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EXCLUSIVE: Your Chance To Win Autographed Copies Of Eric Braeden's New Memoir, "I'll Be Damned"

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Last week, the iconic star of The Young and the Restless, Eric Braeden’s (Victor Newman) new memoir, “I’ll Be Damned” was released nationwide.

In I’ll Be Damned: How My Young and Restless Life Led Me To America’s #1 Daytime Drama“, the actor recounts his journey from a hospital basement in Kiel to the soundstages in Los Angeles, and creating one of the most memorable and most recognized roles in all of television.

In his memoir, Eric touches on his life with his longtime supportive wife, Dale and the pride of his life, his son Christian, and his learned respect for the medium of the soap opera.

In addition, Eric reflects on his castmates, his love of staying fit, sports, and growing up in war-torn Germany, and the impact of the unspeakable atrocities of Adolf Hitler.

Throughout the book, Braeden share how he learned about privilege and poverty, and how it deeply affected and shaped his life. As for his incredible castmates including: Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki), Christian LeBlanc (Michael), Doug Davidson (Paul), Kristoff St. John (Neil,) and others, Braeden cites moments through the years with his fellow thespians that many may have never known.

So, you think you know Victor Newman?  On-Air On-Soaps is offering a chance for five fans to receive an autographed signed copy by Eric Braeden of “I’ll Be Damned”.

Here’s how it works … the first five fans to answer the questions correctly 1-5, will receive the signed memoir.  Just post your answers in the comment section below.  We will email you if you have won the book.  Notification by On-Air On-Soaps will happen by no later than this coming Wednesday, November 17th.   Once we email you that you are winner, you have 48 hours to respond back with your mailing address and phone number, or we will go to the next winner on the list.

Here are the questions below to win the signed copies!

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1) Where was the location of Victor and Nikki’s first attempt to wed, and then their actual legal wedding?

2) Which actors played Victor Newman’s mother and father?

3) Which character did Victor Newman imprison in his basement bomb shelter at his ranch house?

4) Where was the location of Victor’s final moments with his son Adam, before Adam perished?

5) What disorder befell Victor after he suffered a head injury while rescuing Nikki from a carjacking attempt?

Post your answers in the comment section below and number them 1-5.  Good-luck!

 

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1) first attempt was at the hospital . Legal wedding was at Colonade Room
2) Dorothy McGuire and George Kennedy
3) Michael, Julia’s lover
4) Cabin
5) Epilepsy

If my memory is correct, The hospital was located in St Croix

Character left in cabin was Adam

The epilepsy is called Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

1. Their first attempt was at Victor’s hospital bedside after he has been shot in the groin. Their actual first wedding was held in the Colonade Room.

2. His father was played by George Kennedy, and his mother by Dorothy McGuire.

3. Michael

4. A cabin in the woods where Adam was waiting to reunite with Chelsea and Connor and fly out of town.

5. Epilepsy

Okay
Number one:The first attempt was at the hospital in St.Croix after Victor was shot and then they did get married at the Bayou.

Number two:Dorothy McGuire played Cora Miller and George Kennedy played Albert miller

Number three :Julia

Number four:secluded cabin cause Victor has kidnapped him

Number five:temporal lobe epilepsy

I hope I win

Typo on number three it was Michael julia’s lover

Okay redoing my answers

1 St.Croix and the colonnade room

2.Dorothy McGuire and George Kennedy

3.Michael

4.Secluded cabin

5.Temporal lobe epilepsy

Final answers and good luck everybody

1) first attempt was at the hospital . Legal wedding was at Colonade Room
2) Dorothy McGuire and George Kennedy
3) Michael, Julia’s lover
4) Cabin
5) Epilepsy

I have been beaten in the answer department but just wanted to comment that I am interested in reading his memoir. Eric has led a very interesting life and has an interesting perspective because of it.
I will purchase this book—hope it does well.

It’s available in digital form on Amazon.com.

I read it using the Kindle App on my iPad.

