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Elizabeth Hubbard Joins ANACOSTIA! Martha Byrne Creating Docustory Of Liz's Life!

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

Daytime Emmy winner and soap icon, Elizabeth Hubbard is joining the world of the web series! News on Thursday’s has the former As the World Turns and The Doctors favorite joining the cast of the Anacostia!  Elizabeth will play a role specifically created for her – that of Eva Montgomery.

Anacostia will film its new season this fall in Washington D.C.  Series creator Anthony Anderson said about the casting addition of Hubbard:  “We are incredibly excited to have the amazing Elizabeth Hubbard join us for Anacostia this year.  It was so hard keeping such a huge secret from the loyal viewers of the series. Ms. Hubbard is a legend and is one of the true architects of Daytime Drama. This is a dream come true. The episodes are gripping and compelling and I am sure will be a treat for all of Ms. Hubbard’s fans to see her again doing what she loves.”

Martha Byrne, who won a Daytime Emmy last year for her role on Anacostia will be reunited this season with her former on-screen mother!  Bryne actually co-wrote the story arc for Hubbard with Anderson and will make her directorial debut in scenes featuring the two actresses.  Byrne commented:  “I’ve said it many times, Liz forever changed the course of my life with her willingness to treat me as a peer, even as a teenager. To be able to write for her and guide her as a director is something I never thought possible in my career. Thanks to Anthony and Liz, I have another opportunity to work with one of the most influential people in my life. I can’t wait for the fans to see what we have planned.” 

But there was an even more intriguing news!  Long time soap fans know that Elizabeth Hubbard’s life has been colorful, dramatic, and unique.  Martha Bryne has also announced her plans to film a docustory on Liz.  She related on her new project:  “For years I’ve wanted to the world to see the Liz I’ve gotten to know throughout my life. Her experiences in daytime are ones that everyone in our industry and beyond need to know. Who Liz is outside the world of soaps is filled with bravery, humanity, fearlessness  and humor. Being a witness to her life, I’m a richer person for it and so are millions of others. I’m hoping our audience for this piece will learn more about Liz and walk away with a greater understanding of what drives her. She’s amazing.”

So, what do you think about Elizabeth joining Anacostia?  Sharing scenes with former on-screen daughter, Martha Byrne?  Would you like to see the docustory on acting dynamo, Elizabeth Hubbard?  Let us know in the comment section below.

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Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

I have never watched this online series but definitely will look for it with Hubbard appearing.

Hubbard is fantastic. I would be entertained just watching Hubbard read from the phone book for an hour.

I’m not sure how recent the photo with this article is. (Hopefully, very recent!). Hubbard looks great in it.

Thanks for reporting this. I welcome any updates/information that you can pass along about veteran soap actors who seemingly have disappeared with the cancellation of their shows. (Yes, I’m thinking about Don Hastings, Eileen Fulton, Kim Hayes, Marie Masters!!).

Tad
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Tad

This is wonderful. I’m looking forward to seeing Ms. Hubbard back on screen again. It’s been too long.

Justin
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Justin

I have missed her since the demise of my favorite soap ever ATWT. I have never watched an online soap, but I will be checking out this one Elizabeth Hubbard is a soap legend and I can’t wait to see her kicking some soap butt!!

blake
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blake

Is that a recent pic of them? They look great!!! They look better now they when they did on ATWT.

JUDY
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JUDY

GOOD LUCK TO BOTH OF THEM…MISS ATWT!!!

mike
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mike

One of the two best soap actors ever on soaps. The other being the late Beverlee McKinsey.

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

I wholeheartedly agree!

Gia
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Gia

They look great! Looking forward to watching.

Loved As the World Turns!

Tristan
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Tristan

Both of the projects sound amazing! Martha’s words about Elizabeth are very touching to read, and I am thrilled that she helped engineer Elizabeth’s return to our screens. The bio is especially intriguing because Elizabeth IS a legend! Great news all the way around in this article. Way to go, Martha and Elizabeth.

