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Guiding Light Cast Roundup 81

May 24, 2018

This is the eighty-first 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/

Bethany Joy Lenz (our dearly beloved Michelle Bauer Santos #4) guest starred on Grey’s Anatomy. The episode is called “1-800-799-7233.” It’s the winter premiere of the second half of the season (Season 14, Episode 9) and originally aired January 18, 2018. Her character’s name is Jenny. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7043736/

Morgan Englund (Dylan Lewis, Billy and Reva’s son who ended up with Bridget) is the subject of a where are they now feature in the July 3, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest. After GL, Englund wanted to go into music, but he was a single father so he decided he needed something more regular. Following in Dylan’s shoes he became a first responder and then part of the fire department. Then in 2017 he decided to try to get into music again. About his connections to the Guiding Light cast he says “I just talked to Melissa Hayden [Bridget Reardon Lewis] yesterday because she’s hopefully going to be involved in some way with the video. We connect every couple of years and want to do something together. And every time I see Kim [Zimmer, Reva Shayne Lewis], we’re right back to where we were before, so there’s a lot of love there. I loved working with her and Jordan [Clarke, Billy Lewis]. Maureen Garrett [Holly Reade] and I also exchanged messages recently….GL didn’t hire just any people; [they cast] mostly theater actors, like [the late] Michael Zaslow [Roger Thorpe]. They were amazing actors to work with. I feel very fortunate.”

In the May 14, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth Sharon Newman’s Crimson Lights gets a shout out because – unlike Company in the last couple of years – people actually pay for what they eat. Go Sharon!

Joseph Campanella (a criminal named Joe Turino) died May 16, 2018. Campanella was an incredibly busy actor appearing on many shows on daytime, primetime, film, and the stage over the decades until his retirement in 2009. Guiding Light was his second regular series role and we was on between 1959-1960. I have to idea who this character was. I’m glad we got the name, but if anyone has more details, please share.
https://www.cbs.soapsindepth.com/posts/days-of-our-lives-bold-and-the-beautiful-guiding-light-joseph-campanella-dead-160189

Joseph Campanella Dies: TV & Film Actor With 200 Credits Over Six Decades Was 92

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/joseph-campanella-dead-character-actor-909457

Check out photo spreads of soap star houses in the May 27, 1997 issue of Soap Opera Weekly. Check out the homes of:  Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor, The Young and the Restless she also had a cameo as a friend of Vanessa’s at the last Vanilly wedding in the final days of the show), Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding, Guiding Light), Judi Evans Luciano (Beth Raines, Guiding Light), and Robin Mattson (teenage Hope Bauer, Guiding Light). As a bonus there are two childhood photos of Ethan Erickson who played J Chamberlain on Guiding Light. His childhood nickname was Skip.

Recently John Wesley Shipp (Dr. Kelly Nelson, of Kelly and Morgan fame) was recently left out of a reunion photo for Dawson’s Creek where he played Dawson’s dad. He was interviewed for the Entertainment Weekly article for the 20th anniversary of the show’s debut, but neither of the parents were included in ET‘s reunion photo. Thanks for the tip VIP Auctions newsletter.

After Fiona Hutchison (Jenna Bradshaw Cooper) left the Guiding Light, one of her projects became teaching Understanding Daytime at New York’s School of Film and Television (SFT). Read all about it in the February 8, 2000 issue of Soap Opera Weekly. She talks about her return in December 1996 after 2 years and a baby. She feels she is better at her job and more appreciative. She neogiated a 3 year contract with a 52 week cycle instead of the normal 13. Read all about it in the May 27, 1997 issue of Soap Opera Weekly.

Emme Rylan (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #6, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) has a quick interview about her General Hospital role in the January 22, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest. In a seperate roundup in the same issue about irrational fears Rylan confesses to an irrational fear that there are sharks in her swimming pool. Rylan had announced the birth of her daughter Dakota Rose Money on June 26, 2017. See a photo and read more in the July 24, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Kurt Knudson recurred as Len the ice cream store owner who gave Michelle an alibi. He first aired January 4, 2000. He previous had a recurring role as Judge Ari Waxman on Law and Order and as Judge Louis Brandels on ABC’s Annie. Read more about it in the January 11, 2000 issue of Soap Opera Weekly.

There is a profile about Scott Bryce (Craig Montgomery #1, both chronologically & in greatness, during falling in love with Sierra, etc.) in the July 25, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest. It includes a shout out to his father Ed Bryce who starred as Bill Bauer on Guiding Light. He passes on this advice from his dad. “Remember, even when you’re the star, you are just a brush stroke in someone else’s painting, so check your ego at the door.”

Melina Kanakaredes (Eleni Cooper #1) talks about her time on Guiding Light and on her new show The Resident in the February 26, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest. She says she is still close to Rick Hearst (Alan-Michael Spaulding #3).

There is an indepth feature story on John Driscoll (Coop Cooper #4) in the November 13, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest. It talks about his transition from acting (last appearing as Chance Chancellor on The Young and the Restless) to a life in the Army. He currently is serving in the Virginia Army National Guard 29th Infantry Division in Kuwait. Driscoll said he is currently in touch with Robert Bogue (A.C. Mallet #2), Mandy Bruno (Marina Cooper #6), Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy Boudreau), Jeff Branson (Shayne Lewis #7, the last one), Michelle Ray Smith (Ava Peralta), and Frank Dicopoulos (Frank Cooper).

Saint-Victor was featured as a Take Five in the July 24, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Among the stars on hand for the 2017 Jane Elissa Extravagenza benefitting Broadway Cares and The Jane Elissa Charitable Fund for Leukemia and Lymphona were Sonia Satra (Lucy Cooper Spaulding, part of terrific LAM pairing, victim of Marian Crane) and Sean McDermott (Hart Jessup #3 who came back to find Roger married to Dinah). Read more in the January 8, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Laura Bell Bundy (Marah Lewis #5, the one who started Marony) produced and directed a concert benefitting women’s rights, the ACLU, the National Breast Cancer Coalition, and Planned Parenthood NY. Read more about it in the January 8, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

The October 30, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth features a tribute to New York City photographer Arthur L. Cohen who specialized in shooting soaps. He had to retire in 2014 when he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and passed away during summer 2017. Check out a roundup of photos from New York based soaps over the years. Find a bunch of Guiding Light and As the World Turns stars with their memories of the photographer.

Karla Mosley(Christina Boudreau) reports back on a recent publicity trip for The Bold and the Beautiful. The trip was to South Africa during October 2017. She got the chance to show off South African high fashion. B&B cast mates Jacob Young (Rick Forrester) and Heather Tom (Katie Logan) joined her on the trip. Read more and see photos in the January 8, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Mosley announced she is expecting her first child with boyfriend John Roger it’s due in August see the announcement in the May 7, 2018 issue in Soap Opera Digest. In the same issue in answer to a roundup Mosley says: “They call me ‘The Human Jukebox.’ because if someone says anything that reminds me of a song, I can’t help but sing it, and I don’t even realize I’m singing it sometimes.” Mosley also won one of the GLAAD awards for her portrayal of Maya Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful and showed of a baby bump she is pregnant by her boyfriend John Roberts. In a separate story she tells about going to see Nelson Mandela speak and that she was in a kids’ rock group called Sugar Beats. Read all about it in the May 14, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Maura West (Carly Tenney Snyder on As the World Turns, Ava Jerome on General Hospital) is interviewed about her General Hospital role in the July 3, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest. About ATWT she says she keeps connected with her former costars through social media, “We were SO close on that show. We are still a big family, we’re just sort of scattered to the wind. I communicate the most with Martha [Byrne, Lily Walsh Snyder], Michael [Park, Jack Snyder, part of CarJack], and Colleen [Zenk, Barbara Ryan].” She hadn’t yet seen Park in his hit Broadway show, Dear Evan Hansen.