1. In the hospital ( victor had been shot). – 2nd time was The Bayou.
2. George Kennedy. Dorothy McGuire
3. Michael- Julia’s lover.
4. The cabin where Adam was hiding out at.
5. Epilepsy.

Keeping my fingers crossed.

1) In a hosptial in St. Croix. The Collande Room
2) George Kennedy and Dorothy McGuire
3) Michael Scott
4) In a secluded cabin Vicboria had Adam taken to while he waited to leave the country
5) Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

1) Hospital and Legal wedding at Colonade Room
2) Dorothy McGuire & George Kennedy
3) Michael, Julia’s lover
4) Cabin
5) Epilepsy

1. First try was in the hospital in St. Croix, first legal wedding was at the Colonnade Room.

2. Mother played by Dorothy McGuire, father played by George Kennedy.

3. Michael, Julia’s lover.

4. At a cabin in the woods.

5. Epilepsy.

1. Hospital. Legal at Colonade Room.
2. Dorothy McGuire. George Kennedy.
3. Michael Scott – Julia’s lover.
4. Cabin.
5. Epilepsy.

1. First attempt was in a hospital in St. Croix and the legal wedding was at the Colonnade room in Genoa City.
2. Dorothy McGuire (Cora Miller) and George Kennedy (Albert Miller)
3. Michael Scott
4. Secluded cabin outside of town
5. Temporal lobe epilepsy

1. First attempt was in St. Croix and then the Colonnade room
2. Dorothy McGuire played Cora and George Kennedy played Albert (best scenes in YR history)
3. Michael
4. The cabin Victor rented
5. Temporal lobe epilepsy

And by Michael I don’t mean Baldwin…I mean Julia’s lover

1. First attempt was at the hospital and second attempt was at the Collanade Room in Genoa City.
2. Dorothy McGuire and George Kennedy
3. Michael Scott
4. The cabin out of town
5. Epilepsy

Legal attempt was at the Collanade Room.

1. First attempt was at the hospital and second attempt was at The Collanade Room.
2. Dorothy McGuire and George Kennedy
3. Michael Scott
4.The cabin out of town
5. Epilepsy

1. st criox then cancelled and married in colonnade room
2. albert miller and cora miller were parents played by
Dorothy McGuire and George Kennedy
3. julias BF michael scott was held in dungeon in basement till she
released him
4. Prison before transfer arranged by victor for his escape
5. head injury

number 4 was where he was taken to cabin but don’t remember victor going there to seehim

1)the colonnade room
2) Dorothy MgGuire and George Kennedy
3) Michael Scott
4) the cabin
5) epilepsy

First try was in the hospital in St. Croix, first legal wedding was at the Colonnade Room.

2. Mother played by Dorothy McGuire, father played by George Kennedy.

3. Michael, Julia’s lover.

4. At a cabin in the woods.

5. Epilepsy.

1-first attempt at the hospital in St.Croix… Finally at the Colonnade Room.
2-Wonderful Dorothy McGuire (Mother), and the Great George Kennedy (Father).
3-Michael
4-Cabin
5-Epilepsy

Eric Braeden has delivered brilliant performances for decades…BRAVO‼️‼️‼️‼️

1 The hospital then the legal wedding was at Colonade Room
2 Dorothy McGuire and George Kennedy
3 Michael, Julia’s lover
4 Cabin
5 Epilepsy

Wedding in the hospital george Kennedy and Dorothy Mcguire played his parents, Michael, a cabinet in the woods where he met.adam,

1. Hospital in St. Croix, Legal wedding in the Colonnade Room Genoa City
2. Dorothy McGuire and George Kennedy
3. Michael Scott, Julia’s lover
4. Cabin
5. Temperal Lobe Epilepsy

Love Young & The Restless
Would love this book for myself but hoping to win it for my 82 year old mom who has followed this Soap for as long as I can remember the very beginning. She loves Victor and Eric Braeden

I ordered 2 Autographed books. Where are they? I’d appreciate an immediate update.

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General Hospital’s Michael Easton Pens Touching Farewell to Gregory Harrison

Following the on-screen death of his on-screen father, Gregory Chase played by Gregory Harrison, longtime soap vet, Michael Easton (Finn, GH) shared his feelings on a touching Instagram post.

