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Guiding Light 75th Anniversary Brunch

June 11, 2012

We’ve been wanting an event to mark the 75th anniversary of Guiding Light. We didn’t quite make a Bauer BBQ, but this October fans are organizing an event in conjunction with the annual Daytime Stars and Strikes. The event is set up on Facebook. Search for it by name. There is no closing date set, but there is a maximum number who can attend.

Guiding Light 75th Anniversary Brunch

  • Sunday, October 7, 2012
  • 10:00am until 12:00pm in EDT
You are invited to help us celebrate Guiding Light’s 75th Anniversary with an intimate Meet and Greet brunch. Get up close and comfy with actors from the show. Hear their funny behind-the-scenes stories, reminisce your favorite moments and find out what projects they are involved in now. Tickets are $75 if you are just attending the brunch. If you have already bought your ticket for Daytime Stars and Strikes, you only need to pay $50. You can save $50 if you purchase a Brunch/Bowler Bundle ticket. Go to www.daytimestarsandstrikes.com to purchase both tickets together. This is a special event and tickets are VERY limited. Tickets will go on sale TODAY!
For those who wish to use PayPal–send payment to:
janbrown63  @ hotmail.  com
(Please add $5.00 if using PayPal) Please include your name, address, and email address along with the number of tickets you want to purchase. Stars currently signed on are:
(Tentative List)
Beth Chamberlin–Beth Raines
Frank Dicopoulos–Frank Cooper
Michael O’Leary–Rick Bauer
Kurt McKinney–Matt Reardon
Sonia Satra–Lucy Cooper Spaulding
Jerry ver Dorn–Ross Marler

They also have an option to pay by check, but I didn’t want to put their personal address online. Find it on Facebook event.

Final list:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/last-call-for-75th-anniversary-lunch

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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.


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