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Ryan's Hope, General Hospital: Veteran Soap Writer Claire Labine Dies at 82

14 November 2016 7:21 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Beloved and acclaimed soap opera writer, Claire Labine, passed away last week, at the age of 82. Labine got her start in another genre of daytime TV, writing for the children's program, Captain Kangaroo from 1966 to 1968. The nine-time Emmy winner went on to create Ryan's Hope with Paul Avila Mayer. The soap ran for 13 years on ABC. The network eventually cancelled it, in January of 1989.Labine and Mayer first worked together in 1973 on the daytime drama, Where the Heart Is. CBS cancelled it after four years, in 1973. The network then named her co-head writer on Love of Life, which ran from 1951 to 1980. In 1993, Labine took the reins of ABC's General Hospital. She gave fans the Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Brenda (Vanessa Marcil) super-couple, as well »

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Claire Labine Dies: Veteran Soaps Writer-Creator Was 82

11 November 2016 8:32 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Claire Labine, a nine-time daytime Emmy winner who created Ryan's Hope for ABC and wrote for numerous other soaps over her career died this week from undisclosed causes. She was 82. An alum of the University of Kentucky and Columbia University's School of Dramatic Arts, Labine began her writing career in the 1960s with a stint on Captain Kangaroo. After being fired two years into the job, she moved into Soaps, writing for CBS’s Where The Heart Is where, within 2 years… »

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Lawsuit Against Christian Slater by His Father Is Part of a 'Long and Difficult Situation' Says Family Source

25 February 2016 7:20 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The $20 million lawsuit filed by Thomas Knight Slater against his son Christian Slater has a complicated back story. Slater's father, 80, acted using the stage name Michael Hawkins. He appeared on the soap opera Ryan's Hope in the 1970s. The elder Slater claims his son "ruined" his acting career because the Mr. Robot star said his father was "suffering from manic-depressive schizophrenia" in a December 2015 interview — years after the elder Slater's last credited role on IMDb, a small part in the 1988 action film Midnight Run. But a family source says Slater's father a has long history of personal struggle. "His father has had his troubles, »

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Lawsuit Against Christian Slater by His Father Is Part of a 'Long and Difficult Situation' Says Family Source

25 February 2016 7:20 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The $20 million lawsuit filed by Thomas Knight Slater against his son Christian Slater has a complicated back story. Slater's father, 80, acted using the stage name Michael Hawkins. He appeared on the soap opera Ryan's Hope in the 1970s. The elder Slater claims his son "ruined" his acting career because the Mr. Robot star said his father was "suffering from manic-depressive schizophrenia" in a December 2015 interview — years after the elder Slater's last credited role on IMDb, a small part in the 1988 action film Midnight Run. But a family source says Slater's father a has long history of personal struggle. "His father has had his troubles, »

- George Stark, @GeorgeStark_

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Christian Slater Sued By His Father for Defamation of Character, Seeks $20 Million in Damages

24 February 2016 6:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Christian Slater is being sued for at least $20 million by his father Thomas Knight Slater. According to documents obtained by People, Slater's father claims his son "ruined" his acting career after the Mr. Robot star said his father was "suffering from manic-depressive schizophrenia" in a December 2015 interview. Thomas, whose stage name is Michael Hawkins, accuses his son and ex-wife Mary Jo Slater of slander, libel, defamation of character, intentional interference with prospective economic advantage, invasion of privacy as well as intentional infliction of emotional distress. A jury trial is demanded. A representative for Slater has not responded to request for comment. »

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Christian Slater Sued by His Dad ... I Don't Have Schizophrenia

24 February 2016 3:49 PM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Christian Slater destroyed his father's acting career by going public with allegations his dad is suffering from mental illness ... according to a new defamation lawsuit. Thomas Knight Slater -- who's acted under the name Michael Hawkins -- says his son did an interview last year where he described his father as suffering from "manic-depressive schizophrenia."   Hawkins denies the comment and points out his son has no medical creds to make such a diagnosis. In the »

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