her trickery and his ongoing love for Reva. When his 1999 marriage to Reva failed, Josh fell for Olivia; they wed in 2001, only to divorce that same year. After another stab at matrimony with Reva (2002-2007). Josh slipped a ring on her sister Cassie’s finger in 2007, but they called it quits the following year.”

Dreama Walker (Janie Walker, she appeared in 2 episodes that IMDB puts in 2007) will be on a mid-season CBS replacement On Doubt. Read more in the September 26, 2016 episode 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.

Guiding Light Cast Round Up 69

November 12, 2014

This is the sixty-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/

As part of the year 2000 flashback from the August 4, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest they included the debuts of Nancy St. Alban (Michelle Bauer Santos #5), Jordi  Vilasuso (Tony Santos #1) and Mackenzie Mauzy (Lizzie Spaulding #3 from 2000 to 2002). Susan Pratt returned as Claire Ramsey, Michelle’s birth mother). Josh Lewis and Reva Shayne Lewis split. Frank Cooper and Eleni Cooper split as well. Behind the scenes Claire Labine replaced James Harmon Brown and Barbara Esensten (the one who said she knew who Mick’s real killer was supposed to be). It soon seemed like Labine would also leave, but she ended up staying.

In the October 21, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth the 5 Year flashback is Olivia having trouble handing her transplant of Gus’s heart.

In the January 27, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth the 10 Year flashback is Eden was torn between Bill Lewis and Tony Santos.

In the June 20, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth the 10 Year flashback is Cassie Layne Winslow being torn between Jeffery O’Neill and Edmund Winslow.

Find a photo of Maeve Stoddard and Fletcher Reade’s wedding at the Bauer BBQ in 1988 in the Fourth of July round up in the July 7, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

The July 7, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest includes a round up of 1999. It includes Hunt Block (Ben Warren), Signy Coleman (Annie Dutton #2), Marj Dusay (Alexandra Spaulding), Frank Grillo (Hart Jessup), and Wendy Moniz (Dinah Marler #3) left the show. Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spencer), Bradley Cole (Richard Winslow), David Andrew MacDonald (Edmund Winslow), Orlagh Cassidy (Doris Wolfe), Paula Garces (Pilar Santos), and Laura Bell Bundy (Marah Lewis #5) debuted. Paul Wesley (Max Nickerson #2) came in as a replacement and Jordan Clarke (Billy Lewis) returned to the show. Manny got a mention in weddings of the year. Cassie for Hart’s son Roger Joshua “R.J.” Jessup, Phillip and Harley Spaulding had son Alan “Zach” Spaulding were listed in births and Reva Shayne discovered she’d had Jonathan Randall by Prince Richard Winslow during her lost years. Manny got a shout out for their wedding as one of the Weddings of the Year.

There is a photo of Bethany Joy Lenz at the Revenge part at Nylon Magazines’ Celebrate The September Issue at the Redbury in Hollywood. Her hair is dyed and chopped, picture Penny’s dreadful new ‘do on Big Bang Theory. See a photo for yourself in the October 21, 2013 issue of. CBS Soaps in Depth.

Rebecca Budig (Michelle Bauer #3, part of the Messe pairing) gave birth to daughter Charlotte Jo on September 8, 2014. Note this is her child with her current husband who is not the one she famously dated on The Bachelor. Budig has permenation left her job hosting Better show for which she was Emmy nominated this year. Read more in the October 6, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

John Wesley Shipp (Kelly Nelson, part of my beloved Kelly and Morgan) was recently photographed at the Rhode Island Comic Con. See his Twitter feed for more photos and videos.
https://twitter.com/JohnWesleyShipp/status/528730575017095168/photo/1

Rick Hearst (Alan-Michael Spaulding #3) was recently pictured on Twitter with a fan https://twitter.com/WaterStreetNY.
http://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0tqvZlIIAE-_AU.jpg

Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler #4) is keeping her commitment to the FANtasy Soap Reunion event, despite her new role as Phyllis. It will be in New York and New Jersey October 25-26, 2014. Find more details about it in the October 6, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Hayden Panettiere (Lizzie Spaulding #2, the little girl who survived cancer and killed Beth’s abusive boyfriend) is reportedly expecting a baby with fiance Wladimir Klitschko. They’ve been engaged since last October. Read more and see a photo in the June 30, 2014 CBS Soaps in Depth.

