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James Rebhorn Dead At 65! Remembered By Soap Fans For Roles On GL, ATWT, and More!

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

Sad news hitting the Internet this morning has that veteran character actor James Rebhorn passed away at age 65 on Friday.  Rebhorn, one of the great character actors of film, stage and television has most recently been seen as Claire Danes on-screen father in Homeland and as Special Agent Reese Hughes on White Collar.

However, daytime fans saw Rebhorn’s work for decades in a series of juicy roles! Guiding Light fans remember him as Bradley Raines. the man who raped Beth Raines! He also played Henry Lange on As the World Turns, and was a important part in the Luke and Reid story ending.  After Reid tragically died, Luke with the help of Holden and Lily sought out Angus Oliver, played by the late Rebhorn to sign some important papers that were key to the story.  In addition, James had roles on The Doctors, Search For Tomorrow, and Texas.

His film credits included: Independence Day, Scent of a Woman, Carlito’s Way, and The Talented Mr. Ripley.  According to Deadline.com, Rebhorn’s family is planning a religious service to be held in New Jersey.

Now in honor of Rebhorn, watch the touching performance from As the World Turns featuring Noelle Beck (Ex-Lily), Jon Hensley (Holden) and James!  Then, let us know what your thoughts are on the passing of this talented actor.

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rebecca1
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rebecca1

very sad; never saw him on any soaps but in many films/other TV shows. liked his steady/familiar presence….

read he passed from melanoma…though it’d been diagnosed in 1992. terrible that it either never left his system…or came back. just very sad and a loss to film/TV.

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

From 1983-85, he was the repulsive, universally-reviled Bradley Raines on GUIDING LIGHT – and he took no prisoners in that role. I’m sure it was difficult to play someone that two-faced & abusive on a soap. Supporting roles on movies & in evening tv series are one thing. But, 5 days/week for nearly 3 years (he recurred after 1985) on a soap must be quite draining. It feels odd to say that while I didn’t “enjoy” the storyline, it was certainly mesmerizing and riveting. He was a large part of it, and his unmasking in court as a rapist &… Read more »

Beth CP
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Beth CP

Agree totally. His role as Bradley Raines was one that gave me nightmares. The man inhabited the part. to where he was unforgetable. Sympathy and comfort o his family.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Sad to read this.

Sammie
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Sammie

A terrific character actor that could play both heavy and light roles. I’ve seen him in many movies, on many TV shows, and other programs. Very sad.

angie H
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angie H

So sorry to hear of James Rebhorn’s passing. I first saw his great acting as the creepy rapist Bradley Raines on Guiding Light. Then saw him on Scent of Woman and many, many shows and movies. I am sure he will be missed My condolences to his family and friends.

Monica Junge
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Monica Junge

so sad , was a good actor.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Mr. Rebhorn…you will be truly missed. Rest In Peace. Amen.

Elaine Cole
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Elaine Cole

I remember him from Guiding Light as Bradley Raines. He made me hate him like he did in all his villain roles. Seems he made it impossible to see him any other way. He was a brilliant actor. My thoughts are with his family and other loved ones. He will truly be missed.

blake
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blake

He was amazing as Bradley Raines on Guiding Light. I wish you had used a clip of him on GL.

Carol
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Carol

So sad to hear this. Watched him many years in his role as Bradley Raines in my favorite soap, The Guiding Light. Had my picture taken with him in Central Park in the early 80s when we were on a day trip to New York and he was with fellow actors filming the “Santa Claus” sequence of the Guiding Light. Had a nice chat with him about the throes of unemployment and how it can affect the male ego. If you recall Bradley Raines was out of work and he stayed home drinking while his wife went to work at… Read more »

Adrienne
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Adrienne

He was a wonderful actor. I knew his wife and send her my condolences. I enjoyed every performance in which I saw him, but probably remember him most as Angel’s father – a character so unlike his own, but played beautifully.

Don H
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Don H

I think I can remember him on the “Edge of Night”, but the character name escapes me.

Charles B
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Charles B

James Rebhorn was a great actor. He scared the heck out of me as Bradley Raines on Guiding Light. The clip from As The World Turns reminded me of the quality of those P&G soaps. RIP

nancy Tierney
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nancy Tierney

What a wonderful talent. I so enjoyed seeing him play so many memorable characters. I am very sorry about his death.

Nancy in denver

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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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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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