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Ann Flood, ‘Edge of Night’s’ Longest-Running Cast Member, Dead at 87

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Heartbreaking news on Tuesday. Beloved soap actress and star of Edge of Night, Ann Flood, has passed away at the age of 87.  The announcement came from Flood’s longtime EON castmate, Sharon Gabet (Ex-Raven) who revealed the actress died a few days ago on October 7th.

Sharon shared via her Facebook page, “With great sadness… I found out yesterday that our dear ANN FLOOD passed away on October 7. She now joins her husband of 61 years and the rest of my beloved cast mates already in heaven. What a FABULOUS LIFE she had and what a party they all must be having!  Here are a couple shots of Ann and Herb from my 1984 wedding and a shot from a company party for The EDGE of NIGHT. It just doesn’t seem possible… 😢. How fitting that we are currently posting lost scenes from one of Ann’s best story lines – The Bryson Clinic.”

Flood joined the cast of CBS’s The Edge of Night in 1962 as Nancy Karr and remained with the soap through its transitional times; including the move to ABC where it became ‘Edge of Night’.  When the show was eventually canceled back in 1984, Flood was its longest-running cast member.

The actress also appeared on other daytime soaps throughout her career including: From These Roots, Another World, Search for Tomorrow, All My Children and As the World Turns.

Ann is survived by her three sons and one daughter from her marriage to the late Herb Granath, who passed away in 2019.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Ann and her loved ones in the comment section.

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This is such sad news. She, along with Maeve McGuire were two of my favorites. Rest in peace.

Oh my goodness–she projected such class and grace as Nancy; I remember her portrayal very well. Sad, sad news. As I said when Kathryn Hays passed away, I know this is going to happen, my old faves will pass on, it’s just the natural progression of things–but that doesn’t make it any easier to get this kind of news.

You said it because I remember EON as part of my CBS daytime lineup and remember fondly being in middle school when it moved to ABC. Sadly, I didn’t follow EON to ABC but I did follow SFT to NBC. The original beginning of the skyline on EON was the skyline of Cincy, I’m from Ohio.

I am so very sorry to hear this news. I was not a regular Edge of Night viewer but saw it from time to time. I enjoyed her character. She character came across as very strong and trustworthy. I also remember her from several TV commercials including Good Seasons salad dressing. She certainly had a long, varied and successful career.

Deepest sympathy to her family and friends. May she rest in peace.

My mother was a HUGE fan of Edge and Ann Flood. I was delighted to be able to share with my Mom that I had the privilege to meet her beloved Nancy Karr years later. She was beautiful inside and out. A phenomenal woman. My heartfelt condolences to her awesome daughter Karen, and the rest of her family. I am so very, very sorry for your loss. — Wiley

OMG, so loved her on most of the shows mentioned, especially Edge. It was the one Soap my husband would watch as it was still on when he got home from work and we liked John Larkin who played Mike Karr then.

Forgot to mention her great part on From These Roots and the rest of the wonderful cast,i.e Rbt.Mandan, Craig Heubing, Barbara Berjer and more.

A true legend. Such a fine actress and a classy presence. She was remarkable in the Beau Richardson storyline in the mid-1970s and so many others. Her turn as Ella Hobbs on Search for Tomorrow really showed her range as an actress. And she had great chemistry with both Laurence Hugo and Forrest Compton (as Mike Karr).

Such a classy actress. So sorry to hear this and send condolences to her loved ones. We were blessed to have seen much of her work on our favorite soaps!

Rest in peace Ann Flood. I was a very big fan and always enjoyed your work. You were always so classy and cool.

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Trevor St. John Announces His Departure from The Young and the Restless

In a shocker, Trevor St. John revealed on Tuesday that he is leaving the cast of The Young and the Restless and his role as Tucker McCall.

The popular actor took to his account on X and in a series of posts said his “thank you’s” and bid farewell to the top-rated soap opera.