Matt Bomer (Ben Reade #3) was featured in the movie Winter’s Talehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBSj1MKwx6A

Kassie DePaiva (Chelsea Reardon, Maureen and Nola’s little sister) part of the three soap star group Divas of Daytime. The group is not currently performing or recording, but they would like to regroup as their schedule allows. Read more in the October 6, 2014 issue of the CBS Soaps in Depth. DePaiva was interviewed in the July 14, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Zach Conroy (James Spaulding #2, part of the lovely Jaisy pairing) and Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy Boudreau, one of the last great couples on the show with Christina) shared a photo from their new show The Bold and the Beautiful showing they put a sign below the balcony that plays the Forrester roof top restaurant asking people to stay quiet while filming. See the photo in the August 4, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Saint-Victor also participated at Jacob Young‘s bowling fundraiser. See photos in October 6, 2014 in CBS Soaps in Depth. Saint-Victor and Karla Mosley (Christina Boudreau) talked about the scene on Room 8 when they were called to lick spaghetti off the other’s face. Read more in the October 21, 2013 Soaps in Depth. Mosley also answered the round up question in the July 14, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. She said her most unusual job was being a stop on her friend’s tour bus of New York City. She’d talk about being in show business and sing songs for him. Conroy and his The Bold and the Beautiful costar Ashlyn Pearce (Aly Forrester) had a special visit to Medieval Times and the shoot is described in the July 7, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Terrell Tilford (David Grant #3, brother to Gilly, son of hospital administrator Charles, friend to Bridget, coupled with Vicky Spaulding) was featured in an interview in the August 4, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Tilford was also interviewed in the December 30, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth about his soap fast and his various returns to soaps. “The GL alum says ‘Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny Santos) would give you a lot of stuff to play off of.'” Photos include one of Stewart and Tilford.In the June 30, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth, Tilford comments on his new The Young and the Restless role.

Michelle Forbes (Sonni/Solita Lewis, one of Josh’s crazy ex-wives) starred in the Hallmark Original movie The Hunters. Read more about it in the October 21, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/thehunters

Eden Riegel ‏ (who got advice from Harlet version one as a little girl) gave birth to her second son Isaac Miller on December 20, 2013. See a photo and read more in the January 27, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Taye Diggs (Sugar Hill, who was a spoiler for Deliah/Marcus and was part of the Drew Jacobs introduction story, he was a music producer) is now on the show Murder in the First.
http://www.tntdrama.com/shows/murder-in-the-first.html

Jeff Branson (Shayne Lewis #7, the last one) was feature interview in the July 14, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. he mentioned his time on the soaps and his role in the TNT series Perception and the supernatural thriller Visions. Read it in CBS Soaps in Depth.

Colleen Dion briefly appeared as Ramona on Guiding Light in 2003 before returning to her role as Felicia Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful in 2004. Read more about her soap hopping in the June 16, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Allison Janney (Ginger, one of Jenna’s comic relief maids while she owned the Spaulding Mansion) reports on her confusion on what was happening during her appearance in the end of the series Lost.
http://www.vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/2014/10/allison-janney-confused-by-lost-ending

Crystal Hunt (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #5 brought in Roxie the dog and romanced Coop) was sentenced in her previously reported prosecution for a bar fight.
http://www.serialscoop.com/2014/10/crystal-hunt-sentenced.html

Laura Wright (Cassie Layne Winslow) is doing a personal appearance on Dec. 6th and 7th, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. See more here:
https://twitter.com/SoapThis/status/527299828288847875/photo/1

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 45

March 11, 2012

This is the forty-fifth 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

An 75th Anniversary Guiding Light timeline, including last cast photo and featuring Manny first wedding as only one of four listed was in the Jan. 31, 2012 issue Soap Opera Digest. “Light Bright” Soap Opera Digest 31 January 2012. pp. 66-69 It also includes a collection of Guiding Light weddings pp. 76-77.

@Guiding_Light: recently tweeted “Soap Classics confirmed told @Mark_Lopa that a #GL Christmas set will be released in September or October!”

