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|The Facebook homages of the former Santa Barbara members to Jed Allan||
Jed Allan walked on today. Along the way in his fantastic acting career, he played Eden's father - C.C. Capwell - on Santa Barbara. His gift was a formidable blend of professionalism and inspiration - a perennial rock in his preparation and a force of nature once the cameras rolled. He was also generous and kind and funny and fierce, and God knows he was beloved by those lucky enough to share a stage with him. I count it one of the great blessings of my career that I got to be one of those, and one of the great blessings of my life that I got to be his friend.
Jed was the finest actor - power and heart, humor and range to spare - and an even better man. He was about family. Protecting his own, and building it in the casts he graced. It was magic to work with him - his rock solid professionalism giving way to inspired energy once the cameras rolled. I join the millions of hearts who simply want to say : well done, good sir. In our dreams you are dancing through the stars tonight with your beloved Toby - now and forever.
|Homage : Jed Allan (1935-2019)||
Allan's career is impressive : since his debut in 1951, he has played in
dozens of films and series until the last few years. The audience discovered
him in the show Lassie in the late 1960s, before becoming a
star of the daytime soaps with the character of Don Craig whom he played
from 1977 to 1985 in Days of our Lives. In January 1986, he is
called to replace Charles Bateman in Santa Barbara and thus
becomes the new face of C.C. Capwell, whom he played until the last episode
of the show. A role that has marked the fans, C.C. having become, despite
his many face changes, inseparable from that Jed's.
|Homage to Eden and Cruz in Soap Opera Digest||
latest issue of the American magazine Soap Opera Digest offers on
its cover no less than Eden and Cruz ! A
small event in itself, because it has become rare in recent years...
Inside : a poll that makes appear that Eden and Cruz is the defunct soap couple that the viewers miss the most, and especially a two pages-tribute in photos devoted to the couple.
A little dive into the past that is pleasing to read, and a proof that the show is still not forgotten by the American viewers...
|Homage : Robert Alan Browne (1932-2018)||
learnt only at
the end of the year the death at the age of 86 of Robert Alan Browne, who
in Santa Barbara. The
character, present from the first episode, had not survived the earthquake
of November 1984 and had left the screen too quickly.
|Last season for Robin Wright||
6 of the series House of Cards is online since this morning on
For this last season, Robin Wright (ex-Kelly Capwell) is the main star, after the eviction of Kevin Spacey further to charges of sexual harassment.
Her character, Claire Underwood, is from now on president of the United States...
A season so reduced to 8 episodes, but with again more of Robin !
Robin shoots at present Wonder Woman 1984, a sequel of the movie of 2017, where she resumes her character of Antiope.
learnt only recently the deaths of three former actors of Santa
Barbara, arisen these last months.
was the most magic character of Santa Barbara : Kris
three Christmas lasting from 1987 till 1990. Chuck McCann died on April 08
of this year at the age of 83.
1985 and 1986, Ty Henderson played Sam
the friend and accomplice of Dylan Hartley's.
Brown died on August 31 of this year at the age of 86. In 1988, she played
repeatedly in Santa Barbara the role of Dorothy Lane,
|Robin Wright married with a French man !||
celebrity information of the week : Robin Wright (ex-Kelly Capwell) has just
married her fiancé, Clément Giraudet, a French man ! International public
relations manager of the brand Saint Laurent, Clément Giraudet dates Robin
Wright since 2017 and her separation from actor Ben Foster.
The couple united on August 11, 2018 in La-Roche-sur-le-Buis, a small French city.
It is the third marriage for Robin Wright, after Dane Witherspoon (ex-Joe Perkins) and Sean Penn, with whom she had two children, Dylan Frances and Hopper Jack.
Our very best wishes of happiness to the newlyweds !
|Eileen Davidson leaves The Young and the Restless||
news surprised everyone : Eileen Davidson (ex-Kelly Capwell) announced that she
will leave The Young and the Restless in September.
She had joined the soap in 1984 in the part of Ashley Abbott, which she had left repeatedly for other soaps, but while coming back every time. This time, it seems definitive.
At 59 years old, the actress mentions wanting to dedicate her time to herself.
|Homage : Jeanna Michaels (1956-2018)||
learnt only today the death, on May 23rd, of Jeanna Michaels, who was in
1988 Lydia Saunders
in Santa Barbara.
Before playing this journalist without scruples, Jeanna Michaels had been known for her character of Connie Brasher in Dallas, before continuing with roles in The Young and the Restless, General Hospital and many TV shows.
Since the 1990s, she had left the television stages for theater and had even created her own company, the Compass Players.
Died from a lymphoma, she had just celebrated her 62 years.
|Eileen Davidson winner at the Daytime Emmy awards||
The 45th Daytime Emmy
awards were given on Sunday. in the category outstanding lead actress,
this is Eileen Davidson (ex-Kelly Capwell) who won for her part of Ashley
Abbott in The Young and the Restless.
The actress had already won an Emmy award in 2014 for her part of Kristen DiMera in Days of our Lives (see the News of 06/23/2014).
|The nominations at the 45th Daytime Emmy awards||
nominations at the next Daytime Emmy awards have been announced last week. And
in the category outstanding lead actress are confronted two former stars of Santa
Barbara : Nancy Lee Grahn (ex-Julia Wainwright) for General Hospital
and Eileen Davidson (ex-Kelly Capwell) for The Young and the Restless.
The ceremony of the 45th Daytime Emmy awards will be held on Sunday, April 29 at the Civic Auditorium in Pasadena.
Good luck to the two nominated !
|Miranda Wilson is back !||
several years far from cameras, Miranda Wilson (ex-Sandra Mills) resumed her
actress's job. Since the
interview she had given us in 2013,
she came back living in Los Angeles and is doing movies after movies.
She presented in particular on this January 27th at the Bayou Film Festival her most recent short film, An American Attorney In London.
Four years before joining Santa Barbara in the role of psychic Sandra Mills, Miranda Wilson played Megan Hathaway DiMera on Days of our Lives. A memorable role for which she even won a Soap Opera Digest award in 1985. Today, Miranda would like to find back her villainess character of Days of our Lives. You can help her by voting for the return of her character of Megan Hathaway DiMera on this forum and by following and commenting her current events on her Facebook page.
|Homage : John Conboy (19??-2018)||
John Conboy has just passed away. Arrived at the beginning of 1990 on Santa
Barbara, he had stayed during one and a half year as executive
producer, holding alone the reins of the show for one year before sharing
them with Bridget and Jerome Dobson, the original creators back at the
beginning of 1991.
Under his direction, many new characters make their appearance (Stephen Slade, Derek Griffin, Amado Gonzalez, the Richards family...), without however succeeding in making their mark. The Capwell mansion is completely redesigned, the accompanying musics are replaced... But, good thing, he gets back the Lockridge clan almost completely : at first Augusta, then Laken, Lionel and finally Minx.
Before Santa Barbara, John Conboy had already been executive producer at the launch of two other soaps, The Young and the Restless in 1973 then Capitol in 1982. After Santa Barbara, he works from 2002 till 2004 on Guiding Light, before disappearing from public life.
Very discreet, we even ignore until his birth year...
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