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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.

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Guiding Light Cast Round Up 77

January 6, 2017

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

Alin loma  @ALiNyOmmY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guiding Light Cast Round Up 66

June 2, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lauren C. Mayhew (Marah Lewis #4 –  her recast scuttled the somewhat interesting crush on inappropriately aged Jesse Blue. Her most memorable storyline she partnered with Brittany Snow‘s Susan right before the Nursery Rhyme Stalker mass kidnapping) was featured in the interview in the Oct. 10, 2011 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Besides continuing her acting career, she has released singles like “Look Inside” on iTunes, and served as WWE ring announcer. Her web series Breakfast Burrito is no longer active.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guiding Light Cast Round Up 58

May 29, 2013

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

Bethany Joy Lenz (Michelle Bauer Santos #4) is rightly listed as the top example of an actor who played two unconnected roles on a soap.
http://daytimeconfidential.zap2it.com/2013/03/25/10-actors-who-played-two-completely-unrelated-roles-on-the-same-soap-opera?page=0,9
A fan shared this photo of Lenz.
https://twitter.com/TreeHiiill/status/316259155478458369/photo/1

Rebecca Budig (Michelle Bauer #3 of Messe fame) was recently married again. This time to television marketing executive Michael Benson.  See a photo of the couple in the March 25, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

paula garces  (Pilar Santos) tweeted an image of some lingerie she’ll be using in a photo shoot in 2 weeks.
http://instagram.com/p/XSrza0uOko/
Garces has announced that she’s joining the rebooted All My Children in a brand new role.
http://www.welovesoaps.net/2013/04/paula-garces-joins-all-my-children.html
http://soapcentral.com/amc/news/2013/0410-garces.php
Photos from her No Hate photo shoot.
http://instagram.com/p/X53h1OOOi6/#
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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=476099909130137&l=527151daa5
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Garces replied to a Twitter question “Do you prefer Mojitos or Sangarias?” MOJITOS!!!” Ed. note: Loreli Hills will be so disappointed. 😉
paula garces  (Pilar Santos) tweeted on Memorial Day: “God Bless all service men RIP my grandpa Philip Siniscalchi who served in the #USNAVY love him miss him ! Happy Memorial Day xo”

The character of Alan Spaulding was named one of the top 60 villains of all time (1-10 were numbered, after that alphabetically) in the March 25-April 7, 2013 issue of TV Guide.

Ron Raines (Alan Spaulding #3) has been tapped for the online version of One Life to Live.
http://soapcentral.com/oltl/news/2013/0524-raines_seganti_schulenberg.php

Tina Sloan (Lillian Raines) shared an old photo on set at Guiding Light. At the bar at Company with Sloan as Lillian, Maeve Stoddard, Roxie Shayne, and I think Nola Reardon Chamberlain.
https://twitter.com/tinasloan/status/322063121952935936/photo/1

Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus Aitoro) is interviewed in April 15, 2013 issue of Soap Opera Digest about his show Spontaneous Construction and his upcoming role of Jesse, Maya’s baby daddy on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Goldin was also interviewed mostly about his new show Spontaneous Construction in the March 11, 2013 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Lauren C. Mayhew (Marah Lewis #4 – in her most memorable storyline was as the one who got away to spread the word of Holly as Nursery Rhyme Stalker) tweeted a photo of herself in the studio.
http://instagram.com/p/YOUbYnwE2Q/#

Laura Bell Bundy (Marah Lewis #5 who started Marony) has a new website.
http://www.laurabellbundy.com

Kassie DePaiva (Chelsea Reardon, Maureen and Nola’s little sister) is returning to the re-booted One Life to Live as her iconic Blair Cramer.
http://www.accesshollywood.com/one-life-to-live-qanda-kassie-depaiva-on-the-return-of-blair-cramer_article_77855
Roger Howarth (Jory) shared a photo of him and DePaiva.
https://twitter.com/rrogerhowarth/status/322090100106334208/photo/1
DePaiva posted a blog post April 8, 2013.
http://www.kassiedepaiva.com/home.html

