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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 Round Up 77

January 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guiding Light Cast Round Up 75

January 13, 2016

This is the seventy-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/2014/06/07/faq-back-issues-2014/

The flashback for 15 years ago is that Tony Santos wants respect. Read more about it in the November 16, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny Santos) was selected to be part of the Kennedy Center Honors that aired December 29, 2015, but unfortunately his segment didn’t make the airing. The award was going to Carole King and Stewart is currently appearing in Beautiful the musical based on her life.

Rebecca Budig (Michelle Bauer #3, part of the Messe pairing) was interviewed exclusively about her current role on General Hosptial.
http://michaelfairmansoaps.com/news/ghs-tyler-christopher-rebecca-budig-interview-from-nikolas-haydens-twisted-romance-the-jason-reveal-to-their-co-stars/2015/11/13/

The 67th Annual Emmy Awards had a bunch of events find photos of Guiding Light stars including Scott Bailey (Sandy Foster, who started with the Mole puppet & then was falsely revealed to be Jonathan Randall) and 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) with his son Walker. Find photos in the November 16, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

John Wesley Shipp (Kelly Nelson, part of my beloved Kelly and Morgan) reported on Twitter @JohnWesleyShipp reports he shot Night Sweats in London.
https://twitter.com/JohnWesleyShipp/status/668275573530210304/photo/1?cn=ZmF2b3JpdGVkX3JldHdlZXRfbm90aWZpY2F0aW9u&refsrc=email

Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy Boudreau, one of the last great couples on the show with Christina) talks about being the official officiant at The Bold and the Beautiful weddings in the November 16, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Saint-Victor also shared his grandmother’s Mac and Cheese recipe as part of the Thanksgiving recipe roundup in November 30, 2015 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Karla Mosley (Christina Boudreau, part of the great Christina and Remy pairing) tells the story behind the portrait of her in the red ruffled dress that figured heavily in The Bold and the Beautiful storyline in 2015. Read about it in the March 23, 2015 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Kassie DePaiva (Chelsea Reardon, Maureen and Nola’s little sister) will appear in an episode of Castle during spring 2016 as several former One Life to Live-ers that will be in the episode, including series star Nathan Fillion who got his start on OLTL as Joey. Read more about it in the November 30, 2015 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Jean Carol (Nadine Cooper, Frank and Harley’s mom) is the subject of a feature article in the November 16, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Carol tells about her new straight to DVD comedy Promoted and working with Ben Affleck in the feature Argo. She also revisits Nadine’s past and it includes both a current and some classic photos.

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

Guiding Light Cast Round Up 70

January 22, 2015

This is the seventieth 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 10 year flashback with photo in the January 27, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth is Eden August being torn between Tony Santos and Bill Lewis.

A round up of characters with drug issues included Casey on Loving played by Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny Santos). Or as I like to call it, that time when they proved by experiment that even the handsomest man in the world can be made to look horrible with a bad enough hairdo. See a photo in the June 30, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Stewart‘s photo also appears in a round up of possible additions to The Young and the Restless in the January 27, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Bethany Joy Lenz (Michelle Bauer Santos #4, the one who started Manny) had this recent photo shared by a fan:
https://twitter.com/JoyLenzFan1/status/545692631737843714/photo/1
Lenz is also starring as Christine in The Christmas Secret, a Hallmark movie that has been playing throughout the season.
http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/the-christmas-secret
http://instagram.com/p/wUZsbcPEeF/
On December 6th 2014 Lenz tweeted: “Um, you guys just hit 500,000 followers on my instagram!! Thank you! This is how I’m celebrating! Xoxo Lenz also is photographed at the People‘s Ones to Watch event see the photo in the December 29, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Found  a tagged photo of Nancy St. Albans (Michelle Bauer Santos #5) on the Six Week Conservatory. Take a look:
http://tschreiber.org/the-studio/acting-conservatory-programs-nyc/6-wk-conservatory/

Rebecca Budig (Michelle Bauer #3, part of the Messe pairing) was a featured interview in the June 30, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest. tweeted ” Congratulations to my old friend on his new hometown hangout. beer https://twitter.com/RebeccaBudig/status/546514566814109697/photo/1 Budig and her current husband Michael Benson had a daughter Charlotte Jo on September 8, 2014.
https://twitter.com/RebeccaBudig/status/550397953668435969/photo/1