Kassie DePaiva (Chelsea Reardon, Maureen and Nola’s little sister) is featured in a roundup where they feed actors quotes from past interviews and ask them to respond. Find it in the November 13, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest. DePaiva also was featured in a detailed round up about the stars on Mother’s Day. Read it in the May 14, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Back in the February 8, 2000 issue of Soap Opera Weekly featured Jean Carol (Nadine Cooper, Harley and Frank’s mom) talked about her latest movie Scream Queens: A Musical.

Laura Wright (Cassie Layne #1, Reva’s long lost sister) talked about her time on Guiding Light when her character stayed with Edmund when they were trying to get pregnant and impregnated Dinah Marler. Brian Mertes, who was my director on Guiding Light, taught me that I can justify absolutely anything as an actor. He wouldn’t let the stay in the no and he taught me to just go for it. He’d say, “We have to do this. So why would your character do it? I’m not the actor who would say, “That doesn’t make sense to me,” or put in changes or complaints, ever, because I sill justify anything you hand to me.” Read about it in the February 26, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

The 1997 Time Capsule round up article in the July 3, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest list these turn over in the TPTB at Guiding Light: Paul Rauch took over as executive producer, succeeding Michael Laibson; Head Writers Michael Conforti, Victor Miller and Nancy Williams Watt were replaced by James Harmon Brown and Barbara Esensten; and the show celebrated major milestones; the 60th anniversary of its radio debut and the 45th anniversary of its move to TV.”

The 2003 Time Capsule round up article in the February 26, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest list these turn overs in the TPTB at Guiding Light: John Conboy was named EP, and Millee Taggart resigned as head writer, succeeded by Ellen Weston and Donna Swajeski.”

A spooky story round up in the October 30, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth includes the end of the Cleva (Reva’s clone) story complete with photo. It also has photos of David Kimball (Killer carved in his forehead) from The Young and the Restless and from As the World Turns the James-Barbara-Gunnar time travel story and Shannon O’Hara return from the dead despite her shrunken head storylines.

In the July 24, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest has a close up photo of Vincent Irizarry (Lujack/Nick McHenry) in his disguise he wore for the end of his role on Deimos Kiriakis on Days of Our Lives. Read an article about his character’s death and an interview with him in the July 3, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

CBS Soaps in Depth online celebrated Kim Zimmer‘s (Reva Shayne Lewis) birthday in February. Check out the photos across her long career. http://www.cbs.soapsindepth.com/posts/guiding-light-kim-zimmer-birthday-124616/photos/kim-zimmer-gal-01-132496

Ellen Parker who played Maureen Reardon Bauer #2 announced she was in the independent film called Ties to Rachel that was then seeking a distributor in the May 27, 1997 issue of Soap Opera Weekly.

During the heighth of the Annie-Reva feud around when Annie faked Reva pushing her down the stairs, Suzanne Schwarzer (GL’s then costume designer) found a company called Annie Reva (in a total coincidence). She bought several of their pieces for the cast. Read more about it Soap Opera Weekly issue May 13, 1997. The article also spells out the complicated shooting of the actual fall. It mentions stunt woman Janet Paparazzo, director Bruce Barry, and stunt coordinator Peter Hock. It also looks as if Reva could actually be charged (it hasn’t happened, but hypothetically it could).

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 gave this great quote. “But the real challenge is the development of the characters and the day to day movability of it, because the writers change. I once told Mary Stuart (the last Meta Bauer on Guiding Light) that we should have been given an award for rewriting.”

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 Roundup 80

March 15, 2018

This is the eightieth 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 20th Anniversary of Beautiful Women photo roundup in the June 26, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth included Cynthia Watros (Annie Dutton #1), Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler #4), Karla Mosley (Christina Boudreau), and Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spencer).

The 20th Anniversary of Handsome Men photo roundup in the August 7, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. They included Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny Santos) – and an uncommon photo at that, sigh, Tom Pelphrey (Jonathan Randall #2) and, Matt Boomer (Ben Reade #3, who paired with Marina Cooper).

A roundup in the February 5, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest names their choice for the best story ever told on each soap. Guiding Light is represented by the Nola Reardon/Kelly Nelson/Floyd Parker/Morgan Richards storyline. As the World Turns is represented by the Kim Hughes-Douglas Cummings stalker storyline. (Both stories featured John Wesley Shipp.)

Bethany Joie Lenz (Michelle Bauer Santos #4, part of Stenz Manny) will be in a new recurring role on Grey’s Anatomy this season.
http://soapcentral.com/gl/news/2017/1030-bethany_joy_lenz_greys_anatomy.php

Both Lenz and Brittany Snow (Daisy Susan LeMay Cooper #2 – during Susan’s first return) were photographed at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Award. Check out the photos in the March 5, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Don Stewart (Michael Bauer #6) was reported in the October 1972 issue of Daytime TV that “has been drawing hordes of fans whenever he sings (baritone) in night clubs. And after every performance, he sits in the lobby to sign autographs and greet fans personally.”

Rick Hearst (Alan-Michael Spaulding #3) announced he was going to be on the 12th episode of this season of the Dynasty reboot. Read more and see a photo in the December 4, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Ellen Dolan (Maureen Reardon Bauer #1, Michelle’s adopted mom) was the subject of a feature in the March 5, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth looking back on her roll as Margo Hughes on As the World Turns and the epic ToMargo coupling with Tom Hughes.

The March 5, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth‘s All-Star Scrapbook Marj Dusay (Alexandra Spaulding) and Crystal Hunt (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #5 brought in Roxie the dog and romanced Coop)

Melina Kanakaredes (Eleni Cooper #1) is a regular on a new medical series called The Resident. Her character’s name is Dr. Lane Hunter.
http://tvline.com/2017/08/25/melina-kanakaredes-cast-the-resident-fox-medical-drama

The December 4, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest gives a collection of most shocking returns including Michael Zaslow (Roger Thorpe) and Anthony Herrera (James Stenbeck on As the World Turns).

In the October 1972 issue of Daytime TV they describe Zaslow playing in the Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof for a year. He’d been wearing himself out and losing weight so he’d left in June 1972.

