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Days of our Lives’ Beloved Frank Parker Passes Away

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Sad news to report on Tuesday night.  One of the most beloved patriarchs of the Days of our Lives on-screen family, Frank Parker (Shawn Brady) has died.  The actor was suffering from complications from Parkinson’s and Dementia.  He was 79-years-old.

Frank passed away last week on September 16th.  Parker played Shawn Brady, often called “Pop” on the NBC soap opera; the mainstay of the Brady clan from 1983 to 2008.  When he left the series he was given a major exit story as a hero, when he gave up his oxygen mass=k to save his son, Bo (Peter Reckell) on what was to be a doomed airline flight.

Parker also appeared on the soaps:  General Hospital as Paddy Kelly, The Young and the Restless and Never Too Young.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughters, Danielle Buckles and Lindsay Parker (Travis Burbank); his grandson, Jaxson Dale; and numerous nieces and nephews.

With the news of Frank’s passing. his former co-stars are taking to social media to share their grief and remembrances of him.

Here are a few and we will add more as they come to light:

Eileen Davidson:  “I loved working with Frank Parker. What a good man and a terrific actor. RIP”

Stephen Nichols: “Rest In Peace Frank Parker Good man Good actor. Best TV pop in law So full of Blarney and Joy! Much love on your Journey.”

Wally Kurth: “This is sad news. I so enjoyed spending time with this man. He was a natural actor. Very believable – with a twinkle in his eye that matched his Irish brogue. RIP Frank”

James Reynolds: , loved to sing and with a smile would burst into song. RIP Frank!

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Blake
Blake

RIP Frank Parker. He was great and memorable as Shawn “Pop” Brady.

Momo
Momo

Sad. RIP

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I definitely remember him as Paddy Kelly on GH. May he rest in peace.

AVP
AVP

I remember watching the doomed airline flight episode and Mr. Parker’s exit storyline. May he rest in peace.

Rodd
Rodd

Condolences to his family and co-stars at DAYS. I really enjoyed watching him as Shawn on DOOL. Rest in Peace.

Carol
Carol

Sorry to see this.May God bless you and rip.

Jimh
Jimh

Sad news…whats the update on Peggy Mckay????

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In his post, Canela says: “I feel blessed to have been a part of something so special! I appreciate each and every single person that makes up part of the family! Our makeup team, our crew, our security! Without them there is nothing  The team behind the camera is what makes it all worth it.”

This came on top of his Jason’s post which expressed: “When I signed my 1 year contract with Y&R I was excited because for the first time in 3 years living in this city I was able to call a studio like ‘Television City’ home.  Add to that the incredible people I’ve had the pleasure of working with to create genuine relationships with … like Peter Bergman,Melissa Ordway, Jordi Vilasuso, Sasha Calle and Noemi Gonzalez  just to name a few. (Sorry guys, but Peter is my favorite).  I feel blessed to have been part of something so special like The Young and the Restless family.  It’s time to turn the page and see what beautiful stories I am blessed enough to be part of next.  I want to send all my love and positive vibes to the Y&R fans who have been so welcoming since day 1! Appreciate the love and no worries, The Rosales family will still be cooking up some drama in Genoa City, so keeping looking out for them, and showing them all the love they deserve.”

No airdate at this time has been given for Canela’s last appearance on Y&R.

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Judith Light Joins Bette Midler In Ryan Murphy’s Upcoming Netflix Series, ‘The Politician’

Over the weekend, Ryan Murphy dropped an exciting casting bombshell to those attending Saturday night’s PaleyFest panel in Los Angeles on his FX series, Pose.  Murphy disclosed to the audience, that he has a “diva update”.   With that, Murphy announced that 2-time Tony and Daytime Emmy winner, Judith Light (ex-Karen, One Life to Live) and the legendary Bette Midler have signed on and joined his stellar cast for his new Netflix series, The Politician.

Their roles are still undisclosed, but they will join Tony Award winner, Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen)  who plays the leading role,, and other Murphy favorites  Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Lange.   The show will premiere on September 27th,

Light has previously worked with Murphy on last year’s American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, in which she received a Primetime Emmy nomination.

The Politician stars Platt as Payton Hobart, a wealthy student vying for Student Body President at elite private school Saint Sebastian High School.  The loglines for the series read: “To get elected Student Body President, secure a spot at Harvard, and stay on his singular path to success, Payton will have to outsmart his ruthless classmates without sacrificing his own morality and carefully crafted image. Full of dark comedy and sly satire, Ryan Murphy’s The Politician offers a rare glimpse into just what it takes to make a politician.”

Midler tweeted when it was revealed she was part of the series: “ gave the “Diva Update” last night…Yes, Judith Light and I have joined the fantastic cast of “The Politician” premiering on Netflix Sept 27. Great writing, great fun and great insight! See you on TV!!”

So, what do you think of Judith along with Bette being added to the cast of Murphy’s The Politician? Comment below.

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Michael Michele known for her run on Queen Sugar as Darlene and on Fox’s Star as Ayanna has landed the promo role.

According to TV Line, look for Dominique to appear on-screen before the series ends its current second season.  Discussions are already being had if Michael could very well become a series regular for season three.

For the back-story, Dominique is Blake’s estranged half sister who is said to be a “fabulously elegant, self-made woman, known for her outrageous fashion sense and penchant for drama. Dominique will return to Atlanta after a long stint in New York City where she spent the past several years seeking fame and adulation… to no avail.  Now Dominique is home to reconnect with her estranged children, but does she really want to be part of their lives, or will she just disappoint them all over again? And what will the Carringtons have to say about her sudden, mysterious return?”

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This casting news came at the right tine for Dynasty; hot on the heels of the announcement that Nicollette Sheridan is departing as Alexis Carrington.

Dynasty airs Friday nights on the CW at 9PM ET/8 CT.

So, what do you think of the casting of Michael Michele as the new Dominique? Comment below.

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