Karla Mosley (Christina Boudreau, with Remy, one of the last really good new couples in the final years of Guiding Light) tweeted “I’m doing a reading of SUPERNATURAL: The Play, TONIGHT  (March 25, 2013) 7:00 pm Upstairs @ The Kirk Douglas Theatre. Buy tix here! http://bit.ly/10dc3YY

Lisa Brown (Nola Reardon Chamberlain, Maureen’s sister, part of the wonderful Quola pairing) teamed up with Martha Byrne (Lily Walsh Snyder on As the World Turns) to produce a web soap called Gotham. Many soap stars are in the cast. Now new episodes are being syndicated via a regular TV distributor called SimplyME. So it could be coming to a TV set near you soon.
http://www.welovesoaps.net/2013/03/brand-new-episodes-of-gotham-to-be.html

Brittany Snow (Susan Daisy LeMay Cooper #2, who returned from Arizona) shared this photo on Twitter.
http://instagram.com/p/YGtnnfvPcv/#
Here’s a photo of Snow at the MTV Movie Awards.
http://www.bellasugar.com/Brittany-Snow-Hair-MTV-Movie-Awards-2013-29413409

Hayden Panettiere (Lizzie Spaulding #2) is getting rave reviews for her role on Nashville.
http://tvsourcemagazine.com/2013/05/nashville-review-the-best-and-worst-of-season-1/

Stephen Martines (Tony Santos #2) is going to be in the new season of  Burn Notice.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=532615130112952&set=a.103150339726102.1643.103148906392912&type=1&theater
Martines recently posted photos of him with his nieces:
http://www.whosay.com/stephenmartines/photos/348448?wsref=tw
http://www.whosay.com/stephenmartines/photos/348444?wsref=tw
http://www.whosay.com/stephenmartines/photos/348443?wsref=tw

Signy Coleman (Annie Dutton #2/ Terri DeMarco) maybe be returning to The Young and the Restless. Her character was killed off and she had made one appearance as a ghost but she indicated to CBS Soaps in Depth that this would be more than that. Find more in the March 25, 2013 issue.

Mark Pinter (Mark Evans who was torn between Amanda Wexler Spaulding and her biological mother Jennifer Richards) is reportedly done shooting his The Young and the Restless role. CBS Soaps in Depth reported in the March 25, 2013 issue that he was done and was just cast in a play the Federal Jazz Project at the San Diego Repertory Theatre.

Laura Wright (Cassie Layne Winslow) is having an event in Cleveland. She tweeted: “Sat. June 22 Laura Wright & Kelly Sullivan (GH) Hilarities Comedy Club@Pickwick and Frolick Cleveland (216) 241-74252 pm”

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

Guiding Light Cast Round Up 53

January 26, 2013

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

As previously reported luncheon was organized in New York City to celebrate Guiding Light’s 75th Anniversary. Check out the great photos of cast members across many years in the November 19, 2012 CBS Soaps in Depth.

A collection of photos of our favorite soap stars when they were on Loving, includes a group shot including Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny Santos), Laura Wright (Cassie Layne Winslow) and Roger Howarth (who played Jory Andros on GL in 1992).

Tammy Blanchard (Drew Jacobs) appeared in the movie Union Square as listed in the July 16, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Paul Benedeti (Jesse Blue) is interviewed in the November 19, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest about his recent returns to The Bold and the Beautiful where he plays the husband to Tracy Melchior (Kristin Forrester). Last year they offered to even fake up a Christmas card and they were turned down, this time they made an appearance. Benedeti who has been the one of the Dresse-Manny quad that has been the hardest to get news about talks about what he’s been doing (apparently he really is an artist now). Here is a small quote. “You know, it’s a really brutal world out there, you tend to forget what a pleasure it is to have a job on B&B. Even Guiding Light which I complained about for many years, was pretty much a grand slam compared to the real world. After B&B, I was out of acting and living in Florida. I tried everything from real estate to multi-level marketing to producing to a lot of different things and it was never as easy as doing soap operas…Now my art career is going really well and I got to come back to  B&B.”