Allison Janney (Ginger, one of Jenna’s comic relief maids while she owned the Spaulding Mansion) won a SAG award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in the mockumentary, I, Tonya. See a photo in the March 5, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.
https://youtu.be/VWjLnS4vnsA Janney commented on the Harvey Weinstein controversy.
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/10/13/allison-janney-talks-harvey-weinstein-scandal-women-in-hollywood-at-betty-whites-big-night.html

Wes Ramsey (Sam Spencer, Olivia’s brother) came to General Hospital in times for November 2017 sweeps.
http://soapcentral.com/gh/news/2017/1027-wes_ramsey.php

This fall Kassie DePaiva (Chelsea Reardon, Maureen and Nola’s little sister) returned to Days of Our Lives character Eve Donovan after a bout with leukemia. Read more about it with the November 6, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Vincent Irizarry (Lujack Spaulding and his sudden brother Nick McHenry) returned to Days of Our Lives last fall after his character’s death for recreated flashbacks. Read about it in the November 6, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Warren Burton (hospital administrator and Black Orchid restauranter, Warren Andrews whose greedy plan with the Dreaming Death lead to his wife’s death) has passed away at the age of 72. Burton’s death was reported by We Love Soaps and passed on to me by .
http://soapcentral.com/amc/news/2017/1022-warren_burton_obit.php
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/latimes/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=187002735

Emme Rylan (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #6, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) had baby number three, a daughter, on June 26, 2017. Read more in the July 24, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

From the October 1972 issue of Daytime TVChristopher Walken, who played Michael Bauer as a boy on the radio version of The Guiding Light, is in the new movie, The Happiness Cage.”

Laura Wright (Cassie Layne Winslow #1) talks about the problem she had playing Cassie staying with Edmund after finding out he’d artificially inseminated Dinah. Read all she said in the December 4, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Cassie and Edmund’s beautiful wedding is featured in a roundup of photos in the

Judi Evans (Beth Raines #1) is the feature about her new double role on Days of Our Lives. Read it in the August 7, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. She also was in a feature article about it in the September 11, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

The October 1972 issue of Daytime TV reported: “I’ve been trying to locate Lyle Sudrow, who played Bill Bauer on The Guiding Light until he was succeeded by Ed Bryce. And I’m told by Theo Goetz (Fredrich “Papa” Bauer on TGL) that he believes Lyle is in Hollywood, working in a helicopter factory.”

Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy Boudreau, one of the last great couples on the show with Christina) and his real life wife Shay are pictured at the Daytime Emmys. See it in the June 26, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Saint-Victor hasn’t been on The Bold and the Beautiful since August, but he was back filming in mid-November.
http://soapcentral.com/bb/news/2017/1019-lawrence_saint_victor_back_at_bb.php#.WejbQSdLSas.twitter
Saint-Victor also has a short interview about his recent storyline on The Bold and the Beautiful in the February 5, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Karla Mosley has also gotten a side job. Mosley will “headline a fashion show by Gert-Johan Coetzee, a highly regarded fashion designer from South Africa. Karla will be walking the runway for him during a special show that will take place on October 26 during South African Fashion Week….Her co-stars Jacob Young (Rick Forrester) and Heather Tom (Katie Logan).”

The October 1972 issue of Daytime TV reported that Fran Myers (Peggy Fletcher) has been dating Roger Newman (Ken Norris on the same show). It was early days, but they were married until his death in 2010.

Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler #4) is featured in an article in the June 26, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth because of her frontburner story on The Young and the Restless where her character has just moved in with her recently ex-husband’s brother.

Laura Bell Bundy (Marah Lewis #5, the one who started Marony) recently appeared on the October 21, 2017 episode of Good Behavior.
https://twitter.com/goodbehaviortnt/status/922295891062427648

Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis) and Robert Newman (Josh Lewis) are reunited in a production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? It’s a workshop in Nantucket. Workshop’s sometimes go on to regional or Broadway runs, other times they disappear. Here’s wishing them a long run.
http://www.playbill.com/article/guiding-lights-josh-and-reva-will-be-virginia-woolfs-george-and-martha
The September 11, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest includes a set of photos of female imposters including Dolly aka Cleva aka Clone Reva. The shot is one of her in the replica of the Cross Creek wedding dress.
Zimmer‘s Reva and Wendy Moniz (Dinah Marler #3) characters were on a list of people with their own sense of style in the July 24, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus Aitoro) had their second son, Rio, on June 12, 2017. Read more in the July 24, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

In November 1971, Daytime TV reported that Chris Sarandon who played Tom Halverson on The Guiding Light has been touring with the play Othello.

Reported in the November 1971 issue of Daytime TV that Barbara Rodell (Leslie Bauer Norris, Rick’s mother, Ed and Mike’s ex-wife) and her husband Cy Epstein had just had their first child, a boy named Jonathan.

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 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.

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.

Guiding Light Cast Round Up 68

September 28, 2014

This is the sixty-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/

The Sept. 22, 2009 issue of Soap Opera Weekly was focused on the end of Guiding Light.

Blake’s 1997 nightmare over her twins having two fathers (with Rick and Ross in baseball uniforms and Blake wearing a Scarlet Letter) is featured in the “All Star Scrapbook” of the Nov. 4, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Liz Keifer (Blake Thorpe Marler #5) is quoted as saying “Oh, I loved that! The guys were referees, where they dressed up in baseball uniforms! I have this shot! This is the only shot I have framed from Guiding Light.. Up at our lake house, we have it up on this one wall! I love this – I think that was my favorite storyline.”

The 10 years ago story flashback in the August 25, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth is Jeffery O’Neill trying to scare Dinah Marler out of town before she reveals to Cassie how he used to impersonate Richard, sometimes even in her bed. See photos and more details in CBS Soaps in Depth.

A photo flashback roundup of characters back in on screen high school includes one of three of the Four Musketeers from 1983. It’s in the Sept. 8, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

There was a special feature in the Aug. 22, 2006 issue of Soap Opera Weekly. It featured a special episode where they had a food fight. There were two special guests in that episode. One was Dave Price, then the CBS The Early Show‘s weatherman (what they were calling their morning show). Price is quoted as saying: “I’d like to think of myself as a permanent guest star on Guiding Light. This is my third or fourth appearance. I’m not a braggart by nature, but if you look back at the soap opera’s 70-year history, those three or four appearances really stand out.” Also, Frank Dicopoulous (Frank Cooper)’s real life wife, Teja Anderson, played a reporter posing as a blind date for Frank. See photos and read more quotes in Soap Opera Weekly.

Emme Rylan (previously credited as Marcy Rylan) (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #6, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) is shooting a Kickstarter backed project called Shevenge.
https://twitter.com/EmmeRylan/status/503387583963885568/photo/1
https://twitter.com/EmmeRylan/status/503367675473440768/photo/1
https://twitter.com/EmmeRylan/status/503348852947042304/photo/1
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/meganleejoy/shevenge

@BethanyJoyLenz  (Michelle Bauer Santos #4) was the subject of a photo tweeted recently by 

Lenz, along with Wes Ramsey (Sam Spencer, Olivia’s little brother), also was pictured trying on the sunglasses at the 2013 primetime Emmys. Check out the photo in the November 4, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Brittany Snow (Daisy Susan LeMay Cooper), Laura Bell Bundy (Marah Lewis #5 who started Marony), and Michelle Forbes (Sonni/Solita Lewis) are also pictured at various gifting tables.
Lenz also recently shared this on Who Say.
http://www.whosay.com/articles/2521-bethany-joy-lenzs-soulful-singing-selfie-will-brighten-your-day?code=cGj8F5k

Lindsey Mckeon (Marah Lewis #6 – the Marah who did the most with Marony) appeared in the Guardian Angel which opened Friday, December 6, 2013. Read more in the Nov. 4, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Laura Bell Bundy (Marah Lewis #5 who started Marony) was pictured in the soap style round up in the May 19, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

There was a catching up article with Jordi Vilasuso (Tony Santos #1) in the Aug. 22, 2006 issue of Soap Opera Weekly. He talks about leaving the show and his new role gangster Eddie Zarouvian. “I didn’t want to do soaps anymore. I left GL because I had done it. I wanted to pursue other ventures. What I like about this show is that there’s a beginnin, middle, and end. On daytime they just regurgitate storyline over and over.”

