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Chose Your Top Ten Judith Light Roles!

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Daytime Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress extraordinaire, Judith Light, who is about to open next week on September 6th in her one-woman show off-Broadway, All The Ways To Say I Love You is featured in one of the newest top ten lists on the popular site Culturalist.com.  For those who don’t know, the site let’s you, the users, choose and create your own top 10 lists.

The Judith Light selection comes via Broadway.com, who loves the actress as much as we all do!  Light is also nominated for a primetime Emmy for her role in Transparent whose upcoming new season is set to bow on September 23rd on Amazon Prime.

From Wit to Ugly Betty, to Dallas to One Life to Live, to Who’s The Boss, The Ryan White Story, Men Don’t Tell, to Wife, Mother, Murderer, her many theatres roles and more,  now you can rank your favorite Light roles! Here’s how:

STEP 1—SELECT: Go to the page of Judith’s roles. Highlight your 10 favorites.  STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Click “rearrange list” to order your selections. Click the “publish” button. Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.

For us, our number one is still and will always be Karen Wolek of One Life to Live, but there are also so many phenomenal performances.  Let us know your top ten in the comment section below!

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Celia
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Celia

Angela Bower—-reruns.

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

I agree Celia. Tony Danza and Judith Light were an unbeatable combination. And Katherine Helmond along for the ride was priceless!!!

Celia
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Celia

Believe it or not, soapqueen, I wasn’t even born when WHO’S THE BOSS first aired, LOL. But, I have watched every episode (reruns & Utube) . I love the show and watch it when it’s on.
Yes, Mona was something else….reminds me so much of my Gran….she’s that type.

Deborah
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Deborah

Like you celia, i have been a fan of Judith Light and Tony danza and have watched them on Youtube and reruns on tv and have enjoyed it very much.Their chemistry is just so great and I love them both very much.They have brought so much laughter and happinees to my life which was lost for around 12 years of my life.I’m glad they are back on Tv

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Deborah,
Thank you for replying. And, I am glad you are in a better place now. We all have our crosses to bear. Some heavier than others. But , God, or whatever force we perceive as God, pulls us through without fail. All we need to do is find inner peace, and a supportive ‘home’ base….family and friends, and, also, in my case, the Monseigneur of my Church.
We are better humans for that. Stay well, Deborah.

TearyTam
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TearyTam

Karen Wolek
Angela- Who’s The Boss
Dallas Role
Law and Order;SVU DA and Judge

k/kay
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k/kay

That’s so easy her OLTL moment on the stand that is what soap operas were made of no one comes close to that Emmy moment! Kudos! Everybody have a safe Labor Day weekend off to Houston!

Becky Zertuche
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Becky Zertuche

She blew me away with that moment on the stand. The Karen/Marco/Katrina storyline ws awesome and Judith Light really brought it home.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

So agree–an iconic moment!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Judith Light is an iconic, amazing actress. Her work on OLTL as Karen Wolek is the “gold standard” of soap acting. The courtroom scenes, during which she admits that she is a prostitute, were nothing short of remarkable. A complete left turn to comedy in “Who’s the Boss” proved to be a refreshing change of pace and gave Ms. Light an even wider audience. I also enjoyed her on my favorite nighttime show, “Law & Order: SVU.” I miss her on that one… Maybe someone can enlighten me on her more recent work, with which I am not as familiar.… Read more »

jaybird369
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jaybird369

James…Brother…I have been such a big fan of Judith Light and her PHENOMENAL ACTING ever since her OLTL days. I especially enjoyed Judith’s role as that acid-tongued, blunt and hoot-and-a-half (lol) Judith Ryland on that Dallas reboot. Y-e-p.

Later, Brother.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Thanks for sharing, Brother. Sorry I missed the Dallas reboot. I’ll have to check it out!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Nearly a week after this thread was posted, I am a bit disappointed in the lack of enthusiasm for this thread. However, I realize that Judith Light’s work on OLTL predates the overwhelming majority of today’s soap fans. No doubt, many fans were not even born when Light was so mesmerizing on OLTL. Light started a trend for OLTL: winning the Daytime Emmy for Best Actress (1980, 1981), to be followed by Robin Strasser (1982), Erika Slezak (1984, 1986, 1992, 1995, 1996, 2005), Hillary B. Smith (1994), and Susan Haskell (2009). Fans may quibble about a winner’s worthiness of winning… Read more »

N D'AMICO
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N D'AMICO

L & O and W T B – missed her on OLTL

vinman
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vinman

KAREN WOLAK!!!!!

