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Susan Lucci Lands Plum Role in Marc Cherry's New Primetime Soap Pilot, Devious Maids!

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Now this seems like a fantastic role for soap icon, Susan Lucci! When we first read this we were grinning from ear to ear!  Lucci has been cast in one of the co-starring and primo roles in Desperate Housewives, Marc Cherry’s new ABC primetime soap pilot Devious Maids!

According to Deadline.com,  “Lucci will play one of the employers, Genevieve Delacourt, a beautiful, wealthy woman who is gently crazy.  Having spent her adult life attracting one powerful man after another, she’s reduced to seducing the Armenian pool boy, and the vertiginous drop in her sexual status has left her — well, the word is nuts.  Unused to having men walk past her as if she were as sexless as a mailbox, Genevieve is feeling suicidal. ”

Devious Maids follows four maids (Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez, Judy Reyes) with ambition and dreams of their own while they work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills and one of course now being La Lucci!

What do you think of Susan’s new role?  Can’t you totally see her chewing the scenery with this part?  We can!

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Nancy Wizner
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Nancy Wizner

It sounds super exciting Michael! When is this going to air? Sounds very much like another Erica Kane! She will make the show perfect. Will be a delight to watch. To bad it’s on ABC. They don’t deserve her!

gloria
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gloria

Yeah, chewing the scenery. Perfect for her.

barbara t
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barbara t

thats funny,Its suppose to be funny,right?

gloria
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gloria

yes, totally supposed to be funny. I mean when you think of Erica Kane you think of someone stomping her feet, flicking her hair back, waving her arms, gazing up adoringly at a man . . . and always, no matter the weather, even in an ice storm, she’s in at least a sleeveless top, but usually strapless. Everyone else is in turtlenecks & down coats but here comes Erica in a strapless ball gown. Lord knows Susan Lucci has been loyal & a good thing for daytime but I’ve always said her character is more “camp”, cartoonish-which is why… Read more »

susan m.
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susan m.

Not my cup of tea!!!!!

barbara t
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barbara t

well everything you said is true ,I wont be watching ,I dont like cartoons anyway ,and I dam sure dont like abc/disney.another show I hope fails .abc/disney said that people dont watch the soaps any more and It seems that every day they are coming up with another dumb prime time soap,and tempting me with soap stars is not going to work, not for me,I loved all my children and one life to live and I am fighting to get them back if you want to know the truth I feel insulted that the soap stars would chose to stay… Read more »

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1loveabcsoaps

@ Gloria: ” I, personally have no desire to see Susan Lucci ever again if it’s gonna be another Erica character. I also think AMC could have gone along just fine without Erica. ” I never looked at her character of being cartoonish “camp”, but the example you provided gave me a good picture of why you did, and perhaps others. As my post below (plus my Feb 10th/ Gloria Estafan’s video post) I have been a STAUNCH Susan Lucci supporter, but I am tired of seeing her play Erica Kane in every role! Go to the page of Gloria… Read more »

gloria
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gloria

I just saw the video & read all the related posts. To clarify, I have been a Susan Lucci fan since day 1. Watched AMC from the beginning (well, as best I could since I was 9 then). And I know that she has a reputation of being very kind & helpful to new actors & is just a good person. Fine. But over the years when everyone complained/wondered about her never winning the Emmy I really got to thinking about why. And that’s when I came to my conclusion of her being just “too Erica” all the time, if… Read more »

susan m.
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susan m.

miss oltl… can’t see Ms. Slezak playing anyone else but VIKI>>>>

barbara t
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barbara t

gloria what you wrote march 12th at 1158 am,you are absolutely right ,I have been a fan of susan lucci till this new show she will be on,1love abcsoaps said it all a few weeks ago and now you,she was so pissed off at at abc/disney about killing all my children then she turns around and stays with the network she should still be mad at ,also she had a meeting with marc cherry before all my children ended so how long did she know about the soaps being cancelled ,I also agree with you ,erika slezak should never be… Read more »

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

@ Barbara: “I am very disappointed in her ,no longer a fan. ”

Once again at mid-night, I am lmao! That’s it, Cut and dry, ” no longer a fan”.
PERIOD. Fade to Black.