John Wesley Shipp (Kelly Nelson, part of my beloved Kelly and Morgan) starred in the 1990 CBS version of the Flash and will now play the father of the Flash in the new series. It will first air staring Tues., Oct. 7, 2014 on the CW. See a photo and more details in the Sept. 8, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Karla Mosley (Christina Boudreau, with Remy, one of the last really good new couples in the final years of Guiding Light) was featured with her mother Shirley in the mothers round up in the May 19, 2014 issue CBS Soaps in Depth. The August 25, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth announced that she self-published a book of haikus. Read more about it in CBS Soaps in Depth. Buy it here:
Short Poems for a Long and Happy Life
http://www.amazon.com/Short-Poems-Long-Happy-Life/dp/1937506789
In the travel round up in the Sept. 22, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest Mosley recommends taking a scarf when you travel. Get the details in Soap Opera Digest.

Kassie DePaiva (Chelsea Reardon, Maureen and Nola’s little sister) talks about her background as a singer, like her Guiding Light character, in the Sept. 8, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Vincent Irizarry (Lujack/Nick McHenry) is going to be at two signing events. One will be Fri., Sept. 26, 2014 from 4pm-9pm and Sat., Sept. 27, 2014 from 10am-4pm at the Burbank Marriott, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA http://www.courtscelebrityshow.com. The other will be at Soap Fantasy Reunion Kick-Off Party at Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club, 520 Arnold Ave., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ Soapfantasyreunion.eventbrite.com Next month Irizarry will be appearing at the Soap Fantasy Reunion All0Star Music Jam on Sun., Oct. 26, 2014 3:00-4:30 pm at the Ramada Inn in East Hanover NJ. Visit Soapfantasyreunion.eventbrite.com

According to the November 4, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps In Depth, Zach Conroy (James Spaulding #2, part of the lovely Jaisy pairing) appeared on what turned out to be the second to the last episode of HBO’s “Hello,Ladies.” It originally aired Nov. 10, 2013. Read more about the series and its cancellation:
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/hbos-family-tree-hello-ladies-593267
Conroy (James Spaulding #2, part of the lovely Jaisy pairing) is interviewed about his character Oliver Jones on The Bold and the Beautiful taking center stage at Medieval Times.  See it in the August 25, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Conroy also has a duel interview with co-star Ashlyn Pearce (Aly Forrester) in the Aug. 25, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

 tweeted a link to a YouTube recording (with the lyrics on screen) of “Don’t Put Dirt On My Grave Just Yet” by Hayden Panettiere (Lizzie Spaulding #2, the little girl who survived cancer and killed Beth’s abusive boyfriend).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03RHq3IV

Cynthia Watros (Annie Dutton #1) was interviewed in the Sept. 8, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth about her recently vacated role on The Young and the Restless and her role in Finding Carter.

Victoria Platt (Vicky Spaulding, Alan and Alex’s half-sister Victoria Spaulding’s daughter, from Brandon’s island marriage after he had died on screen once) was pictured before she gave birth at the L By Jennifer Love Hewitt Launch Party. See a photo in the May 19, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Frank Grillo (Hart Jessup #5, the final Hart that was torn between Dinah and Cassie) appeared at the cinema Society and Gucci Guilty’s screening of Captain America: The Winter Solider. Find an awesome photo of him there in the May 19, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. If you want some classic Grillo look for a Christmas 1998 J. Crew catalog. He had a two page spread.

Judi Evans (Beth Raines #1)  is featured in a sidebar in an article about fear of typecasting in the Sept. 22, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Evans talks about her different soap roles and how she tried to play different characters.

Robert Bogue (A.C. Mallet #2) and Mandy Bruno (Marina Cooper #6) were both in their film Rock Story which premiered at the Hoboken International Film Festival. Read more and see a photo in the Aug. 25, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Jeff Branson (Shayne Lewis #7, the last one), John Driscoll (Coop Cooper #4), and Tom Pelphrey (Jonathan Randall #2)  appeared at the 15th Annual Soapfest Weekend on Florida’s Marco Island. See photos and read more in the August 25, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Terrell Tilford (David Grant #3, brother to Gilly, son of hospital administrator Charles, friend to Bridget, coupled with Vicky Spaulding) and Victoria Platt (Vicky Spaulding, Alan and Alex’s half-sister Victoria Spaulding’s daughter, from Brandon’s island marriage after he had died on screen once) are expecting their first child, a girl very soon. Tilford talks about finding out it was a girl in the August 25, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Platt and Paula Garces (Pilar Santos) were included in a fashion round up of recently pregnant soap actresses from that same issue.
Tilford is also interviewed about his painting and the art gallery he had in the Sept. 8, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Crystal Hunt (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #5 brought in Roxie the dog and romanced Coop) and Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis)  both will appear in 34 Blast a movie opening Fri., Oct. 3, 2014. The title has changed slightly since Hunt announced it on Twitter. Read about it in the August 25, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.
Zimmer is also featured as one of the hot shots in the August 25, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. From my classic collection, the August 22, 2006 issue of Soap Opera Weekly includes a small article, including photo of Zimmer as Mama Rose in Gypsy.

Did you know Anthony Addabbo (Jim LeMay, Susan/Daisy’s adoptive father) was the same guy who played Jonny Carrera/Rush (the guy who held Lauren Fenmore and Eric Forrester hostage after their plane crash back in 1998 on The Bold and the Beautiful)?

 Jacob Young (Rick Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful) hosted a charity event. Among his B&B castmates who attended were Zach Conroy (James Spaulding #2, part of the lovely Jaisy pairing) and Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy Boudreau). See photos in the Aug. 25, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Laura Wright (Cassie Layne Winslow) is interviewed for a what were you like in high school roundup in the Sept. 8, 2014 issue 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 66

June 2, 2014

This is the sixty-sixth 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

The February 24, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest includes a photo round up of characters who left soaps in pairs during the month of February including a photo from Phillip Spaulding and Beth Raines Spaulding 1991 Valentine’s Day Wedding.

The May 12, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest featured an article looking back at 1997. It gives highlights of story and casting for all the soaps, including Guiding Light. In addition it gives this behind the scenes notice “GL marked its 60th anniversary (from its radio debut) on January 25 and its 45th TV anniversary on June 30. Paul Rauch succeeded Michael Laibson as executive producer: Michael Conforti, Victor Miller, and Nancy Williams Watt were out as head writers, replaced by The City‘s James Harmon Brown and Barbara Esensten.”