Easton summed up getting to know Gregory Harrison, and to play emotional scenes with him for the last three years. In story, Gregory succumbed to ALS, a disease in which there is no cure.

Sharing several photos of himself with Harrison. Easton expressed, “Gregory Harrison. One of the finest actors I’ve ever had the privilege of working with and an even better human being. I learned so much from you, my friend, and it was an absolute honor to get to share a stage with you these past three years. Your talent, grace and powerful presence will be greatly missed around the studio. @gnhsurf @generalhospitalabc #gh #fathersandsons”

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In addition, Josh Swickard (Chase), Harrison’s other on-screen son told Soap Opera Digest on Gregory’s exit, “Sometimes when you’re working on a show like this and someone plays your dad, it spills over. He really felt like a father figure to me in so many ways. Still does. He’s such a good human being. He’s been around the block in life, in Hollywood, and then some, and he’s just a wealth of knowledge. And he’s a humble human being.”

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Fans of GH caught on the Monday, May 20th episode some very heart-tugging scenes between Gregory and Finn, where they each tell the other how proud they are to have been each others father and son.

Watch below the heartbreaking moment and the touching portrayal by Michael Easton when Finn finds his father has passed away.

So, what do you think about the words written by Michael Easton and he says farewell to the exited Gregory Harrison? What did you think of his performance on today’s GH? Comment below.

 

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Lane Davies on Possibility of Extending His General Hospital Run: “I Would Be Totally Open”

This week, viewers are catching the re-teaming of Lane Davies and Nancy Lee Grahn for the second time on General Hospital and the third time in their careers given their storied history as Santa Barbara’s Mason Capwell and Julia Wainright.

Previously, Nancy and Lane played opposite each other and shares scenes as Dr. Cameron Lewis and Alexis Davis back in 2002 on the ABC daytime drama series. Now in 2024, Davies takes on the role of Fergus Byrne, the brother of the late Neil Byrne, as Alexis tries to get her law license reinstated.

Speaking with TV Insider on his recent return to GH, Davies shared, “I know Nancy was wanting to work with me again. I ran into (former GH head writer) Patrick Mulcahey at (Santa Barbara co-creator) Bridget Dobson’s funeral and we had a lovely lunch together and a lovely visit and I think it was just the synergy of all those things coming together that did it. Patrick saw me and realized that I hadn’t completely deteriorated over the years and thought, ‘Well, this would be fun.”’

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Lane also shared he isn’t closing the door for more episodes of General Hospital down the line were the powers-that-be to keep Fergus on the canvas.

The popular actor expressed,,”I would be totally open, but that’s all up to the writers and fans and producers and network people and I’m kind of out of that loop. But if it happens, grand.”

So, would you like to see Lane stick around Port Charles? Comment below.
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Gregory Harrison Wraps His Run on General Hospital

Gregory Harrison, who has played Gregory Chase on General Hospital, has left the series.  As viewers saw, on the May 20th episode Gregory remembers his life, then seemingly went to asleep.

However, on today’s May 21st episode, is it revealed Gregory, who suffered from ALS, passed away in his sleep. Harrison brought with him extensive television and movie credits from Trapper John M.D., Falcon Crest and more before coming to GH.

Harrison joined the ABC daytime drama series in a recurring capacity back in November 2020 and signed a contract back in June of 2022.  A rep for the show confirmed to Soap Opera Digest that Gregory’s exit was storyline-dictated.

 

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In story, Gregory Chase was the estranged father to Finn (Michael Easton), as they had a complicated past. He also had a younger  son Harrison Chase (Josh Swickard). Gregory was also the grandfather to Violet (Jophielle Love). One of his last wishes was to see Chase and Brook Lynn (Amanda Set tie the knot.

Over the past few months before the character’s demise, he became close with Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) and Tracy (Jane Elliot).

The death of Gregory Chase will certainly rock Finn and Chase’s world.

So, sad to know Gregory Harrison has departed General Hospital? Comment below.

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