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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.

Bauer BBQ 2017 by Robansuefarm Part 2

July 6, 2017

Author’s Note: Welcome to the Bauer BBQ 2017. I hope you’ve enjoyed your stay so far, but the party is just getting started. Scene numbers refer to my original outline, but have included them to make it easier for me to keep track of the story.

Bauer BBQ 2017 by Robansuefarm Part 2

Scene 5 – Moved into Scene 2

Scenes 6 and 7

The joyful chaos continue to grow in the Bauer House as more hands piled on. Bill and Lizzie showed up with baby Lily and stuff for the games. Little Billy must have heard and came running at full speed from the patio into the kitchen, intercepting and pushing by several adults, and straight into his father’s arms.

“DADDDDDEEEEEEE!”

“SUN-UN! How was the big sleep over?” He winked at Lizzie. “Did you manage to keep your big sis Sarah out of trouble? I told her you’d be watching out for her.”

Little Billy nodded exuberantly. “Uh-huh. Emma and Hope both started a pillow fight and they were both hitting Sarah, but Dani and me helped fight them off.”

Bill grinned at his son. “I just bet you did.”

Vanessa Chamberlain Lewis came sailing into the room like a queen with a throaty “Hello, everyone.” Seeing Bill with the new Little Billy and baby Lily she glided over. “Well how are my beautiful grandbabies today?” She bent down and hugged them both. She kissed Lily, but Little Billy had squiggled out of the hug before she could kiss him. Little Billy was seven years old now and kisses from your grandmother was baby stuff.

Mindy put the lid back on the pot she was stirring and looking around asked “Vanessa, where’s Daddy?”

Vanessa stood frostily. “I wouldn’t know.”

“What do you mean, you wouldn’t know? Didn’t you come together?”

“We did NOT! He likes to manage things so well I’m sure he can MANAGE to get himself here.”

“Oh no! What did Daddy do now?”

Vanessa opened her mouth to answer, but before she could, Billy himself came charging through the Bauer back door and into the kitchen.

“Happy Fourth!” Billy shouted following it up with a good old Oklahoma cheer!

He was met with a chorus of Independence Day greetings. He strode over to Mindy and picked her up. “Having a happy day, darling?”

“Always do at the BBQ, Daddy.”

After nodding and winking at Bill and Lizzie, Billy stole a piece of the celery Blake was chopping up.

“Hey!”

“You got to be quicker than that, Blake!” Billy added with a laugh.

Billy ambled over to Lizzie and Bill stood with Little Billy and Lily. “How is my little cowgirl and my big cowpoke today?” They giggled as he gave them each a quick tickle. They both laughed pushing his hands away.

He cocked his head up at Lizzie. “And where is Princess Sarah?”

“We just got here and I haven’t seen her yet, but apparently she’s outside decorating.”

Billy had seemingly ignored Vanessa since he came in and she had stood up and turned her back to him. However, he’d be strategically moving closer to her the whole time and now he suddenly moved, grabbing Vanessa and spinning her around and soundly kissing her. “Did you get over your mad fit yet, honey?”

“I am righteously angry. I do NOT have ‘mad fits.’ Let me go!” Vanessa stomped her foot.

Billy let her go, shaking his head.

Mindy interjected, “Daddy, what did you do?”

“All I did was….”

Billy was interrupted when a group came charging in from the patio.

“Grandpa Billy!”

“There’s my Princess Sarah!”

Sarah rushed over to hug Billy.

Michelle had come in with Hope and Danielle. Dani had headed right over to her best friend, but Billy intercepted her. He picked Dani up and held her on his hip. “Well now, Little Billy, have you ask this sweet little filly to marry you yet? Only reason I can see that Bill and Michelle didn’t get together after all was so that you two could!”

“Honestly!” Vanessa interrupted. She stalked over and took Dani out of Billy’s arms and set her down. “There now you two go play.” Turning back to Billy, “Do you think you have the right to control everyone’s lives?”

Billy splutter trying to get around her, but Vanessa had wrapped up in her ice shield and she walked out the door to the patio with her nose in the air. Billy followed after her chuckling.

