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General Hospital and Dynasty Star, Emma Samms Shares Her Battle With “Long Covid”

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While General Hospital fans have been curious to find out just what is the true fate of Holly Sutton who is believed to have died, sending Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) on a mission to find out just what had happened to her, Sutton’s portrayer, Emma Samms has been going through her own difficult time since testing positive for the coronavirus back in March in the U.K.

Samms was never hospitalized for her symptoms related to the virus, but according to a report and interview with The Times, she has been suffering from long bouts of tremendous fatigue, where even small tasks like talking on the phone or doing gardening have become difficult for her.

Emma revealed, “This panic-inducing level of fatigue has been less startling and immensely compromising … and it fluctuates. I improve slightly, have a couple of good days, and assume I am on the road to recovery, only to go right back to feeling horrendous.”

The popular actress has a condition currently called “Long Covid”.  However, researchers and doctors  who are working closely on COVID-19 are still unsure why certain people have been unable to recover, nor how to treat the condition, which mimics Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

The actress who first became soap famous for GH, later appeared on the original ABC version of Dynasty as Fallon Carrington.

Send your thoughts and well-wishes to Emma during this difficult time, as we know many General Hospital fans would love to see her back on the ABC daytime drama series as a very much alive, Holly.  Comment below.

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Mike LaValle
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Mike LaValle

She is my all time favorite as is Holly Scorpio! Wishing this long ordeal to be finally over for her and it would be wonderful to eventually see an alive Holly again on GH. Much love & prayers! ❤️

Celeste
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Celeste

Love Emma and all her work, on and off screen. She is a person whose beauty is more than looks. I am looking forward to her returning as Holly and for her and Robert to be reunited. Most importantly I am looking forward to her healing. Be well, Emma!!

Scott Paquin
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Scott Paquin

Wishing Emma Samms a full healthy recovery. She is a favorite of mine and I would love to see her back to GH as Holly.

debbie schepinski
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debbie schepinski

Dear Emma I hope you recover completely soon. ❤️❤️✝️✝️

Phil
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Phil

My favorite person to play Fallon Carrington. I love Elizabeth Giles but Samms was what made me love that character. I never watched GH when she was on years ago but I enjoyed Holly when she came back this last time. Get well Emma!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Praying for your complete recovery Emma Samma.

Julianna Mannarino
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Julianna Mannarino

Happy & Healthy Sunday! Healing prayers for Emma Samms! I miss you on GH! Love & Prayers!

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

I like everyone else in the late seventies and early eighties was a huge GH fan. When Holly and Robert became a couple I was thrilled. I thought it was a much better pairing than with Luke. With that being said, I was always a fan of Emma Sammy’s and I followed her to Dynasty as well. Stay strong Ms Samms Take care of yourself. Your fans are wishing a haelthy and speedy recovery

Gloria Stachard
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Gloria Stachard

So sorry Emma for what you’re going thru. Prayers for a recovery soon. Loved Holly character

Zoraida
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Zoraida

I’ll be praying for her she is my favorite from the day she started working at gh get well soon

Cheryl Hegel
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Cheryl Hegel

You are in my prays. you play a great role in holly miss seeing you in the role. Much love to you and your family

Debra Ann Hilliard
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Debra Ann Hilliard

I’m so glad to know you’re doing better. You were one of my favorite actresses on General Hospital back in the eighties. Take care of yourself and may God continue to bless you.
Debra Hilliard

Timmm
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Timmm

First and foremost, a miracle recovery for Emma, for sure! They seem to be setting up a story where Robert searches and finds Holly. I would love to see this play out on screen and give Robert a “Happily ever After!”

DMRR
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DMRR

I remember being around four years old and watching “Holly” on General Hospital. She was my favorite character back then. I thought she was so beautiful and I loved her accent. Now, she is being ruined by the “Parking Lot Putrid Poet.” Why must the wonderful veterans be ruined in order to lift up Mr. Laura Wright? He has ZERO talent! & he’s such a suck-up. It’s so blatant what a fraud he is-

Rodd
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Rodd

Wishing her well.

I really thought her character of Holly would show up alive once Robert went searching for her. Now I wonder if she’d be up to it. Without Emma, I wouldn’t want to see Holly back on the scene.

Tania Young
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Tania Young

My thoughts and prayers are with you Emma❤️

Debra Jaglinski
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Debra Jaglinski

I hope you feel better soon andcome back to GH soon. Robert is upset because he believes Holly is dead. Come back to him and also your adoring fans. I loved you on Dynasty and The Colbys too.