PattyJean639
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PattyJean639

Who’s the Boss, NuDALLAS, Law & Order, and then OLTL . . . <3

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

1. Karen Wolek – ONE LIFE TO LIVE (To this day, I still miss Karen Wolek. Ms. Light gave an amazing performance as this unforgettable character.)
2. Mary Hilley/Robbi/Teri – WIFE, MOTHER, MURDERER
3. Angela Bower – WHO’S THE BOSS?
4. Claire Meade – UGLY BETTY
5. Judith Ryland – DALLAS

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I’m choosing/naming just one…The 1993 Made For TV Movie “Men Don’t Tell” in which Judith played a wife who physically abused her husband.

mike
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mike

Loved her role on Dallas, the character could have easily been a cartoon in the hands of a lesser actress, she made the show a must watch for me.

Wil
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Wil

Karen Wolek. OLTL
Judith Ryland nuDallas (when she snorted the cocaine, I nearly fell off my couch!!

dmr
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dmr

Her role on the new (now defunct) Dallas!

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OLTL Favorite Susan Batten to Guest-Star on General Hospital

A very familiar face to the town of Llanview and the beloved One Life to Live, will be appearing on your screens this week on General Hospital.

Susan Batten (Ex-Luna Moody, OLTL) will make a few guest appearances in scenes with Sasha played by Sofia Mattsson.

According to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstand now, Batten will play the role of home shopping-star Flora Gardens!

Batten former boss, Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) called Susan and said about the role: , “Okay, there’s this character named Flora Gardens.”  To which Susan responded, “Does she have teeth?”   After the two shared a laugh, Susan said “yes’ to the role.

OLTL fans will remember Luna’s torrid relationship with Max Holden (James DePaiva).

The actress/writer/producer reported that she was a ‘still very nervous’ acting on soap again (she last appeared on One Life in 2012), but said once she got into the rhythm of the shooting and delivering the lines it was all good.

So, looking forward to seeing Susan on GH? Comment below. But first, take a moment to stroll down memory lane in this clip from OLTL, when Max proposes to Luna.

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49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Winners Circle (Photos)

Friday night at the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the night’s big winners in daytime drama, talk shows and more, shared their first moments of their victories in the press room where they were greeted by the paparazzi, journalists and electronic media outlets from around the country.

Getting their first snaps with Emmy gold were General Hospital winners: Frank Valentini (Drama Series), Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Younger Performer), Jeff Kober (Supporting Actor), Kelly Thiebaud (Supporting Actress) along with Allison Reames Smith and Phideaux Xavier (Directing Drama Series).

Days of our Lives was represented with a win for Ron Carlivati and his writing team, while The Bold and the Beautiful long-running cast member, John McCook finally received the Lead Actor top prize, while The Young and the Restless’ Mishael Morgan made Daytime Emmy-history taking home the gold in the Lead Actress category.  Talk show host, Tamron Hall celebrated her win as well.

Take a look at some of those moments in our ‘Winners Circle’ Photo gallery below.

Now, let us know, which of these winners were you most happy to see receive a gold statuette? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Photos: JPI

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Peter Bergman Signs 5-Year Deal with The Young and the Restless

Some of the hottest news on Daytime Emmy night was the reveal that 23-time Daytime Emmy nominee, and 3-time Emmy-winner, Peter Bergman is staying put at The Young and the Restless for quite some time to come, in fact, at least five more years.

Bergman, who plays Genoa City staple, Jack Abbott, has inked a new five-year deal to stay with the CBS daytime drama series, which is a significant contract in the world of soaps.  The usual contact for actors is somewhere between one and four years, with thirteen-week or twenty-six-week cycle, if the show were to not pick up an actors option.

While Y&R has been renewed thus far through the 2024 TV season, it would seem this move to ensure Bergman is sticking around as the show moves past its 50th year on the air, is a vote of confidence by Sony Pictures Television and CBS that the top-rated daytime drama will live on.

Deadline first reported the contract news.  Peter joined Y&R back in 1989, after first successful soap foray on All My Children as Dr, Cliff Warner.

So, what do you think about Peter signing on for five more years at Y&R? Comment below.

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