Matt Reardon had come in at the beginning of Vanessa and Billy’s exchange and for the first time in a long time looking at Vanessa he felt hope. Matt’s second marriage to Joni, Maureen’s old art teacher, was on the rocks. Maybe it meant a fresh start was possible for him and Vanessa after all….

 

Scene 8

The crowd had been slowly growing at the Bauer House inside and out. Small groups of people were talking and on the far side of the patio Beth and Phillip were setting up for the art auction. Following in the footsteps of the auction held at the BBQ many years ago for Vanessa’s Second Chances group, this auction’s funds were earmarked for the Lizzie Spaulding Lewis Cancer Foundation.

An array of paintings already stood on easels with discreet auction numbers marking each one.

Paintings had been gifted from various artists with local connections. Jesse Blue had sent a painting. Mindy and Marah had donated fashion sketches. Trish Lewis had sent a sketch from one of her interior design projects. Reva had sent back an art photo she had taken in her travels with Josh. Beth had donated several of her own paintings and one that she had found in a corner of the Spaulding attic. On Blake’s advice Beth had built the PR for the auction around this mystery painting. What artist’s hand had painting it? Where was it from? What was its story?

While Phillip and Beth set up, Clarissa and Maureen were setting up an art project for kids. Clarissa spread out a large canvas on the patio. Maureen got the paints ready. They were going to paint a group mural and then have it stretched and framed to be hung in the children’s cancer word at Cedars to brighten it up.

 

Scenes 9 – 11

In the kitchen, Rick had gotten all the meat ready to grill. Rick looked over the people he was willing to trust with grilling. Like a drill sergeant he snapped, “OK, let’s head this wagon train out… Blake, you and Robbie are in charge of the chicken breasts and hot dogs on the normal grill. Jude, you’re helping me on the Bauer Power grill. Each group needs a pan for raw meat, a spatula for raw food, a spatula for cooked food, and done tray. Troops ready? March!”

Blake shook her head. “You get WAY too carried away with this, Rick. We’re volunteers you know.”

“Not today, you’re not, you’re conscripted.”

“I think I liked it better during the years you didn’t care.”

Rick seemed to deflate. “I was all alone those years. The family was gone. What was the point? It didn’t matter if we had a party pretending there was still a Bauer family in Springfield or not.” Rick brightened. “But then the year Danny and Michelle moved back, it started mattering again.”

Blake stepped forward patting Rick on the shoulder. “Rick, it always mattered. The Bauer BBQ is one of those things that keep this town centered, a community. That’s why people picked it up those years, but it really needs a Bauer at its head, at its heart.”

“Come on, ATTENT-SHion! Alright troops! March!”

They went out to the grills. While they set up Jude asked, “Why doesn’t Uncle Danny help?”

Robbie snorted.

Rick laughed and pitched his voice loud enough for Danny to hear him over by the hot tub. “Well, the one year we let Danny help we had neighbors ready to call the fire department from the fire ball.”

Danny headed over as soon as Rick started in on him. Interrupted, “What I THINK you MEAN, Rick, is that you were finally smart enough to put the man who had worked as a professional bartender in charge of the drink table.”

Jude looked impressed. “Really? I didn’t know that, Uncle Danny.”

“Yep, I used to work summer for my Tio Fedrico – on my mother’s side – at his restaurant in California when I was growing up. I met your Aunt Michelle after I got a job as a bartender at club she hung out at.”

“Wow, why were you working there? How you get from that to helping to run Spaulding?”

Danny’s face grew shuttered as old ghosts rolled up out of the past.

Rick saw the warning signs and jumped in putting his arm around Jude’s neck. “That’s a long story, bud. Let’s save it for another day.”

Danny blew out a long breath. He smiled at Rick’s back and headed into the kitchen to get the rest of the stuff he needed for the drink table.

Setting it up, he started his bar patter ….. “Come one, come all. We’ve got iced tea and lemonade. I can make a martini that James Bond would die for, shaken not stirred. I can also whip up a Black Russian, a Pink Lady, a Yellow Bird. I don’t just do colors I do places a Manhattan, Singapore Sling, a Cuba Libre…”

Billy walked up following Vanessa who still wasn’t giving him the time of day. He stopped to listen to Danny’s spiel. “Shoot, boy. You make a man want to fall off the wagon.” Seeing Vanessa looking back icily, Billy hastily added, “Not that I ever would, it was a hard fight to finally get sober. I wouldn’t throw that all away.” Vanessa moved off and Billy winked at Danny before he turned.