Didn’t know she met with Marc Cherry before AMC ended. Where did you hear that? Susan is more like Erica than she would like folk to think.

Sheryl
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Sheryl

She will great for this role, she is great in anything she does. I’am looking forward to this show even though ABC has not brought backAMC. I’m still hope one day AMC and OLTL will be back but, until then I will still look forward to seeing Susan on this new show.

david
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david

I happy for Susan and for Brianna Brown, but what I wouldn’t give to see Erika Slezak or Florencia Lozano! How can people ignore the talent of OLTL just because it was between AMC and GH?

barbara t
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barbara t

I agree ,If I had to choose who is the better actress my vote goes to erika slezak and florencia lozano,where are they?I hope not anywhere near a abc/disney contract,but somewhere else so we can see them.

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Same ole Erica Kane role. I know the guy and woman on this site I defended her against is going to post the same thing. It’s ALWAYS: rich and powerful men; men chasing/swarning over her; appealing to her Erica Kane ego; seducing men; she’s always wealthy; and having servants/ staff bow to her. Yawning…. It’s the same ole Erica Kane character. Let me see her play a lawyer, or someone trying to figure out the bad guy, or a complicated case, a detective, investigator, or a victim that rescues herself without the need of a man. We ALL know Susan… Read more »

david
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david

I am sure Susan could do so much more than Erica Kane if people gave her the chance. Unfortunately, she is rigidly typecast. The limitation has nothing to do with Susan, but with stereotypes in narrow-minded people. I don’t think Marc Cherry has any interest in creating a show reflecting real women. This is about satirical entertainment based on denigrating stereotypes of women–look at the title and plot premise. I think most women ought to be offended that this kind of cheap humor passes for entertainment at their expense, but it’s probably too early to accurately judge. That being said,… Read more »

ethel
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ethel

i could not agree with you more – lets see her tackle something besides being a sexy diva because anybody can stand there smile & play in their hair – i believe that’s why she only won one emmy………………jmo

barbara t
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barbara t

susan is busy,shes on army wives ,the new I d channel gig in the fall and now this,I wont watch ,abc/disney is trying so hard to win us back ,for this soap fan it wont happen, she better watch out ,marc cherry may slap her to like he did niccoltte sheradan .you are right it is a erika cane role.how come ericka slezack cant get a job acting somewhere ?I would like to see her,and I hope it wont be on abc/disney,nice try abc ,I dont care if abc hires the whole cast of all my children,I made up my… Read more »

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Now I know what U mean when U were saying in post about being stuck in time…. LOL The Recent Chatter finally changed over to new names somewhere after 7pm, but those names (some mine) have been there for the last 4 hours. Anyway, click on the web page and laugh Ur ass off. There are poster’s on there like U you, and poster’s on there like those on here. In other words, some are funny, sweet, or down right rude. When U go to THAT page and read THAT page, THEN click on the arrow on the right for… Read more »

Judy
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Judy

Good for you! My sentiments exactly. I’ve stopped watching all things ABC except for GH. I am finding very entertaining programs on CBS and NBC. The Today show is far more informational/entertaining than GMA ever was! Let’s all band together and stick to this ABC boycott.

barbara t
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barbara t

I know ,its never happened like it did today,wonder what happened ,maybe someone fell asleep on the job,I was board all day, I like to come here and see what is going on.did you hear that some people who taped general hospital last week for 2 days the tape didnt go through so they couldnt watch it ,some one thinks it was a way to bring the ratings down,I hope not,then again I dont trust the way they do the ratings ,so many people dont get counted.I hope that tomorrow isnt a slow day here like today was.

barbara t
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barbara t

WHATS HAPPENING?this happened a while back ,doesnt it make you feel like your the only one left in the world,till my dogs started barking or my kitty runs across my key board,I keep forgetting to bring up kate,you really dont like her? I dont want her with sonny ,but I still think she is interesting,took a while for me to start liking her because she is so different from kate 1,what happened to her?I asked someone a while back and they never got back to me ,megan ward ,she just dropped off the face of the earth ,did she quit?did… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

they were funny,I would never,ever put my self in a show like that and have people talk about me ,DID you go to soaptown looselips and read that ron is talking to your trevor st.john? I hope so.1:43 sunday.keeping track of my time .

