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OLTL's 43rd Anniversary Block Party – Photo Gallery!

Photo Credit: Steven Bergman

Photo Credit: Steven Bergman

Yesterday, a fantastic group of fans gathered together out front of One Life to Live’s studio in New York City to celebrate and pay tribute to their favorite daytime drama as OLTL celebrated its 43rd anniversary.

One Life to Live first aired on July 15, 1968 and some 43 years later and amidst the emotional ups and downs for the cast and crew and its long time fans over the last several months, with the network cancellation and then the stunning announcement that the show will eventually move to the Internet, a good time was had by all.

Many familiar faces from Llanview stopped by and took part in the block party including: David Gregory, Gina Tognoni, Ilene Kristen, Kelley Missal, Andrew Trischitta, Kristen Alderson, Kassie DePaiva, Sean Ringgold, Austin Peck, Barret Helms, Shenell Edmonds and head writer, Ron Carlivati!

View our photo gallery of the event with an awesome display of love for Llanview after the jump!

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Photo Credit: Steven Bergman

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Susan Hoffman
Susan Hoffman

a BIG thanks to Ilene Kristen and David Gregory who stopped by on their day off… we surprised Gina (or she surprised us, as she stopped by to pick up some wardrobe)

it was a wonderful day… the cast & crew of OLTL are the BEST… and I’m glad we had the opportunity to share some love with them yesterday! :o)

super special moment (one of many) Kassie DePaiva came outside and someone asked her to sing the OLTL theme song… she started it off and we all joined in…

Bob Woods pointed out to us that yesterday also was Phil Carey’s birthday…

several current and former cast members who were unable to attend sent their best wishes… Cat Hickland, Lea DeLaria, Robin Strasser, Forbes March, Tom Degnan, Brittany Underwood, Timothy D Stickney, BethAnn Bonner… they were all there in spirit!

Susan Hoffman
Susan Hoffman

that weird face is supposed to be a 🙂

Susan Hoffman
Susan Hoffman

Also, here’s a great original song written and performed by Stacey Handler at the OLTL Anniv. Party… with interpretive dancing provided by Fred, who also pulled Ilene Kristen into the fun…. that Fred, he’s some dancer!!!
http://youtu.be/mQBVL-rWiHE

Lindley Pablo
Lindley Pablo

I wish I could have been there. OLTL is my favorite show!

Mark
Mark

I noticed Patricia Elliott at about 3:22 on the video. Does that mean she was at the studio that day to be on the show, I hope so!

kay killgore
kay killgore

You know every time a soap gets axed you bring all the characters back you wrote out for what purpose? Maybe they might try figureing out that’s why they get cancelled. Bring on new faces you don’t care about like the Ford Brothers. Then we top it off with 8 years of Trevor St. John not really being Todd. As Eric Braeden says Too many cooks in the kitchen. Sad demise of what used to be an escape for everybody now is like a bad train wreck!

Tammy Kreiss
Tammy Kreiss

You forgot Bo, Nora, Renee, Todd, ….Robert, Hilary, Pat, Roger and more were there too!

kathy
kathy

i wfavorite soap of all iloo all the characters and will miss them ill always love one life to live my

Gayle
Gayle

LOVE!!!

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Peter Reckell On The Passing Of DAYS Peggy McCay: “Looking in Peggy’s Eyes, All I Could See Was A Mom Who Loved Me, And Wanted The Best For Me.”

Over the last week, actors, colleagues, and fans have paid tribute and shared their remembrances of Days of our Lives’ Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) who passed away at the age of 90.

One of Peggy’s most cherished and longtime scene partners was none other than Peter Reckell, who played the iconic Bo Brady, and was Caroline’s son.  This on-screen mother/son duo shared a bond like no other in Salem.

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This weekend, Peter shared his thoughts on working with the Emmy-winning actress, who was also nominated four times for a Daytime Emmy, by taking to social media on the loss of the matriarch of the Brady clan.

Peter expressed via his tweet:  “I was so fortunate to have worked with some amazing actors that shaped the actor and person I am .Looking in Peggy’s eyes, all I could see was a Mom who loved me, and wanted the best for me. She was always so committed to the story.Those sparkling eyes RIP”

After a fan put together a tribute of Bo and Caroline scenes through the years on You Tube and shared it with Reckell, he responded back with: “This is beautiful! Brought back so many wonderful memories. She truly was a powerful, loving presence, I miss her so much. Thanks for putting this together for all of us who love her. Lots of love.”