Karla Mosley (Christina Boudreau) is interviewed about her current character’s (Maya on The Bold and the Beautiful) turn to the dark side. Read it in the December 15, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Denise Pence (Katie Parker, Floyd’s sister and Hillary Bauer’s best friend) recently share a classic photo from a fan. tweeted  Dec 6, 2014 One of my fans came across this photo — can anyone name all those in the photo? That was a classic t-shirt, too…

Rick Hearst (Alan-Michael Spaulding #3) is returning to his General Hospital role of Ric Lansing.
https://twitter.com/rickhearst/status/545799261443862528/photo/1 Hearst
 (Alan-Michael Spaulding #3) appeared in a photo with his lookalike son in the Jan. 27, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Hearst shared this photo with his General Hospital on screen daughter. (I like to pretend she’s A-M and Lucy’s.)
https://twitter.com/haley_pullos/status/551572538153631745/photo/1

Jordi  Vilasuso (Tony Santos #1) was featured in the All Star Scrapbook (some of your favorite actors, favorite photos from the past) for the January 27, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. It’s a photo of him fishing bare chested in his swimming suit.

Hayden Panettiere (Lizzie Spaulding #2, the little girl who survived cancer and killed Beth’s abusive boyfriend) is currently starring in Nashville. She and her fiance Wladimir Klitschko are expecting a baby. Read more and see a photo in December 15, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

 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) tweeted on Dec. 2, 2014: “  ·  Dec 2 ITS TIME!! & collide 2nite! Catch all the awesome on ! on 😉 ”
Mayhew recently tweeted: “Joy to the world! wearing some of my new presents!

Laura Bell Bundy (Marah Lewis #5) attended a party in honor of St. Jude on December 13, 2014.
https://twitter.com/LauraBellBundy/status/543974481417342977/photo/1

Lindsey Mckeon (Marah Lewis #6 – the Marah who did the most with Marony) married Brant on January 13, 2014. (Date from article below.)
http://www.tulleandchantilly.com/blog/lindsey-mckeon-and-brants-outdoor-vineyard-wedding
Here are the happy couple celebrating New Year’s 2015.
https://twitter.com/MyLindseyMckeon/status/550503555711660032/photo/1

Melina Kanakaredes (Eleni Cooper #1) attended last year’s National Women’s History Museum ceremony that honored Rita Moreno. See photo in Jan. 27, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

John Wesley Shipp (Kelly Nelson, part of my beloved Kelly and Morgan) is doing more cons, mostly because of his former role as The Flash and his current role as The Flash’s father. See fans lined up to get his signature and gun at the head of the line.
https://twitter.com/ericmullins1975/status/541645825991266304/photo/1

Your ears don’t deceive you, that is Hunt Block (Ben Warren, Ross Marler’s illegitimate brother) doing the voice overs for CVS Health.
http://adwhois.com/tag/hunt-block-cvs-commercial

Ron Raines (Alan Spaulding #3) recently tweeted “Yes.I was in WANDERLUST.The movie is bascially over by the time I’m seen in sunglasses as Pierre. ; ))) Taped in DC while doing FOLLIES.”
http://www.wanderlust-movie.com/Wanderlust/home.html

Martha Byrne‘s (Lily Walsh, As the World Turns) new webseries Weight the Series had a priemere party. See the photos in the December 15, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth and the Nov. 10, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Attendees from Guiding Light Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding #2, the one we knew most of the time), Larkin Malloy (Kyle Sampson, Billy Lewis’s half-brother), Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer #5), Liz Keifer (Blake Thorpe Marler #5 – the main Bloss one), and Lisa Brown (Nola Reardon Chamberlain). Many ATWT favorites are also pictured.

Frank Grillo (the last Hart Jesup) is in Indonesia filming a movie.
https://twitter.com/FrankGrillo/status/546491881064914944/photo/1

Kassie DePaiva (Chelsea Reardon, Maureen and Nola’s little sister) talks about the cast she already knew through her previous soap connections as Eve Donovan on Days of Our Lives.