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Gotta do that… Thanks. Thanks my baby!

Christine
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Christine

I’m happy for Susan.

She stayed with AMC, it got canceled, sadly, but another door was opened for her. She deserves it!!

Unfortunately I have an everything-but-GH boycott on ABC and I in light of ABC/Disney’s recent shenanigans with the whole Tivo thing, I don’t see that changing any time soon. I won’t be watching.

barbara t
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barbara t

from what I heard abc/disney owns her ,not the other way around ,so she might as well stay with the mouse house .I wont be watching ,Its abc/disneys way of getting the soap fans to tune in,they lost alot of viewers because they canceled the soaps ,they want us back.that will never happen with me .there dumb shows are getting really bad ,anything I see during general hospital,I dam sure dont want to watch,not because Im boycotting ,they look really bad ,daytime and prime time has gone downhill.

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Hey, in Recent Chatter today on the Homepage, Dee’s post filled up all of Recent Chatter today, Saturday 3/10. (Ur post was last on Recent Chatter). What happens, does this site close down on the weeknds, bc noone’s name stays up on Recent Chatter all day for hours……? Which means there were no new ” post ” showing elsewhere on the site! Although we all get busy on Saturdays with family and such, some of us find Saturdays the best time to catch up on here. So again, does this site close down on weekends or what? I’ve noticed things… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

What’s the deal with the whole Tivo thing your talking about? I still watch GH and Housewives and some others on ABC. I don’t watch Army Housewives but heard she was going to be on it next week. Just went to my actor wishlist and viewed her upcoming episodes and all that came up was Soapnet AMC and a pilates thing. I like Susan Lucci and I am going to watch her new show. I’ll see how it is.

aria
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aria

wow, sounds like a stereo typical /racist show, four maids, all hispanic, really? marc cherry, sounds like maybe Nicolette Sheridan is right about you.

Debi
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Debi

Though I haven’t followed closely Susan’s career as I don’t watch AMC, I will say this sounds like a nice promotion for her career. I wish her the best!

Skater Boy
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Skater Boy

Bravo for Lucci , tv, fans and entertainment. Yes, sad she is typecast and that’s life. Erica Kane is iconic and when you hire Lucci sadly people want Erica Kane. We know she can act if you have seen some of her movies but still the world knows her as Erica Kane and people who hire her hire that cachet. Come on, who really knows Erika Sleazak as great as she is an actress? But they know Erica Kane or the woman who took for ever to win an Emmy. Marc Cherry like Discovery, Army Wives and Hot In Cleveland… Read more »

todd
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todd

I only watch GH……because of the Mannings. I will never tune into ABC again…..nor will anyone in my house…..nor will I see a Disney movie…..or any of it’s other studios….nor will Disney gifts be purchased ever again for any of the children in my family. I think they are run by disgusting greedy misers without any respect for their loyal viewers. I stopped watching the View, Modern Family, and Castle. I never started Revenge…..nor will I watch any future drivel from the creative minds at ABC. It would take Erica Slezak being cast as the one of the wives for… Read more »

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Another person that says what he means and means what he says.

Do you watch General Hopsital?
How do you know that your children don’t have on abc when not in your presense?

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

-Oprah will interview Bobby Christian on OWN tomorrow night, Sunday 3/11
-Finale of the Bachelor Monday night, heard he picked Courtney. 3/12

Rose
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Rose

I won’t boycott ABC and still watch shows there. Yes I miss my AMC and OLTL alot but I also love other ABC shows. I wish Susan Luck on her new show and I will watch it. I may even record Army Wives just to see her next week.

TheDaysoftheBoldChildrenatOneRestlessHosipital
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TheDaysoftheBoldChildrenatOneRestlessHosipital

I think for Susan Lucci to be her age, an ethnic female, and known mainly only for her work in daytime nonetheless, to even be offered primetime roles is incredible. And even moreso, as a lead! No matter what we may think of her versitility as a character, her range shouldn’t be questioned. As Erika, I believed she was genuinely disgraced and disgusted when her youngest daughter came out. I believed she hated her oldest daughter for showing back up in her life and reminding her of a past she’d rather have forgotten. Yet, in the end, you couldn’t convince… Read more »

Karen
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Karen

Hollywood is always casting minority women as maids. No thank you, I will not watch this show. Hollywood is racist and will never change.