Shelly Edwards
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Shelly Edwards

Prayers for Emma to be healed!❤️

Vic Rich
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Vic Rich

Love you Emma. Praying for your health & so thrilled to see you back at GH, even for a few seconds. Hoping for a Robert & Holly reunion in the future. RnH forever!

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Perry Botkin Jr., Composer of The Young and the Restless’ ‘Nadia’s Theme’, Has Died At 87

When you think of the all-time best theme songs for your favorite television shows and one that stands the test of time, to many, there is none greater than “Nadia’s Theme” which became the theme song for The Young and the Restless.

The beautiful arrangement has become signature to the world of daytime drama and the opening credits of the CBS Daytime drama from its beginning in 1973.

On Saturday, news spread that “Nadia’s Theme” composer, Perry Botkin Jr, had passed away.  Botkin’s friend, TV writer John Scheinfeld, announced his death on Facebook, noting that Botkin died this past Monday at the age of 87,

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Scheinfeld shared: “Perry was a magnificently talented composer, arranger, producer and story-teller, perhaps best known for composing the Grammy-winning Nadia’s Theme for the CBS soap The Young and the Restless.”

Perry was Oscar nominated and a Grammy-winner in his lifetime.  Among the most notable titles featuring Botkin’s work include: Happy Days, Mork and Mindy, Laverne and Shirley, Adam’s Rib and The Smothers Brothers Show. However, Botkin is most known for Nadia’s Theme which he composed along with Barry De Vorzon.

After the theme became the beloved opening of Y&R, it gained more fame when it was used in a montage for Romanian gymnast Nadia Comāneci’s routines in the 1976 Olympic games on ABC’s Wide World of Sports.  Decades later, Mary J. Blige used the sample of the song and made it relevant again for her hit, “No More Drama”

Another song by Botkin Jr. and DeVorzon, “Bless the Beasts & Children” was Oscar nominated, sung by The Carpenters, and also sung at various times on Y&R.

To honor Perry Botkin Jr., check out this compilation of the opening title sequence from Y&R over the years featuring “Nadia’s Theme” below

Share your thoughts on the passing of Perry Botkin Jr., in the comment section, and if you think Y&R has the greatest soap theme song of all-time, or do you think that honor goes to another theme? 

 

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Soap Alums Tom Pelphrey, Justin Hartley & William Fichtner Receive 26th Annual Critics Choice Award TV Nominations

Nominations were unveiled on Monday for the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards in the field of Television.

Netflix Ozark and The Crown scored the most nominations with six each.   The award winners will be revealed along with the film categories (those nominations will be released on February 7th) on March 7th in a ceremony on the CW and will be hosted by Taye Diggs.

Some very familiar faces to daytime fans are in the running in some major categories.   First, Tom Pelphrey (Ex-Jonathan, GL, Mick, ATWT) who gave one of the most talked about performances of 2020 in Ozark was nominated along with Justin Hartley (Ex-Adam, Y&R, Ex-Passions, Ex-Revenge)  for his star-turn in This Is Us, for Best Supporting Actor in a a Drama Series.

Meanwhile on the comedy side, former As the World Turns actor, William Fichtner (Ex-Josh) scored for his work in the CBS’ Mom, in the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy series category.

This Is Us’, Sterling K. Brown also received a nomination in the Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work as Randall Pearson, and the series is also in the running for Best Drama Series.

Below are the full nominations in the running with Pelphrey, Hartley and Fichtner.  You can check out the complete nominations in all categories here.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul (AMC)
Justin Hartley – This Is Us (NBC)
John Lithgow – Perry Mason (HBO)
Tobias Menzies – The Crown (Netflix)
Tom Pelphrey – Ozark (Netflix)
Michael K. Williams – Lovecraft Country (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

William Fichtner – Mom (CBS)
Harvey Guillén – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Daniel Levy – Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Alex Newell – Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC)
Mark Proksch – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Andrew Rannells – Black Monday (Showtime) 

So will you be rooting for Tom or Justin to take hone the Critics Choice Award in the Supporting Actor Drama category? Let us know via the comment section below.

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Justin Hartley To Star in New Series In The Works; TV Adaptation of ‘The Never Game’

This is Us and former Y&R star, Justin Hartley (Kevin Pearson) is making some big next career moves.

Justin, along with This is Us director/executive producer Ken Olin, are teaming up on a new TV project.

The duo have optioned the rights to Jeffrey Deaver’s 2019 thriller novel, The Never Game and are turning into a TV series

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