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Claire Malis Callaway, Ex-Dorian One Life to Live, Has Passed Away!

Before there was Robin Strasser as Dorian Cramer Lord, there was Claire Malis, and before that Nancy Pinkerton played the delicious soap role on One Life to Live.   Sadly, actress Claire Malis Callaway has passed away.   She was 69.

Callaway died a few weeks ago on August 24 of congestive heart failure and pneumonia at City of Hope Helford Clinical Research Hospital in Duarte, California.  She had undergone a stem cell transplant in 2010 in a battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Claire was also know for her role as Rose Polniaczek, the divorced mother of Nancy McKeon’s character, on The Facts Of Life.   Malis was on  OLTL as Dorian from February 1977 to April 1979.

Survivors include her husband Thomas Callaway, their son Catlin, and her brother Lee.  On-Air On-Soaps remembers Claire’s wonderful portrayal of Dorian, and sends our thoughts and prayers to her family.

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Joe
Joe

RIP Dorian Lord # 2! Can someone post a clip of her as Dorian? I don’t remember ever seeing one.

David Larsson
David Larsson

Here’s a brief clip of her. And it truly is brief. She only appears in the first scene and that’s it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ-TgiV584w&feature=plcp

MK
MK

i saw one clip on youtube. I will have to find it.

They really are dropping like flies from OLTL. Was something in the water? How did ES survive it?

Mark
Mark

Oh my goodness, we lost another wonderful actress who played Dr. Dorian Cramer. First Nancy Pinkerton and then Dixie Carter. I recall Claire Malis as Dorian. Very different than Nancy Pinkerton. I always remember her as much more relaxed and casual. Wish there were clips of her in the role. Condolences to her family.

JLH
JLH

She was one of the reasons I became so engrossed in OLTL when I was in 4th grade–loved her as Dorian and it took years and years for me to appreciate Robin S. Very sad news.

mo
mo

Don’t you mean her daughter Catlin?

Iakovos
Iakovos

Blessings on Ms. Malis’s family. My mother had lymphoma and was a big fam of ONE LIFE TO LIVE. For years! Me too! I recall Nancy Pinkerton and Claire Malis as Dorian and they were awesome. Thank you, Michael, for keeping us informed of those we remember so well. In a culture where we often forget the past, it is important to honr those who shared their talents and provided us entertainment and top storytelling. We often wonder what happens to these fine actors.

larkin
larkin

Certainly not the most famous Dorian but she was in the role when I started watching and I remember several scenes. Gone to soon.

johnny cooperwood
johnny cooperwood

to famaliy so very sorry to god be the glory mrs clarie malis is dear to me tho never met she is the very best atress that ever been shes such sophisticated cat god knows you are special and i love god and you your with him if you meet my grandmothers tell johnny jr miss yall and isay hi hope to be with you all god bless love johnny

patricia velez
patricia velez

I would like to express my sincerly sympathy to the callaway family for the lost of a good women ,and friend. whom always care for others then her self. I can remember when we first met on the set of one life to live i was just visiting the set for the first time when i bumped in to mrs malis in the front desk and she took me to the back to meet all the cast members. i was over whelmed. then 20 years later i ended up in a hospital called cedar sinai in caifornia for an apendix operation. and to my suprise there was mrs malis calloway waiting for me to take me home. i can’t inmagine what faith had for an angel like her. mrs calloway you are an angel and god has given you your wings ! you will be deeply missed. R.I.P.

Tim Mihalik
Tim Mihalik

I fondly remember Claire from high school in Gary, Indiana. We both attended Lew Wallace High School . She was one year ahead of me in school. We both were in the schools drama class for 3 years. She was a great classmate and friend. She had acting in her blood.

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Vinessa Antoine Reveals She And General Hospital Have Parted Ways; After Landing Primetime Series Lead

After the fantastic bit of casting news for actress Vinessa Antoine  (Jordan Ashford) over the weekend, today, via her social media accounts, Vinessa has addressed her future with General Hospital.