@SoapOpera451 recently blogged about her role in putting together a tribute to the 30th anniversary of Daytime Emmys best actor and actress winners. Enjoy the many Guiding Light and her sister soaps stars in the clip.
http://pgpclassicsoaps.blogspot.com/2012/02/best-of-best-i-worked-as-daytime-emmy.html

Mary Stuart (Meta  Bauer #5, who returned in the late 1990s & was involved with many stories, including Manny, on the canvas at that time) was already a soap legend from her role on Search for Tomorrow and played Meta until she died. Her last appearance coming close to her actual death. We Love Soaps shared this classic article from 1962.
http://www.welovesoaps.net/2010/01/flashback-mary-stuart-1962.html

Tammy Blanchard (Drew Jacobs, Michelle’s best friend during early Manny storyline) will appear on TV in several different shows this March. http://cbs.soapsindepth.com/2012/02/interview-gl-grad-blanchard-is.html

John Wesley Shipp (my beloved Kelly Nelson) is doing personal appearances this weekend (March 10-11, 2012) in Metropolis, IL. (Dang if I’d realized that a little sooner I could have gone!) http://soaps.sheknows.com/onelifetolive/news/id/23671

A speech by Claire Labine (Guiding Light head writer) is summarized.
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/dailymusto/2012/02/a_lament_for_th.php

Several former Springfielders showed up at the Indie Soap Awards. See their photos at the link below:
http://tinyurl.com/isa3getty
http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/S_sagR4y3_a/3rd+Annual+Indie+Soap+Awards/browse

Liz Keifer (Blake Thorpe Marler #5)  and Jerry verDorn (Ross Marler) were pictured in the Jan. 28, 1997 issue of Soap Opera Digest. verDorn shared “At our wedding (Ed. note – the first Bloss wedding), Liz was very sick. I spent the day bringing her water and food and making sure she took her aspirin.” p. 28

Ashley Peldon (Marah Lewis #2) was interviewed by Soaps451 in 2009.
http://pgpclassicsoaps.blogspot.com/2009/02/where-are-they-now-ashley-peldon-ex.html

Joe Lando (Macualley West – who did a summer storyline involving Mindy on his summer hiatus from Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman)has been added to the series The Secret Circle.
http://newsflic.blogspot.com/2012/02/joe-lando-as-john-blackwell-on-secret.html

Kassie DePaiva (Chelsea Reardon) and Roger Howarth (who played Jory Andros on GL in 1992) have brought their One Life to Live roles to General Hospital. Howarth (who played Jory Andros on GL in 1992, nope still haven’t figured out who he was, but just glad I can include him in the update) is now on contract with General Hospital. He’ll be back “by May sweeps.”
http://daytimeconfidential.zap2it.com/2012/03/07/breaking-news-roger-howarth-bumped-to-contract-player-on-general-hospital

Hayden Panettiere (Lizzie Spaulding #2, the little girl who came back from Arizona and had cancer) has been cast in the primetime pilot, Nashville.
http://cbs.soapsindepth.com/2012/03/panettiere-lands-abc-pilot.html

Terrell Anthony‘s (Reva and Roxie’s brother, Rusty Shayne) last credit is “Uncle John” in Mandie and the Cherokee Treasure in 2010 via @Guiding_Light.

Laura Bell Bundy (Marah Lewis #5) just released a new single. Here’s “That’s What Angels Do” Sneak Peek.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke6ve11crT0
Bundy
performing ‘That’s What at Angels Do’ at the #crs2012 lunch. Coming to a radio station near you soon!!
https://twitter.com/#!/Team_LBB/status/172398331522330624/photo/1
Bundy
will host a party leading up to the Country Music Awards.
http://laurabellbundy.tumblr.com/post/18907768408/laura-bell-to-take-part-in-freemont-street-experience

Lauren C. Mayhew (Marah Lewis #4 – in 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 “SKULL rock! Hiking with my buddy David! We r inside the skull! #Palisades”
https://twitter.com/#!/LCMayhew/status/173489672016769025/photo/1
She also sent some photos of her at a pool party.
https://twitter.com/#!/LCMayhew/status/176481380367220736/photo/1
https://twitter.com/#!/LCMayhew/status/176471161671135232/photo/1

Arthur Peterson (who played Rev Ruthledge for 10 years) was part of the 1987 50th Anniversary of Guiding Light, was a guest at the Lincoln Center black tie gala and watched episode 10, 201 be filmed according to The New York Times.