The June 2, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth did a 10 years ago flashback article featuring Tammy Winslow trying to decide whether she should go all the way with Joey Lupo. They also did a round up of famous summer storylines, including the famous first Four Musketeers summer storyline with photos.

Rebecca Budig (Michelle Bauer #3, part of the Messe pairing) announced she is pregnant by her current husband Michael Benson. Read more and see a photo in the June 2, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Daniel Cosgrove (Bill Lewis #4, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) announced they’ve named the animal shelter in Branford, Connecticut after his grandfather Daniel Cosgrove I for his work with the clinic since retirement. He’s still active at 97. Find out more about it at the June 2, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Find a feature article on Cosgrove in the April 21, 2014 issue on CBS Soaps in Depth.

Rick Hearst (Alan-Michael Spaulding #3) created a hilarious commercial for his upcoming personal appearances in June 2014.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k45wjySP8HA

Hearst is interviewed about his General Hospital return in the Feb. 24, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Denise Pence (Katie Parker, Floyd’s sister and Hillary Bauer’s best friend) published another blog entry.
 http://historyalivenyc.blogspot.com/2014/05/ive-always-been-woman-who-speaks-her.html

Victoria Platt (Vicky Spaulding, Alan and Alex’s half-sister Victoria Spaulding’s daughter, from Brandon’s island marriage after he had died on screen once) is married in real life to Terrell Tilford (David Grant #3, brother to Gilly, son of hospital administrator Charles, friend to Bridget, coupled with Vicky Spaulding). They are expecting. See a photo of the expectant mother in the Style Squad section of the May 23, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Hayden Panettiere (Lizzie Spaulding #2, the little girl who survived cancer and killed Beth’s abusive boyfriend) got positive reviews all around (except from me) in the Style Squad roundup in the December 2, 2013 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Emme Rylan (previously credited as Marcy Rylan) (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #6, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) was featured in an interview about her The Young and the Restless and General Hospital switch in the October 10, 2011 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.
There is a photo of her at work with her 2 year old son Levi in the February 24, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

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 right before the Nursery Rhyme Stalker mass kidnapping) was featured in the interview in the Oct. 10, 2011 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Besides continuing her acting career, she has released singles like “Look Inside” on iTunes, and served as WWE ring announcer. Her web series Breakfast Burrito is no longer active.

Terrell Tilford (David Grant #3, brother to Gilly, son of hospital administrator Charles, friend to Bridget, coupled with Vicky Spaulding) has been cast on The Young and the Restless as Barton, the so far never seen sudden husband to Leslie Michaelson. He’ll first appear on Fri., June 13, 2014. See a photo and an update of what Tilford has been up to in the June 2, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Ian Ziering (Cameron Stewart, one of the original Dinah, Alan-Michael, and Harley quad) participated in the 5th Annual Motorcycle Awareness Ride on Long Island. See a photo in the June 2, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Zach Conroy (James Spaulding #2, part of the lovely Jaisy pairing) shared the story of his 16 hour Dubai to Los Angeles flight with food poisoning. Read his account and see (a healthy) photo in the June 2, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy Boudreau) tells about how he came to collect Superman memorabilia in the June 2, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Karla Mosley (Christina Boudreau, with Remy, one of the last really good new couples in the final years of Guiding Light) gave her Star Style suggestions in the February 24, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Mosley reported on buying her first house on the East Coast. Read her report in the April 21, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Kassie DePaiva (Chelsea Reardon, Maureen and Nola’s little sister) when faced with her favorite gym closing, rounded up a bunch of her soap friends to buy it instead, check out a photo shoot/tour of  Solid in Palm Springs, California in the June 2, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Jeff Branson (Shayne Lewis #7, the last one) reported the birth of his first son Van James Branson during April 2014. Read more in the April 21, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

recently tweeted about John Wesley Shipp (Kelly Nelson part of my beloved Kelly and Morgan) “: Original ‘Flash’ star John Wesley Shipp has joined the cast of the CW remake:  ”

Roger Howarth (Jory) was the subject of a feature interview in the December 2, 2013 issue of Soap Opera Digest. The article includes photos of him with Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny Santos) and Laura Wright (Cassie Layne Winslow) who overlapped with him on Loving.

Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding #2, the one we knew most of the time) joined a bunch of other soap stars the day after his 53rd birthday to tape on location at Blondie’s on Manhattan’s Upper West Side for the online soap Tainted Dreams. The shooting was August 7, 2013 aka National Lighthouse Day. See photos in the September 9, 2013 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.

Guiding Light Cast Round Up 65

April 17, 2014

This is the sixty-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

Nico and Marina’s storyline was featured as March 10, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth’s 10 years ago column.

Crystal Hunt (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #5 brought in Roxie the dog and romanced Coop) and Justin Klosky (ex-Joey Lupo, part of Alan’s Spaulding intern contest [he re-invented a device he hadn’t bothered to check was already on the market] and the apex of the Tammy-Joey-Lizzie triangle that Phillip threatened out of town during Phillip’s temporary decent into madness) are featured in the All-Star Scrapbook feature in the March 10, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Bethany Joy Lenz (Michelle Bauer Santos) has been filming SongByrd. We have photos.
http://bjldailygallery.sosugary.com/thumbnails.php?album=107&page=5
Also from  50th Annual CAS Awards From The Cinema Audio Society [22-02-14]
http://bjldailygallery.sosugary.com/thumbnails.php?album=112

Paula Garces (Pilar Santos) has posted another blog post: “Mam Oral Care Rabbit – Everything you need for your baby’s first teeth | ¿Qué Más?”
http://quemas.mamaslatinas.com/parenting/123658/everything_you_need_for_your
Garces tweeted “Mar 15 Come see me Tonight @PurlieuNYC for my Birthday celebration! Hope to see you soon Xo pic.twitter.com/vLv9DhKJiF ”

Denise Pence (Katie Parker, Floyd’s sister and Hillary Bauer’s best friend)  shared her first blog post.
http://denisepence.blogspot.com/2014/02/katie-grows-up.html

Rick Hearst (Alan-Michael Spaulding #3) returned to his General Hospital role of Sonny’s brother, Ric. Read all about it in the March 10, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Paul Wesley (Max Nickerson #2, Drew Jacob’s foster brother) attended Paleyfest.
@paleycenterPaul Wesley has arrived at #Paleyfest! #TVD pic.twitter.com/u2ehmB9eKf

Kevin Bacon (T.J. Werner #2) did a special opening for The Tonight Show in honor of the 30th anniversary of his movie Footloose.
http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/kevin-bacons-footloose-entrance/2764458
Bacon was photographed at the Golden Globes with his wife Kyra Sedgwick and his daughter Sosie Bacon. See the photo in the March 10, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Karla Mosley (Christina Boudreau, with Remy, one of the last really good new couples in the final years of Guiding Light) was photographed at The Secret Room Events Hosts Red Carpet Style Lounge in honor of the Golden Globe. She was checking out dog toys. Find her photo in the March 10, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.
Mosley tweeted a photo. “Best picture in the history of pictures. W/ @aynsleybubbico & Reginald VelJohnson. #HartOfDixie ”
https://twitter.com/karlamosley/status/447424489287340032/photo/1
Mosley and Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy Boudreau) were nominated for NAACP Image Awards. See photos and read more in the March 24, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.
Mosley was the subject of “This or That” in the March 24, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. She also reported that what she regrets Tweeting are typos. We all feel her pain. Read about it in the January 27, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Tina Sloan (Lillian Raines) shared on Twitter. “Guiding Light great writer has book coming out April 1 People Magazine loves it I love it as well” She’s referring to Dorothy Must Die by former Guiding Light writer Danielle Page.

