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Judith Light Wins Second Consecutive Tony Award! Watch Her Acceptance Speech!

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Fantastic news last evening!  Judith Light, the former two-time Daytime Emmy winner for her iconic role as Karen Wolek on One Life to Live, took home her second consecutive Tony Award in ceremonies held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and telecast live on CBS! ( except on the West Coast).

Light took home the prize in the Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for her performance in The Assembled Parties!  Judith won in 2012 in the same category for her role in Other Desert Cities! The Assembled Parties continues on Broadway till July 7th, in case you have the opportunity to catch Judith in it in the Big Apple!

After her second consecutive Tony victory Sunday, Light spoke to the press backstage where she related to the L.A Times, “I was terrified to come back to the theatre. I needed to prove to this community that I mean it, that I really want to be back here. I’m doing such different plays, I’m such different characters, but the overwhelming experience is one of real appreciation. The result of this is this ongoing, really, love affair between me and this community.”

Of course, one of the high points of Judith’s Tony win was getting to listen to her acceptance speech where she thanked her husband, Robert Desiderio, whom she meant when they both starred on One Life to Live, he in the role of Steve Piermont, and her long time manager, Herb Hamsher, and paid tribute to her fellow nominees and much more.  Watch Judith’s acceptance speech from last night after the jump, and let us know what you thought of it and her Tony victory?

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So happy for her! I have loved her in every role I have seen…

blake
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She looks great, and congrats to her!

Chaz
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Chaz

I hope everyone who ever disses actors that got their start on soaps takes notice of what great talent does come from that genre.

She is amazing.

ricardo
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judith light what a terrific actress. she won another tony again. i had a feeling she would win again. judith is classy sassy and very pretty for her age.

heidi
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Congratulations Judith!!!

What a lovely lady… what a talented actress…what a great acceptance speech!!!

Brian Greene
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Big Congrats On Your 2nd Tony Award Winning Performance, Judith–Yay! <3 😀 <3 😀

nancy
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She’s a class act, always has been…she deserves every win she gets.:)

Llanviewer717
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What a classy lady. Congratulations Judith.

Charday
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I know her only from DALLAS, but congrats for the win!

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‘Santa Barbara’ & GH Favorite Judith McConnell Virtual Interview On Tap

You loved her as Sophia Capwell on Santa Barbara, and the troublemaking Augusta McLeod on General Hospital, plus several other soap roles, and now fan favorite Judith McConnell is set for a virtual interview in The Locher Room.

Look for Judith to chat it up with host, Alan Locher on the upcoming Friday, October 23rd edition of the You Tube series beginning at at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m. PST.

As well as being known for her soap roles on SB and GH, Judith also played Valerie Conway on As the World Turns, Miranda Bishop on Another World and Eva Vasquez on  and One Life to Live.

In primetime, McConnell has appeared on Star Trek, Dragnet, Beverly Hillbillies, Mayberry RFD, Green Acres, Mannix and more.

To watch the livestream click here.

So, what has been your favorite Judith McConnell role in her illustrious daytime career? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Sarah Joy Brown Directs Haley Pullos, Carolyn Hennesy, Eric Martsolf in New ‘Red Riding Hoods’ Podcast

What happens when a team of “Final Girls” (sole survivors of horrific mass murders) join forces to hunt malevolent entities while uncovering the apocalyptic conspiracy uniting them? Well, you have to listen to the brand new Horror Podcast Network’s latest offering Red Riding Hoods to find out. But here’s the twist! There are some daytime notables involved in the series.

Chief among them is three-time Daytime Emmy winner, Sarah Joy Brown (Ex-Carly and Claudia, GH) who directs the podcast series, a first for her career.

Along for the ride with Sarah are none other than General Hospital’s Haley Pullos (Molly) and Carolyn Hennesy (Diane), as well as Brown’s former DAYS co-star, Eric Martsolf (Brady) who all have roles within the story.

New episodes of the series began to roll out this past Monday on October 11th and there will be another installment every Monday thereafter.

Red Riding Hoods is available on all major podcast streaming platforms including: Apple Podcasts, Spotify and more.   You can also listen to the podcast via the Violet Hour Media website here.

So, let us know if you check out Red Riding Hoods via the comment section below or are intrigued to hear the show!

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B&B’s Annika Noelle Shares Her Heartache on Pregnancy Loss

In a very well-written and touching essay written by The Bold and the Beautiful’s Annika Noelle (Hope), herself, the actress shares with the readers details of two miscarriages that she had not publicly revealed until this time.

In her story for Glamour entitled, “Losing a Child in the Limelight”, Noelle shares the heartache and pain of losing a child while filming the demands of a soap opera, and especially Hope’s storyline which for months featured so much emotion and so many tears after the baby loss storyline on-air she was the vehicle in which to tell the tale.

However in real life, Noelle was going through something as well.  Annika reveals how she and her fiancé found out she was pregnant, and then 10 weeks later she lost the baby.  When they tried again, she lost the baby at 8 weeks.

In an excerpt, Annika expressed about keeping her pain private while working on the soap: “Fans and news articles speculated whether I was pregnant or just gained weight during quarantine. And once again the storyline called for ceaseless tears when I felt like I had no more to give. I guess looking back at it now, I was scared to jinx anything. I didn’t want people to know and have things not work out. And yet I wish I had because I would have given anything to have the understanding and support of the cast and crew. I felt so alone. The secret was isolating, yet the shame was debilitating. I felt like I had failed at something that should be easy. But as time marched on, I was surprised by a new feeling bubbling underneath the sorrow: an ancestral rage toward the burden of womanhood. And as I slowly began to open up about my loss to a select few, I was shocked by how many people had experienced it as well.”

In the end, Annika shares: “Anyone who follows me on social media can tell you I’m a deeply private person. But if there is one thing I’ve gained from my loss, it is a voice I’m no longer afraid to use.”

Make sure to read Annika’s moving article in full, then let us know in the comment section what you thought of it.

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