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AMC Favorite Debbi Morgan Opens Up About The Cycle Of Domestic Abuse In Her Family On OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

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All My Children’s Daytime Emmy winner, and all-time fan favorite Debbi Morgan (Debbi Morgan) visits with Oprah Winfrey in the latest installment of OWN’s Oprah: Where Are They Now? The episode airs this Saturday October 3rd at 10PMPST/9PMEST.

Recently, Morgan shared her life experiences in her memoir, The Monkey On My Back.   In it, Debbi writes candidly about the violent cycle of domestic abuse that existed in her family for generations. Debbi says her grandmother, mother and aunts all married men who abused them.

Debbi tells Oprah about it: “Not only that, there were nine siblings, four of the five sisters married abusive men,” she says. “And all of the brothers turned out to be abusive husbands, except for one.”

Morgan, who Oprah Winfrey has been a big fan of years, came to a realization that she also attacted violent men in her life, and it was pattern that began when she was a just a little girl.  She told Oprah: “The first love of my life was this little boy named Butch, who I just adored. One day my father walked me to nursery school … and I hear somebody saying, ‘Debbi, Debbi,’ and I’m like, ‘Daddy, Daddy, here comes Butch!’.  It’s like in a movie in slow motion. I’m running towards Butch, and he’s running towards me, he gets up to me and he goes pow and punches me in the stomach.  Even though he had hit me, I looked at him as my protector. Ultimately, I would find out that they were the person that I needed to be protected from.”

Watch the clip featuring Debbi and Oprah here!

What do you think about what Debbi told Oprah? Would you like to see her back on a daytime soap opera soon? If so, which one? Comment below!

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As Valerie Grant on Days!

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Horribly sad to hear Debbi, her family and many others have dealt with abuse that’s been passed down through the family. We look to our parents and older siblings to be role models. Good or bad, as kids we learn to model their behavior. Likely the case of the little boy who punched Debbi in the stomach. The only way to break the cycle is by getting help that helps you heal, love yourself, and truly love others. Would I like to see Debbi on a soap again? Absolutely, she’s a great actress. I’ve missed her and the rest of… Read more »

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Congratulations to Debbi for speaking out and taking action to break this horrible cycle.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Will some producer give Miss Morgan a major role? She is awesome.

Harry
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Harry

Good for Debbie Morgan for speaking out against domestic abuse.
I wish this incredibly talented actress was on our screens–either on a daytime drama or a nighttime drama.

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All My Children Alum Cornelius Smith Jr. Joins the Cast of Apple TV+ Limited Series, ‘Five Days At Memorial’

Daytime fans remember him fondly as the son of Jesse (Darnell Williams) and Angie Hubbard (Debbi Morgan), Frankie, on All My Children.  And now, actor Cornelius Smith Jr., is set to join a major limited series based on the acclaimed nonfiction book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink, about the the first five days following Hurricane Katrina made landfall entitled Five Days at Memorial.

Written by John Ridley and Carlton Cruse, Smith will play a doctor, (something he is very familiar with playing since Frankie Hubbard was a doctor in Pine Valley!) named Dr. Bryant King, an internist and one of the few doctors of color at the hospital, who finds himself very much in the middle of the crisis.  He will headline the show alongside Vera Farmiga and Adepero Oduye.

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The series will stream on Apple TV+, and no word yet as to when it will have its debut following its filming.

 

Since his time on All My Children, Smith has appeared on ABC’s Scandal, and had recurring roles on God Friended MeSelf Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker and Manhunt.

Deadline broke the casting news.

So, looking forward to seeing Cornelius back on our screens? Do you remember his work as Dr. Frankie Hubbard on All My Children? Comment below.

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Tribute to Agnes Nixon Set Featuring: Susan Lucci, Erika Slezak, Debbi Morgan, Darnell Williams & Peter Bergman

Next week, circle Wednesday March 31st at 3 p.m. EST/12 p.m. PST for a very special celebration of the life and times of the legendary Agnes Nixon.

As soap fans know, Nixon was the creator of All My Children, Loving, One Life to Live, and as well wrote for several other soaps, and to honor her The Locher Room will be bringing you a special episode, hosted by former soap publicist, Alan Locher, featuring actors who were pivotal to those shows.

Look for Susan Lucci (Ex- Erica Kane, AMC), Erika Slezak (EX-Victoria Lord, OLTL), Peter Bergman (Ex-Cliff, AMC, now Jack, Y&R), Debbi Morgan (Ex Angie, AMC and Darnell Williams (Ex-Jesse, AMC) to all take part, along with Agnes’ son, Bob Nixon, plus it has been noted that viewers will also hear from the iconic Carol Burnett (Ex-Verla Grubbs, AMC) who was one of All My Children’s biggest fans.

You can watch the livestream here.

Throughout her storied career Agnes won five Writers’ Guild of America Awards, five Daytime Emmy Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2010 and was inducted into Soap Opera Weekly’s Soap Opera Hall of Fame among other notable achievements.

So, will you be checking out this special tribute to the one and only Agnes Nixon? Comment below.

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‘Home & Family’ Canceled; Upcoming 9th Season to Be Its Last

In a turn of events, following the recent announcement that a retooled Home & Family was returning to production and will be back on the air three days a week beginning in April, comes word on Tuesday that the series has been canceled.

The upcoming ninth season will now be its last.  The Hallmark Channel morning show features former All My Children star, Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) along with Debbie Matenopolos as co-hosts.

In a statement, a Hallmark Channel spokesperson shared:  “The 9th and current season of Home & Family will be the series’ last. For nearly a decade, the show has anchored our daytime lineup, featuring countless hours of cooking, lifestyle, DIY, health, entertaining, and decorating segments,” the spokesperson said. “We want to thank the heart and soul of the show, our incredibly talented cast and crew – led by co-hosts Debbie Matenopoulos and Cameron Mathison – for their creativity, hard work, and dedication. Our audience can look forward to more of the topical segments they know and love when the show returns on Monday, April 5, with a new one-hour, three-day-a-week format.

The final episode will air in the late summer on Wednesday, August 4th.

So, sad that the lifestyle show, Home & Family will conclude after this season? Comment below.

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