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The Man of the Hour – ATWT's Michael Park!

If anyone has watched As The World Turns for the last few weeks you have witnessed riveting daytime soap, due in part to Michael Park. As Jack Snyder, the everyman of Oakdale, who has shot and accidently killed his brother Brad in a shootout to protect his bro’s wife Katie and her newborn baby, Park has hit this one out of the ballpark …like five times over. As Jack has to try and deal with the fact that his bullet in the dark hit the wrong target and that it leaves behind a widower with no father to help raise her little baby, Michael Park has delved deep into the heart and soul of his alter-ego and has left our hero guilt-ridden and destroyed.

From the touching scenes after the fatal mistake, to his telling his son Parker and pushing his wife, Janet away, Park made us all realize why this long time veteran of ATWT is a daytime treasure.

And then there’s Carly….Maura West returned from her materity leave to a great new storyline which teases the viewers that this could be a chance for Jack and Carly to find their way back to each other. But as Michael told me in our new interview , he hopes it is not the same road they have taken before. And right now that road leads Carly and Jack all over the US in “The Never Surrender Tour” which has rolled into cities which include Philadelphia, Greenville, and soon Detroit. Along the way Jack and Carly have encountered blast from their pasts.

Next week’s Thanksgiving episode looks to be an eventful one with Jack and Carly getitng pretty close, somone going on a “binge” (and remember Carly is a recovering alcholic) and Janet deciding to bring back home her hubby for Turkey Day Rot-ro!

Michael is also set to co-star with former ATWT superstar Martha Byrne in the new web series, “Gotham” which premieres on November 23rd. I n it, he plays a very wealthy Richard Manning, a far cry from salt of the earth Jack Snyder.

Make sure to read the interview with Michael Park.

I truly enjoyed speaking with Michael, and as I told him, I would be happy to start putting together his Emmy reel for him.

Till next time,

Michael

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Michael Park Joins the Cast of HBO’s ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner and former star of As the World Turns Michael Park (Ex-Jack Snyder), has been added to the cast of HBO’s upcoming time travel drama, The Time Traveler’s Wife.

According to Deadline, the series is adapted by former Dr. Who head writer and Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, The Time Traveler’s Wife tells the intricate love story of Clare (Leslie) and Henry (James), and a marriage with a problem… time travel.

In it, Park will play the role of “Philip Abshire” – Clare’s father, who is said to be a high-powered Chicago lawyer, he is brisk and orderly, and expects all his children to fall into line.

The series also will star former General Hospital and Oscar winner, Jaimie Ray Newman (Ex-Kristina).  She won an Academy Award for her Live-Action Short, Skin.

Photo: IMDb

So, looking forward to seeing Michael and Jaimie in their new TV roles? Comment below.

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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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