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Is there a confirmed ATWT tribute slated for The Daytime Emmys?

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ATI president James Romanovich, who has worked tirelessly to make sure daytime soaps get a fair shake, and has been doing his utmost to get a ATWT Tribute on this year’s Daytime Emmy telecast on June 27th, told Soapgeist’s Nelson Branco, that with the sad passing of  soap legend Helen Wagner  over the weekend, it only makes a tribute to the 54 year old soap even more poignant.  According to Jim, TeleNext is working on an ATWT clip package tribute to provide the shows producers.  That’s great news, we hope.

Romanovich stated, “We are working with TeleNext on a tribute to As the World Turns as we speak. We didn’t think it would be possible early on, but since TeleNext is working diligently on providing a clip package for us, we will find a place to put it in this year’s Emmys. Since they are wrapping that week it is doubtful that everyone will come to the Emmys. But we’re hoping for a representative base at least. And it is with great sadness we lost a true legend in daytime this weekend. Helen Wagner spoke the first words on the show and it’s a shame she will not be here to speak the last. Hopefully, TeleNext will represent her in the clip package well. I would have no reason to believe otherwise as they have been extremely cooperative in doing this for us.”

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I”m truly glad that they are working very hard for a tribute for ATWT and Helen Wagner. I just wished they could have found another network to carry it. I called Telenext and ATWT Hotline, but I haven’t called since Helen passing, said they are still trying to find a home for ATWT, but I know that it not looking good now. Just going to be really hard to see it go now.

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this was my last connection to my mother who died nov of 56 i would sit with her for guiding light and atwt she only got hooked for a short time but loved the show and i continued to watch it and love it not only because of the connection but because of the very fine actors and storylines and because the special way that the producers kept the life long veterans such AS DON HASTINGS, elizabeth hubbard,eileen fulton helen wagner just to name a few i grew up with bob hughes thank you for the tender and beautiful goodbyes.… Read more »

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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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