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That's Soap Star Gordon Thomson Playing Daryl Tulane on The Young & The Restless

Daryl Tulane on The Young & The Restless is going to be a very familiar face to many soap fans! That's because the actor, Gordon Thomson, is well known for his numerous roles in both primetime and daytime dramas! Daryl made his first appearance on Monday, July 29, and is acting as Calvin's lawyer who informed Chelsea that after her husband's untimely death, she stands to inherit five million dollars. One of Thomson's earliest roles was as Egyptologist Aristotle Benedict White on ABC sudser Ryan's Hope in the early '80s. Following that, he debuted as Adam Carrington on Dynasty in 1982 and remained with the primetime sudser until its cancellation in 1989. In fact, during the 1985-86 season, Thomson also appeared in a few episodes of its spin-off, The Colbys. With John Forsythe's Blake in a 1982 episode of Dynasty. (Photo Credit: Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images) After Dynasty,
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Today in Soap Opera History (July 26)

The cast of Young Widder Brown.

"History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"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.

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1938: Young Widder Brown premiered on NBC Radio. The popular Frank and Anne Hummert radio soap opera told the story of young Ellen Brown, a 30 year old mother, who struggled to raise her children without the small town mentality that came with living in Simpsonville. The show ran for nearly 18 years, until June 22, 1956.

1972: On As the World Turns, Tom Hughes (Peter Galman) and Carol Deming (Rita McLaughlin) were married. The wedding was shot on location at
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David Hedison Dead at 92

Former Another World star David Hedison died Thursday in Los Angeles, a family spokeswoman announced. He was 92.

Born Al David Hedison on May 20, 1927, in Providence, Rhode Island, Hedison discovered the theater while attending Brown University and studied in New York under Sanford Meisner at The Neighborhood Playhouse and with Lee Strasberg at The Actors Studio.

He worked alongside Uta Hagen and Michael Redgrave in-off Broadway productions by Clifford Odets and Christopher Fry, among others, and made his big-screen debut in the World War II naval drama The Enemy Below (1957), starring Robert Mitchum.

After starring in the original The Fly and Son of Robin Hood in 1958, he signed a contract at Twentieth Century Fox, changing his stage name to David Hedison.

From 1964-68, Hedison's character Captain Lee Crane worked aboard the Seaview under the command of Adm. Harriman Nelson (Richard Basehart) on 110 episodes of ABC's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.
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David Hedison, Actor in ‘Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea’ and ‘The Fly’, Dies at 92

  • Variety
David Hedison, Actor in ‘Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea’ and ‘The Fly’, Dies at 92
David Hedison, a film, television, and theater actor known for his role as Captain Lee Crane in the sci-fi adventure television series “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” and as the crazed scientist turned human insect in the first iteration of the film “The Fly,” died on July 18. He was 92, and the family said in a statement that he “died peacefully” with his daughters at his side.

“Even in our deep sadness, we are comforted by the memory of our wonderful father. He loved us all dearly and expressed that love every day. He was adored by so many, all of whom benefited from his warm and generous heart. Our dad brought joy and humor wherever he went and did so with great style,” said the family in a statement.

David Hedison, born Al Hedison, was from Providence, R.I. and studied at Brown University where he grew fond of the theater,
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David Hedison Dies: ‘Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea’ Actor Was 92

David Hedison Dies: ‘Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea’ Actor Was 92
David Hedison, an actor who appeared in Off Broadway productions by Clifford Odets and in the original version of horror sci-fi classic The Fly but is best known for his starring role in the popular ’60s adventure series Voyage To The Bottom of The Sea, died July 18 in Los Angeles. He was 92.

His death was announced by his daughters Alexandra and Serena, who were at his side when he “passed away peacefully,” the family reports.

Hedison, who began his career using his given name Al Hedison, was a native of Providence, Rhode Island, and discovered his passion for theater at Brown University. He studied under Sanford Meisner at The Neighborhood Playhouse and Lee Strasberg at The Actors Studio, and was soon performing Off Broadway alongside Uta Hagen and Michael Redgrave (Hedison performed Off Broadway in 1956’s A Month in the Country under Redgrave’s direction).

In 1958, Hedison appeared, with Vincent Price,
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Barbara Stanwyck movies: 20 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Barbara Stanwyck movies: 20 greatest films ranked from worst to best
She was one of the hardest working, most versatile actresses of the Golden Era of Hollywood, lauded by directors, costars and crew members for her professionalism and pleasant demeanor. During a time when most actors were typecasts, her most famous roles included a range of characters from society lady to sassy con artist, working class girl to helpless invalid and from heartbroken mother to one of the most infamous femme fatales of film noir.