Laura Bell Bundy (Marah Lewis #5 who started Marony) recently tweeted: “@LauraBellBundy To all the people who didn’t think I actually cut/highlighted my hair at @Supercuts#proven pic.twitter.com/MpdzxgJdSC ”

Robert Newman ‏@RobertNewmanGL (Josh Lewis) tweeted “Mar 15 Evidently, I’m in a play. Through March 30… pic.twitter.com/JA2KtztfYM ”
 Mar 16 Nice to see @crystalchappell and @hillarybsmith tonight in NYC. Love both of these wonderful, smart, talented ladies. Have fun girls!”

Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spencer) is the subject of a feature interview in the the January 27, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Cynthia Wartos (Annie Dutton #1) has to vacate her role on The Young and the Restless since her MTV series Finding Carter has been picked up.

Matt Bomer (Ben Reade #3)’s current USA Network series White Collar is coming back for a short series to create a finale.
http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/usa-white-collar-six-episode-final-season/#more-702478

Emme Rylan (previously credited as Marcy Rylan) (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #6, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) recently tweeted a set photo from the General Hospital set with her current co-star.
@EmmeRylan  Mar 20 Lets get this party started! RT@domzfan: LOVE this ‘Wish Upon a Shooting Star’camera shot!!! @dom_zamprogna #GH pic.twitter.com/0hTNGVthnr ”
Rylan shared a photo of her playing with her son Jackson at Christmas time in the Jan. 27, 2014 Soap Opera Digest.

Michelle Forbes (Sonni/Solita Lewis), Kevin Bacon (T.J. Werner #2)  and Hayden Panettiere (Lizzie Spaulding #2)  attended the Golden Globes. Find photos in the March 10, 2014  and March 24, 2014 issues of CBS Soaps in Depth. Bacon is pictured with his wife Kyra Sedgwick and daughter Sosie Bacon.

Allison Janney (Ginger, one of Jenna’s comic relief maids while she owned the Spaulding Mansion) and Ian Ziering (Cameron Stewart, one of the original Dinah, Alan-Michael, and Harley quad) attended the People’s Choice Awards. See photos in the March 10, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Tom Pelphrey (Jonathan Randall) is starring in the movie Junction. See photos of him at the premiere in the March 10, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Frances Fisher (Suzette Saxon #2, Fisher took over the role for 6 months in early 1980s) talks about her soap experience on Guiding Light and The Edge of Night and her new show Resurrection in the March 10, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Zach Conroy (James Spaulding #2, part of the lovely Jaisy pairing) was part of a round up in the March 24, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. He says Rescuers Down Under was the first movie he ever saw in the theater. Conroy was featured in a two page spread in a roundup on supporting characters for his The Bold and the Beautiful role in the January 27, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Laura Wright (Cassie Layne #1) shared a photo of her and her daughter Lauren in the Jan. 27, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Guiding Light Cast Round Up 64

January 22, 2014

This is the sixty-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

The September 23, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth featured Dinah wanting Mallet back in their 5 Year Plot Flashback.

@BethanyJoyLenz  (Michelle Bauer Santos #4) tweeted a photo announcing camera test from her new movie Songbyrd.
https://twitter.com/BethanyJoyLenz/status/421297742372409344/photo/1

Really great photo of Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny Santos) and Saundra Santiago (Carmen Santos) from the opening night of Harbor in the September 23, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

@paulagarces1 (Pilar Santos) new season of her show Devious Maids, where she was a murder victim in season 1.
http://michaelfairmansoaps.com/news/devious-maids-season-two-premiere-date-announced-eva-longoria-to-direct-opener/2014/01/09
Garces tweeted a photo of her niece and nephew.
http://instagram.com/p/im9V8eOOrA/#
And this photo of her in hair and makeup.
http://instagram.com/p/iZyn42OOjW/#
In the December 16, 2013 issue of Soap Opera Digest, Garces announced that she and husband Antonio Herandez welcomed their first child together, Andres Herandez on November 20, 2013. Find more details in the magazine.
Garces posted another blog post on the Latina blog. This time about Baby’s first Christmas.
http://quemas.mamaslatinas.com/parenting/120687/5_ways_to_get_ready

Daniel Cosgrove (Bill Lewis #4, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) is joining Days of Our Lives as a doctor.
http://www.welovesoaps.net/2013/12/daniel-cosgrove-joins-days-of-our-lives.html

Tina Sloan (Lillian Raines) has just released a new speaker website. She tweeted, “Wld u pls be kind enuf 2 go 2 my BRAND NEW SPEAKERS website, http://Tinasloan.com  & tell me yr thoughts. Just did it,need your fresh eyes”

Emme Rylan (previously credited as Marcy Rylan) (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #6, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) recently retweeted a Bizzie photo from Guiding Light.
https://twitter.com/megsueannburke/status/416953550757842945/photo/1
Rylan has started an Etsy shop.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/EmmeRylan?ref=l2-shopheader-name
Rylan shared this great dressing room project.
https://twitter.com/EmmeRylan/status/423635513736572928/photo/1

Jesse Lee Soffer (Max Nickerson, Drew’s foster brother #1)  is starring in the Chicago Fire spin-off Chicago PD.
https://twitter.com/SourceRyan/status/421070160514920448/photo/1
https://twitter.com/NBCChicagoPD/status/423652285458022400/photo/1
https://twitter.com/NBCChicagoPD/status/423655302907437057/photo/1

Stephanie Gatschet (Tammy Winslow Randall #2) tweeted a photo of reading with her cat.
http://instagram.com/p/i7hMBUicx0/#

Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy Boudreau one half of the last really good couples in the final years of Guiding Light) was featured in the This or That interview in the January 13, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps In Depth.

Vincent Irizarry (Lujack/Nick McHenry) and Darnell Williams (Griggs, who shot Dinah and help Harley and Cyrus captive in St. Michael’s church tower) will be among the soap stars coming to Raleigh/Durham NC in March.
https://twitter.com/kadomaz/status/421036863667724288/photo/1

Justin Klosky (ex-Joey Lupo, part of Alan’s Spaulding intern contest [he re-invented a device he hadn’t bothered to check was already on the market] and the apex of the Tammy-Joey-Lizzie triangle that Phillip threatened out of town during Phillip’s temporary decent into madness) is now a professional celebrity organizer and author of the new book, Organize & Create Discipline: An A-to-Z Guide to an Organized Existence. Note: There was a particularly tasteless ad running when I read the article. Be aware of that it might still be there before you click the link.
Read more: Former ‘Guiding Light’ Star Justin Klosky To Appear on ‘Good Morning America’ | Soap Opera Network http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2013/12/former-guiding-light-star-booked-on-good-morning-america-to-promote-new-ocd-book?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#ixzz2pGcj71Uh
Thanks for the lead: @SoapOperaNetwrk on Twitter | SoapOperaNetwork on Facebook

Rebecca Budig (Michelle Bauer #3, part of the Messe pairing) recently made TV Guide.
https://twitter.com/TVGMLogan/status/421087480247377920/photo/1
She reported that she expressed interest in reboot, but never heard back from Prospect Park.
http://daytimeconfidential.zap2it.com/2014/01/14/rebecca-budig-expressed-interest-in-prospect-park-reboot-never-heard-back
Budig live tweeted Blue Bloods on Dec. 20th, 2013. “To all of those who watched and will be waching #BlueBloods THANK YOU! I appreciate each and every one of you. Fun to live tweet!”

