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Mom of Soap Opera Star Shares Statement on His Death

Billy Miller was known for 'The Young and the Restless,' 'General Hospital'

(Newser) - Billy Miller's mother shared a statement on social media Monday concerning the actor's death at age 43. Her son, whom she refers to as BJ, "fought a long hard valiant battle with bipolar depression for years," she wrote, and while he "did everything he could...

Soap Opera Star Andrea Evans Dead at 66
A Stalker Nearly Ended
Her Acting Career

A Stalker Nearly Ended Her Acting Career

But soap opera star Andrea Evans bounced back

(Newser) - Soap opera star Andrea Evans has died of breast cancer at age 66, reports USA Today . Fans likely know her best for her roles as Tina Lord on One Life to Live—she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 1988 for that one—and as Patty Williams on The ...

She Was a General Hospital Staple for Nearly Half-Century

Actor Jacklyn Zeman, who played nurse Bobbie Spencer on ABC soap, dies at 70 of cancer

(Newser) - Jacklyn Zeman, who became one of the most recognizable actors on daytime television during 45 years of playing Bobbie Spencer on ABC's General Hospital, has died. She was 70. Zeman died after a short battle with cancer, her family confirmed Wednesday, per the AP . News of her death was...

It's Longest-Running Scripted Show Still On Air in the US

'General Hospital' turns 60 this week

(Newser) - ABC’s General Hospital marks its 60th anniversary this week, a milestone for the longest-running scripted show currently in production on American television. The soap is marking the moment with a fan favorite storyline, the Nurses Ball, a fictional charity gala. This week the residents of Port Charles dress to...

He Once Wooed on the Soaps. Now, a 'Bizarre' Crime

Forbes March, who played Scott Chandler on 'All My Children,' is accused of stealing cooking oil

(Newser) - It's still early, but is already calling this "the most bizarre crime you're likely to read about this week." It involves Forbes March, a 49-year-old former soap opera veteran who's starred in such programs as All My Children, As the World Turns, and...

Soap Actor Dies of Breast Cancer at 37
Actor Marnie Schulenburg
Dies at 37

Actor Marnie Schulenburg Dies at 37

She was best known for her role on 'As the World Turns'

(Newser) - An actor diagnosed with breast cancer just five months after the birth of her daughter in 2019 has died of the disease at age 37. Marnie Schulenburg first gained fame for her portrayal of Alison Stewart on CBS' As the World Turns, for which she earned a Daytime Emmy nomination...

Soap Star Leaves Pregnant Wife, but There's Backstory

'The child is not mine,' notes Steve Burton, former 'General Hospital' star who's already a dad of 3

(Newser) - Usually a guy ditching his wife when she's pregnant elicits scorn for such abandonment. This week, however, a brief but revelatory message from former General Hospital star Steve Burton, whose wife Sheree Gustin is expecting, takes some of the heat off him regarding their split. "I wanted to...

Soap Actress Has 'Breathing Problem,' Gets a Stand-In

Kelly Monaco of 'General Hospital' temporarily replaced by Lindsay Hartley

(Newser) - When General Hospital returns from its COVID hiatus on Monday, fans might notice something different about longtime character Sam McCall Morgan. The character will be temporarily played by a different actress—Lindsay Hartley will replace Kelly Monaco, reports Daytime Confidential . Monaco has been with the show more than a decade,...

Soap Operas Dangerously Low Thanks to Virus

Popular daytime dramas are running out of episodes and can't resume production

(Newser) - The coronavirus has most of us locked down in our homes, and for those seeking routine, diving into the daily soaps can provide some escapist comfort. But Vulture warns that the most popular daytime TV dramas are perilously close to running out of episodes they filmed before the shutdown, forcing...

All My Children Star John Callahan Dies at 66
Soap Star
John Callahan
Dies at 66 

Longtime Soap Star John Callahan Dies at 66

'All My Children' actor reportedly suffered a stroke

(Newser) - John Callahan, who lit up the small screen on All My Children for years, died Saturday at the age of 66. Variety reports that the cause of death was a stroke. Callahan's ex-wife, Eva LaRue, a fellow AMC alum and mother to their 18-year-old daughter, Kaya, announced his death...