St. John shared, “As you well know, Tuckers come and Tuckers go, and so the cycle continues… this Tucker is in his go phase… I thank each and every member of the wonderful cast, the crew, the directors, the producers and production staff, and CBS/Sony for the great experience from day one to the last. I feel so fortunate to have played such a terrific role.”

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Trevor continued: “Most importantly, I want to offer my heartfelt gratitude to you the (Y&R) fans. THANK YOU!” Tucker might be gone for the time being, but I’m not going anywhere. I’ve got projects in the works, and if you haven’t seen my film, A Good Enough Day, it’s now available to stream for free on Tubi!”

The news of his exit comes just two years shy of his time on The Young and the Restless.  St. John made his Genoa City debut in September of 2022 as the new Tucker, last played by Days of our Lives, Stephen Nichols (Steve). The role was first played by actor William Russ.

No word from St. John or Y&R as to when his last episode will air on the top-rated soap opera.  In story, Tucker is losing his company to a takeover by Audra and Victor, while Ashley is finally getting help she needs after her personality split.

So, what do you think about Trevor’s departure from Y&R? Comment below.

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The Bold and the Beautiful Casts Joshua Morrow’s Son, Crew, as the New Will Spencer

In casting news, Crew Morrow, the son of  Joshua Morrow (Nick Newman, The Young and the Restless) and his wife, Tobe, is joining The Bold and the Beautiful as a a recast in the contract role of Will Spencer.

That means that Crew will be the biological son of Katie (Heather Tom), who formerly played Joshua Morrow’s on-screen sister, Victoria Newman over at Y&R) and Bill (Don Diamont).

According to Deadline, Crew has already begun taping episodes of B&B starting last Friday on June 14th. Look for the new Will to debut on the July 1st episode of the CBS daytime drama series. Clearly, B&B is ramping up their summer teen storylines and now Will supposedly has a half-sister in Luna (Lisa Yamada).

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The role of Will Spencer will mark Crew’s third acting credit according to his IMDb, where previously he appeared in Continental Split and Healing Towers. The previous Will’s included Heather Tom’s real-life son Zane Anchor, who played the role on occasions from 2013-2018, and Finnegan George who took over the part and was last seen in 2020.

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In addition, more casting was revealed. Jamison Belushi, the daughter of comedian and actor, Jim Belushi, is making a one-day guest appearance in the role of April, a lab technician on today’s Monday, June 17th episode. The outlet also mentioned that Li (Naomi Matsuda) and Finn (Tanner Novlan), with whom April works for, are about to embark on a summer mystery story that kicks off on July 1.

So, what do you think about Crew Morrow becoming the new Will Spencer on B&B? What do you think will be the new summer mystery story? Share your thoughts via the comment below.

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Michele Val Jean Gives Update on Daytime’s Newest Soap: “The Team for ‘The Gates’ is Coming Together and It’s Fire”

CBS daytime’s newest soap opera, The Gates, is set to bow in January of 2025.  Until now, not much has been known of who else behind the scenes or in front of the camera might be coming on to the show.

However, The Gates writer, and co-executive producer, Michele Val Jean, shared an update on the series ,which has as its premise and epicenter, the story of a wealthy black family living in a gated community.

Now, Val Jean has taken to her Instagram account to share an update on the show.  Michele expressed, “You guys! The team for #TheGates is coming together and it’s 🔥🔥🔥. I couldn’t be happier. Exciting announcements coming soon. Stay tuned!”

Previously, Michele attended last weekend’s 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Award ceremony where she also shared on her IG, these sentiments: “Had a great time at the #daytimeemmys tonight. I so love this community of such colossally talented and genuinely nice people. I’m humbled to be adding to the legacy with ‘The Gates’. Shout out to my #boldandbeautiful peeps. You guys are the best.”

Val Jean has been a writer for The Bold & The Beautiful, Generations, Santa Barbara, General Hospital, and Port Charles throughout her daytime career, and she has won Daytime Emmys for her work on B&B and GH.

Now the question becomes, who would you like to see cast on ‘The Gates’? What kind of roles might be available? Who could be helping steer other creative elements behind the scenes? Stay tuned. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

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