“Dylan,” Billy yelled. “There you are. I’ve been looking for you and Bridget. Mindy told me you were here….”

 

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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 77

January 6, 2017

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

Alin loma  @ALiNyOmmY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Springfield Thanksgiving 2009 by Robansuefarm Chapter 1

November 25, 2016

Author’s Note: I couldn’t believe after the way they kept referring to Thanksgiving 2009 all the time from the word came to cancellation almost to the last episode. They talked all about their goal of getting the Bizzie house done before then, who would be invited, etc., etc. and even people not on the Bizzie guest list would talk about Thanksgiving all during the summer, so you’d think, especially since they flashforwarded that they’d SHOW that Thanksgiving and that should have been the final episode. But you’d be WRONG! So since they built it up so much, here is my take on that Thanksgiving. I’m trying for a slice of life. I’m not particularly going for balance and I’m trying to fit it in between what we know happened on screen between September 2009 and the fastforward to September 2010.  I’d welcome additions, so if you want to add what was happening to someone who doesn’t show up in my story please feel free. Submit them to robansuefarm@hotmail.com

The saving a spot part of the Manny references a Manny fanfic, A Dozen Roses.

Chapter 1

Dateline Springfield Thursday, November 26, 2009 Thanksgiving Day

1 am – Bizzie Home

Bill woke up to the terrible squeal of wood against wood. Before even opening his eyes, Bill instinctively reached for Lizzie and when his hand only closed on cool sheet his eyes popped open and he jumped out of bed 100% awake with his heart pounding in his throat. Pausing only long enough to pull his boxers back on, Bill quietly and quickly picked up a baseball bat sitting in the corner of their still disordered bedroom and followed the sound as it continued in an uneven series of short bursts. He worked his way down the stairs still following the sound, checking each room as he went. He rounded the final corner and…put down the bat.

“Lizzie! What are you doing?”

Lizzie continued to wrestle with the dining room table. “Things aren’t ready yet for today. Things aren’t perfect. It needs to be perfect.”

Bill moved over and took the other end of the table. He helped Lizzie to move it until she seemed satisfied. Then, walking around the table, he took her in his arms, holding her close.

“Sweetheart, we’re going to have a really great day with our family and friends, BUT – this is SPRINGFIELD. It’s not going to be perfect. Have you ever been to a big event here where something doesn’t go wrong?”

Lizzie paused and then shook her head against his strong chest as Bill continued. “Usually SOMETHING goes horribly wrong, but we’ll get through it – TOGETHER. There was the time Jason Marler almost drowned in the hot tub at the Bauer BBQ. When you were such a pretty flower girl for Annie and Alan’s wedding, it got broken up and she got arrested. Remember Thanksgiving 1998, you and Marina went missing.”

Lizzie interrupted, “All Marina and I wanted to do was play with the make-up we didn’t mean to upset everybody and then we were afraid to come back.” Lizzie felt so safe in Bill’s arms her tension started to release.

Bill continued, “We were all going nuts trying to find you and Marina and then after Danny found you and everyone ended up having their Thanksgiving dinner together. That was certainly something going wrong, but it was a VERY good Thanksgiving, one of my favorites, and Alan gave that great toast. I’ve never forgotten it. You remember? See? We’ll get through whatever happens.”

“But I just want to show people how well we’re doing, how happy I am. I want it to be perfect for Sarah!”

“Whatever happens, it will be perfect for Sarah, a day she always remembers because it’s her first Thanksgiving with ALL her family and she’ll feel special. We will make it perfect that way. Just think about our wedding nothing could happen today that could top everything that went wrong then, we dropped the wedding cake, the flowers were bulbs, we put the wrong date on the invitations, but do you know what I remember most about it?

“No, what?”

