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Judith Light Wins The Tony Award for Featured Actress In A Play!

Photo Credit: Alberto Rodriguez/Getty Images

Photo Credit: Alberto Rodriguez/Getty Images

If you saw or missed last night’s 2012 Tony Awards presentation on CBS hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, one of the greatest actresses ever to appear in daytime, and who has two Daytime Emmys to show for it, just added a prestigious Tony Award to her mantel! Of course, we are talking about Judith Light!

Light who everyone remembers as Karen Wolek from One Life to Live and later, Who’s the Boss? fame on primetime, and myriad of stage plays ,and amazing motion pictures for television performances, and her unwavering support and work for the LGBT community, picked up her first Tony Award for her role in Other Desert Cities.

In her Tony award winning role Light played a dipsomaniac aunt in Jon Robin Baitz’s comedy about a wealthy Palm Springs family facing a series of domestic crises.  Judith was also nominated for a Tony last year for her role in  “Lombardi.”

Now after the jump, watch the incredibly thrilling moment as Judith accepts her Tony, and listen to what she had to say!

Congrats from On-Air On-Soaps to Judith! Bravo!

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David Larsson
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David Larsson

Now all she needs is a Grammy and I think she’ll have won it all.

Sheryl
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Sheryl

Lot’s of luck to amazing actress, you deserve the awardI remember all the great roles you played you are one fantastic actress.

gloria
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gloria

Oh, I have loved her for so long-this is wonderful. She is just precious to me. Congratulations, Judith.

Doe
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Doe

Wow! Judith has won the Tony and deservedly so. She is such a force in the acting world. I have watched her in every show she was on. Unfortunatly, I have not seen her on Broadway, but on Law and Order as a Judge and Ugly Betty. Congrats Judith!….

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Patrick

Judith Light…. she is such a “lauded” actress. Congratulations. What I herald Ms. Light for… is her continued support for giving voice to LGBT advocacy. She’s a front runner.. in that, she’s been helping people for years… like, all her life. Kudos to stepping up to the plate. Sincere thank you… for giving time to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community.

I loved you on Ugly Betty!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Judith Light, to me, is the personification of a capital A Actress, and this award is so deserving, especially in such a acclaimed production of an acclaimed play with other A-listers! More than 30 years later and Light’s Karen Wolek performance on the stand still resonates and is remembered, not for shock value but for the truth and honesty she gave that character on ONE LIFE TO LIVE. She is one who truly completes her characters, even her Angela on the sitcom WHO’S THE BOSS? was played on levels that were beyond the material. Congratulations, Judith Light!

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ricardo

judith light is a wonderful actress. loved her on who’s the boss ugly betty and one life to live as karen. she is so kind and friendly to her fans. judith is classy sassy and she can act. i am looking forward in what judith does next. i live in vancouver bc canada.

ricardo
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ricardo

i forgot congratulations judith light on your tony award. you deserved to win the tony award. michael fairman rumour is franco is alive on general hospital.

Brian Greene
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Brian Greene

Judith Clearly Deserves Her Tony As Witty & Lovable Aunt Silda In Other Desert Cities.

Go, Judith, Go–Yay! 😀 😀

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

I’m happy for Judith Light but a wish she would go eat a burger! She’s too skinny! All her bones are showing! Doesn’t she own a mirror?

Possum
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Possum

What a fantastic actress and wonderful person. She always gives 100% to everything she does.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Congratulations to Judith Light. Talent and class.

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Nancy Lee Grahn Debuted 25 Years Ago Today as General Hospital’s Alexis Davis

Back on September 26th, 1996, (25 years ago today!) the new character of Alexis Davis made her debut on ABC’s General Hospital, and brought to the iconic soap opera, the talents of Nancy Lee Grahn.

Grahn, had already made a name for herself with her captivating portrayal of lawyer Julia Wainwright Capwell on Santa Barbara for which she won a Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy in 1989, in a tie with AMC’s Debbi Morgan.

Back in April, General Hospital, marked this milestone with a special episode for Grahn, that could be remembered come next year’s Emmys.

Alexis, or shall we call her “Natasha”, was introduced on GH as the daughter of Mikkos Cassadine and his mistress, whose throat was slit by Helena Cassadine, which has played into Alexis’ story for many years to come.  At the time of her entrance to the show, Wendy Riche was GH’s executive producer.

Through the years, viewers have witnessed Grahn’s portrayal of: a tough legal eagle, an honest depiction of a woman battling the bottle, failed romances, while all the time being a loving and faithful mother to her three daughters, Sam, Molly, and Kristina.

Nancy won her second Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy, this time for her role as Alexis in 2012, and has been a multi-nominee in the Lead Actress category for her performances on the ABC daytime drama series.

Kate Grahn, Nancy’s daughter took to social media within the last few hours since we posted this story to share a video on how thankful she and her mom are to GH fans and Nancy’s time on the show which afforded her the ability to have and raise Kate.  Check that out below.

Here’s to Nancy for giving us 25 years of her on-screen work as Alexis!

Congratulate Nancy and tell us your favorite Alexis Davis moments via the comment section.

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Erika Slezak Shares More on Her Role in Hallmark’s ‘Next Stop, Christmas’ and Its Premiere Date

Good news! The Hallmark Channel has announced that its movie, Next Stop, Christmas which features Erika Slezak (Ex-Viki, One Life to Live) will have its debut on Saturday, November 6th at 8pm ET.

Erika took to her website to share a little bit of information for fans of the character she plays in it.  The six-time Daytime Emmy-winner expressed: “I play a wealthy woman who has lived in the town and knows everyone and is loved by everyone and she throws a huge Christmas party every year.  Sorry, that’s all I’m permitted to share.”

Back to the Future’s Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson star in Next Stop, Christmas, which follows the tale of a woman who takes a train journey to the past.

 

Chandler Massey (Will, Days of our Lives) Eric Freeman, and Lyndsy Fonseca (Ex-Colleen, The Young and the Restless) are also a part of the cast.

So, looking forward to seeing Erika in Next Stop, Christmas come November? Comment below.

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‘The View’s’ Sunny Hostin & Ana Navarro Test Positive for COVID-19; Asked to Leave Studio Ahead Of V.P. Kamala Harris Interview

This morning on The View, an awkward situation arose, when while on the air, co-hosts, Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro, where asked to leave the panel desk and exit the studio.

All of this happened before a live interview was scheduled to happen with Vice President Kamala Harris.  It was revealed that Hostin and Navarro tested positive for Covid-19, and were ‘breakthrough” cases since they had been previously vaccinated.

Host, Joy Behar delivered the news to the audience at home so they knew what was going on with the bizarre moment playing out on live TV, sharing,  “Ana and Sunny, at the last minute we realized they have tested positive for COVID so they have been taken off of the show.”

Harris, who had planned to join the ladies at the table, instead was going to be interviewed remotely from a different place in the ABC TV studio in New York, while Joy Behar and Sara Haines remained on the set.

As for Kamala Harris, Behar added: “It’s very important we keep her healthy and safe. The Secret Service is doing things to make her feel safe.”

While the delay was announced, Behar and Haines took questions from the in-studio audience.

Watch Behar below explain what was going on.

Then let us know, how do you feel The View handled the situation? Comment below.

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