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ATWT: A Snapshot Gallery! Through the Years of the Citizens of Oakdale

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Courtesy/CBS

How can we sum up 54 years of daytime television by a soap opera so multi-generational in it’s legacy?  It’s a daunting task, but On-Air On-Soaps prepared for you, our fans,  (in honor of the final episode which is fast approaching this Friday), a very special photo gallery presentation.

We present to you an overview snapshot of the familiar faces and characters and actors, who inhabited the fictional town of Oakdale over the course of decades.  We hope you enjoy the captions which reflect our sentiments, whether it be humorous or touching, as we say take a look back at just a cross-section of memories below.

View the gallery after the jump! Remember: to see the “Next Group” of images hit the icon next to the + symbol, or you can just watch it as a slideshow.

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Photo Credits: JPI Studios and CBS

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kwbalan
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kwbalan

Thank you so much for this Michael. It is a beautiful montage of the history of Oakdale. As a long time viewer I am so sad to see this show go off the air. Thank you for bringing back so many happy memories with these photos.

Teri
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Teri

Thank you so much Michael. Right now I have so many mixed emotions where the show is concerned. It was good to be reminded of why I was so in love with ATWT place.

Doe
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Doe

Michael, what a beautiful tribute to ATWT. I loved looking back at all those photos and the actors that have been in our lives for so many years. What memories they recall. I commend you, Michael for being such a great journalist with sensitivity and giving the fans such wonderful interviews from ATWT cast members, and now these pictures. Thanks!…..

Stefanie
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Stefanie

Thanks for sharing this, Michael! Great photos.

Tina
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Tina

Roger and Marie were hot. Thanks for the snap of delicious Paul and spicy NutMeg.

mmc
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mmc

I was there at the beginning and i’ll be there at the end.Even though I can’t get over the dying of Reid, and Luke left to grieve there were so many good storylines through the years.Most of the actors were wonderful .It’s like losing your best friend…I’ll be sad because with all the wacky scenarios it had a genuine sense of decency that too many shows on Tv just don’t.I’ll be so sad when our world stops turning, but I’m grateful that we had this show for so long!Thank you for the photo gallery….lovely.

Robin
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Robin

Thank you for the great photos and walk down memory lane. While I won’t miss the poor writing, I will miss the show for the great cast!! They all deserved better than what they’ve been given over the last few years.

VY
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VY

Thanks for this montage. I love the photo of Luke in the Snyder kitchen… Luke will always be an inspiration. I’ll especially miss Luke, Carly on ATWT.

Alicia
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Alicia

Loved seeing all these! I especially loved the photo of Benjamin Hendrickson and his daughter Lien: also known as Ming Na, now on Stargate Universe, and the voice of Mulan.

Becky
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Becky

Lien was Tom’s daughter, not Hal’s.

Brian
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Brian

The guy in the B&W photo with Ming-Na (Lien) is the late Michael Louden who played Duke Cramer, Dr. John Dixon’s long-lost son. 🙂

Brian
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Brian

The gentleman standing to our rear far right in the 1965 B&W Hughes Family photo with Wagner, Hastings, MacLaughlin, & Prinz is the late Peter Brandon (1926-1983) who played lawyer Don Hughes (Chris & Nancy’s oldest offspring) from 1966 until 1972! 🙂

reidstheman
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reidstheman

Why are there no pics of Luke and Reid in a romantic pose? They are the it couple the show ended with and we want to have them recognized as such, not ignored!!! I am still upset they never even posted a pic of LuRe on cbs/ATWT web site….what’s with that??

Lucie
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Lucie

I agree with you… it seems that it’s Luke and Noah existed but Luke and Reid is the supercouple in my opinion. And seeing Janet in more than 1 photo is disturbing me. 🙁

Sorry.!

Becky
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Becky

Same thing happened with Paul, Emily, and Meg. Lots of pictures out there of Paul and Meg, who were dysfunctional at the best, but not of Paul and Em who turned out to be the loving, accepting couple that ended up together seemingly for always.

Lucie
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Lucie

Thank you Michael… I would have like to see a Lusty picture and a LuRe picture together…

Anyway… it’s great thanks!

semaj
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semaj

loved dusnet couple picture they were hot together

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As the World Turns and Guiding Light Favorite, Lisa Brown, Passes Away at 67

(UPDATED) In just more heartbreaking news in the soap world in 2021, we have lost another beloved performer.  Lisa Brown, who was so noteworthy for her spunky and emotional turns as Guiding Light’s Nola Reardon from 1980-1985, and later as Iva Snyder on As the World Turns from 1986-1994, has died.

