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Homage : Robert Alan Browne (1932-2018)


We learnt only at the end of the year the death at the age of 86 of Robert Alan Browne, who was John Perkins 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.
The actor began his career in 1965 : films, TV movies, series... until his retirement in 1995.
Robert Alan Browne passed away on June 12, 2018. Widower since 2014, he leaves behind a daughter born of a first marriage.

Last season for Robin Wright


Season 6 of the series House of Cards is online since this morning on Netflix.
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.



We learnt only recently the deaths of three former actors of Santa Barbara, arisen these last months.

Chuck McCann (1934-2018)

He was the most magic character of Santa Barbara : Kris Kringle, three Christmas lasting from 1987 till 1990. Chuck McCann died on April 08 of this year at the age of 83.
The man knew a long and rich career : radio, theater, television, cinema, dubbing, song... He was also a puppeteer and hosted several children shows in the United States.
Married, father of three children, he died from a heart attack.

Ty Henderson (1953-2018)

Between 1985 and 1986, Ty Henderson played Sam Williams, the friend and accomplice of Dylan Hartley's.
The actor died on August 03 of this year from a heart attack at the age of 64.
His departure of Santa Barbara had coincided with the end of his career as actor, nevertheless started from the beginning of the 1970s. He had then moved into audiovisual production, before we lose his track these last years.

Susan Brown (1932-2018)

Susan 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, Victoria's mother.
If she played a lot for cinema and especially television, we shall remember her for her character of Dr. Gail Adamson Baldwin whom she played from 1977 till 1985 in General Hospital, then in 1997 in its spin-off Port Charles. She had sporadically reappeared in General Hospital until 2004.
Susan Brown was these last years suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Robin Wright married with a French man !


It is the 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


The 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)


We 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 and rewards of the Santa Barbara stars at the previous Daytime Emmy awards
The nominations at the 45th Daytime Emmy awards


The 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 !

> The nominations and rewards of the Santa Barbara stars at the previous Daytime Emmy awards
Miranda Wilson is back !


After 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)


Producer 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...

> Read an interview of John Conboy

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