Watch the tribute made by Angie Evangelia below, then let us know your favorite Bo and Caroline through the years on DAYS via the comment section below.

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DAYS Stars Pay Tribute & Share Remembrances Of Peggy McCay

Over the last 24 hours, cast members and colleagues past and present of Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) have taken to social media to share their sorrow and their memories of this great and beloved actress who passed away a few days ago at the age of 90.

Here is just a sampling of the heartfelt tributes from many longtime castmates and more who cherished their time with Peggy below.

Eric Martsolf (Brady) : RIP Peggy McCay. Feisty, witty, and not an unkind bone throughout her body. She was warm to me when I first entered the hallways of DOOL, and made every word she was given poetry. I will miss this true lady of daytime.

Alison Sweeney (Sami): Every day working with Peggy was a win. She had such an incredibly colorful & often hilarious history in tv. I was so lucky to hear her stories. She was feisty, funny & ever so talented. She was very much a grandmother to me and will miss her so much. #rip

Deidre Hall (Marlena) : “Our dearest Peggy McCay has left us. She was a friend, an activist and a real scrapper!!  I remember meeting her at the bedside of a dear, very ill friend. I backed her up as she ferociously took on doctors and nurses to make sure he had the very best care. She fought that hard for all her causes. Passionate and tireless.  And how she loved being “Caroline”!! Days of our Lives

Billy Flynn (Chad): “Just heard Peggy took her Final bow. RIP love…you’re a star forever!”

Galen Gering (Rafe): “So sad to hear about the passing of . She was fierce & firey with the heart of a lion yet could be as soft as a petal. I always looked forward to our scenes together, eager to see what kind of spontaneous thing she’d do. She was loved & adored & will be missed.”

Kristian Alfonso (Hope): “Peggy #thankyou for all of your #kindness , #love & encouragement through the years . #loveu Rest In Peace”

Greg Meng (Co-EP, DAYS): “I feel so blessed to have known her, and worked with her… she was an animal lover… a superb actor… had an interest in fashion… fascinated in anything creative… inquisitive, supportive… and she was ageless. Not just an inspiration but a FIRECRACKER! Lucky me, lucky us… thank you, Peggy.”

Ryan Quan: RIP Peggy McCay. She was as warm, friendly, and spunky in person as she was on screen. One of my favorite recent Caroline scenes was her speech at Will and Sonny’s wedding… Peggy’s performance was amazing. She will be missed!

Mary Beth Evans: (Kayla): Oh how I loved this woman! Her strength & professionalism was like no other! She set such an amazing standard for all of us….as actors & people. She will always be the  & soul of the Brady family & she lives on in Salem and in our hearts.

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Days of our Lives Peggy McCay Passes Away

One of the greatest actresses, and one of Days of our Lives most beloved cast member, Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) has passed away.

According to reports, Peggy passed away in her sleep on October 7 at the age of 90 of natural causes.  Peggy’s close friend, Denise Kiel Smith broke the news on social media on Twitter relating: “To all of Peggy McCay’s dear friend and family I have some sad news…  Peggy passed peacefully in her sleep of natural causes Sunday morning at 1:00 am. She always appreciated you, her loyal fans, for all of the love and support that you gave her throughout the years. Peggy enjoyed a lifelong career of acting in television and movies. She loved working at Days of Our Lives nearly to the end. Acting and animal rescue were her passions in life. If you would like to show your support please visit the Kitty Bungalow, Peggy’s favorite charity, at Kitty Bungalow.”

One of the greats in her field; Peggy was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress  category at the Daytime Emmy Awards for her performances as Caroline Brady 4 times. However, Peggy won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a drama series for her work in the The Trials of Rosie O’Neill.

DAYS fans have missed Peggy on-screen for the last few years.  The last time she appeared on-screen was in late August of 2016.  McCay originated the role of the Brady matriarch in 1983.

Throughout the last 24 hours, fans, cast members, and co-workers of the beloved Peggy have taken to social media to share their remembrances and grief and love for this talented powerhouse performer.  We will share many of those with you in a post to come.

Share your condolences and remembrances of Peggy as Caroline on DAYS in the comment section below.

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