“I remember it was perfect and with as much as Sarah’s going to feel from us, from our family and friends, no matter what goes wrong, she’ll remember it was perfect, and so will you. Your family isn’t fractured anymore. It will be a great Thanksgiving.”

“You think?”

Bill pushed her away slightly and stuck his finger under her chin and tipped it up so she’d look in his eyes. “I know it.” He paused to kiss her on the nose, both eyes, and then her lips. “Since we’re up anyway…..let’s go back to bed.” He swept her up in his arms and carried her, giggling, back to bed.

2 AM Bauer-Santos House

Michelle flipped over in bed to her side and stared out the French door into the night. Danny pulled Michelle up tight against him while he rumbled a yawn. “Having a bad night, Baby? I haven’t heard the kids, did you?”

“They’ve been quiet. No, I’m just having trouble settling down. It’s Thanksgiving today.”

Danny laughed “You make it sound so terrible (in mock horror) THANKSGIVING! – You know some people actually look forward to Thanksgiving. Ray is, he’s going to have dinner with a parishioner, but he’ll be over to watch football with us at Bill and Lizzie’s this afternoon.”

“It’s just that…..Thanksgiving….we don’t have a great track record with it… Do I have to remind you?”

Danny gave her a quick squeeze and then started to rub his hand on her stomach in a circle, soothingly.  “It hasn’t exactly been our holiday over the years, has it? That’s odd because I don’t think there is a more thankful couple in all of Springfield.” He bent down and kissed her shoulder.

“I’m worried about what’s going to happen today.”

“Baby, we didn’t have anything bad happen on Thanksgiving  the last few years, have we?”

“No, but we haven’t been in Springfield. What if something really bad happens again today, like me being arrested for a murder I didn’t commit or being told that you’re dead.” Michelle shuddered at the memories.

“It WON’T! And if something does happen, we’ll deal with it. This is our own happily ever after and we had to walk through fire to get here…We’ve been tested and proved worthy, we’ve run through all our share of bad luck and even if we do manage to find a little more, we’ll handle it.  Do you remember our first Thanksgiving together?”

“My party at Millennium.”

“I certainly wasn’t in any mood to celebrate.”

“I jumped to conclusions and accused you so unfairly that day. You saved Lizzie’s life.”

“I followed you to the beach and you were upset, but even when you had every reason to lie to me, the connection between us was still strong, you just couldn’t. The truth was starting to come out and what I told you that night was true to, even if I didn’t fully know it was the truth then. I would kill for you Michelle, I would die for you. There’s nothing that even the worst Thanksgiving can throw at us that we can’t handle.”

“But Thanksgiving seems to be bad luck for us in Springfield.”

“Not anymore, Honey, we’ve used up all our bad luck. It’s going to be good luck from here on in…..In fact…,” Danny paused to roll Michelle over on her back and then settling himself between her thighs. “In fact, I think it’s time to start a new Thanksgiving tradition. I’m thankful that God lead me to you. I can’t think of any other way we found each other except divine intervention.” Danny paused to kiss her forehead. “I’m thankful that you were able to throw off all those expectations everyone had about you and your life, including your own, and set your own course with me.” Danny kissed her left eye. “I’m thankful that Maureen stepped in when Claire let you down and helped turn you into the amazing woman you are.” Danny kissed her right eye. “I’m thankful that you’ve forgiven me my transgressions.” Danny kissed her nose and he felt Michelle begin to melt under him as the tension oozed away. “I’m thankful for that spine of steel that hides under all that fluffy pink surface and how you’re strong when I need it, but can let me be strong for you, too.” Danny’s lips hovered over her own for a long minute before he suddenly bent and kissed her chin. “I’ll save that spot for later.” Michelle gave a tiny whimper in protest and Danny chuckled.

Danny kissed his way down in the valley of her breasts. “I’m thankful for you for giving us Robbie….and Hope….and the little girl that’s with her Grandma Maureen in heaven waiting for us all to be together again.” Danny continued kissing down her stomach, “I’m grateful to Ed saving your life from Claire…and when Roger saved it…and Jesse….and Josh…and Tony… and me. You do need saving a lot.”

Michelle began to move restlessly against him. Danny groaned, “Baby, you keep doing that and we’ll never get through all the things I’m thankful for.”