Kassie DePaiva (Chelsea Reardon, Maureen and Nola’s little sister) posted her first blog post of 2014.
http://www.kassiedepaiva.com/index.html

Ron Raines (Alan Spaulding #3) recently tweeted “I was at Die Fledermaus’ opening at the MET last night. A brilliant performance was given by Danny Burstein as Frosch.”

Murray Bartlett (Cyrus Foley) was recently featured in Out Magazine.
http://www.out.com/entertainment/2014/01/14/hbo-men-looking-jonathan-groff-frankie-j-alvarez-murray-bartlett?slide=29505&slidenum=4#slide-4

Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus Aitoro) recently tweeted: “Getting ready to go off to a photo shoot for @BeaconHillWeb . Busy day! How’s yours going?”

Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler #4, the final Dinah) and Caitlin VanZandt (Ashlee Wolfe) were among the soap stars who attended the annual Stocking with Care celebrity bartending fundraiser. Find photos in the Jan. 13, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

 Erica Cantatore@WasilewskiLover tweeted a photo of Karla Mosley (Christina Boudreau, with Remy, one of the last really good new couples in the final years of Guiding Light).
https://twitter.com/WasilewskiLover/status/415191016451239936/photo/1

ShortCanuck tweeted “Beverly’s son Scott McKinsey is one of the directors at General Hospital.” Beverly McKinsey was the original Alexandra Spaulding. Here’s his IMDB page.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0571983/

Michelle Ray Smith (Ava Peralta) shared this photo on Twitter.
https://twitter.com/MichelleRayS/status/414123657603334144/photo/1

Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis) shared a photo from her continuing run of Madame Morrible in Wicked in the Sept. 23, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

When Rick Forrester saw Maya for the first time on The Bold and the Beautiful, she was singing a song Karla Mosley (Christina Boudreau, with Remy, one of the last really good new couples in the final years of Guiding Light) wrote herself called “Time Travel” according to the June 17, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Brody Hutzler (Zachary Smith, Michelle and Vanessa’s Angel) was featured in an interview in the June 17, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Hutzler talks about various acting projects including Baby Daddy and an episode of Hot in Cleveland.

Guiding Light Cast Round Up 61

October 20, 2013

This is the sixty-first 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

This is a nice, clean piano instrumental version of the “Hold On To Love” theme song. Thanks to stephanie @soapfanfiction for pointing this version out to me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uekdqgrsxWE

There is a cast photo from Harbor, featuring Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny Santos) grinning from ear to ear in the Sept. 9, 2013 issue of CBS soaps in Depth.

Bethany Joy Lenz (Michelle Bauer Santos #4 – the first Manny Michelle) recently celebrated the 10 year anniversary of One Tree Hill.
http://wilmonfilm.blogs.starnewsonline.com/14273/one-tree-hill-ten-years-later/

Susan Pratt (Claire Ramsey) was interviewed in the Sept. 9, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. She talks about her super pairing Claire and Fletcher Reade and her return to play Danny’s mother-in-law from Hell and getting to know daughter Michelle as an adult. She also talks about her work in real estate and that Nancy St. Alban (Michelle Bauer Santos #5) had actually bought a house based on a referral.

Paula Garces (Pilar Santos) had a baby shower:
http://lossip.com/9194/paula-garces-baby-shower-gift/
http://instagram.com/p/e5L0vkluYj/#
Garces shared a poster from “The Maids Room.”
http://instagram.com/p/fYPLcrOOoJ/#

tina sloan@tinasloan  (Lillian Raines) tweeted on Sept. 29, 2013: “Even at 2 I wanted to be onstage” pic.twitter.com/smawTrjS1Y

Laura Bell Bundy (Marah Lewis #5 who started Marony) tweeted about her “Two Step” video: “that’s right! We filmed it in Kentucky at my dads factory!!” See the video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIYuTWKD3Og
Bundy also shared a photo of her dog Norma Jean.
https://twitter.com/LauraBellBundy/status/380883108901289984/photo/1
Bundy is interviewed about all the projects we’ve let you know about here in the Sept. 9, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Bundy also talks about working with Jeva and still being recognized as Marah.

Stephanie Sloane (editorial director of Soap Opera Digest) reports in her letter to readers in the August 26, 2013 issue of Soap Opera Digest that “I remember the first soap set I ever got to visit – Guiding Light. I was struck by how small the individual sets were because they looked so big on TV.”

Liz Keifer (Blake Thorpe Marler #5) has started a new life coaching Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/lizkeifercoaching
http://www.lizkeifer.com/#!/

Emme Rylan (previously credited as Marcy Rylan) (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #6, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) was interviewed about her life and her role as nuLulu on General Hospital in the August 25, 2013 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Wendy Moniz (Dinah Marler #3, part of the popular Dart pairing) is on the ABC show Betrayal.
http://abc.go.com/shows/betrayal

Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler #4, the final Dinah) made the August 26, 2013 issue of Soap Opera Digest talking about her shoe company again. http://sole9.com

On September 23, 2013, Laura Bell Bundy@LauraBellBundy (Marah Lewis #5 who started Marony) “We raised 80k for #30abes doing the #TwoStep for 24 hrs! Thanks to everyone who donated. Check out the video:” http://bit.ly/1fvffsu
Bundy tweeted on Sept. 22, 2013 “Golfing at coltford charity golf event.”
http://instagram.com/p/enPR7JtZ2_/#

Cynthia Wartos (Annie Dutton #1) is going to be recurring on The Young and the Restless.
http://daytimeconfidential.zap2it.com/2013/09/27/badass-cynthia-watross-joins-the-young-and-the-restless

Trent Dawson (the priest who counsels Michael Burke) is scheduled to appear on NCIS:LA‘s episode that will originally air Oct. 8, 2013.
http://highlighthollywood.com/2013/10/former-as-the-world-turn-star-trent-dawson-to-appear-on-cbss-hit-ncis-los-angeles-on-tuesday-oct-8-highlight-hollywood-news/

Tina Sloan (Lillian Raines) pointed out that Danielle Paige who wrote for Guiding Light is coming out with this Oz take off book. her page credits “- Script Writer (2001 – 2004) – Assistant to the Writer (2000 – 2002)”
http://shelf-life.ew.com/2013/09/25/dorothy-must-die-wizard-of-oz/

James Lipton, best known for  hosting Inside the Actors Studio, played a doctor (Dr. Dick Grant from 1952-62) on Guiding Light. He wrote scripts and apparently became head writer at one point. We Love Soaps TV@WeLoveSoapsTV  on Sept. 18, 2013: “Had fun at the #AGT finale tonight. Great to see former #GL star and soap writer James Lipton on stage. He’s on our birthday list tomorrow.”