Paul Wesley (Max Nickerson #2) released a video about his 2014.
https://www.zoe.com/v/25WvQiLzgwa_Fke_sVuGXgA

The late Beverlee McKinsey (Alexandra Spaulding #1) interview with Michael Logan from 1992.
http://iriswheeler.tripod.com/tvguide19920811.html

Evelyn Dahab died in an apartment fire in New York City on Dec. 10, 2014. Many headlines lead with the fact she was a Guiding Light actress, but the bio on her Amazon author pages merely refers to her experience as an “actress with a walk-on role on the CBS soap opera The Guiding Light.”
News article:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2868999/Former-Guiding-Light-actress-novelist-involved-bitter-dispute-landlord-dies-fire-consumes-Manhattan-apartment.html
Author Page:
http://www.amazon.com/Evelyn-C.-Dahab/e/B005C4DUZQ

Kim Brockington (Felicia Boudreau, Remy and Mel’s mother) was pictured with her mom on the opening night of her role in Kansas City Swing in the Jan. 27, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

“Dave Rupel (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, The Real Housewives of Orange County, Jersey Belle) wrote scripts for Guiding Light and General Hospital.”
http://daytimeconfidential.com/2014/12/03/andy-cohen-absolutely-right-real-housewives-replacing-modern-soap-opera

Jeff Branson (Shayne Lewis #7, the last one) appeared on the episode of The Mentalist which first aired December 21, 2014. He talked about his role in the movie MoniKa (2012) in the June 18, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1964777/

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) and Terrell Tilford (David Grant #3, brother to Gilly, son of hospital administrator Charles, friend to Bridget, coupled with Vicky Spaulding) had a baby girl, Marley, on August 24, 2014. Check it out in the December 15, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Guiding Light entries in the Death round up in the December 15, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth include James Reborn (Bradley Raines, Beth’s abusive step-father) and Ruby Dee (Martha Frazier, part of the groundbreaking first African-American core family).

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

Guiding Light Cast Round Up 69

November 12, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guiding Light Cast Round Up 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.

Looking Back at Guiding Light in 1998 Behind the Scenes

September 8, 2014

You’ve seen several posts I’ve taken from the December 22, 1998 issue of Soap Opera Weekly. Here are the events from the year end review for Guiding Light (GL) and a couple from As the World Turns (ATWT) and those that effect soaps in general.

January

  • Lorraine Broderick is named ATWT new head writer.
  • John Wesley Shipp (my beloved Kelly Nelson of  Morgan & Kelly fame) was cast in a new primetime soap Dawson’s Creek.

February

  • Proctor and Gamble Productions, producer of GL, reaches a mutually acceptable settlement of all outstanding claims between the company and Michael Zaslow (Roger Thorpe).

March

  • CBS renews GL for 3 more years.
  • Jordan Clarke (Billy Lewis) and his wife Valerie, are arrested on drug possession charges in Boca Raton, FL.

April

  • For the first time all acting nominees are allowed to include a statement putting their material in context for the Daytime Emmys.

May

  • Michael Zaslow (Roger Thorpe) begins airing as the returning David Renaldi on One Life to Live. His character has received his real life diagnosis of ALS.
  • The Daytime Emmys air on NBC. It wins its time slot and breaks into the week’s top 20.

September

  • Betty Rea (former GL/ATWT casting director), Ruth Warrick (Phoebe, AMC), Eileen Fulton (Lisa, ATWT), and Gloria Monty (former executive producer of GH) are inducted into the Soap Opera Hall of Fame.

October

  • ATWT director Christopher Goutman replaces Charlotte Savitz as AW’s executive producer.

November

  • Members of the National Association of Broadcast Employees  & Technicians (NABET) employed by ABC go on a surprise one day strike shutting down production at 5 am and are locked out the next day and during the on-going negotiations. Taping resumes with nonunion people. Both moves were declared legal. Federal Mediation begins. There is a news blockout, but Soap Opera Weekly reports some ABC Soaps even had to be taped on weekends.
  • Both Joie Lenz (Michelle Bauer) and Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny Santos) join the cast and popularity soars on a wave of Mannyacs. (OK I added this one.)

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 54

February 7, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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