John Wesley Shipp (Dr. Kelly Nelson of my beloved Kelly and Morgan fame) was interviewed in the July 16, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. He talked about his then new movie Hell And Mr. Fudge and memories of various soap roles.

Frank Grillo (Hart Jessup #5) and his wife Wendy Moniz (Dinah Marler #3) – who I get a lot of search hits on- are pictured together at the premiere of his latest film Zero Dark Thirty. Great photo in the Jan. 28, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Vincent Irizarry (Lujack/Nick McHenry) is selling a calendar featuring photos from his personal collection.
http://www.vincent-irizarry.com/main/store

Laura Bell Bundy (Marah Lewis #5 who started Marony) tweeted “My character Shelby returns to Hart Of Dixie again this week and it’s on right NOW on the CW!” (Jan. 15, 2013)

Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler #4) is interviewed on what she’s being doing since leaving One Life to Live. As a sidebar, it notes that Beth Ehlers (Harley Cooper #1) introduced Tognoni to her now husband Joseph Chiarello who she married May 16, 2009. Read all about it  in the December 31, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Judi Evans (Beth Raines Spaulding #1) was interviewed about her current story and soap family on Days of Our Lives in the November 19, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Victor Garber (Det. Frank Minnelli) is on the new ABC show Deception.

Kristen Connolly (Jolene, the young actress who played young Reva in the Jeva movie storyline in 2008) played the lead in The Cabin in the Woods.

Matt Bomer (Ben Reade #3) was trending on Twitter January 8, 2013. Thanks to @_CrimsonRegret_ for pointing it out and the photo.
http://twitpic.com/btnmrs

Kassie DePavia (Chelsea Reardon) attended the 19th Annual Feast With Famous Faces in New York City with her husband James DePavia and 15-year-old son JQ, find a photo in the November 19, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest. DePavia was featured in a roundup about dealing with a child’s illness featuring her son JQ’s hearing loss in the October 1, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Nicole Forester (Cassie Layne Winslow #2) was interviewed in the October 1, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest. She’s on the Starz series Boss and in the Tom Cruise movie Jack Reacher.

Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus Aitoro) is planning a premiere party for his new series at Guy’s American Kitchen in New York City on February 10, 2013. Buy tickets online:
http://www.rpgeventsonline.com Among confirmed guests: Rebecca Budig (Michelle Bauer #3), Jessica Leccia (Natalia Aitoro), Ron Raines (Alan Spaulding #3), Tom Pelphrey (Jonathan Randall #2), Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler #4), and Beth Ehlers (Harley Davidson Cooper).
http://www.rpgeventsonline.com

Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis), as previously reported, joined the touring company of Wicked. Hear her take on the process and see a photo of Zimmer in costume (trust me it’s worth getting a copy) in the November 19, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Zimmer also describes a beauty fad she tried of putting her own urine on her face. Read all about it in July 30, 2012 Soap Opera Digest.

Brian Gaskill (Dylan Lewis #2) gave a round up of his activities in the July 30, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Sean McDermott (Hart Jessup #3) attended last years Jane Elissa Endowment Fund Broadway Extravaganza in honor of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. See a photo in the July 16, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Drake Hogestyn (who plays Roman Brady on Days of Our Lives) auditioned for the role of Kyle Sampson (Billy’s half-brother), it went to Larkin Malloy instead.

Karla Mosley (Christina Boudreau) and Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy Boudreau one of the last really good couples in the final years of Guiding Light) have started airing on The Bold and the Beautiful. More on their characters in the Jan. 28, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Tom Pelphrey (Jonathan Randall #2) put on a special performance of My Italy Story at Marco Island, Florida’s annual Soapfest Celebrity Weekend. See a photos on the Jan. 28, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Jeff Branson (Shayne Lewis #7, the last one) is also pictured there with a giant turkey hat.

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Guiding Light Cast Round Up 46

April 12, 2012

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

Sadly after 30 years, first run episodes of Guiding Light have stopped airing in Italy Wed., March 7, 2012. The last episode aired was #15084 (US original broadcast date January 11, 2007).

Find all sorts of classic Guiding Light photos from the 1970s in a 2 page layout within a story on 1970s fashions in the April 10, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest, especially look for the photo of the Bauer clan in 1972.

Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer #5) is interviewed in the March 12, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Not a lot of what he’s doing now will be unfamiliar to those who regularly read these round ups, but it’s a nice article with photos and the best news is it sounds like we haven’t seen the last of Steamboat after all. He’s also excited about the Soap Classics release, so hopefully he will join a tweet along soon.

Ellen Parker (Maureen Reardon Bauer #2) was on the Blue Bloods that originally aired March 9, 2012, “Reagan vs. Reagan.”
http://www.cbs.com/shows/blue_bloods/video/2207376854/blue-bloods-preview-reagan-vs-reagan

Jordi Vilasuso (Tony Santos #1) is having a fan event, Sun., April 15, 2012 7:30 pm. Butterfield 8 Restaurant and Lounge in Stamford, CT. For tickets call (203) 268-5857. There’s also an event in NYC on Sat., April 14, 2012 see information at link below:
http://abc.soapsindepth.com/2012/04/meet-amcs-kendall-griffin.html

Tammy Blanchard (Drew Jacobs) has just booked an arc on The Big C on Showtime.
http://www.deadline.com/2012/03/tammy-branchard-to-do-arc-on-the-bic-c-boardwalk-empire-adds-duo-as-recurring

Marcy Rylan (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #6, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) was asked in the April 28, 2009 issue of Soap Opera Digest who her friends and family wanted to meet. She replied: “Ron Raines (Alan Spaulding #3) because he really is like a parent to me at Guiding Light. My family members have heard so much about him because he’s always supportive and normal and real and always gives me wonderful advice. They all know that I think he’s awesome and I don’t think they believe me because Alan is such a jerk on the show! People are always shocked when I tell them how sweet he is.”

In their feature on doomed weddings, CBS Soaps in Depth April 9, 2012 featured Ron Raines (Alan Spaulding #3) and Beth Chamberlain (Beth Raines #2) with a full 2 page layout.

Laura Bell Bundy (Marah Lewis #5) is featured in “Why They Really Left” in the April 9, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. She depicts her departure as much more mutual and less sudden than it was presented at the time. Basically she had some theater productions in the works and TPTB wanted to make Marah sexier. Get the whole story in CBS Soaps in Depth.

Ellen Dolan (Maureen Reardon Bauer #1) starred in the movie, The Southside.
http://www.welovesoaps.net/2012/03/wlstv331.html

Fiona Hutchison (Jenna Bradshaw Cooper) is on the websoap The Southside.
http://www.welovesoaps.net/2012/03/wlstv329.html

Lauren C. Mayhew (Marah Lewis #4 – in her most memorable storyline she partnered with Brittany Snow‘s Susan as they tried to rescue the rest of the kids from Holly, Sound of Music style) sent a photo on Twitter.
https://twitter.com/#!/LCMayhew/status/178647455582273536/photo/1

Brian Gaskill (Dylan Lewis #2, an obvious attempt to fit in a popular actor from another soap, little of Dylan’s character remained) is featured in the “Where Are They Now? of the April 10, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Todd Manning (Roger Howarth‘s One Life to Live character) was trending on March 12, 2012 when he took on Sonny on General Hospital.
https://twitter.com/#!/ampdalejr89/status/179288406499663872/photo/1

Eden Riegel(who got advice from Harlet version one as a little girl) is going to guest on an episode of NCIS. She tweeted “Okay, now I can quit Googling myself. My episode of #NCIS airs 3/27 at 8pm ET/PT! Tune in to see me cry (or I might really cry.)”

