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ATWT's Eric Sheffer-Stevens fans hit their mark for fundraising campaign!

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Last evening at 11:50PM eastern time, the fans of As the World Turns, Eric Sheffer-Stevens made their goal of reaching $15,000 for the charity Doctors without Borders to help those in need.   The fundraising effort tipped the scale after the television audience watched Sheffer-Stevens take his last breath as the character of Dr. Reid Oliver on yesterday’s episode.

Congrats to all involved!

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Colleen
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Colleen

Thanks for updating, Michael. In an unprecedented outpouring, fans continue to give. We are well on our way to $16,000. Fans loved Reid so much and want to show their appreciation for Eric and their affectionn for each other. The donation site will continue to be open until August 2011 to raise funds for this very wortyh cause!

amy
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amy

Michael Thank you so much for reporting and Colleen thank you of this great idea that was the best way to honoured one of the best actor and character in daytime(we love you ESS and wish you the best) and of course LuRe fans you guys are just AMAZING. sooo happy to be part of this fan base

Wendy
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Wendy

Thank you Colleen for letting us know that the donation site will be open for another year. That is so awesome!! I have donated to honor Eric and his amazing portrayal as Reid. He definitely won my heart in such a short time!! Eric is an awesome actor! I will always be a fan of his!

Kat
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Kat

Thank you for posting this!! I was soo very happy when I got the news last night that not only did we make our goal, but over it and we’re not done yet! We plan to keep this effort going for Doctors Without Boarders. Thank you to all who have helped, I am SOO PROUD to be a part of this fan base!!!

kwbalan
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kwbalan

An amazing group of fans. I am so proud to be a part of this group. To be able to channel our anger and grief to a worthy cause. It has made the ending to this storyline easier to bare.

Maureen
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Maureen

What an extraordinary way of turning something sad…the end of ATWT and the death of Reid…into such a positive. I am certainly impressed with the fans who came together to make this happen.

Nicole
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Nicole

You guys did an amazing job! Congrats to everyone who conceived this effort, and gave ATWT fans a chance to show their appreciation for Eric Sheffer-Stevens’ phenomenal work, while doing something to help others at the same time. Well done!

Mary P
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Mary P

Thanks Michael for posting this (and for every mention that you have given our fundraising). I was so excited when I saw it hit $15000 last night. There was no other day that would have be more perfect to have reached the goal then the day Reid took his last breath. The tears in my eyes were from pure joy in what we had done in such a short period of time. As ESS has given us so much in his role of Reid, I am so proud that we are able to show our appreciation to him in a… Read more »

Ripley
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Ripley

Thank you for mentioning this! I am still in shock. I am so insanely proud of this group… I am so impressed and honored and thrilled and every other positive emotion! <3

teresa
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teresa

Thank you so much for mentioning this on your site. For the fans of Dr. Reid Oliver and Eric Sheffer Stevens to come together in this way is amazing and to make goal on Tragic Tuesday was fitting. We found a way to channel our anger and grief in a positive way by helping others. The new goal is 20,000 and I know it will be reached before the end of the show on Sept. 17.

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Soap Vet Exec Prod and Director, Chris Goutman, Virtual Interview On Tap

The former executive producer of Another World and As the World Turns, Chris Goutman, will appear on a very special episode of The Locher Room next Friday, September 24th.

To celebrate the virtual interview show’s 200th episode, the Emmy Award-winning producer and director will join Alan Locher beginning at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m PST.   You can watch it live here.

Having started his career in the soaps an actor appearing on The Doctors, Search for Tomorrow, The Edge of Night and Texas, Goutman moved on to becoming a director and eventually an executive producer.  Chris has directed episodes of nine different daytime dramas.

Goutman currently serves as the Artistic Director, Associate Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

So, will you be tuning-in to see what Chris has to say about his time on AW and ATWT and more? Comment below.

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According to Deadline, the series is adapted by former Dr. Who head writer and Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, The Time Traveler’s Wife tells the intricate love story of Clare (Leslie) and Henry (James), and a marriage with a problem… time travel.

In it, Park will play the role of “Philip Abshire” – Clare’s father, who is said to be a high-powered Chicago lawyer, he is brisk and orderly, and expects all his children to fall into line.

The series also will star former General Hospital and Oscar winner, Jaimie Ray Newman (Ex-Kristina).  She won an Academy Award for her Live-Action Short, Skin.

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So, looking forward to seeing Michael and Jaimie in their new TV roles? Comment below.

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ATWT and OLTL Alum Mary Linda Rapelye Passes Away at 76

She got her soap start as Faith Kipling, the wife of the evil Dr. Ivan Kipling on One Life to Live (1979-1980) and later came to Oakdale and As the World Turns as lawyer, Maggie Crawford (1980-1985), and now comes sad news that actress Mary Linda Rapelye has died from a battle with cancer.

Mary Linda actually passed away last month on April 5th, and according to The Booth Bay Register she was surrounded by her her brother Gardiner Rapelye Jr. and dear friends Julianna and Will Anderson by her side.  She was 76 years old at the time of her death.

Mary Linda started a long career of acting when she was only 5.  After her part in an outdoor production at The Starlight Theater in her home town, Kansas City, Missouri, she climbed off the stage and sat in her father’s lap. This was to be the beginning of her work spanning nearly eight decades on stage, screen and television. She is best known for her roles in Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, and of course, OLTL and ATWT.  She also made a memorable appearance in the role of Irina Galliulin in the Star Trek: The Original Series third season episode “The Way to Eden”.

A Memorial and Celebration of Life is being planned this July for MaryLinda in Booth Bay.

Below is a tribute video featuring clips and moments from Rapelye’s career.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Mary Linda in the comment section.

 

 

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