Brian Gaskill (Dylan Lewis #2 – the painful recast to try to fit a name actor from another soap into the cast) has released a spoken word album of poetry.
http://cbs.soapsindepth.com/2012/03/gaskill-speaks.html

Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis) reported in the Jan. 28, 1997 issue of Soap Opera Digest that she attended Forest Hills Central in Ada, Michigan and she routinely returns for her class reunions.

Paul Rauch (former EP of GL) is described unflatteringly (though the general buzz is accurately) by Ellen Holly, original cast member of All My Children, after he took over AMC in 1984.
http://www.welovesoaps.net/2012/03/ellenholly4.html

@scottustownhall recently tweeted “EJ Bonilla (Rafe Rivera) stars in “Musical Chairs” Mar 23.See trailer at” http://www.ustownhall.com/usth/index.php

Daytime Confidential put together a list of 22 Oscar winners who were on a soap opera including these from Guiding Light: James Earl Jones (Dr. Jim Frazier), Mira Sorvino (temporary recast for A.C. Mallet’s little sister, Julie), Sandy Dennis (Alice Holden, Dennis debuted in the role in 1956), and Ed Begley (busy character actor and father of Ed Begley, Jr., he was an original cast member for the TV version of the show in 1952 as Rev. Dr. Paul Keeler #1).
http://daytimeconfidential.zap2it.com/2012/02/28/20-okay-22-soap-stars-who-won-the-oscar?page=0,0

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

Guiding Light Cast Round Up 43

February 5, 2012

This is the forty-third 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

A Celebration of Guiding Light‘s 75th Anniversary:
http://tvsourcemagazine.com/soaps/columns/2343-guiding-lights-diamond-anniversary

Charita Bauer (Bert Bauer) took over the role on Feb. 3, 1950. She would gone on to play the role until her death in 1984.
http://www.welovesoaps.net/2012/02/historyfebruary3.html
http://www.welovesoaps.net/2010/01/50-greatest-soap-actresses-22-charita.html

Claire Labine (Headwriter 2000-2001) is being honored.
http://daytimeconfidential.zap2it.com/2012/02/01/claire-labine-to-be-honored-alongside-judd-apatow-by-wga-east-this-february
http://www.welovesoaps.net/2012/02/labinewga.html

This just came out and on Facebook and Twitter about Jordi Vilasuso (Tony Santos #1) “JUST ANNOUNCED #AMC #ALLMYCHILDREN #SOAPFANS, April 15, 2012 @unclevinniescc Alicia Minshew & Jordi Vilasuso!! For tickets call 732-899-3900, they won’t be on the website till Monday but don’t miss out. People are calling already!! 11:30 am, meet/greet, q & a, autographs & photos!! $ 60 per person plus tax”  at Uncle Vinnie’s in Point Pleasant, NJ.”
Vilaususo also appeared on the episode of Parks and Reck that originally aired Feb. 2, 2012.

Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer #5) tweeted “I saw Ron Raines  [Alan Spaulding #3] last night in ‘The Follies’ with my family. Bravo Ron!”

Laura Bell Bundy (Marah Lewis #5) was listed in the Soap Style section of the Jan. 2, 2o12 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Personally I think they are kind of harsh and I think it is a one piece, the blue designs just scatter less at the bottom and either the angle or what’s under makes it look like a different color.
Bundy just started a blog.
http://laurabellbundy.tumblr.com

Ryan Brown (Bill Lewis III #4, who played Little Billy during the Bilar romance which crossed heavily with Manny) has released a second novel about a cryogenically frozen John Wayne being thawed out is released. An interview with current photos appears in the Jan. 30, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.
http://www.amazon.com/Thawed-Out-Fed-Ryan-Brown/dp/1439171564/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328409335&sr=8-1

Tina Sloan (Lillian Raines) celebrated her birthday Feb. 1st. In celebration she posted a photo taken on her 40th birthday.
http://twitpic.com/8e782r