Sands to Keep Falling Through Hourglass of Longtime Soap

'Days of Our Lives' will be back for a 56th season on NBC, per reports

(Newser) - In the most Stefano DiMera move ever, Days of Our Lives is back from the dead. It apparently was never officially dead to begin with, despite reports last week that the NBC soap opera would go on hiatus at the end of November and the entire cast would be released...

Entire Cast of NBC Show on Since 1965 Is Released

Stars of 'Days of Our Lives' were set free from contracts; fate of soap opera is unclear

(Newser) - No one yet knows the ultimate fate of NBC's longest-running entertainment program, but its stars know they're out of a job in a couple of weeks. TVLine first reported the news Tuesday that Days of Our Lives, a soap opera that's been on the network since November...

Soap Opera Star Kristoff St. John Found Dead at Home

'Young and the Restless' actor was 52

(Newser) - Kristoff St. John, who played Neil Winters on The Young and the Restless since 1991, died Sunday at age 52, the AP reports. Police were called to his home in California's San Fernando Valley after one of his friends found the actor's body; St. John was pronounced dead...

Beloved Soap Actor Drowns After Filming

Witnesses thought Brazilian was acting

(Newser) - Brazil is mourning beloved actor Domingos Montagner, whose death strongly resembles a plot twist from the soap opera he starred in. The BBC reports that the 54-year-old drowned after going for a swim in the Sao Francisco River with co-star Camila Pitanga following a day of filming in the area....

Soap Star Nathaniel Marston Dead at 40

Ex-'One Life to Live' actor succumbed to injuries from Oct. 30 car crash

(Newser) - One Life to Live fans are waking up to devastating news Thursday morning: Nathaniel Marston, the star who played Michael McBain on the long-running ABC soap opera, has died at the age of 40, People reports. Mom Elizabeth Jackson posted a heartfelt tribute to her son on Facebook Wednesday evening,...

5 VIP Celebs Who Got Their Breaks on Soap Operas

Julianne Moore even won a Daytime Emmy

(Newser) - Don't look down on soap operas: Some of today's biggest stars got started there. ETOnline rounds up 10 such actors. A sampling:
  • Julianne Moore: Played a dual role, half-sisters Sabrina and Frannie Hughes, on As the World Turns from 1985 to 1988—and even won a Daytime Emmy.

Tab: Aniston Coming to Days of Our Lives

Actress hopes to boost ratings of dad's soap opera

(Newser) - Is Jennifer Aniston pulling a James Franco ? The Express reports that she’ll appear in several episodes of Days of Our Lives, on which her father has appeared for the past 24 years, in an attempt to save her dad’s job. NBC is looking to ax the show...

All My Children, One Life to Live to Live On— Online

Series will continue in digital only

(Newser) - Looks like All My Children and One Life to Live aren’t done for after all. ABC has sold online rights to the soaps, which were scheduled to go dark for good in September, to Prospect Park, a TV, film, and movie company that intends to continue them on the...

Hoover Pulls ABC Ads Over Canceled Soaps

'We were as disappointed as you are,' vacuum maker says

(Newser) - Hoover is furious about ABC’s daytime soaps cancellations —so much so that it’s decided to pull its ads from the network, the Consumerist notes. The vacuum company has long advertised with ABC, but no more, a VP writes on the firm’s Facebook page : “To all...

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 We'll Miss You, Erica Kane,
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We'll Miss You, Erica Kane, Feminist Icon

Susan Lucci's character was 'an unlikely pioneer': Mary Elizabeth Williams

(Newser) - All My Children may be on the way out , but Erica Kane will remain with us in a sense, writes Mary Elizabeth Williams at Salon . Susan Lucci's character was "one of television's first unself-consciously feminist characters" and "an unlikely pioneer," writes Williams. Erica, for instance,...

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