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AMC & OLTL were pure Daytime Emmy Gold. There was Lucci winning & Slezak's record!

If you take a hard look at the facts; All My Children and One Life to Live have been record-setters and record breakers when it comes to winning Daytime Emmy Awards.  Tom O’Neil, the awards guru from the L.A. Times took a look back and who won from these shows, and how many! (We have made some corrections to the below from his original post, as the Times piece had a few missing dates and wins!)

“All My Children was voted best drama series three times in 1998, 1994 and 1992. David Canary (Adam) won five times in the lead actor race: 1993, 1989, 1988 , 1986 and 2001. Darnell Williams (1985) took that category too. Among lead actress champs were Dorothy Lyman (1983) and the very first star to win the Daytime Emmy for acting: Mary Fickett (1972). Susan Lucci lost 18 times before ultimately prevailing. When she finally held the Emmy in her grasp at the podium in 1999, she said, “There’s something to be said for anticipation. It’s not all bad.”

It’s shocking, One Life to Live won best drama series only once (2002). Erika Slezak won lead actress six times: 2005, 1996, 1995, 1992, 1986, 1984. Other lead actress champs: Susan Haskell ( 2009), Judith Light (1981, 1980), Hillary B. Smith (1994) and Robin Strasser (1982). Lead actor victors: Al Freeman Jr. (1979), Robert Woods (1983).”

The bottom line here is:  Some of the most deserving Best Actress winners  in the history of soapdom, were or are, on One Life to Live! And, who can ever forget La Lucci’s win over at AMC!  Let’s hope there are more accolades to come for OLTL and AMC at this year’s Daytime Emmys this June and next! Remember the series and the performers can still be eligible  in 2012’s race too!

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Skyla
Skyla

It’s true All My Children and One Life To Live were and are phenomenal shows who have always exhibited tremendous talent. I really don’t know what ABC/Disney is thinking but if they think their station is in supposed trouble now, they are in for a rude awakening when these shows go off the air. This is one “revolution” daytime viewers will not be participating in, I hope the truth will be hard to swallow when Frons and Sweeney “chew” on that.

Outspoken
Outspoken

Thanks Michael, still not giving up the fight… http://community-2.webtv.net/dw_m/saveoltl/index.html

Randie Walton
Randie Walton

All My Children has lost much of what made it so good, so for long. Different writers, different stories are needed.
I can now see why it is going off the air.
OLTL is much better and should not be cancelled

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All My Children Alum Christopher Lawford Dead At 63

Sad news to report this Wednesday.  Christopher Lawford, best known to soap fans as Charlie Brent on All My Children from 1992-95, as well in the role of Senator Jordan on General Hospital in 2004, passed away at age 63.

Lawford who is the son of the actor Peter Lawford, and Patricia Kennedy, and whose uncles were Ted, Robert and President John F. Kennedy apparently died at a Yoga Studio on Tuesday night during a health emergency according to a report from TMZ.

As of now, it is being reported that Christopher’s death appears to be from “natural causes.” The coroner is performing an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Christopher had battled addiction in his life back in the 70’s and 80’s.  The actor was also a New York Times best selling author with his book, ‘Symptoms of Withdrawal.’

Being the nephew of John F. Kennedy, Lawford also spent time in the political arena with staff positions with The Democratic National Committee, and campaigns whether it be at the national, state, or local level

Lawford’s cousin Kerry Kennedy announced his death on social media.

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica Kane), Lawford’s co-star on All My Children, shared her thoughts on Instagram at his passing: “Such very sad news that wonderful Chris Lawford has passed away. Chris was so great to work with—always prepared and always with a smile and an ease about him. He was warm and charming whether on set at AMC—or working hard for his charity. My deepest sympathy to his family. RIP, Chris”

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Morgan Fairchild And Soap Notables Filming New LGBTQ Series ‘Mélange’

Over the next several days in New York, some very familiar faces to daytime soap fans are busy filming episodes of a new series entitled Melange, which stars Morgan Fairchild (most recently ex-Angelica, DAYS).

The series is set against the backdrop of a historic New York City gay bar named “Melange”, and the fight for ownership over it, when it’s proprietor has suddenly and mysteriously died.  Melange will explore themes of sexuality, immigration, addiction, power, and inclusion.

Guiding Light’s Robert Newman, All My Children’s Darnell Williams, One Life to Live’s Scott Evans ,  Kristen Alderson, Ilene Kristen, and David A. Gregory are some of the daytime faves tapped for roles in the series, which is said to be a half-hour drama.

In story, Newman, plays Syd Winchester, the deceased owner of ‘Mélange’. Scott Evans stars as Ryann Parker, a young man who fights to keep Mélange away from Syd’s wife, Vivian played by

Melange was created and being executive produce by Tom D’Angora, with former OLTL director and Emmy Award-winner, Gary Donatelli, and Tony Award winning producer, Tim Kashani.

According to Variety, at this time no network is currently attached to the project.

So, what do you think of the show concept of Mélange?  Intrigued by the cast?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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One Life to Live & All My Children Reunion Event Photo Gallery

Over the weekend, actors who appeared on two beloved legacy soap operas: All My Children and One Life to Live took part in a reunion event held over GH Fan Club Weekend.  And while the fans in attendance were excited to see some of their favorites, it was the former cast members themselves getting to see their former co-stars for the first time in years which made the event all the more touching.

Then, in big surprise to the attendees, none other than former One Life to Live star, Nathan Fillion showed up to give hugs to his former castmates including: Erin Torpey (Ex-Jessica), and James (Ex-Max) and Kassie DePaiva (Ex-Blair), among others.  Fillion, who has gone on to primetime success with his show Castle, and his upcoming new series on ABC, The Rookie, has never forgotten his beginnings in show business as Joe Buchanan!  Who can forget his on-screen affair with Robin Strasser’s Dorian, which sent Viki (Erika Slezak) into orbit!

Kassie DePaiva (now Eve on DAYS) told Michael Fairman TV on Fillion’s appearance that she had reached out to him to let him know about the event: “I knew the fans would love it.  He is very proud of his roots.”

When asked about seeing the original Blair, Mia Korf, at the same event whom she had never met, Kassie said, “I went, ‘There’s the real Blair,” but it was really nice meeting her.  You know with One Life to Live actors, even if you didn’t work with somebody there is such a camaraderie, which makes this show so special.”

All My Children fans were thrilled to see appearances by Rebecca Budig (Ex-Greenlee), Vincent Irizarry (Ex-David), Jordi Vilasuso, who will soon be seen in his new role on Y&R, and played Dr, Griffin Castillo in Pine Valley, and many more.

Check out our photo gallery of some of the past cast from both AMC and OLTL who showed up to say “hello again” to each other and the fans below.  Then, let us know if it makes you miss Pine Valley and Llanview all the more in the comment section, and which photo you liked the most!

Photo Credits: JPI Studios

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This weekend we mourn the loss of General Hospital’s beloved Susan Brown who played Gail Baldwin. Here is her final scene from 2004 when Gail and her husband Lee (the late Peter Hansen) showed up at Lila’s funeral and had an exchange with Alan and Monica. Share your thoughts on Susan’s passing via the link below. Leave A Comment

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