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OLTL Favorite Eddie Alderson Reveals He Is Cancer-Free After Long Battle

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We must all celebrate and send our thoughts and love to Eddie Alderson, who was beloved as Llanview’s Matthew Buchanan on One Life to Live.  For Eddie shared in a touching post via his Instagram and across social media on Monday, that after his over three-year battle with lymphoma cancer, he is now cancer-free.

Not only did Eddie share the news but his proud sister, who loves him so much, former One Life and GH star, Kristen Alderson  (Ex-Starr and Ex-KikI) also weighed-in on the big moment in Eddie’s Life.

First, Eddie shared: “Today is a good day. A damn good day. For the most part I’ve been quite private and selective about updating the status of my health the last few years. I’ve shared some of the down times and some of the good times. Today, I had a scan that showed no active disease in my body. For the first time in the past 3 years, I am done chemo and treatments. To think of all the ups and downs I (we) have gone through, this day is worth celebrating. I’ve used the phrase “No Surrender” these past 3 years to hopefully inspire some of you that nothing is worth giving up over. I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and look at where I am today. I am fucking proud of this day. I am proud of myself and ALL of the people who are fighting today or have fought. The impact that my family and friends and all of you’ve had on me has given me the drive to fight. I will always fight and spread awareness for #LLS This may not be the end of my fight, but this as damn close as you can get to shutting the damn door on cancer and saying GOODBYE. I will always be ready to fight. #NoSurrender 💚”

Then Kristen posted on her Instagram:  “No Surrender! Celebrating my amazingly brave, wonderful, & cancer-FREE brother tonight & EVERY DAY!!💚”

To say that we watched from afar at this young man’s ability to get through the ordeal of rounds of chemo, the ups and downs of treatment, and the disease, it has been nothing short of inspiring.

Now, share your well-wishes for Eddie via the comment section below!

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Toure Cannon
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Toure Cannon

Hell to the s*** yes! Congratulations Eddie on your victory for beating his dreadful ugly satanic disease! You are one of my favorite Buchanan children on One Life To Live and I miss seeing you and your sister as well who played Starr Manning! #FuckCancer

Karen Baldwin
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Karen Baldwin

GOD IS GOOD! STAY STRONG AND GOD BLESS

Janet Jensen
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Janet Jensen

Praise God you are free from cancer. Congratulations on fighting with a no surrender attitude!! I truly believe a positive mindset is half the battle and you won that battle the day you claimed “no surrender”

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I am so happy to hear this!!! I miss Matthew Buchanan just as much as I miss all the other OLTL characters. I would so love it if GH brought Eddie on to be his former soap role along with his sister Kristen to be back as Starr. Prospect Park really F’d things up for all the actors on OLTL as well as AMC. Anyway, God bless you, Matthew!!

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Prospect Park no longer have anything to do with AMC and OLTL.

Penny Ritrovato
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Penny Ritrovato

God bless you Been through it myself. I am always so happy to hear this great story. Brave and strong man. Have a great life.

Kathy Killmon
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Kathy Killmon

I am so very happy that you are cancer-free, Eddie! I pray you stay as healthy and happy as you are today!!!

Gloria Worthey
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Gloria Worthey

So very happy for you, what a relief for you & your family. Best of everything going forward, love & miss you & your sweet sis on OLTL!

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

This is thrilling news. Congratulations to Eddie and his amazing support team. You fought the great fight and are victorious!!!!!!!!!!!! No Surrender!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love Eddie and Kristen so very much. They are such lovely young people. I wish them both tremendous happiness throughout their lives.

I miss our beloved One Life to Live every day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kim johnson
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Kim johnson

God is good stay strong keep the faith

Amy Friel
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Amy Friel

So very happy for you and sending healing vibes to keep this monster away forever. I had a histeroscopy (so) yesterday to remove uterine lesions, now waiting for hopefully benign results. Keep up the good fight.

Karen
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Karen

So glad you have beat this love watching you and your sister on oltl

Karen
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Karen

Congratulations to your great accomplishment

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

So good to hear!

Kit
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Kit

Checking for news here is part of my “start of the day,” and this is the best possible news. #nosurrender

Lori D.
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Lori D.

So happy for you Eddie (Matt B) My prayers for you that you will continue to live your best life and never give up. God has a plan for your life to excel and be the best in everything you do and to share with others what God has placed in you, your special gift. much love.

brian
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brian

So Happy for Eddie. You have been blessed. Miss both you and your lovely sister, Kristen, on the much missed ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

Bambi Seponski
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Bambi Seponski

I am sooo very happy for you, Eddie! You are a strong, determined young man. You kicked cancer’s ass!

Theresa Rodriguez
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Theresa Rodriguez

Happy for you. Been saying prayers for your recovery

Belladonna
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Belladonna

Thanks Be To God. Watched both of you grow up on TV. MY FAVES. DIE CANCER DIE!

aria
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aria

amazing god bless, its good to hear and read good news. No surrender.

Karen
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Karen

Wonderful to hear that you’re cancer free! No one should have to go through what you did. Being a long time OLTL FAN, I’ve followed both you & your sister! Be well, stay healthy & give peace a chance!

Carol Gravlin
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Carol Gravlin

So glad for you Eddie! Sending best wish hugs and prayers.A faithful fan.

Margaret McMahon
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Margaret McMahon

This is wonderful news. Keep getting better Eddie!

Octavia brown
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Octavia brown

That’s really good news now you can take better care of your self for now on take care fan of oltl

Angela Scheets
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Angela Scheets

Congratulations. So happy.

Terry
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Terry

i am so happy for u

Rodd
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Rodd

SO happy to hear this good news and to wish him and his loved ones all the best!

