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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
David Larsson

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

Sheryl
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
gloria

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

Doe
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!….

Patrick
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
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!

ricardo
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
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
Brian Greene

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

Go, Judith, Go–Yay! 😀 😀

lipstickcat
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
Possum

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

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Congratulations to Judith Light. Talent and class.

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FRIDAY: ATWT’s Larry Bryggman and AMC’s Dorothy Lyman Guest Star On ‘The Blacklist’

Two of the most revered performances ever in the world of daytime drama will be seen tomorrow night on an all-new episode of NBC’s drama series, The Blacklist. (10/9c).

In “The Pawnbrokers”, Daytime Emmy winners, Larry Bryggman (Ex-John Dixon, As the World Turns) and Dorothy Lyman (Ex-Opal Gardner, All My Children) will be seen as a criminal duo!

Bryggman and Lyman play a couple that fronts cash to criminals on the black market. In story, series star, James Spader’s Red acclimates himself to his new digs in federal prison, where he is challenged by an old rival.  Samar (Mozhan Marnò) goes undercover to stop a black market organization that fronts cash to criminals. (Enter Larry and Dorothy!)  And, Liz (Megan Boone) and Jennifer (guest star Fiona Dourif) continue their investigation into Red’s past.

Check out the promo for tomorrow night’s episode below.   Then let us know if you will be checking out Larry and Dorothy and if all of this brings back memories of their amazing performances in Oakdale and in Pine Valley in the comment section below.

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Judith Chapman Confirms She Is Back On DAYS And As Leo’s Mom

Exciting news DAYS fans, those rumblings were true! Judith Chapman will be playing the trouble-making Leo Stark’s (Greg Rikaart) mother on Days of our Lives.  And that reunites Chapman with Rikaart as mother and son.

As soap fans know, they played Gloria and Kevin Fisher on The Young and the Restless for many years together.  Now they will be playing a new mother/son dynamic duo in Salem. But, just what kind of twisted relationship might they have, since Leo has given clues that she was a bad mom?

Soap Opera Digest revealed that Judith will play Diana.   Her first airdate will be on January 29th.  DAYS fans know Judith from her time as Angelica Deveraux from 1989-1991, and most recently when she returned to the show for the 2018 Halloween episode doing a guest-turn as Angelica AKA Satan in Hattie’s (Deidre Hall) nightmare.

Chapman confirmed her arrival on the Salem scene in a tweet today, stating “And I don’t have to keep the secret either Mitch Sandusky! What a GREAT way to start 2019… More articles to come in TV Guide Magazine and Soap Opera Digest… and to be reunited with my TV son.

Diana will have a past with John Black (Drake Hogestyn), which could cause trouble for John and Marlena’s wedded bliss.

So, excited to know Judith will once again tear up the soap-screen, but this time back on DAYS? Comment below.

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Broadway Legend Carol Channing Dies At 97; B&B Remembers Her Time On The Soap

The beloved and iconic star Carol Channing has passed away at age 97.  Best known for her performance as Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly, the Tony Award-winning actress also picked up a Golden Globe for her role in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and was nominated for an Academy Award for it as well, throughout her enduring career.

Reports on Tuesday detail that Channing died at her home in Rancho Mirage, California, of natural causes.

While Channing did so much in her illustrious career, she also appeared as herself back in 1993 on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful.  That’s when the Forresters staged a celebrity-filled fashion show with plenty of glitz.

In a tweet with a photo of B&B’s enduring star, John McCook (Eric Forrester) pictured with Channing, the daytime drama shared: “All of us at mourn the loss of our friend, the legendary star, . She was a true original and there will never be anyone like her. Ms. Channing appeared as herself on B&B in 1993. May she rest in peace.”

Channing’s performance as a diamond-loving showgirl, Lorelei Lee, in the Broadway musical Gentleman Prefer Blondes back in 1949 made her a star.  Marilyn Monroe would play the role in the film adaptation.

Later in her TV career, she appeared on numerous shows including: Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, The Love Boat, Touched by an Angel and several game shows, to name just a few.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Carol Channing via the comment section below.

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