Barbara Stanwyck was born Ruby Catherine Stevens on July 16, 1907, in Brooklyn, NY. Orphaned very young, Ruby dropped out of school at the age of 14, starting a series of odd jobs, eventually working for the telephone company. However, she had big dreams, and was soon a chorus girl in several shows, including the Ziegfeld Follies. In 1926, she had a part in the moderately successful play “The Noose,” and decided to change her name – “Barbara” was the name of her character,
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Barbara Stanwyck movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Double Indemnity,’ ‘The Lady Eve,’ ‘Ball of Fire’

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Barbara Stanwyck movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Double Indemnity,’ ‘The Lady Eve,’ ‘Ball of Fire’
She was one of the hardest working, most versatile actresses of the Golden Era of Hollywood, lauded by directors, costars and crew members for her professionalism and pleasant demeanor. During a time when most actors were typecasts, her most famous roles included a range of characters from society lady to sassy con artist, working class girl to helpless invalid and from heartbroken mother to one of the most infamous femme fatales of film noir.

Barbara Stanwyck was born Ruby Catherine Stevens on July 16, 1907, in Brooklyn, New York. Orphaned very young, Ruby dropped out of school at the age of 14, starting a series of odd jobs, eventually working for the telephone company. However, she had big dreams, and was soon a chorus girl in several shows, including the Ziegfeld Follies. In 1926, she had a part in the moderately successful play “The Noose,” and decided to change her name – “Barbara” was the name of her character,
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‘Dynasty’: Josh Reims To Succeed Co-Creator Sallie Patrick As New Showrunner For Season 3 Of the CW Series

  • Deadline
There will be a change at the helm of the CW’s drama series Dynasty as it heads into a third season. Sallie Patrick, who developed the reboot of the classic 1980s primetime soap with Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, is stepping down as showrunner, a position she has held from the start.

Veteran Josh Reims, who joined Dynasty as co-executive producer at the begging of Season 2, has been upped to exec producer and named new showrunner.

Patrick, who will remain an executive producer, has re-upped her overall deal with Dynasty producer CBS TV Studios and will focus on development.

She announced her departure from the show on Instagram last night.

“While I’m excited to move on to my next challenge, it’s of course hard to part with a world I put so much love into, from first pitch to this 44th ep, but I’m so pleased
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Today in Soap Opera History (April 5)

1966: Peyton Place's David had parting words for Rodney.

1993: Days of our Lives' Jack and Billie were arrested.

1996: Sarah Brown debuted as Carly on General Hospital.

1999: Guiding Light's Danny welcomed his sister home."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"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.

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1940: The final episode of Procter & Gamble radio soap opera Manhattan Mother aired. Written by Orin Tovrov, the show starred Kaye Brinker as Patricia Locke, who gave up a career to raise her daughter, Dale, in New York.

1966: On Peyton Place, David
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Scream Factory Details The Manitou and Superstition Blu-ray Releases

April 16th will see the release of both The Manitou and Superstition on Blu-ray and we have new details on both titles straight from Scream Factory:

"Horror enthusiasts and classic movie collectors rejoice! On April 16, Scream Factory™ is proud to present the 1978 supernatural cult classic The Manitou Blu-ray and horror classic Superstition Blu-ray. Produced and directed by William Girdler and based on the best-selling novel by Graham Masterton, The Manitou stars Tony Curtis (Spartacus), Michael Ansara (I Dream of Jeannie), Susan Strasberg (Scream of Fear), Stella Stevens (The Silencers), Burgess Meredith (Rocky), Jon Cedar (Death Hunt), and Ann Sothern (The Whale of August). Directed by James Roberson (The Giant of Thunder Mountain) and produced by Ed Carlin (Battle Beyond the Stars), Superstition stars James Houghton (The Colbys), Albert Salmi (Caddyshack), Lynn Carlin (Faces), and Larry Pennell (Bubba Ho-Tep).

A must-have for collectors, The Manitou Blu-ray boasts new 4K scan from
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Today in Soap Opera History (February 28)

Two legendary actresses died on this day in history:

Charita Bauer (1985) and Mary Stuart (2002)."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"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.

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1968: On Dark Shadows, Reverend Trask (Jerry Lacy) returned to his room with Victoria's belongings. Suddenly he heard chains rattling outside his room and called out, "Who is it?" He opened the door, but no one was there. He heard a woman's scream and ran back into his room and bolted the door, but he continued to hear the chains. Then Barnabas' voice called out to him, and again he shouted,
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2 days til Oscar. Offscreen Oscar pairs

by Nathaniel R

With just 2 days to go until Oscar let's talk famous couples who've both been Oscar blessed. This year we have loved the offscreen symmetry of A Star is Born's Sam Elliott finally having an Oscar nomination to match his beautiful wife's; Katharine Ross was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for The Graduate (1967) and now Elliott has a matching nomination in Supporting Actor just before their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married around the time Elliott started work on Mask (1985) and Ross started work on the Dynasty spinoff The Colbys (1985-1987). They co-starred together just last year (albeit briefly) when Ross played Elliott's character's ex-wife in The Hero (2017).

It's fairly rare for two members of a couple to win or be nominated for Oscars while they're together (lots of Hollywood relationships being short-lived) but the gold standard is surely Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward...
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 20)

1976: Pat wanted to stop seeing Faith on Ryan's Hope.

1981: Guiding Light's Jennifer made a courtroom confession.

1986: Santa Barbara's Mason was shocked his father was well.