Tristan
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Tristan

It is amazing how people have such differing opinions. Also, the dedicaton to AMC and OLTL is amazing. I know I cna’t convince people but I have seen Susan Lucci in Army wies and she was great in a non Erica role. In fact, she was great in a non erica role in The Secret of Anastasia miniseries. Still people wanted Erica Kane and thus her movie roles and probably Devious Maids. I do blame the writers for not giving Lucci more range. We have seen she can do it but they rarely wrote for her – it’s llike relied… Read more »

Gary
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Gary

I have not watched ABC or Disney since the last day of AMC. Them giving Susan Lucci this role will not change that, death to ABC!

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Beloved Soap Stars Left Out of 2021 Primetime Emmy Broadcast In-Memoriam Tribute

Last night, during the presentation of the 73rd annual Primetime Emmys broadcast on CBS, the annual In-Memoriam segment brought with it so many households names in a year that saw so many legacy talents and more pass away.

The tribute was performed by Leon Bridges and Jon Batiste to Bridge’s song, “River”, and as the images of the departed played across the screens from Cloris Leachman to Cicely Tyson, to Ed Asner to Michael K. Williams, and more, it was clear that several of the major late daytime soap stars were not included in the on-air tribute as well as other omissions.

Now granted, we know they will all be a part of next year’s 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in-memoriam segment, but still these actors were a part of this community and not only appeared on the soaps, but other shows as well.

Those that daytime fans noticed were not included were: Michael Nader (Ex-Dex Dexter and Dimitri Marick, Dynasty and All My Children) Stuart Damon (Ex-Alan Quartermaine, General Hospital), Ray MacDonnell (Ex-Joe Martin, All My Children) and Jay Pickett (Ex-Frank Scanlon, Port Charles).

From primetime MIA action were: Michael Constantine (Ex-Room 222), Tanya Roberts (Ex-Charlie’s Angeles), Director, Richard Donner, writer Larry McMurty, and DMX, to name but a few.

However, the Television Academy did list all of its members who died on their website in the In-Memoriam section, because due to time constraints, they could not possibly showcase everyone.

What do you feel about the omissions of Nader, Damon, MacDonnell, Pickett, and more from the In-Memoriam tribute? Let us know in the comment section, but first watch the segment.

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AMC Alum Sarah Michelle Gellar Reflecting on Her Time on Soaps: “Anything I Can Do to Continue the Legacy I’m Very Proud Of”

Daytime fans knew of Sarah Michelle Gellar her way before her Buffy the Vampire Slayer days, when she stepped on to the small screen as Erica’s (Susan Lucci) troubled daughter Kendall Hart on ABC’s All My Children. 

Gellar played the role from 1993 to 1995, and made a brief return in 2011 as the show came to its conclusion on ABC. Additionally, Sarah won a Daytime Emmy for her performance in the Outstanding Younger Actress category in 1995.

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Sarah has partnered with Lysol for their brand’s Disinfecting Wipes “Buy One, Donate One” program. where now through September 26, whenever a pack of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes is purchased, another pack will automatically be donated to an under-resourced school through the Kids In Need Foundation.

The program is aimed to help curb the spread of illness-causing germs in schools this back-to-school season, a total of up to 16 million packs of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes will be donated to Title I schools across the country.

The program is the latest component of Lysol’s HERE for Healthy Schools initiative. Started in 2019 with the mission to help curb the spread of preventable illness and to help kids miss less school so they are able to learn, grow and thrive, HERE for Healthy Schools has provided educational materials for students and Lysol disinfecting supplies for educators and administrators to more than 49,000 schools across the country. This year, HERE for Healthy Schools is focused on helping to protect children, educators and parents as they make their big return to in-person learning in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking with TV Insider on the partnership, Gellar recalled her time on the soaps and how it changed her career and outlook, noting: “it was the training ground for the rest of my career.”

She went on to say: “I made incredible friends at that time and I learned incredible work habits, and soap operas are an intense amount of work, and I’m incredibly grateful for that time and the people that I met.  We live in a world now where my kids don’t even really know what a soap opera is, so anything I can do to continue the legacy I’m very proud of.”