“Everything Danny, I’m grateful for every hard step of the way…the whole of it….all of our lives together….the good and the bad. Please Danny, I need to feel all of it now!” Michelle pulled Danny’s face back up to her own kissing him hard and deep. And Danny complied.

 

Bauer BBQ 2014 by Robansuefarm Chapter 2

July 6, 2016

Author’s Note: Nope still not divulging much. I will say that I gave Michelle my mother’s new car she because loves it and I thought Michelle would too.  It’s a 2014 Jeep Cherokee. Also, in making sure we have the kids at the right ages, the then Marcy Rylan had son Jackson, who should get credit for playing the baby bump that was H.B. Lewis IV, on  Oct. 21, 2009. Since she only revealed her pregnancy in the flash forward set in September 2010, Little Billy the Fourth should have been born at least approximately Oct. 21, 2010 which would make him 4 now and a year older than Dani Santos. Sarah Randall was born in 2006 and she is 8 this year.

Bauer BBQ 2014 by Robansuefarm Chapter 2

It was a short drive over to the Bauer House on Skyline Drive and still early. Michelle pulled up into the parking area between the house and the garage apartment and said briskly, “OK everybody out!” Robbie grabbed a package out of the back and took off to carry it into his old room. Michelle let Hope dance ahead, and took on her first load with Dani riding her hip and the diaper bag draped over her shoulder messenger bag style. Michelle had pushed the button to make the back of the Cherokee close, but before it could close all the way, suddenly Bill caught it and sent it up again.

“Woah there Bauer, looks like you still have a lot to carry in, why don’t you load me up?”

“Well, Lewis, you always do best as a beast of burden.

“Hardy, har, har. That’s nice talk to someone who got up early to help you on his day off with his wife and infant son,” gesturing behind him as Lizzie came bearing down on them a four year old Little Billy IV pulling her along.

“I’d hardly call Little Billy an infant any more, next thing you know he’ll be breaking hearts just like his Daddy and ‘borrowing’ the car without asking.”

“You first, Bauer. Robbie’s 18 by now isn’t he?”

“He’s 13 as you very well know. You were at his birthday party.”

“AND if Little Billy’s breaking a heart it will probably be with that little girl of yours.”

Little Billy ran up and began yanking on Dani trying to get her down. “We want to play, Michelle. Dani down!”

Billy quirked her a smile, and said “Yeah, Michelle we want to play.”

“OK, OK I know when I’m out numbered.”

She put Dani down and Little Billy grabbed her hand and they took off, a short haired blond and light brown ringlets bouncing away across the parking area and into the kitchen door of the Bauer House.

Lizzie had been about a step behind her son and she threw Michelle a quick “Happy Fourth of July” and kissed the corner of Bill’s mouth as she rushed by. “I’ll keep an eye on them.”

“Here you go. Let’s really load you down and we’ll get all this stuff in the house. I already brought a load over last night. I’ll have to pull the apple pies out of the freezer and rewarm them in the oven, but I think we can get most of this in one load.”

Bill readjusted the load in his arms, “I don’t think anybody will mind Bert’s recipe apple pies aren’t fresh this year. Everybody knows you’ve had a lot going on, speaking of which do you want me to grab that?” Bill gestured with his head toward the last two bags in the rear of the Cherokee.

“No, I”m making a special trip with those, keep your dirty mitts off them….It was really nice of you guys to come early to help with set up, you did last year, too.”

“Well, you’ve showed up with the whole family early every Thanksgiving since Lizzie and I started our new family tradition, it’s give and take, help when you can. That’s just the Springfield way.”

“Here’s some help then, see if you manage to remember your anniversary without Lizzie having to prompt you this year, it’s just 10 days after the BBQ.”

Bill, a little put out, “Of course I’ll remember my anniversary.”

“You put the wrong date on your wedding invitations.”

Bill groaned. “Won’t you and Santos, ever let me forget THAT?”

Michelle paused to think for a moment, before shoulder bumping her friend and walking into the house with him. “Nope, I don’t think, we…at least I…will.”