1995: General Hospital's Monica met 11-year-old Emily."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"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...

1936: Radio soap opera Dan Harding's Wife premiered. It ran until on NBC Radio until February 10, 1939. Isabel Randolph starred as Rhoda Harding.

1958: On The Edge of Night, Roy Benson called Fitzsimmons to tell him trouble was brewing.

1967: On Another World, Liz (Audra Lindley) encouraged
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Review: "Sarah T.- Portrait Of A Teenage Alcoholic" (1975) Starring Linda Blair; Blu-ray Special Edition

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By Brian Greene

Think of Linda Blair acting in the 1970s, and the ’73 horror classic The Exorcist will likely be the first film that comes to your mind. But while there’s ample reason for that movie to stand out as it does, Blair put on an equally memorable performance – albeit in a completely different type of movie – in 1974’s made-for-tv feature Born Innocent. In that release, which has the feel of an especially harsh ABC Afterschool Special, Blair plays an average, highly likable teenage kid who becomes estranged from her worthless parents and winds up in a rough juvenile detention facility, following some runaway attempts. Born Innocent can be lumped in with the “babes behind bars” exploitation subcategory of films, but there’s nothing campy about the TV movie. It’s downbeat, super realistic, and devastatingly sad.

Around five months after Born Innocent originally aired on NBC, the network
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 14)

1965: Peyton Place's Allison met Elliot.

1974: Days of our Lives' Addie gave birth to Hope.

1983: Gh's Bobbie was shocked to learn of Luke's death.

1994: Brookside's Beth and Margaret shared an historic kiss."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"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.

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1958: On The Edge of Night, Mike Karr (John Larkin) and Peter Dalton (Stephen Elliot) discussed the Nicholson-McGinnis case and determined they would have to be tried separately. Peter would prosecute Commissioner Wheeler Nicholson, while Mike took on newspaperman Mac McGinnis.

1965: On Peyton Place, the newly
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 7)

1979: Eon's "Mrs. Corey" kept an eye on Deborah's condition.

1979: Atwt's Lisa & Bob danced while Bennett fumed.

1984: Days' Salem mourned Roman at his wake.

1998: Gh's Alan found Tammy next to his dead drug dealer."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"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.

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1941: On The Story of Mary Marlin, Davey's intended destination was exposed further. An NBC News bulletin, one of the first known casualty reports to come from Pearl Harbor, arrived just before the day's episode of this popular radio soap opera.

1941: On Vic & Sade,
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Today in Soap Opera History (November 20)

1978: Anthony Geary debuted as Luke Spencer on General Hospital.

1978: Rita Stapleton and Ed Bauer were married on Guiding Light.

1980: Donna Mills debuted as Abby Fairgate on Knots Landing.

2012: Edward Quartermaine passed away on General Hospital."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.

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1929: Radio serial The Rise of the Goldbergs premiered on the NBC Blue network.

1944: The Frank and Anne Hummert soap opera The Strange Romance of Evelyn Winters premiered on CBS Radio.

1964: On General Hospital, Steve Hardy asked Audrey March to marry him.

1964: On Another World, Pat Matthews (Susan Trustman) at in
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Today in Soap Opera History (November 13)

1985: Santa Barbara's Brick & Amy were married.

1995: Loving spinoff The City premiered on ABC.

1998: Guiding Light's Danny met Michelle.

2003: One Life to Live's Blair married Walker."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.

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1942: On Clara, Lu and Em, Emma "Em" Krueger (Helen King) threw a party.

1964: On Another World, Mitchell Dru (Geoffrey Lumb) asked John Randolph to take on Pat Matthew's case. Michael M. Ryan and Gaye Huston made their first appearances as John and Lee Randolph.

1967: On Dark Shadows, Julia Hoffman (Grayson Hall) panicked when Woodard's ghost appeared.

1979: On As the World Turns,
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Today in Soap Opera History (September 30)

1966: A ghost emerged from Josette's portrait on Dark Shadows.

1978: Lucy was devastated when Gary & Val left Dallas again.

1982: Karen Fairgate met Mack Mackenzie in Knots Landing.

1985: General Hospital's Frisco was determined to go undercover."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.

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1955: Actor James Dean died in a car crash at age 24. The Rebel Without a Cause star had connections to a number of people who would one day work in the world of soap operas, including director Lela Swift and writer William Bast (co-creator of The Colbys).

1966: On Dark Shadows, David Collins (David Henesy
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Today in Soap Opera History (September 11)

1975: Ryan's Hope's Jack visited Sister Mary Joel.

1984: Santa Barbara's Jade ran into David Hasselhoff.

1986: Another World's Reginald had a fire started to stop a story.

2003: The Young and the Restless' John punched Victor."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.

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1941: On radio soap opera Life Can Be Beautiful, "Chichi" Conrad (Alice Reinheart) coped with heartbreaking news.

1967: CBS aired the first color broadcast of The Secret Storm.

1972: The Edge of Night began airing at 2:30 p.m. Et, moving from its usual 3:30 p.m. timeslot where it had been performing well in the ratings.
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