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OLTL Favorite Renee Elise Goldsberry Scores Tony Award Nomination For HAMILTON!

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We loved her so much asEvangeline Williamson One Life to Live – who can forget when Vang went blind …  or her love story with John McBain (Michael Easton), or her intriguing relationship with town bad boy Todd Manning (Trevor St. John)?

The woman who made that story work so well is now a Tony Award nominee! Of course we are talking about the multi-talented Renee Elise Goldsberry, who has been killing it every night in the Pulitzer Prize winning musical Hamilton on BroadwayOn Tuesday, Goldsberry got the news that she is a Tony nominee for her performance.  As well Hamilton came away with 16 nominations the most in Tony Award history.

In the cutest moment of the morning, Renee posted a photo of herself with her daughter on Instagram expressing:  “Watched the Tony noms with my baby girl this morning! I am so grateful for her and for all of God’s perfect blessings! I am so humbled by this nomination. And I am high on all this love…”

Goldsberry is nominated in the Best Featured Actress in a Musical category and will go up against another former soaper, Jane Krakoswki (Ex- Search For Tomorrow) nominated for She Loves Me.  But the One Life to Live love does not stop there, the extremely-talented Jonathan Groff (Ex-Henry) was also nominated for his role in Hamilton for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.    For the complete list of Tony nominations click here.

So are you going to be front and center in front of your sets and tablets and screen rooting on Renee come Tony Awards night?  We will all find out when The Tony Awards will be broadcast live from New York’s Beacon Theatre on June 12, at 8 p.m. ET (delayed PT) on CBS. 

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Congratulations to Renee. She did a super job as the wonderful Evangeline Williamson on our beloved One Life to Live. I loved Evangeline and John McBain together. They were on fire. And it was such a special treat when she sang. Her voice is just beautiful. Crossing my fingers for her Tony win.

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This is FANTASTIC news!!! Congratulations, Renee! It’s wonderful that she’s doing so well on Broadway. I hope she wins the Tony!

John McBain and Evangeline Williamson were by far the BEST couple that daytime had seen in long time! Michael Easton and Renee Goldsberry portrayed their characters with such heart. I’ll always have a special place in my heart for OLTL and JoVan!

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Congratulations!

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So talented! Loved her on OLTL, and she was excellent (but underused) in The Good Wife. I think she is a lock to win the Tony for “Hamilton”!

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So happy for this beautiful, talented young lady. She always shined bright on OLTL. Was lucky enough to see her in the original ” The Color Purple” and “Rent”. A gifted singer and actress.

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AW and OLTL Alum, Robyn Griggs Dead at 49

In more heartbreaking soap news this weekend, Robyn Griggs had lost her battle with cancer.  The actress, best-known to daytime viewers as Stephanie on One Life to Live and Maggie on Another World, passed away at age 49.

The news came on Saturday via Griggs’ official Facebook posted, where in a statement it noted: “Hi everyone, With a heavy heart, I am saddened to announce Robyn’s passing. However, she is no longer suffering and would want us to remember that and the good memories. I will never forget how open she was to telling her story, and accepting of me helping her tell it. She wanted to help people and spread the word of her story to do it. I was honored to do so. RIP my friend, I love you and smile when I think of you.”

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From 1991-1992, Griggs found her first soap success playing the part of One Life’s Stephanie Hobart.  Later, in 1993-1995, she played AW’s Maggie Cory.  Robyn was also a singer and signed a recording deal with RCA Records.

Robyn had been battling stage 4 Endocervical Adeno cancer.  Back on July 7th, Griggs had taken a turn for the worse, sharing on Facebook, “Unfortunately, I have 4 new tumors …2 new tumors on my liver, one on the abdominal muscle, and a large one on the right side lymph node.” On August 11th, her father shared Robyn was put into hospice care.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Robyn Griggs Riley and her loved ones in the comment section below.

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Anne Heche, ‘Another World’ Alum and TV and Film Star, Dead at 53

Following a catastrophic brain injury from crashing her car into a home last week and suffering severe burns, actress Anne Heche has been declared brain-dead at the age of 53.