Kassie DePaiva (Chelsea Reardon) was interviewed at a Metal Rules con.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rPV_xMwh8w

Caitlin VanZandt (Ashlee Wolfe, Doris’s daughter, she shot Alan and had a cute romance with Coop) was interviewed extensively about her lap-band operation and subsequent weight loss in the April 28, 2009 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Kim Brockington (Felicia Boudreau, Remy and Mel’s mother) starred in a play called Zora, based on the life of Zola Neale Hurston during the Black History Month Play Festival. See a photo in the March 26, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Rebecca Budig (Michelle Bauer #3) is fronting for a new product.
http://www.thepinevalleyexposer.com/2012/03/rebecca-budig-promotes-lightstim.html

EJ Bonilla (Rafe Aitoro, Gus and Natalia illegitimate son, Daisy’s sometime boyfriend before his cousin James) appears in The Man in the Mirror.
http://www.welovesoaps.net/2012/03/watch-guiding-lights-ej-bonilla-in-man.html

Matt Bomer (Ben Reade #3) was in a feature article in the March 13, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Included is a photo of Ben’s final cabin scene. Also, included in a roundup of protest plots on soaps, is a photo of Guiding Light protesting the demolition of 5th Street in 1996. Bomer will be guest starring as Blaine’s big brother on Glee. See details in the March 26, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus Aitoro) was featured in the March 13, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest‘s “You Heard it Here.” He was originally quoted in the February 5, 1991 issue. “Until I was 6 or 7, I had an Irish accent. Till I was 11 or 12, I had an English accent. Still, a lot of my friends razz me about the way I pronounce certain words.”

Terrell Tilford (David Grant #3, brother to Gilly, son of hospital administrator Charles, friend to Bridget, coupled with Vicky Spaulding) sent out an open letter to his fans updating them on his activities.
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/an-open-letter-to-my-fans—-.html?soid=1101629176101&aid=4exT7DTF6wI

Justin Klosky (Joey, the first boy that Lizzie and Tammy fought over) has started his own business. His business website is:
http://www.ocdexperience.com
Read a feature on him in the March 26, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Taye Diggs (Sugar Hill, the man who Drew Jacobs came to Springfield chasing, who went for Michelle Bauer’s then best friend Dehlia Crede instead) appeared at the 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards. Diggs was nominated for his role on Private Practice. His wife is Glee‘s Idina Menzel. See their photo in the April 9, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

As part of the celebration of the 15th Anniversary of CBS Soaps in Depth, staffers are recalling their favorite events. Michelle Moro Parkerton who used to be their Guiding Light editor told about giving Beth Ehlers (Harley Cooper) a ride home after a photo shoot. Parkeron relates “….it was so normal! Toys were scattered across the floor, her young sons were playing with the family dogs..it was truly a home…” See the rest of the story in April 9, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Robin Mattson (Hope Bauer Spaulding #5) has returned to General Hospital. She has played Heather Webber in 2 previous stints.

Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spencer) is coming to The Bold and the Beautiful as Karen Spencer’s lover.
http://www.welovesoaps.net/2012/04/crystal-chappell-joins-bold-and.html

Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis) is pictured celebrating the Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s Odysseus DOA opening night. Stephen Svoboda (former GL intern) is the writer, the director, and an actor. See a photo in April 9, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

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Guiding Light Cast Round Up 45

March 11, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lauren C. Mayhew (Marah Lewis #4 – in her most memorable storyline she partnered with Brittany Snow‘s Susan as they tried to rescue the rest of the kids from Holly, Sound of Music style) recently tweeted “SKULL rock! Hiking with my buddy David! We r inside the skull! #Palisades”
https://twitter.com/#!/LCMayhew/status/173489672016769025/photo/1
She also sent some photos of her at a pool party.
https://twitter.com/#!/LCMayhew/status/176481380367220736/photo/1
https://twitter.com/#!/LCMayhew/status/176471161671135232/photo/1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Guiding Light Cast Round Up 42

January 16, 2012

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

Guiding Light writer Agnes Nixon appeared on One Life to Live during its final week as soap within a soap Fraternity Row creator Agnes Dixon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u9RX438nsU

Tracy Melchior who last Kristen Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful reported on her on screen husband Paulo Benedeti (Jesse Blue aka The Walking Vegetable) in the Jan. 16, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. “[Paulo’s ] back in town [Los Angeles]. He and I talked about this cool idea to have a a photo taken as a Christmas card [for the show].” Both Melchior and Benedeti would be delighted to be called back to the show, but while fan favorites Felicia and Thorne are technically on the show, but not used I wouldn’t hold my breath.