Rosemarie Davino
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Rosemarie Davino

Cancer was the battle and you won the war!!!!! That is my motto as I fought cancer. I am so damn proud of you and how hard you fought this horrible disease. Look ahead and put this in your past because that is where it belongs. Look ahead to a bright healthy future. God Bless.

boes
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boes

That is such great, great news! Congratulations to Eddie and all the Alderson family.

Penny
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Penny

God Bless You, Eddie!

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Dr. Oz Set to Announce Candidacy For Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Seat; Will Likely Take Break from Talk Show

(UPDATED) There is a new celebrity who has entered the political arena.  This time it’s Daytime Emmy-winning talk show host, Dr. Mehmet Oz.

According to TMZ overnight, Dr. Oz will announce his intentions to run for the republican U. S. Senate seat in Pennyslvania.

Oz will run for republican Pat Toomey’s seat.  Toomey is set to retire.

Sources tell TMZ that Oz has already made a multi-million dollar media buy in the state for his political run, and that he make the official announcement on Tuesday night on Fox News Channel’s Hannity,

The report also shares that Dr, Oz already has a  full campaign staff former National Republican Senatorial Committee head, Chris Hansen.

As to the future of the Dr. Oz show, it would appear that Oz would likely take a step back from the show over the next few months, but that has yet to be confirmed.

Since this posting, late Tuesday afternoon, Dr. Mehmet Oz made his announcement that he is indeed running for the republican senate seat in Pennsylvania. Watch the video below, then share your thoughts in the Comment section.

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OLTL Alum Arlene Dahl Dead At 96, Son Lorenzo Lamas Shares: “She Was The Most Positive Influence In My Life”

Another loss for the soap world and its extended family.  Arlene Dahl, who had a notable career in film and television, and who appeared on both One Life to Live and All My Children, has passed away at the age of 96.

Her son, former Falcon Crest and The Bold and the Beautiful star, Lorenzo Lamas (Ex-Lance and Ex-Hector, respectively), shared the news via his Facebook page: “Mom passed away this morning in New York. She was the most positive influence on my life. I will remember her laughter, her joy, her dignity as she navigated the challenges that she faced. Never an ill word about anyone crossed her lips. Her ability to forgive left me speechless at times. She truly was a force of nature and as we got closer in my adult life, I leaned on her more and more as my life counselor and the person I knew that lived and loved to the fullest. My sympathies go to her loving husband @marcrosennyc who, for the last 37 years, made her life so wonderful and joyous. Love you mom forever ♥️ #ArleneDahl #Moviestar #legend #mom #RIP”

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Dahl came on to One life to Live as Lucinda Schenk Wilson, the selfish and manipulative mother of Mimi King played by Kristin Meadows.  Arlene made appearances on the ABC soap starting in 1981 and eventually was offered a one-year contract that took her through till 1984. A decade later, Dahl came on to play Lady Lucille on All My Children for a short time.

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On One Life to Live, Arlene mixed it up with Phillip Carey’s Asa Buchanan and Jeremy Slate’s Chuck Wilson.  Dahl is also well-known as one of the regular panelists on the game show, What’s My Line?

While still working in TV and films, Arlene branched out into beauty and cosmetics, eventually becoming an executive and beauty columnist.

Throughout her life, Arlene was married six times.  She had been married to Marc Rosen since 1984 and they remained together till her death.  She is survived by her son Lorenzo, two other children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Watch Arlene with Phillip Carey in scenes from OLTL below.

Then share your condolences to Arlene’s family, and share your remembrances, via the comment section.

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Guiding Light’s Robert Newman Pays Tribute to the Brilliance of Lisa Brown

On Sunday, longtime Guiding Light mainstay, Robert Newman (Ex-Josh Lewis), shared a heartfelt message on his Facebook page on the death of his former co-star, Lisa Brown (Ex-Nola Reardon).

As previously reported, Brown passed away earlier this week at the age of 67 from cancer. She portrayed the beloved role of Nola on the CBS soap opera from 1980-1985 and was front and center in many stories which featured Nola’s antics, fantasies, and of course, her love affair with Quint, the late Michael Tylo.

In his message on Brown’s death, Robert Newman expressed: “I was greatly saddened to hear of the sudden death of the great Lisa Brown. When I first joined the show in 1981, Lisa was pretty much the center of everything. A real whirlwind. Her work with the late Michael Tylo was fantastic. I particularly have fond memories of Nola’s fantasies …Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, etc. I don’t think I was ever a part of those fantasies, but I remember watching them being taped in the studio and she was just amazing.”

Newman goes on to say: “One of my fondest Lisa memories, however, was sitting in the audience at the Winter Garden Theater in NYC watching Lisa head up the cast of 42nd Street with Lee Roy Reams in 1981 or so. It was one of those times when you see a colleague that you know from one genre, Daytime Drama, in an entirely different genre, Musical Comedy, and you are completely surprised and blown away. Again, she was just fantastic in the role and I as a fellow musical comedy performer, I had great, great respect for her. Below is a clip from a television performance of her as Peggy in 42nd Street. Her death at such a young age is a great loss to the daytime community. Love and prayers to her family and friends.”

Michael Fairman TV also shares below the video posted by Robert below, which reminds us of just how multi-talented Lisa was for her fans, the audience, and to all that knew her. On a personal note: “Lisa always performed at the ‘Night of the Daytime Stars’ benefit for AMFAR in New York City during the AIDS pandemic that I created and produced.  It was the annual event held the night before the Daytime Emmys, and she was always willing to lend her support and talents to help others in need.”

Share your thoughts on Robert Newman’s remembrance of Lisa Brown via the comment section.

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