PeaceandBlessings
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PeaceandBlessings

Am enjoying Retro-TV’s double a day reruns of The Doctors circa the late 60’s…Ms. Hubbard as Althea is a revelation. She is nearly a different person than when she later played Lucinda. Brilliant idea to have this equally brilliant icon who continually loves her work grace the new wave of soaps…yep, this is how to get more viewers! She does deserve her life story produced, too. Looking forward to Liz, Liz, Liz!

Rodd
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Rodd

What wonderful news! I’m especially excited to hear further news on the Martha’s docustory of Liz’s life.

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Michael Park Joins the Cast of HBO’s ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner and former star of As the World Turns Michael Park (Ex-Jack Snyder), has been added to the cast of HBO’s upcoming time travel drama, The Time Traveler’s Wife.

According to Deadline, the series is adapted by former Dr. Who head writer and Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, The Time Traveler’s Wife tells the intricate love story of Clare (Leslie) and Henry (James), and a marriage with a problem… time travel.

In it, Park will play the role of “Philip Abshire” – Clare’s father, who is said to be a high-powered Chicago lawyer, he is brisk and orderly, and expects all his children to fall into line.

The series also will star former General Hospital and Oscar winner, Jaimie Ray Newman (Ex-Kristina).  She won an Academy Award for her Live-Action Short, Skin.

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So, looking forward to seeing Michael and Jaimie in their new TV roles? Comment below.

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ATWT and OLTL Alum Mary Linda Rapelye Passes Away at 76

She got her soap start as Faith Kipling, the wife of the evil Dr. Ivan Kipling on One Life to Live (1979-1980) and later came to Oakdale and As the World Turns as lawyer, Maggie Crawford (1980-1985), and now comes sad news that actress Mary Linda Rapelye has died from a battle with cancer.

Mary Linda actually passed away last month on April 5th, and according to The Booth Bay Register she was surrounded by her her brother Gardiner Rapelye Jr. and dear friends Julianna and Will Anderson by her side.  She was 76 years old at the time of her death.

Mary Linda started a long career of acting when she was only 5.  After her part in an outdoor production at The Starlight Theater in her home town, Kansas City, Missouri, she climbed off the stage and sat in her father’s lap. This was to be the beginning of her work spanning nearly eight decades on stage, screen and television. She is best known for her roles in Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, and of course, OLTL and ATWT.  She also made a memorable appearance in the role of Irina Galliulin in the Star Trek: The Original Series third season episode “The Way to Eden”.

A Memorial and Celebration of Life is being planned this July for MaryLinda in Booth Bay.

Below is a tribute video featuring clips and moments from Rapelye’s career.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Mary Linda in the comment section.

 

 

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‘The Doctors’ Panel Participants Announced for ‘Soap Con Live’ Event

The upcoming Soap Con Live virtual event has announced that former The Doctors stars: Nancy Stafford (Felicia/Adrienne Hunt), Anna Stuart (Toni Ferra-Powers), Frank Telfer (Luke Dancy) and Marie Thomas-Foster (Lauri James-Iverson) will be on the panel representing the series on May 1 at 2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT.

“Classic television has been a great comfort during this challenging year,” said Joel Wertman, president of Retro TV and It’s Real Good TV parent company, Get After It Media, Inc. “Our team is honored that Retro TV has been a place audiences have turned to. We’re excited to be a part of Soap Con Live and are grateful to these stars from “The Doctors” for being a part of the event.”

Panels for other daytime soaps As the World Turns, One Life to Live and General Hospital will continue throughout the day during this free, inaugural virtual event.

The free live event will be simulcast on The Locher Room YouTube Channel, the It’s Real Good TV app, and SoapOperaDigest.com.

There will be a Q&A during the livestream events giving fans opportunities to interact with their favorite daytime stars.

Go to Soap Con Live.com for more information on the main event and virtual meet and greets and more.

So, what do you think about The Doctors panel participants? Comment below.

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