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 73

August 31, 2015

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

In the May 4, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth they flashback 10 years to the beginnings of the lovely Cozzie (Lizzie Spaulding and Henry “Coop” Cooper) pairing.

Frank Cooper is featured as a Crime Stopper (top cops/PIs on soaps feature) in the May 4, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Check out a great collection of current photos of all your favorite Guiding Light stars at the Daytime Stars and Strikes fundraiser. Look especially for the photo of Nancy St. Alban (Michelle Bauer Santos #5). I especially love the shot of Beth Chamberlain (Beth Raines #2) and Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding #2, the one we knew most of the time) looking like an a finally ecstatically happy Phillip and Beth. Find them in the August 10, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Aleksander is also the subject of a featured interview in the August 10, 2015 issue of Soap Opera Digest. He talks about what he’s doing today and Guiding Light memories. After the show went off the air, he returned to finish the college degree he interrupted when he was first cast as he promised his parents he eventually would. He completed is BA in Theater. He recently completed a run of Mary, Mary at the Cape May Stage in New Jersey and is actively auditioning.

Daniel Cosgrove (Bill Lewis #4, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) gives an update on his kids in the July 13, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. His three daughters are in the School of American Ballet and his son is more into “mud and rocks and baseball.”

Allison Janney (Ginger, one of Jenna’s comic relief maids while she owned the Spaulding Mansion) “appears” as a voice artist in Minions. Read more about it in the July 20, 2015 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

A round up of quotes of how real life acting pairs is featured in the August 10, 2015 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Included are: 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), Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spencer), and Fiona Hutchison (Jenna Bradshaw Cooper). (FYI – if you know the background and compare Terri Conn’s quote to the others it’s kind of hilarious, check it out. 🙂

Maureen Mooney Pellegrini (Ann Jeffers)  shared ” has been reruns & she’s recently got back into acting.”
http://boards.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/27061-the-doctors/page-121#entry1428060

Catch a photo of Fiona Hutchison (Jenna Bradshaw Cooper) and her real life husband John Viscardi are pictured in the June 3, 2013 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Kassie DePaiva (Chelsea Reardon, Maureen and Nola’s little sister) is interviewed for a feature piece in the March 9, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. It focuses on her current role of Eve Donovan on Days of Our Lives.

Stephanie Gatschet (Tammy Winslow Randall #2) had a daughter on March 28, 2015. The daughter’s name is Velva and is also the child of her longtime boyfriend Willem Van Waay (a pro sailing racer). Find more in the May 4 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth and on Gatschet‘s social media.

Karla Mosley (Christina Boudreau) is the subject of a feature in the May 4, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. It focuses on her role as a transgender character Maya Avant on The Bold and the Beautiful. Mosley also checks in with how the transgender storyline is going. Read more in the August 10, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Rebecca Budig (Michelle Bauer #3, part of the Messe pairing) has returned to General Hospital after her character woke up from her coma. Read more in the August 10, 2015 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Scott Bailey (Sandy Foster, who started with the Mole puppet & then was falsely revealed to be Jonathan Randall) will be making an appearance with his wife Adrienne Frantz (Amber Moore Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful) in the Lifetime movie The Imposter He Met Online this August 2015. See more in the June 13, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Sadly Bailey and Frantz announced they’d suffered a second miscarriage late last year. Read more about it in the December 29, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis) is featured in an article in the May 4, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth that focuses on her leaving the road company of Wicked and how she is still connected to soaps.

Zach Conroy (James Spaulding #2, part of the lovely Jaisy pairing) was featured in the Take Five questions in the June 3, 2013 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Both Crystal Hunt (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #5 brought in Roxie the dog and romanced Coop) and Matt Bomer (Ben Reade #3) appeared in Magic Mike XXL. Read more about it in the July 20, 2015 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Joan Collins (Alexandra Spaulding #3) at 82 is still very busy. Recently she’s appeared on Queens of Drama and The Royals. Get more details in the June 1, 2015 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

When Rick Hearst returned to General Hospital in January 2015, he grew out stubble to match the backstory of being undercover and then held hostage. I think everyone is glad he’s since shaved again. Read a lot more about it in the January 26, 2015 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 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).

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