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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
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Joe

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

David Larsson
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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
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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
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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
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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
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mo

Don’t you mean her daughter Catlin?

Iakovos
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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
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

Tim Mihalik
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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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Former ‘Bachelor’ Star Colton Underwood Shares More Details on His Decision to Come Out Including Being Blackmailed

Last month, Colton Underwood came out publicly in a sit-down interview with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America.

The former lead of ‘The Bachelor’, Underwood’s announcement was met with some harsh criticism since he was already prepping a reality show about it for Netflix.

However, in a new feature with Variety, Colton shares what finally led him to reveal his truth: “I, at one point, during my rock bottom and spiral, was getting blackmailed. Nobody knows I was blackmailed.”

In his conversation, Underwood shared that while in LA he visited a spa known for a gay clientele.  Shortly thereafter, he received an anonymous email from someone claiming to have taken nude photos of him at the venue. Underwood never saw the alleged photos and explains he was at the spa “just to look,” saying he “should have never been there.”

The unidentified blackmailer threatened to “out” him in the press, and in a panic, Underwood forwarded the email to his publicist, which forced him to finally have an honest conversation about his sexual orientation, and a reckoning, of sorts.

Adding to all of this, Underwood’s relationship with his ex Cassie Randolph has also been under fire, where in court documents she filed a restraining order, alleging that he stalked her and placed a tracking device on her car.

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Due to a joint agreement with Randolph, Underwood is limited in what he can say to the press. But in the interview with Variety, he shared he wants to clear the air, because he’s seen the word “abuse” attached to previous reports on their relationship situation.  Colton expressed, “I did not physically touch or physically abuse Cassie in any way, shape or form.”

Randolph broke up with Underwood he shares, and that he was in “such a dark place” because he knew that this would be his last straight relationship and the reality hit him hard.  Underwood clarified: “If there was anything I could do to take more ownership, I would. But also, out of respect to her, I don’t want to get into the details. I want this interview to be the last time I address her, because it’s not fair for her to have her name in articles every time I talk. I’m sorry, and I want her to know that I hope she has the best, most beautiful life.”

As far as if Colton feels ABC should discuss having a gay season of The Bachelor, or if he would come back to appear as its lead, he would only say: “I think they should discuss it.  It should be a conversation. I don’t like speaking in definitives, but I’m not in a position to be in a show like that. I’m at a crossroads in my life right now.”

Watch a portion of the interview below with Colton and Variety below.  Then share your thoughts on how Underwood decided to come out via the comment section and his plans for the near-future.

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Ellen DeGeneres to End Her Talk Show After Its 19 Season

Ellen DeGeneres informed her staff yesterday that she has made the decision to end her talk show after its upcoming 19th season.  She will sit down with Oprah Winfrey on the May 13th episode of the The Ellen DeGeneres Show to discuss her decision to step away.

In an exclusive interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Ellen shared: “When you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged – and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore.”

The show’s end comes on the heels of all of the turmoil last summer when several former and current employees accused Ellen of fostering a toxic work environment.  As well, several key producers were let-go as a result.

 

When speaking with THR, DeGeneres said of last summer’s revelations and accusations against her: “It was four solid months. And you have to understand, in that time, someone got into our house and robbed us and I lost four animals — three cats and a dog died. It was a tsunami. When it started, with that stupid ‘someone couldn’t look me in the eye’ or whatever the first thing was, it’s like a crest of a wave. Like, ‘This isn’t going to be that big of a wave.’ And then it just keeps getting bigger and bigger until it was out of control. And I really, honestly, felt like, ‘I don’t deserve this. I don’t need this. I know who I am. I’m a good person.’  And I was sitting back going, ‘If I was someone watching this, I would think, ‘Well, there must be some truth to it because it’s not stopping.’ Of course they’re going to believe this because I’m not addressing it because I was told not to and you can imagine what that felt like. And it’s a lot to live up to. I started saying “be kind to one another” because I really believe people should be kind to one another and so it was easy clickbait to say, ‘Oh, the be kind lady isn’t so kind.’ … I am kind, I’m also a woman and I’m a boss.”

Earlier this morning, The Daily Mall UK reported that Ellen DeGeneres and Warner Brothers, were expected to make an announcement that she will end her talk show after the 2021-2022 season.  According to their sources, DeGeneres told her team she “has had enough and told her team that she’s done.”

It should be noted that the The Ellen DeGeneres Show has seen a steady decline in the ratings as well.  The ratings for total households from February 2020 to February 2021 were down 40% in New York City and Chicago; and in Los Angeles it lost 59%.

Ellen’s talk show has produced over 3,000 episodes.

So, what do you think of Ellen deciding to conclude her talk show? Comment below.

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WEDNESDAY: Y&R’s Cait Fairbanks Guest Stars on ‘The Goldbergs’

On tomorrow night’s May 12th episode of the hit ABC comedy series, The Goldbergs, be on the lookout for a very familiar face from Genoa City.

That’s because The Young and the Restless Cait Fairbanks (Tessa) will guest start on the episode entitled “Alligator Schwartz” playing the role of Paula Hogan.

The episode airs at 8 p.m. ET/PT and 7 p.m. CT.

 

In story: Erica fears that Geoff has moved on from their breakup and started dating someone else. Meanwhile, Adam decides to find Dave Kim a date to prom, once he remembers his pact with Dave that they won’t go to prom if they both don’t have dates.

So will you be watching for Cait on The Goldbergs? Comment below.

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