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OLTL Casting Switcheroo! Degnan in as Joey & Kelly to play mystery man!

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As previously reported, Josh Kelly will not be playing Viki and Clint’s son, Joey Buchanan, in a casting switcheroo reminiscent of when OLTL cast Scott Clifton and Brett Claywell and switched their roles!

Now comes word that former As the World Turns star, Tom Degnan (Ex-Riley/Adam) is the new Joey B. and that Josh Kelly will premiere with the show but in a new and mysterious role who is said to be  “charming and handsome and will shake up the Llanview scene.”

OLTL Executive Producer Frank Valentini explains the swap: “After auditioning a talented group of guys for the role of Joey, we are excited to announce that not one but two of them will be joining the cast of One Life to Live in contract roles. We have now cast Tom Degnan in the role of Viki’s son, Joey Buchanan, and we have decided that Josh Kelly is a great fit for the other contract role that we have written.”

So what do you think of the choice of Tom Degnan to inherit the role of Joey Buchanan played by Nathan Fillion, Don Jeffcoat and Bruce Michael Hall?  Who do you think Josh Kelly could become intertwined with in Llanview?  Let us know.

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Brian
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Brian

I’m very glad for Tom Degnan. I’ve found him to be a very charming, sweet young man when I talked to him at the last 2 ATWT Fan Club Luncheons in NYC. Yay For Tom! 🙂

todd
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todd

All of the recent casting is very exciting. Kim Zimmer has proven to bring freshness to the stalling Viki/Charlie story. Teri will be a great addition. The show was really lacking in available men. There was either Bo, Rex, Todd, John, Clint, or teens.

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Big apple

Good lucky to TD. On ATWT it wasn’t has if he set the role of Adam H on fire. However I’m exciting to see what Tom can do on this show opposite Terri colombin. I’m really dispointed that she got the role of Aubery Wentworth. Lets see if these two pull in ratings. I know that Terri Fanbase is tiny an the only time she gets cheers is when she is paired up with hotties.

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Big apple

I heart kim zimmer!! Rewatching past clips of Terri as Katie pretti I find her annoying, she’s on the acting as level as eva da cruz comparing Terri to Mara West is gag worth. Search the net of clips of Katie from 2004 to 2006, an really watch her w Mike/ henry. Annoying!!! forget the brad death scenes! it shouldn’t take B T S drama to showcase TC’s acting talents. After that sl was over the writers went back to writing Katie as a scheming backstaber, who spent half her time blaming henry for brad’s death, an another half bedding… Read more »

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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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‘Soap Con Live’ Event to Feature Panels from The Doctors, ATWT, OLTL, GH, Plus Virtual Meet & Greets

On Saturday, May 1st, the inaugural Soap Con Live fan event sponsored by Soap Opera Digest, Retro TV and It’s Real Good TV will feature free, virtual panels with Q&As that will stream live on The Locher Room YouTube Channel.

The event will also allow fans to purchase ‘Meet & Greets’ (over a three-week period), video greetings and autographs from their favorite soap stars at SoapConLive.com.

The day-long event will begin with a panel from Retro TV’s and former NBC soap opera, The Doctors (participants/special guest to be announced) beginning at 2:30pm ET/11:30am PST.

Followed by “Live from Oakdale!” with the stars of As the World Turns that will begin at 4pm ET/1pm PST featuring Mark Collier (Mike Kasnoff), Terri Conn (Katie Peretti), Trent Dawson (Henry Coleman), Austin Peck (Brad Snyder) and Colleen Zenk (Barbara Ryan).

Then, “The Cramer Women” of One Life to Live will follow at 5:30pm ET/2:30pm PST featuring Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning), Laura Bonarrigo (Cassie Callison), Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) and Gina Tognoni (Kelly Cramer).

And finally, a General Hospital panel to close the event called “Love & Tragedy” at 7pm ET/4pm PST featuring Shell Danielson (Dominique Stanton), Brad Maule (Dr. Tony Jones), Kin Shriner (Scotty Baldwin) and Jackie Zeman (Bobbie Spencer).

For more information, visit SoapConLive.com to sign up for the free live panels and keep up with special guest announcements & info on paid fan opportunities. Stay tuned for more chances to visit with your favorite Soap Stars, both virtually and in-person when it’s safe.

Soap Con Live, is a women-owned company, co-created by Lacretia Lyon (Bleav in Soap Operas/ Forever and a Day) and Susan Eisenberg (Wonder Woman Justice League/Justice League Unlimited) who wanted to bring their love of soaps and Comic Cons together and introduce a new & exciting experience to fans of Daytime.

So, what do you think of the planned Soap Con Live event? Will you be participating? Comment below.

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