I want to specifically share this before and after Kevin Bacon (T.J. Hargrave) photo because Kevin is in the pool under Laurel Falls. This is the falls I’m trying to locate in real life.
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/actress-kyra-sedgwick-and-actor-kevin-bacon-kiss-at-the-news-photo/136464649

Darnell Williams (Griggs, who shot Dinah and help Harley and Cyrus captive in St. Michael’s church tower) is best known to fans as Jesse on All My Children. Williams will soon join The Young and the Restless cast.
http://www.welovesoaps.net/2012/01/darnell-williams-joins-young-and.html

Elizabeth Keifer (Blake Marler #5) was interviewed with a great photo layout including a great one from the last Bloss wedding in the Jan. 16, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Marcy Rylan (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #6, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) has finished her maternity leave and is returning to The Young and the Restless.
http://cbs.soapsindepth.com/2012/01/rylan-back-to-yr.html
Rylan
‘s hair specialist gives the tricks for her hair in the Jan. 16, 2012 CBS Soaps in Depth. High points include using lowlights (a darker blonde) for dimension and lighter color only around your face. Read the rest in CBS Soaps in Depth.

Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spencer) and Jessica Leccia (Natalia Aitoro) who formed Otalia have had photos recently tweeted by @lovestory8403
In Peapack, NJ http://twitpic.com/82v5xz
GL Fan Luncheon 2008 http://twitpic.com/82v499

Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis) will be appearing in the play Odysseus D.A. in Connecticut end of February the beginning of March. http://www.courant.com/entertainment/arts/curtain/hc-soap-star-kim-zimmer-to-headline-play-at-connecticut-rep-20111221,0,5081131.story

@StephenSeidel credited as Dude in a 2007 GL episode, recently tweeted “Got residual check for 8 cents from Guiding Light #HolidayShopping .”

Scott Bailey (Sandy Foster, the fake Jonathan Randall) married fiancee Adrienne Frantz (Amber Moore on The Bold and the Beautiful) on November 11, 2011 in Lake Arrowhead, California.

John Wesley Shipp (my beloved Kelly Nelson of Kelly-Morgan fame) made one last appearance on One Life to Live as his villainous character Eddie Ford before it goes dark.

Signy Coleman (Annie Dutton #2/Terri DeMarco) and Beth Ehlers (Harley Cooper) are both in the web soap River Ridge. They were interviewed on Discovering New Jersey.
http://riverridgetheseries.squarespace.com/news/spotlight-nj-illuminates-river-ridge.html?printerFriendly=true

A bunch of Guiding Light alumni volunteered at the annual Celebrity Bartending Night to benefit Stockings With Care. Among them: Roger Howarth (who played Jory Andros on GL in 1992), Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler #4), Bonnie Dennison (Daisy Susan LeMay Cooper #3) and Caitlin VanZandt (Ashlee Wolfe). See photos in the December 13, 2011 issue of Soap Opera Weekly and Jan. 16, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.
http://www.stockingswithcare.org

Robin Johnson (Darcy of Lujack’s gang) has a fan site. http://www.robinjohnson.net/gl.html

Tom Pelphrey (Jonathan Randall #2) guested on Blue Bloods on Friday,  Jan. 13, 2011.
http://cbs.soapsindepth.com/2011/12/pelphrey-guest-stars-on-blue-b.html

Photos from Daytime Stars and Strikes aka Bloss Bowling.
http://guidinglightcentral.com/topic/10990/Photos-from-Daytime-Stars-and-Strikes

Photos from Bradley Cole’s Rock Show for Charity. Plus short video of Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis) singing.
http://guidinglightcentral.com/topic/10963/Picures-from-Bradley-Cole-s-Rock-Concert-for-Charity

Crystal Hunt (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #5 brought in Roxie the dog and romanced Coop) returned briefly to One Life to Live during its last week.

Kassie DePaiva (Chelsea Reardon, the youngest Reardon daughter) is taking her One Life to Live character over to General Hospital.
http://www.courierpress.com/news/2012/jan/12/soap-star-morganfield-moving-general-hospital
She was featured with Santa Claus in the centerfold poster of the Dec. 27, 2011 issue of Soap Opera Weekly.