Andrea Navedo (Teresa Sandoval – Danny’s crazy high school ex who never got “he’s just not that into you”) is on a scripted drama on HBO called How To Make It in America. It looks like it’s a current show with season aired in 2010 and 2011. I’m not familiar with it so if anybody else has more information please share.
http://www.hbo.com/how-to-make-it-in-america/cast-and-crew/debbie/bio/andrea-navedo.html#

Team_LBB  recently tweeted “Here’s a sneak peak of @LauraBellBundy’s next video for ‘That’s What Angels Do.’ Look for the single to be out Feb 28″
https://twitter.com/#!/Team_LBB/status/160174171685527552/photo/1

Kassie DePaiva (Chelsea Reardon, the youngest daughter and singer, sister of Nola and Maureen) recently tweeted an old photo of her and some of her soap friends including Laura Wright (Cassie Layne #1)
https://twitter.com/#!/KassieDePaiva/status/160394712623235072/photo/1
She was interviewed about her character migrating to General Hospital.
http://www.examiner.com/city-buzz-in-san-diego/kassie-depaiva-on-one-life-to-live-ending-and-heading-to-general-hospital
DePaiva will be appearing on HSN on Feb. 5th, 2012.
http://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/depaiva-hsn
DePaiva tweeted “This was my first SOD photo shoot and we made the cover. It was a big deal for me. My daytime career started there!!!”
https://twitter.com/#!/KassieDePaiva/status/165874733441753088/photo/1
She also tweeted “YAY!! 20.000 followers!!! Thanks everyone!!!”

Ron Raines (Alan Spaulding #3) had a page of photos from Follies in the Nov. 7, 2011 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Included are cast members and his wife Dona and his daughter Charlotte.

Scott Bailey (Sandy Foster, the fake Jonathan Randall) was pictured with wife Adrienne Frantz (Amber Moore on The Bold and the Beautiful) in both The Bold and the Beautiful soup kitchen and in a wedding photo spread in the Jan. 2, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Robert Bogue (A.C. Mallet #2) and Mandy Bruno (Marina Cooper #6) just had a son.
http://daytimeconfidential.zap2it.com/2012/01/18/rob-bogue-and-mandy-bruno-welcome-son

Christian LeBlanc (Justin the Gigolo from the last double wedding) want you to LIKE his Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Christian-Jules-Le-Blanc/124657994244910

Nick Santino (Father Soto, he appeared in 2002, but wasn’t included in the episode summaries)  is reported to have committed suicide – distraught over the necessity of having to put down his pet dog. IMDB lists him as having appeared in 6 different episodes over the course of 2002.
http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120128/NEWS90/120129738
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1763850/filmoseries
http://www.welovesoaps.net/2012/01/nick-santino-dead-at-47-suicide-after.html
http://www.tmz.com/2012/01/29/soap-actor-dog-suicide

Terrell Tilford (David Grant #3, brother to Gilly, son of hospital administrator Charles, friend to Bridget, coupled with Vicky Spaulding) is joining the cast of VH1’s “Single Ladies.”
http://www.welovesoaps.net/2012/01/29jan23.html

Michelle Forbes (Sonni/Solita, one of Josh’s psycho wives) is returning as a series regular on The Killing in it’s second season.

Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis) will be in Stephen Svoboda’s Odysseus D.O.A.February 23 – March 4, 2012 in the Nafe Katter Theatre, Storrs, CT. TIX 860-486-4226
http://www.welovesoaps.net/2012/02/kim-zimmer-back-on-stage-in-crts.html
http://www.crt.uconn.edu
In honor of Zimmer‘s birthday, Tune in Tomorrow offered again this podcast from a couple of month’s ago.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tuneintomorrow/2011/09/08/kim-zimmer-plus-what-does-the-prospect-park-news-mean

Jessica Leccia (Natalia Aitoro) will be hosting a fan luncheon on March 10, 2012.
http://jessicalecciafanevents.blogspot.com

Although Daytime Stars and Strikes announced last year would be the final fan event, they have happily announced on Twitter recently that they will be holding at least one more this coming October.

A Robansuefarm tweet was printed in the Nov. 7, 2011 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

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


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