Zach Conroy (James Spaulding #2, part of the lovely Jaisy pairing) starred in this lovely short film The Flipside.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE7kTvi5LyA

Victoria Platt (Vicky Spaulding, Alan and Alex’s half-sister Victoria Spaulding’s daughter, from Brandon’s island marriage after he had died on screen once) is married in real life to Terrell Tilford (David Grant #3, brother to Gilly, son of hospital administrator Charles, friend to Bridget, coupled with Vicky Spaulding). Their anniversary is Sept. 29th. Tilford posted this photo of them as a couple:
https://twitter.com/TerrellTilford/status/384361258184495105/photo/1
They celebrated their anniversary in the park behind the Hollywood sign.
http://instagram.com/p/e3IsX6RKXE/#
Tilford also posted a photo celebrating the wrap party of “Single Ladies.”
http://instagram.com/p/eoIbOMhxhc/#

We Love Soaps Throwback Thursday featured James Lipton, Lynne Rogers, and Bernard Grant on Guiding Light in the black and white era. https://twitter.com/WeLoveSoapsTV/status/380763056113848320/photo/1
And Charita Bauer as Bert Bauer when she was a hospital volunteer at Cedars during the mid to late 1970s:
https://twitter.com/WeLoveSoapsTV/status/378235939555794944/photo/1

Judi Evans (Beth Raines #1) was interviewed about a dark turn taken by her current character on Days of Our Lives.
http://www.tvguide.com/News/Days-Lives-Judi-Evans-1068375.aspx

According to the Sept. 9, 2013 issue of CBS soaps in Depth, Laura Wright (Cassie Layne #1) has resigned a multiple year contract with her present soap General Hospital.

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 in the newly released movie Baggage Claim.

@jwmorganjr reports David Andrew MacDonald (Edmund Winslow) was on “was in last Monday’s episode of #TheBlackList.” The episode was called “Wujing.” It’s episode 103. http://www.nbc.com/the-blacklist/episode-guide/season-1/799334/wujing/episode-103/809201/

Matt Bomer (Ben Reade #3) is returning for a new season of White Collar.
http://www.tvguide.com/News/White-Collar-Sneak-Peek-Season5-1072038.aspx

Check for other round ups and keep up with the Springfielders.

Guiding Light Cast Round Up 59

August 14, 2013

This is the fifty-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/2010/11/27/faq-back-issues

The July 29, 2013 issue of Soap Opera Digest has a section on old soap photos. Guiding Light has a two page spread with photos from 1952 to 1980.

Paulo Benedeti (Jesse Blue) was pictured in the March 25, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth because he attended the wrap party for the film A Place Called Hollywood.

Paula Garces (Pilar Santos) is reported to be pregant with her second child in the July 29, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. This will be her first child with Antonio Hernandez. She has a 21-year-old daughter named Skye by her high school boyfriend.

Fiona Hutchison (Jenna Bradshaw Cooper) was the featured All-Star Scrapbook for the July 29, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. The 1996 photo features Hutchison in a ballgown and boxing gloves getting ready to go back in the ring for her last Guiding Light return (with Jenna alive).

Laura Bell Bundy (Marah Lewis #5 who started Marony) recently shared an Instagram photo of a specially named drive.
http://instagram.com/p/c5Y9d0tZ7r/#
Bundy has recently started shooting her new role as the replacement female lead on Anger Management with Charlie Sheen.
http://www.welovesoaps.net/2013/08/laura-bell-bundy-joins-anger-management.html
http://www.celebritystir.com/celebrity-news/laura-bell-bundy-joins-anger-management-as-series-regular
Bundy (who has been busy) tweeted “Had a blast at the #bobbybonesshow last week! Visit http://www.laurabellbundy.com to hear the podcasts of my interview!”
Photos: http://instagram.com/p/cpRglutZ1d/#

Bonnie Dennison (Daisy Susan LeMay Cooper #3) was a featured interview in the May 7, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Dennison reports she was in the indie horror Stake Land, and appeared on prime time shows Ugly Betty, Criminal Minds, and NCIS since Guiding Light ended. She reports that she frequently sees Caitlin VanZandt (Ashlee Wolfe) who is doing a lot of improv, Zach Conroy (James Spaulding #2, part of the lovely Jaisy pairing), and Karla Mosley (Christina Boudreau, with Remy, one of the last really good new couples in the final years of Guiding Light).

A whole slew of Guiding Light stars showed up for the premiere party of Ricky Paull Goldin‘s (Gus Aitoro) new show Spontaneous Construction. See photos of everyone from Beth Ehlers (Harley Cooper) to Rebecca Budig (Michelle Bauer #3) in the March 25, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.
Goldin debuted on The Bold and the Beautiful with a lot of fanfare back in May. The July 29, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth reports that the short arc he already played is all that they have planned. They don’t have a plan to bring him back now.

@SoapOpera451 reports that “The Hunger” which recently aired on TCM counts Beth Ehlers (Harley Cooper #1) as one of its cast.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085701/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Gail Kobe died August 1, 2013, She had been EP of Guiding Light from early 1980s until she was fired in 1986. Although a lot of good things happened on her watch, she also got rid of several veterans, particularly decimating the Bauers.
http://www.welovesoaps.net/2013/08/gail-kobe-dead-at-82.html

The May 7, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest has a photo feature of clowns on soaps including Judi Evans (Beth Raines Spaulding) disguised as a clown in New York City and from As the World Turns James Stenbeck’s final time haunting Barbara Ryan.

Gail gmd813 posted at Guiding Light Central “Does anyone watch Perception (TNT) on Tuesday nights?  Lisa Brown (Nola Reardon Chamberlain) had a small guest roll on last Tuesday’s (7/23) episode.” The episode was called

Caleidoscope and is the 5th episode of season 2.

Emme Rylan (previously credited as Marcy Rylan) (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #6, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) was the Gold Star winner of the April 8, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth as they bid goodbye to her Abby Newman on The Young and the Restless and hello to her Lulu Spencer on General Hospital.

Scott Bailey (Sandy Foster, who started with the Mole puppet & then was falsely revealed to be Jonathan Randall)’s wife Adrienne Frantz (Amber Moore Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful) has started a new baking business called Sweet Bailey Cakes. Read all about it in the July 29, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.
http://www.sweetbaileyscakes.com

Hayden Panettiere (Lizzie Spaulding #2) was pictured in a black and white evening gown as part of the soap style section in the April 8, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Robert Bogue (A.C. Mallet #2) was the focus of a feature in the April 8, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. It lists all of the six primetime guest roles he’s had in recent months. Also has a photo of Bogue with wife Mandy Bruno (Marina Cooper #6) and their new son Flynn.

The 10 year flashback in the March 25, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth was Olivia Spencer learning she was pregnant with Emma, complete with photo.

Robansuefarm (me) is included as a Love It/Hate It in the Aug. 26, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. There is a typo.

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