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B-I-N-G-O! ATWT's Maura West headed to Y&R!

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Two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Maura West, who has played Carly Tenney on As the World Turns, has inked a deal with The Young and the Restless to play none other than Diane Jenkins!  Jenkins was last played by Susan Walters.  So while CBS viewers wil see the last of Maura as Carly on the finale of As the World Turns on September 17th, they won’t have to wait long for her to return to their screens, when she debuts as Diane on October 8th.  According to TV Guide Magazine who broke the news this morning, West starts taping at Y&R on September 1st.  

So what do you think?  Do you like that West is playing another recasted role on Y&R? Are you looking forward to seeing West mix it up with Eric Braeden and Peter Bergman the titans of the series, since Diane was involved and in love with Jack, but once married to Victor?  And, let’s not forget the sperm swithcheroo incident!  All thanks to Diane.

Stay tuned for more on this developing news item in the coming days ahead.

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Rob
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Rob

This is the best news since they recast Abby with MArcy Rylan. I cant wait to see Maura go toe to toe with Michelle Stafford.

Judy
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Judy

I am thrilled with this news! Thought I was done with soaps and said I’d only watch one if either Maura West or Michael Park went to one. Well as you say, BINGO, I’ll now be watching Y&R. Hate that I’m losing Carly Tenney but so happy I’ll continue to see Maura West and her amazing talent. Hope you can get an interview with her soon Michael and get us more scoop. I hope she’ll be extremely happy in this new venture.

Craig
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Craig

I hope she gets a decent role, Lizze from GL her character is annoying. Ben is good, and Shane. They desperately need some new blood over on B&B; getting real sick same old crap.

Doe
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Doe

Well, this is surprising news! She didn’t wait too long to grab a role on Y&R. I don’t know why they are bringing back the character of Diane Jenkins. We have had enough of recurring characters. The only thing that is new is that the actor playing the role is someone else. I’m not sure I am liking it……..We will see…..Jack is too vulnerable right now. That means Emily will be going out of the picture. And where is Patty? They left her out in the wind…..I was hoping she would be coming back in enough time to convcict Adam..What… Read more »

Devoted Fan
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Devoted Fan

OMG! Yes and YES! Fantastic!

Congrats Maura. You so deserve this!

cd
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cd

my prayers have been answered—my two favorite actors are now together. eric braeden and maura west. what a wonderful future.

Sandy
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Sandy

Yes to all the above! I have been watching ATWT as far back as Chris Hughs, SR was there, probably most of the whole 50 years it has been on the air. Carly (Maura) can make me laugh, cry, whatever. I guess all of us imperfect people could identify with her character. I was so ticked that they keep taking the soaps off the air that, I actually sent CBS an email about it. I realize it is cheaper to put on an inane game show than to pay real actors but it doesn’t bring me to the TV every… Read more »

Sandy
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Sandy

and why is that?

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ATWT Alum and ‘The Addams Family’ Favorite, Lisa Loring Dead at 64

Lisa Loring, who portrayed the recurring role of Cricket Montgomery Ross on As the World Turns from 1980-1983, and was best-known for her childhood acting role as Wednesday in the classic comedy The Addams Family from 1964-1966, has died at the age of 64.

The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the actress passed away January 28th from complications from a stroke, as result of high blood pressure.

Loring died aProvidence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California.  Lisa’s daughter, Vanessa Foumberg, shared in a statement: “She went peacefully with both her daughters (Vanessa and Marianne) holding her hand.”

In story on As the World Turns, Cricket had a sometimes competitive friendship with Betsy Stewart (then played by Meg Ryan) and had man troubles throughout her time in Oakdale. Cricket’s extended family consisted of Craig, Margo, and Katie, who all remained on the canvas after her exit.

Lisa also appeared throughout her career in series such as: Dr. Kildare, Barnaby Jones and Fantasy Island. 

She is survived by daughters Marianne and Vanessa, in addition to her grandchildren, Emiliana and Charles.

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As the World Turns Alum Rita Walter Dead at 71

We’re still losing so many beloved soap opera actors as 2022 comes to a close. Now comes word that former As the World Turns alum, Rita Walter (nee McLaughlin) passed away at the age of 71.  Walter had been diagnosed with Multifocal Glioblastoma, an extremely aggressive form of terminal brain cancer.

Rita had an 11-year-run as Oakdale’s Carol Deming Hughes Stallings Andropoulos Frazier.

The former actress-turned-optician, died on Christmas.  Rita’s brother, David McLaughlin revealed the news on the 26th which also happened to be the anniversary of Walter’s exit from the defunct CBS soap opera in 1981.

In his posting on Facebook, McLaughlin shared: “My sweet, loving sister Rita was called to Jesus today on Christmas day, his birthday. She was a well known actress as well as dedicated server of the Lord Jesus. May you rest in peace Sis, I love you forever. You’ve taken my heart with you.”

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Before playing good girl, Carol Deming, who always found herself in distress as only a good heroine could do, Rita started her career as Patty Duke’s double on The Patty Duke Show, before getting her first foray into soaps with a role on The Secret Storm as Wendy Phillips.

We clearly remember when on ATWT, Carol was married to Jay Stallings, but Jay was having an affair behind her back. Carol also had failed relationships and marriages to Tom Hughes and Steve Andropolous.  Eventually, Carol left Oakdale after falling in love and marrying Reverend Norman Frazier.  In a case of life imitating art, Rita married Reverend Normal Walter in 1976.

Walter is survived by her three children, Brian, Jill, and Amy, and her husband, Reverend Norman.

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ATWT Alum Michael Park Joins The Cast of Hulu Drama ‘Saint X’

Great news! Fans who have missed Michael Park (ex-Jack, As the World Turns) on the small screen will get a chance to see him once again in the new psychological drama series, Saint X.

The series will stream on Hulu and in it the two-time Daytime Emmy-winning actor will play the part of Bill Thomas, in the eight-episode series adapted from Alexis Schaitkin’s novel.

In story, Bill and his wife Mia Thomas (Betsy Brandt) are upper middle class parents of two, enjoying a family vacation in a Caribbean resort until one of their daughters goes missing.

According to Deadline, the series is told via multiple timelines and perspectives, explores and upends the girl-gone-missing genre as it explains how a young woman’s mysterious death during an idyllic Caribbean vacation creates a traumatic ripple effect that eventually pulls her surviving sister into a dangerous pursuit of the truth.

No further details have been been made available as to when the show will premiere on the streamer, but stay tuned for more updates.

So, excited to see Michael in Saint X? Comment below.

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