So, do you remember Sarah’s time on AMC? What do you think of her thoughts on her time on the soaps? Comment below.

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‘Dynasty’ and ‘All My Children’ Co-Stars React to the Death of Michael Nader

UPDATED: Yesterday, Michael Fairman TV broke the news of the passing of Michael Nader (Ex-Dex, Dynasty and Dimitri, All My Children).  As reported, Michael died on Monday morning of an untreatable form of cancer at his home in Northern California with his wife, Jodi, and his beloved dog, Storm by his side.

Since then, several of Nader’s former Dynasty and All My Children co-stars have taken to social media with their reactions and remembrances after having learned that he has no longer with us.

From his leading ladies, Joan Collins and Susan Lucci, to Emma Samms and John James, Eva LaRue, Finola Hughes, Maxwell Caufield, Vincent Irizarry and more, so many are taking a moment to share their grief and outpouring of love for Michael.

Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this post throughout the day as more remembrances are posted.

Here are what several of Nader’s former co-stars and colleagues shared below:

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica, All My Children):”MICHAEL NADER—so handsome, so talented—so wonderful and beloved as All My Children’s DIMITRI MARICK—and a great love of “Erica Kane”. I am so lucky to have played opposite Michael—playing some of the most romantic scenes ever—dancing in palaces in Budapest, our gorgeous Greek Orthodox wedding, complete with crowns. Michael was a doll to work with and to know.  RIP, Michael💙💙💙🙏🙏🙏”

Joan Collins (Ex-Alexis, Dynasty): “Very sad to hear of the death of my onscreen husband and lover #michaelnader aka #dexdexter – I loved working with him and his character was a wonderful mixture of tough and tender. #alexis was crazy to keep on rejecting him! #rip #ripmichaelnader”

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Emma Samms (Ex-Fallon, Dynasty): “Incredibly sad news about Michael Nader. What a blessing it was to have had his participation and support for our Dynasty Reunion fundraiser back in March. Thinking of his wife Jodi and sending condolences to all of his many fans.”

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John James (Ex-Jeff, Dynasty): “I’m so sad to hear, that my dear friend Michael Nader passed away. We shared some great laughs together and I will miss miss you buddy. Sending prayers to the family.”

Finola Hughes (Ex-Alex, All My Children): “Oh #michaelnader sweet man. I worked with him so briefly, but he cared about his craft and his fellow actors. Sending much love and condolences to his family ❤️”

Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, All My Children): “So heartbreaking to hear about the passing of Michael Nader! The sweetest man, with the best stories and the funniest out takes! Thank you for the endless belly laughs around that Wildwind dining table at #AMC ! You will be remembered with so much Love!😢♥️ All my prayers and sympathy to his family🙏🏼♥️ Rest peacefully sweet man♥️”

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Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie, All My Children): “Michael was always a joy to work with, and one of the funniest human beings I ever met. I feel so blessed to have crossed his path and been able to watch him work his magic. I know he felt the love and appreciation of his colleagues and I’m grateful our discussions were always deep or kind. #RIP #michaelnader Photo by @stevenbergman29 💕 (note his book and bookmark! Only Michael would carry it on the res carpet. 😂)”

Maxwell Caufield (Ex-Miles, Dynasty): “That #MichaelNader in the arena many seasons with both @Joancollinsdbe and #SusanLucci – quel hombre.”

Dondre T. Whitfield (Ex-Terrence, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “Wow. Haven’t seen him in years. So sad to see the Brother. He was very mice to me during my “Pine Valley” time. RIP Nader.”

Vincent Irizarry (Ex-David, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “OMG, my heart is breaking!!! Loved dear Michael, working opposite him in both “Pine Valley” and in Jackie Collins’ ‘Lucky Chances’. So so sad to hear of his passing. Yes @evalarue, the sweetest man, and ABSOLUTELY the funniest outtakes…”

Sean Kanan: (Ex-AJ, GH, Deacon, B&B) “I was so sorry to hear that Michael Nader passed away. He and I played father and son in Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster. We spent some time together and he was a very authentic person. My sincerest condolences to his family. RIP Michael.”

Share your thoughts and remembrances of these wonderful co-stars with Michael throughout his years on Dynasty and All My Children via the comment section below.

 

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