As viewers know, Vinessa has been cast as the drama series lead in the new CBC production of Diggstown, and it is groundbreaking making her the first black actress to star in a series on the legendary Canadian broadcasting network,   Originally it was presumed that Antoine would go recurring on GH, while she was away filming, but that is not the case as she revealed in her heartfelt message today.  She and GH have mutually parted ways.

Vinessa’s statement: “There are so many people that God put into place who are directly and indirectly responsible for my time at General Hospital.  You know who you are. I thank you. I came into this world as an artist. My job is to create and inspire. I hope that I did that a little in playing #JordanAshford.

I believe that I have taken her as far as I can.  To clarify, as negotiations for #Diggstown were underway, although I am open to stay and play in Port Charles, I was told by my reps that GeneralHospital felt that my character would be off the canvas for too long for me to continue playing her.

With that, we decided to mutually part ways.  It’s time to make room for more women of color in prominent roles on television. I’m grateful to assist in that by starting this new chapter in my journey. I hope you’ll all come along. I feel blessed. Be well. xo”

An ABC rep told Soap Opera Digest that the role of Jordan is being recast.

So what do you think of Vinessa leaving GH for good? Share your thoughts via the comment section below and let’s wish her much success!

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Lauralee Bell On Her 35th Anniversary With Y&R: “My Hope For Cricket Is To Smile The Way She Used To & Chill Whenever Possible.”

Congratulations are in order this Sunday to Lauralee Bell who is celebrating her 35th anniversary with The Young and the Restless.  Hard to believe, it’s been 35 years since the perils of a young Cricket became front and center and those young love stories with Danny (Michael Damian), Phillip (Thom Bierdz) and eventually, Paul ( Doug Davidson).

As Cricket matured, so to was the decision to now call the character by her birth name, Christine.  After all, she became quite the legal eagle! For over three and a half decades with time-off in between, Lauralee has shared memorable storylines with the amazing Tricia Cast, and the late Jeanne Cooper as Nina and Katherine, and let’s not forget Michael Baldwin, played by Christian LeBlanc, to name just a few/

In a few tweets on Sunday, Lauralee acknowledged the day stating: “We all couldn’t do what we love to do without the viewers so thanks to them!”  She followed that up with a tweet filled with photos of herself and her co-stars throughout the years ,and some self-effacing humor stating: “Wasn’t going to post for YR anniversary, because I’m not one to put attention on me but no denying these people have made my life better. Thanks to crew & fans and my hope for Cricket is to smile the way she used to & chill whenever possible”

As viewers know, Lauralee is the daughter of Y&R creators, the late, great Bill Bell and his wife, Lee Phillip Bell.  We are sure Bill is smiling today for Lauralee and proud of this accomplishment.

Share your congrats for Lauralee on this milestone via the comment section below.  Then let us know your most memorable or favorite Cricket/Christine moment on the CBS Daytime drama series.

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GH’s Vinessa Antoine Lands Primetime Series Will Make Canadian TV History!

Fantastic news for General Hospital favorite, Vinessa Antoine (Jordan)! The talented actress had landed the leading role in the primetime Canadian series, Diggstown!

The legal drama is scheduled to air this fall.  In Diggstown, Antoine will play Marcie Diggs, a top corporate lawyer who decides to dedicate herself to a legal aid office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

This casting news will make Vinessa a part of Canadian TV history as the first Black Canadian actress to star in a prime-time drama on legacy network television, CBC.

Antoine spoke to the Toronto Star about her starring role, “When I first read the script I was really attracted to the notion that she was a corporate lawyer and she believed in the system. And when that crashed for her, life nudged her to do something extraordinary. And because I’m a woman of color, so many things connected. She’s complex, not stereotypical, and that’s refreshing.”

However as suspected, and according to the Toronto Star: “General Hospital fans will not be happy to learn that Antoine, who has been with the show since 2014, will no longer be a series regular when she starts shooting Diggstown in August.”

So, excited to hear Vinessa has been cast in a leading primetime series?  Comment below!

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