I remembered Michael Swan (my beloved Duncan from As the World Turns) briefly played Brad Green (the villain in the Spaulding Pharmaceutical drug story line) and so can be included in this update. Yea! He talks about his The Bold and the Beautiful role in the Jan. 16, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Ron Raines (Alan Spaulding #3) is picture in the scrapbook page with Joan Collins (Alexandra Spaulding #3) in the Jan. 16, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Raines reports Collins was a bit scared of the speed they worked, but she still sends him Christmas cards.
Raines is featured on the new cast recording of Follies.
http://www.amazon.com/Follies-New-Broadway-Cast-Recording/dp/B005IYGQGA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326671880&sr=8-1

A shot of Krista Tesreau (Mindy Lewis #1) and Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer #5) on the run in New York City is representing Guiding Light in the Christmas Past Collage in the Dec. 27, 2011 issue of Soap Opera Weekly.

John Driscoll (Coop Cooper #4) brought his fiancee Beth Nelson to New York City for her birthday. He proposed in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. See a photo in the Dec. 27, 2011 issue of Soap Opera Weekly.

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Guiding Light Cast Round Up 34

June 22, 2011

This is the thirty-fourth in an irregular feature where we will report updates on what cast members of Guiding Light are doing now. Some of the spacing is off, but I can’t get it work right.

Bethany Joy Galeotti (Michelle Bauer Santos #4) has recently been giving suggestions on how to experiment with classic period movie costumes and creating a tribute to the look with modern clothes. http://www.bjgofficial.com

Jordi Vilasuso (Tony Santos #1 – the only Tony Santos who really counts) celebrated his birthday June 15th. He also was chosen as the Take Five hot photo quick 5 questions as the last page in the June 14, 2011 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Christopher Bernau (Alan Spaulding #1 – the Alan of my beloved Hope and Alan pairing) was born on June 2, 1940 and died on June 14, 1989. R.I.P. via Guiding_Light

Tina Sloan (Lillian Raines) is going to perform her  play Changing Shoes in Newport, Rhode Island at 7pm on July 28, 2011. For tickets call 1-401-849-2101.

Michael Tylo (Quint McCord Chamberlain) and Lisa Brown (Nola Reardon Chamberlain) who formed Quola’s on screen wedding was featured in a story about the golden age of soap weddings in June 14, 2011 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Matt Bomer (Ben Reade #3 – the one who returned to town to make a bet about Marah’s virginity and ended up Marina) answers fan questions about his show White Collar in a video for fans. http://t.co/PxpSxGK
Another White Collar event with pictures and video. http://t.co/htlHvJp

Kennedy Center FOLLIES featuring Ron Raines (Alan Spaulding #3) to get limited engagement on Broadway:
http://t.co/XJ7Rs4T
http://t.co/hOpFnfG

Marcy Rylan (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #6) recently tweeted a photo of her contacts out and heading to bed. http://yfrog.com/gy61yhvj
Rylan
tweeted her baby (her second child, her first was born October 2009) is due “The beginning of November!”
“Supposed to be Emmy dress shopping but found a leopard print shirt instead! Me and fetus love it 🙂
http://yfrog.com/gylo7gsj
Rylan attended the Daytime Emmys. She reported she was 5 months pregnant. http://t.co/z7QKLa1
Rylan was Soap Opera Digest’s Performer of the Week in the June 14, 2011 issue.

Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spencer) has released a new contact address as she is leaving Days of Our Lives. Write her at Crystal Chappell,11271 Ventura Blvd #489, Studio City, CA 91604.
Find information about her official fan club blog. http://bit.ly/lnixem
Chappell tweeted that she attended the leading ladies Emmy brunch with Laura Wright (Cassie Winslow), Bobbies Eakes (Macy Spectra on The Bold and the Beautiful),  Colleen Zenk (Barbara Ryan on As the World Turns), Hillary B. Smith (Margo Dixon Hughes on ATWT), Jeannie Cooper (Kay Chancelor on The Young and the Restless), Alicia Minchew (Kendall on All My Children), and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis on YR). Head of table..Ms. Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester on BB) FUN!

