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December 1999

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Sydney Penny from one role to another...

It is necessary to be very attentive to follow the career of Sydney Penny since the end of Santa Barbara in January 1993... From the soap All my Children to the show Hyperion Bay, and these last weeks Sunset Beach where she played the interim of Susan Ward in the role of Meg, she is now turned towards her fourth regular role in five years ! Indeed, from January, Sydney will join the team of Beverly Hills 90210 in the role of Josie, a pimp of Hollywood celebrities ! A role of composition, that goes without saying... The final duration of her contract will only be known when the first indices of popularity of the character will be obtained, is it specified on Fox...

Nancy Lee Grahn's family feud...

Like each year, the TV game  Family Feud makes it possible to see confronting two families not completely like the others... Last month, it is indeed the team of the soap General Hospital which faced the one of the rival show The Young and the Restless... And among the actors come to represent General Hospital, there was Nancy Lee Grahn, ex-Julia in Santa Barbara ! Shouldered by Stuart Damon, Amber Tamblyn, Brad Maule and Real Andrews, Nancy had to play of all her ingeniousness and her logic to put on the ground Jeanne Cooper, Doug Davidson, Melody Thomas Scott, Kristoff St John and Heather Tom, the representatives of the adverse soap... A such match is now in the traditions of the game, the team of Santa Barbara had already at the time played with the one of The Bold and the Beautiful... Final results of the finale next month !

And the happy nominated ones are...

The nominated ones at the sixteenth ceremony of the Soap Opera Digest Awards have been  revealed at the end of November. Among them, some faces familiar to the fans of Santa Barbara, today actors in others success soaps...

One will thus retain of these nominations the one of Kim Zimmer (Jodie Walker) for the outstanding lead actress for the character of Reva in Guiding Light, the one of Jon Lindstrom (Dr. Mark McCormick) for the outstanding supporting actor for the character of Kevin in Port Charles, the one of Eileen Davidson (Kelly Capwell n░4) for the favorite return for the role of Ashley in The Young and the Restless, and finally our favorite, Nancy Lee Grahn (Julia Wainwright), nominated for the better outstanding supporting actress for her character of Alexis in General Hospital... The results of the votes of the readers of the magazine Soap Opera Digest will be revealed at the time of the ceremony envisaged in the current of the month... What to add more than one trustful " That the best one wins " !

On stage in December...

Robin Wright (Kelly Capwell) continues her profitable cinematographic career : she has just begun the shooting of How to Kill your Neighbour' s Dog, by Michael Kalesniko, with Kenneth Brannagh, of who she plays the wife.

Jack Wagner (Warren Lockridge) seems to be satisfied of his specific appearances in TV movies. He should begin this month the shooting of Nowhere to Land, for TBS...

Bridgette Wilson (Lisa Fenimore) began last month the shooting of Buying the Cow, under the direction of Walt Becker. She plays the girlfriend of Jerry O'Connell (Sliders), of who she undergoes the repetitives phobias ...

Happy birthday this month to...

01 : Forry Smith (Reese Walker)

15 : Thaao Penghlis (Dr. Micah DeAngelis)

16 : Ross Kettle (Jeffrey Conrad)

       Larry Poindexter (Justin Moore)

20 : Karen Moncrieff (Cassandra Benedict)

21 : Florence Griffith Joyner (Terry Holloway)

23 : John Callahan (Craig Hunt)

27 : Eva LaRue Callahan (Margot Collins)

28 : Terri Garber (Suzanne Collier)

30 : Nicolas Coster (Lionel Lockridge)