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Eric Sheffer-Stevens fans bring in another $3,000 for charity at ATWT finale!

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Even with Reid off the airwaves for the last week of As the World Turns historic run, the amazing fans and fans base  of actor, Eric Sheffer-Stevens (Reid) raised another$3,000 during the ATWT finale to help the non-profit organization Doctors without Borders, an international organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed combat, epidemics, and natural disasters.  As of today, their efforts have given $18,275.00 to DWB.

Due to overwhelming response from caring viewers, and LuRE and Reid fans, this group decided to increase their charitable efforts and increase their fundraising goal  to $20,000.  The original target of $15,000 was achieved in just 19 days on September 7, 2010, on the day Reid Oliver drew his last breath.   Check out how this incredible fan base turned on screen tragedy into off screen triumph by clicking here to see their effors and the DWB donation page!

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kwbalan
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kwbalan

Great article Michael. Thank You!!

bluemirror144
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bluemirror144

I am so happy to see that we were able to raise this money for a cause close to all of our hearts. It has given us something to be proud of in the midst of the debacle of an ending that ATWT gave Luke and Reid. Although the Powers That Be showed the fans and our beloved characters nothing but disdain, we were able to channel our grief into something respectful of Eric, Reid, Van and Luke and our dedication to them over the last several months. Congratulations to all, and thank you Michael.

Karen (limeybird2)
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Karen (limeybird2)

Thank you Michael for getting the word out there about the campaign & for keeping it in the spotlight.
I’m proud to be associated with this great group of friends to channel our grief about how things ended for our favorite couple to something positive & to help so many people that need it.

Michela
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Michela

I don’t think I’ve ever been more proud of a fandom than I am of this one.

And thank you, Michael, for this lovely article and for your brilliant interviews to Eric & Van. They were especially welcome treats after all the frustration and disappointment LuRe fans have experienced over the last couple of weeks.

Becky
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Becky

Thank you so much for your continued support & encouragement. This charitable endeavor that we all started would not have been the success it’s become without you helping to spread the word. This is such a great group of people & the fact that we’ve managed to turn such heartbreak & tragedy into something so worthwhile & far-reaching such as DWB just really makes me proud to not only be a part of this, but to call these people my friends. 🙂

Jana
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Jana

That is so wonderful, thank you for this update Michale, it makes me happy.

Colleen
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Colleen

Thank you Michael for your praise of a group of folks I could not be more proud of. I shared with them today that I can’t help but be reminded of the end of “It’s a Wonderful Life”. Every time a donation is made to the page, I get an email. It reminds me every day how many angels this fan base has, how many lives will be saved and how lucky I am to know these folks. Your continued support and gettting the word out for us mives me in a way I find hrd to articulate. You have… Read more »

Raj
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Raj

Michael, firstly THANK YOU for your continued support.
The fans have been incredible in their generosity and it truely leaves me speechless.
I’m so proud of each one of them for channeling their grief into this wonderful cause.

Mary P
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Mary P

Thanks Michael for all your help in getting the word out about our campaign. I am so proud of this fandom that I am a part of. It truly amazes me everyday when I see the number going up. When we reached the original goal of $15k on Tragic Tuesday, I cried tears of joy. The show may be over, but the fans are still giving. We have almost reached the new goal of $20k (just $560 to go).

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Soap Vet Exec Prod and Director, Chris Goutman, Virtual Interview On Tap

The former executive producer of Another World and As the World Turns, Chris Goutman, will appear on a very special episode of The Locher Room next Friday, September 24th.

To celebrate the virtual interview show’s 200th episode, the Emmy Award-winning producer and director will join Alan Locher beginning at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m PST.   You can watch it live here.

Having started his career in the soaps an actor appearing on The Doctors, Search for Tomorrow, The Edge of Night and Texas, Goutman moved on to becoming a director and eventually an executive producer.  Chris has directed episodes of nine different daytime dramas.

Goutman currently serves as the Artistic Director, Associate Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

So, will you be tuning-in to see what Chris has to say about his time on AW and ATWT and more? Comment below.

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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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