In a statement from a rep for Heche’s friends and family, they expressed: “Today we lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend.  Anne will be deeply missed but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work, and her passionate advocacy. Her bravery for always standing in her truth, spreading her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact.”

Heche is legally dead according to California law, although her heart is still beating she has not been taken off life support in order to allow for organ donations to take place and to find the right recipients.

 

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Anne’s eldest son, Homer 20, said in a statement to PEOPLE on his mom’s passing:  “My brother Atlas and I lost our Mom. After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with a deep, wordless sadness. Hopefully my mom is free from pain and beginning to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom. Over those six days, thousands of friends, family, and fans made their hearts known to me. I am grateful for their love, as I am for the support of my Dad, Coley, and my stepmom Alexi who continue to be my rock during this time. Rest In Peace Mom, I love you.”

The talented actress is best-known to soap opera fans for her Daytime Emmy-winning dual roles as twins, Vicky and Marley Hudson on Another World.  She had two sons, Homer with her ex Coley Laffoon and Atlas, 13, with actor James Tupper.

Throughout her career Heche appeared on TV shows and films includingL Men in Trees, If These Walls Could TalkDonnie BrascoI Know What You Did Last SummerSix Days, Seven Nights, and Gus Van Zant’s 1998 remake of Psycho. Back in 2020, Anne became a celebrity contestant on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

Heche’s stormy relationship with Ellen DeGeneres made headlines throughout her career, and today, DeGeneres shared: “This is a sad day. I’m sending Anne’s children, family and friends all of my love.”

Michael Fairman chatted with Anne back in 2020, in a memorable conversation for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel touching upon her career start on Another World, being a champion for the LGBTQ community, her relationship with DeGeneres, the ups and down in her career, and her demons and childhood past.

You can watch the conversation below.

Now, share your thoughts, condolences, and remembrances for Anne Heche via the comment section.

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Anne Heche ‘Not Expected to Survive’; Suffered Severe Brain Injury From Fiery Crash

In just heartbreaking news, Daytime Emmy-winner, Anne Heche (Ex-Vicky/Marley, Another World), is not expected to survive after days in the hospital following being severely burned in a fiery car crash when her vehicle struck a home in Mar Vista, California last Friday.

According to family and friends of the motion picture and television star in a statement, “Unfortunately, due to her accident, Anne Heche suffered a severe anoxic brain injury and remains in a coma, in critical condition. She is not expected to survive. It has long been her choice to donate her organs and she is being kept on life support to determine if any are viable.”  Deadline notes, the actress will be taken off life-support.

The statement went on to say, “We want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers for Anne’s recovery and thank the dedicated staff and wonderful nurses that cared for Anne at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills hospital.  More than her extraordinary talent, she saw spreading kindness and joy as her life’s work — especially moving the needle for acceptance of who you love. She will be remembered for her courageous honesty and dearly missed for her light.”

There are plans for Heche to get an Honor Walk, which is a hero’s goodbye donor patients receive by hospital staff as they are wheeled into the operating room in their final journey.

Heche will be featured on Lifetime’s Girl in Room 13, set to premiere this fall in September. Lifetime’s Executive VP  and head of programming, Amy Winter, revealed earlier this week at the TCA press tour, “As many of you know, Anne remains in critical condition and all of us here at Lifetime are deeply concerned for her and everyone affected. This project is important to Anne, along with each and every one of us. We all sought to make a film that would bring attention to this appalling issue of human sex trafficking.”

In addition, TMZ had reported that following toxicology reports, Cocaine was found in Heche’s system following the crash. They also found fentanyl. However,  sources say fentanyl can often be used as a pain medication in hospitals, so there is no confirmation that it was in Anne’s system at the time of the crash.

Anne was an amazing actress with such a tortured life.  We send thoughts and prayers to all her loved ones during this difficult time.  Share your thoughts on the latest update on Anne in the comment section below.

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