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A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com.
The actor, who served in the Navy during World War 2, originated the role of Dr. Will Hayward in the 1990 ABC drama Twin Peaks and came out of retirement last year to reprise the part on Showtime. The new version, which was co-created by Frost’s son Mark, will premiere in May.
“We’re saddened today to announce the passing of our dear old dad, »
- Lynette Rice
Frost had recently come out of retirement to reprise his “Twin Peaks” role for the sequel to the ABC series that is set to debut on Showtime in May. Frost was the father of Mark Frost, the co-creator with filmmaker David Lynch of the revered mystery-fantasy franchise.
Warren Frost had a long career before and after the original “Twin Peaks.” He logged a memorable guest role on “Seinfeld,” playing the father of George Constanza’s fiancee in five episodes. He also limned a recurring character on the Andy Griffith legal drama “Matlock” and had guest shots on series including “The Larry Sanders Show,” “L.A. Law” and “Murphy Brown.”
“We’re saddened today to announce the passing of our dear old dad, Warren Frost »
- Cynthia Littleton
One Life to Live legal eagle Nora Buchanan will next exhibit her expertise in the courts of Port Charles, when Hillary B. Smith begins a short stint on ABC’s General Hospital (starting Monday, March 6).
When Oltl’s broadcast run came to an end in 2011, Smith was among the cast who continued on with the long-running soap’s “version 2.0,” on Prospect Park’s short-lived The Online Network. Meanwhile, costars such as Roger Howarth and Michael Easton migrated their Llanview characters to Gh — until a legal kerfuffle with Prospect Park »
General Hospital boss Frank Valentini dropped a fun bombshell on Tuesday night, revealing in a video posted to twitter that two-time Daytime Emmy winner Hillary B. Smith will be appearing on ABC’s sole surviving sudser — and as her One Life to Live character, legal eagle Nora Buchanan.
The video is capped by a fun little wink from Rebecca Budig, who currently plays Gh‘s Hayden but who “back in the day” used to work down the street from Smith, when she was All My Children‘s Greenlee.
The Writers Guild of America East has selected soap opera writer Courtney Simon as the recipient for its Richard B. Jablow Award for service to the guild.
Simon will be honored at the 69th annual Writers Guild Awards at New York’s Edison Ballroom on Feb. 19. The Jablow award was established in 1978 to recognize service and created in honor of Jablow, who helped found the WGA East, authored its constitution, and served as its first counsel.
Simon has been a WGA East member since 1980. She has written for 12 different daytime dramas, including “As the World Turns,” “Santa Barbara,” “Guiding Light,” and “All My Children.” She has won seven Daytime Emmy Awards and seven Writers Guild Awards.
Simon has served on the WGA East Council since 2007 and has been active in lobbying efforts to promote a diversity-based tax credit in the state of New York. She co-chairs the Wgae Diversity Coalition, is »
- Dave McNary
Jesse Lee Soffer already has a lot to celebrate in the new year — he’s opening a restaurant!
The Chicago P.D. star revealed on Instagram on Sunday he is adding restaurant owner to his resumé, opening a Verlaine cocktail lounge in Los Angeles.
“Happy New Year! It has been a lifelong dream to own a piece of a restaurant,” he posted of the spot, which also has a location in New York City. “I always figured, ‘maybe when I’m sixty I’ll have a little speak easy or a bistro.’ Well we freakin did it. We are so »
- Jessica Fecteau
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