Beth Chamberlain (Beth Raines Spaulding #2) was interviewed in the June 14, 2011 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Jerry verDorn (Ross Marler) talks about his very 1970s wedding to his wife Beth on June 4, 1977. Read the rest in the June 14, 2011 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus Aitoro) is co-hosting with  Alicia Minshew (Kendall on All My Children) are hosting a “Good Night Pine Valley” event on September 18. I’m not an AMC fan, but if you are take advantage while you can. I’m still recreating assuming there would be at least one more So Long Springfield event SOMEWHERE in the Midwest.
http://soaps.sheknows.com/allmychildren/news/id/17833/All_My_Childrens_Ricky_Paull_Goldin_And_Alicia_Min
Tickets are now available. http://t.co/dyvYXaf

Lawrence Saint-Victor‘s (Remy Boudreau, whose romance with Christina was one of the last new couples added to GL – with a lot of potential they didn’t have time to properly explore) birthday is June 14th.
http://m.imdb.com/name/nm2372608/

Kevin Bacon (T. J. ‘Tim’ Werner – Part of the teen set of the early 1980s) is playing the villain in the new movie X-Men: First Class.
http://soaps.sheknows.com/guidinglight/news/id/17703

KassieDePaiva  (Chelsea Reardon – the youngest Reardon daughter who dated Phillip Spaulding and was a singer) recently tweeted “For the first time in 11 years I am not in Nashville [at the CMA Music Festival] with all my fun-loving friends. I miss you and miss our time together. Next year… I won’t have a work conflict… Until then I’m thinking of you.”

  Guiding_Light also shared that Barbara Berjer (Barbara Norris Thorpe #2 – Holly & Ken’s mom, Roger Thorpe’s step-mother) was born 6-12-20 died 10-20-02.
Laura Wright (Cassie Layne Winslow) was interviewed via questions sent in by fans in the June 14, 2011 issue of Soap Opera Digest. She talks about working with Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis), Bradley Cole‘s (Prince Richard Winslow/Jeffery O’Neill), and shooting Guiding Light Christmas episodes.
Stephanie Gatschet(Tammy Layne Winslow) shared this photo of her dog tired out from her trip to the Daytime Emmys in Las Vegas.
http://t.co/WyYyUMq
Mark Derwin (A.C. Mallet)  will appear in this week’s Hot in Cleveland http://bit.ly/jh0jmK Thanks welovekeifer
Robert Newman (Josh Lewis) celebrates his birthday June 27th.
Crystal Hunt (Lizzie Spaulding #5) worked with Habitat for Humanity. She tweeted these photos.
http://twitpic.com/5debq5
http://twitpic.com/5deb81
Terrell Tilford (David Grant #3, brother to Gilly, son of hospital administrator Charles, friend to Bridget, coupled with Vicky Spaulding) was interviewed about the end of One Life to Live.
http://soaps.sheknows.com/onelifetolive/news/id/17887/Interview_Terrell_Tilford_Talks_One_Life_To_Live_C/
Roger Howarth (who played Jory Andros on GL in 1992) just returned to his previous role on One Life to Live as Todd Manning – as his replacement is still there, it may turn out to be excellent story.

Empire Series EmpireTheSeries recently tweeted “Filming scenes tonight from Season 4 with Orlagh Cassidy (DA Doris Wolfe), Yvonne Perry, Afton Boggiano, Toby Levin, and Shane Zeigler!”

Tina Sloan (Lillian Raines), Kurt McKinney (Matt Reardon), Yvonne Kopacz-Wright (Mel Boudreau), and Karla Mosley (Christina Bourdreau) all participated in a charity bid where the winner got lunch with the group and an autographed script. http://www.charitybuzz.com/auctions/covenanthouse/catalog_items/269318

@DStarsNStrikes “Bundle Ticket Special are available now! Tix to bowl & attend BC concert $180.00 saving you $50.00! http://bit.ly/kbAnfD ” This year, billed as the final event will be held 10-09-11.

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