Brown passed away this week on November 24th at the age of 67 following a brief illness.  The news came via the As the World Turns Facebook Fan Group and Soap Opera Digest.

This comes just two months later following the death of her former on-screen love interest Michael Tylo (Ex-Quinton, Guiding Light), who passed away in late September.

Those that followed Lisa’s career know she also starred in the Broadway Musical 42nd Street, while still playing Nola each and every day on Guiding Light.

She is survived by her children: James “Buddy” Nielsen, and daughter Victoria from her first husband Tom Nielsen (Ex-Floyd, GL) in addition to her two grandchildren, Penelope Ruiz-Nielsen and Brayden Hopf, and her second husband Brian Neary.

 

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Brown’s on-screen ATWT daughter, Martha Byrne  (Ex-Lily) simply tweeted, “My heart is broken.”

On Friday, Lisa’s son, Buddy Nielsen, posted a touching tribute to his mother, where he revealed that she passed away due to cancer.

Buddy shared: “My Mom passed away the day before Thanksgiving after a very quick battle with cancer. This all happened really fast and wasn’t expecting it. I’ve been MIA as I’ve been back and forth between LA and NJ as she has been in and out of the hospital the last couple weeks. This dream we live, we are all subject to the suffering, aging and death. It’s not to be morose but to understand that we have finite time and must take care with what we do and how we do it. To be able to be with someone at their last breath is truly beautiful. We must not fear death as without it we would never be born and experience the 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows. Our existence is both small and vast all at the same time. We are tiny but immense. I know she is here but no longer in her physical form, what we do in love we leave in death. My beautiful daughter and unborn son are her legacy.”

Share your condolences to Lisa’s family, and let us know of your remembrances of this wonderful actress who gave us so many memorable moments throughout her career via the comment section below. But first, watch Lisa in some of her classic scenes from ATWT and GL.

 

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ATWT Favorite, Jon Hensley, Releases New Single ‘I See Heaven’

Former As the World Turns, and The Bold and the Beautiful star, Jon Hensley (Ex-Holden Snyder and Ex-Dr. Meade), has announced not only the launch of his new website, but his new single called “I See Heaven”.

According to Hensley, the new track is a 9/11 20th anniversary song.  Through the holiday season, Jon is noting that you can make donations in lieu of the song and he will take a portion of the proceeds and donate them to various 9/11 charities.

In his welcome note on his site, Jon shares: “Welcome to my site, I am very excited about my new project. Most of you might remember me as Holden, it’s been a long time since the good old days in Oakdale. Who knows maybe they bring them back some day. As the World Re-turns?  After the show did end in 2010, I slowly started getting back into music. I spent some time playing in Las Vegas and decided a year or so ago it was time to release my debut album. Over the last few years, I wrote many songs with my great friend and producer Alan Schwartz. And my 1st single, I See Heaven (911 20th anniversary song) is now available as a download. Sing Out Revolution, my title track which was inspired by the Tennessee Williams quote on my home page, is a revolution on love. I’m planning to release SOR by Xmas 2021. And the full record by early 2022. Join my mailer for updates and thanks for listening!”

So, excited to listen to more of Jon’s music? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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ATWT Legend Eileen Fulton Virtual Interview Slated

The one and only Eileen Fulton (Lisa, As the World Turns) is set for a very special edition of The Locher Room when she appears next week on the Friday November 5th episode.

Fulton’s livestream with host, Alan Locher is set to begin at 3 p.m. EST/12 p.m. PST.

Eileen played the role of Lisa Miller Hughes Eldridge Shea Colman McColl Mitchell Grimaldi on the CBS daytime dramas for nearly 50 years.

The character of Lisa joined the cast of ATWT in May 1960 and remained with the show on and off, until the show went off the air on September 17, 2010.

In addition, Eileen starred in her  own prime time soap spin-off of ATWT, Our Private World, and is also known for her work on the stage and for her cabaret and nightclub act which she performed around the country.

So, looking forward to this conversation with Eileen, who was the ultimate first soap ‘vixen’ of soaps and ATWT? Comment below.

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