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What Happened to Valerie on Days Of Our Lives

Dr. Valerie Grant returned to Days Of Our Lives in 2016, but some newer viewers might not be aware that the character has quite a history on the soap. In fact, she first appeared way back in the '70s! And while she's been through quite a bit of drama in her life, she now has a decision to make that could change her entire future. Valerie was introduced in 1975 as the love interest for David Banning and created a stir as daytime’s first interracial romance. When the character first appeared, she was played by Tina Andrews, but in 1977, Rose Fonseca took over the role. During this time, Valerie’s family took in David after a car accident and she fell in love with him. But their romance was derailed by his infidelity and when David got Trish pregnant, Valerie accepted a scholarship to medical school and left town. James Reynolds
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What Happened to Valerie on Days Of Our Lives

Dr. Valerie Grant returned to Days Of Our Lives in 2016, but some newer viewers might not be aware that the character has quite a history on the soap. In fact, she first appeared way back in the '70s! And while she's been through quite a bit of drama in her life, she now has a decision to make that could change her entire future. Valerie was introduced in 1975 as the love interest for David Banning and created a stir as daytime’s first interracial romance. When the character first appeared, she was played by Tina Andrews, but in 1977, Rose Fonseca took over the role. During this time, Valerie’s family took in David after a car accident and she fell in love with him. But their romance was derailed by his infidelity and when David got Trish pregnant, Valerie accepted a scholarship to medical school and left town. James Reynolds
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Today in Soap Opera History (August 19)

1996: Nathan Hastings died on The Young and the Restless.

1996: Frankie Frame was murdered on Another World.

1996: Gh's Jason and Robin arrived in Montauk on Stone's birthday.

2013: The series finale of One Life to Live aired online."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1929: NBC Blue network broadcast Amos 'n' Andy, starring Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, for the first time. The show ran as a nightly radio serial from 1928 (starting at local Wmaq) until 1943, then as a weekly situation comedy from 1943 to 1955.

1953: On Search for Tomorrow, Arthur Tate (Terry O'Sullivan) told Nathan Walsh
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Days of Our Lives: Vanessa Williams (Melrose Place) Joins NBC Soap in Recasting

Melrose Place veteran Vanessa Williams has joined the Days of Our Lives TV show cast, on NBC. The actress announced the news on Instagram (see below). She is a re-cast of the Dr. Valerie Grant character, originated by Tina Andrews in 1975, who played the part until 1977. Kitty Lester and the late Lawrence Cook played Valerie's parents, Helen and Paul Grant. Soap Central reports Andrews was not approached to reprise the role.Rose Fonseca assumed the role of Valerie from 1977 to '78. Diane Sommerfield brought the character back to Salem, from 1981 to '82. Per Deadline, Williams' first airdate is slated for October 25, 2016. Since Valerie's former love interest, Abe Carver (James Reynolds), is widowed, unattached, and still living in Salem
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Days of Our Lives Recast: Melrose Place Alum Takes Over Groundbreaking Role

Days of Our Lives Recast: Melrose Place Alum Takes Over Groundbreaking Role
Dr. Valerie Grant is — after a decades-long absence — back in.

NBC’s Days of Our Lives has cast Melrose Place and Soul Food actress Vanessa Williams as Dr. Grant, a role that originated in the 1970s and was controversial at the time, our sister site Deadline reports.

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In the late ’70s, Valerie (then played by Tina Andrews) and David Banning were daytime’s first interracial couple. They planned to marry, though that endeavor went south after he had an affair. Diane Sommerfield later took
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Sander/Moses Inks Deal With NBCU Int’l TV, Sells Projects To Amazon & ABC

Producers Ian Sander and Moses (Ghost Whisperer, Reckless, Profiler) have signed a first-look deal with NBC Universal International TV Production. Under the agreement, the duo will develop and produce procedural dramas under the studio’s deal with France’s TF1 and Germany’s Rtl for U.S.-style, English-language procedurals in North America. Outside that pact, Sander Moses has sold two new dramas: Queen Charlotte to Amazon and Power to ABC. Written by Tina Andrews (The Salli…
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Slamdance unveils 2016 roster

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Festival top brass announced on Monday the 12 Narrative and eight Documentary Feature Film Competition films in 22nd edition, set to run in Park City from January 22-28, 2016.

The 20-strong line-up includes 12 world premieres, three North American premieres and one Us premiere.

All competition films are feature directorial debuts with budgets of less than $1m and without Us distribution.

Jury awards are presented to feature films in both categories and all films are eligible for audience awards as well as the Spirit Of Slamdance Award, judged by the filmmakers themselves.

“The standard of Diy filmmaking around the world is the highest we’ve seen, and the diversity of storytelling is the most we’ve experienced,” sad Slamdance co-founder and president Peter Baxter.

“With a record breaking number of submissions to select from, the narrative and documentary feature line-up has never been so competitive or as exciting to programme.”

All synopses provided by the festival.

Narrative Features
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Slamdance unveils 2016 feature film competition

  • ScreenDaily
Festival top brass announced on Monday the 12 Narrative and eight Documentary Feature Film Competition films in 22nd edition, set to run in Park City from January 22-28, 2016.

The 20-strong line-up includes 12 world premieres, three North American premieres and one Us premiere.

All competition films are feature directorial debuts with budgets of less than $1m and without Us distribution.

Jury awards are presented to feature films in both categories and all films are eligible for audience awards as well as the Spirit Of Slamdance Award, judged by the filmmakers themselves.

“The standard of Diy filmmaking around the world is the highest we’ve seen, and the diversity of storytelling is the most we’ve experienced,” sad Slamdance co-founder and president Peter Baxter.

“With a record breaking number of submissions to select from, the narrative and documentary feature line-up has never been so competitive or as exciting to programme.”

Al synopses provided by the festival.

Narrative Features
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