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Video Interview: Linda Gray Talks WINTERTHORNE Experience, Previews Her New Memoir & If She Would Want To Play DALLAS’ Sue Ellen Ewing Again!

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As the highly-anticipated online series Winterthorne is set to have its online debut this Thursday August 27th, leading up to it over the next few days, On-Air On-Soaps will be bringing you some red carpet video interviews with the cast taped at the Winterthorne premiere and screening held just over a week ago.

We caught up with cast member Linda Gray, who became a TV icon in her role as Sue Ellen Ewing on the original CBS primetime soap opera Dallas, and more recently appeared in the same popular role in the TNT revival of the series.  For Gray, being part of the cast of Winterthorne and doing an online series was a first for her.

Linda related why she chose to do the show:  “In my career,  I have chosen to do things that I have not done before.  It has served me well.  I get to meet new people and I have never done anything like Winterthorne before, and so I wanted to experience it.   My character is the matriarch of the candy empire!”

In addition to her role in Winterthorne playing Martha Madison’s on-screen mom, Gray is set on September 8th to release her first memoir entitled The Road to Happiness is Always Under Construction.  Linda’s fans can pre-order it now on Amazon.com.

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Gray revealed that she was indeed scared to write her memoir relating when speaking to the publishers: “Well they asked me to write a memoir, and I said, ‘I’m not old enough to write a memoir.’   I remember being in New York and they kind of looked up and gave me a funny look and said, ‘Well, in September you’re going to be 75.’   Then, I thought … maybe it is time.” (Laughs)

As for digging in and recounting her life and the ups and downs of it, Linda shared: “It was hard, but I just started writing.  It’s what I do.  I jumped into the deep end.  I loved it.   Stuff came in and it was almost like a download.  It is a memoir and it reveals a lot of stuff about my life that people don’t know about.”

The big question of the day was posed to Gray, and that was if somehow Dallas got resurrected in some form:  TV, motion picture, online series, whatever … would she be up for playing Sue Ellen one more time.  Linda simply answered, “Of course, darling.”

Watch the video interview with Linda Gray after the jump.  Then let us know if you are intrigued to see her in Winterthorne?  Interested in checking out her memoir and what she might reveal? Would you want to see her play a boozin’ Sue Ellen Ewing one more time if Dallas could ever be revived again?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Wow I love this lady, Linda Gray is a sassy, classy lady and a wonderful actress. She looks beautiful for 75 years old, she looks natural, no plastic surgery at all.

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My heart breaks to know so many years have past for all of us Dallas was wonderful until 1985 ! Sad days still has great legs!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Those years from the late 70s up until ‘the dream year’ was Dallas at its best!!!

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Linda Gray is amazing. I would love to see Dallas back on TV but I want to see a powerful and strong Sue Ellen. TNT took her too low again. I didn’t care that she started drinking again but she should’t have lost control. It should have been her vice and give her the courage to do bitchy things.

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She’s great. I miss DALLAS. Look forward to her memoir.

Janie
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I would love to see Linda as Sue Ellen in Dallas again. She was always so awesome

Dadou
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Amaizing classy lady. The one and only . Got The chance to talk to her in London…caring and so so sweet charming she is. She really likes people and every moment of her life

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Michael…it’s August 27. Where can we view Winterthorne?

Barb
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I too, love Linda Gray and Dallas (especially miss Larry Hagman). I bought the entire series and am up to season 10 now. Contrary to most opinions, all the seasons up to 10 were really good writing and acting. I have found it hard to get into season 10 like I did before. But I am still a huge Dallas fan-always and forever! Perhaps, Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy and the new generation Ewings could meet up and some how cross over onto the new Fall series Blood and Oil. What you think? Dallas was the Best Show ever!!!

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‘Soap Opera Know-It-All’ Virtual Game Show Debuts

This week, the Michael Fairman Channel dropped the premiere episode of the first-ever virtual soap opera game show, Soap Opera Know-It-All.  

The game features four soap fans from around the country who test their knowledge against each other for prizes and the bragging rights to be the “Ultimate Know-It-All” come seasons end.

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With the coronavirus pandemic still among us and life not fully back to normal, the game show is produced and hosted by Michael Fairman that brought fans from different parts of the country together for the kick-off.  They are: Marni Ockene, Floyd Elwell, Nicholas Hess and Gina Patterson.

 

The game is played in two rounds, and the players receive points for each correct answer as they choose questions from 2 game board categories which are all soap operas; either primetime or daytime in a ‘Jeopardy’-like format.

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However, come the knock-out round we are left with two players who try to answer the final question from this week’s guest performer, The Young and the Restless‘, Sharon Case (Sharon).  If no one is eliminated, the game goes into “Sudden Death”.

On each new episode, different soap operas will be featured on the game board and/or in different amalgamations, plus you never know just which of your favorite soap stars might pop up!

Check out the premiere of “Soap Opera Know-It-All” below.  Then, let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below.

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Dallas and B&B Favorite, Patrick Duffy Finds Love Again at 71 with Actress Linda Purl

It’s never to late to fall in love again and Dallas star, Patrick Duffy (Ex-Bobby Ewing) is proof positive of that.  Duffy, who was married for 48 years to ballet dancer Carlyn Rosser till 2017, when she passed away due to cancer, has reconnected with Happy Days and motion picture and TV actress, Linda Purl whom he first met knew years ago.  Soap fans also remember Duffy’s turn from 2006-2011 on The Bold and the Beautiful as Stephen Logan.

According to PEOPLE and as it has turned out, the Covid-19 pandemic was actually the impetus for Duffy and Purl reconnecting after being casual friends for years, who had simply lost touched with one another..  However, during the Covid-19 lockdown, they happened to be on the same group text chain with other friends that eventually wound up with just the two of them chatting.

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Duffy shared,  “At that point, I loaded up my car and drove 20 hours and ended up on her doorstep just to see if it was real.  We haven’t been apart since.” He added, “I never thought for a minute this would happen again. I never thought I’d feel this way again.”

 

The actor who is going to be in the upcoming Lifetime holiday movie, People Presents: Once Upon a Main Street debuting on November 29th, noted on his relationship with Purl, that he know his beloved late wife would want him to be happy, expressing: “I  feel quite honestly, that it is keeping with the desires of my wife, the fact that we are intended to be happy.  So when it’s offered, think about it, do whatever you do, but don’t let it pass you up if it’s the right thing.”

So,  happy for Patrick that he has found love again after his enduring romance and life with his late wife? Comment below.

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Bradford Anderson, Melissa Fumero & Juan Pablo Di Pace To Appear In Virtual ‘Ballots Over Broadway’

Some of your favorites who have been in both daytime and primetime soaps will be participating in this Friday August 7th’s virtual event, “Ballot Over Broadway” to benefit Higher Heights for America and Field Team 6.

Look for General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson (Spinelli), and former Dallas and Fuller House star, Juan Pablo Di Pace (Ex-Nicolas Trevino, Dallas) to join the likes of Laura Benanti, Andre De Shields and so many more from Broadway, TV and Film in an intimate evening songs.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine and former One Life to Live star, Melissa Fumero (Amy and Ex-Adriana, respectively), will be speaking during the event.

Field Team 6 is a national volunteer army with a simple mission: Register Democrats. Save the world. By targeting places that need Democrats most, we aim to take the White House, flip the Senate, and expand our House majority.

Higher Heights is the only national organization providing Black women with a political home exclusively dedicated to harnessing their power to expand Black women’s elected representation and voting participation, and advance progressive policies.

The event kicks-off at 8PM PST/11 PM EST and to be able to view make sure to get your tickets or to donate by going to this link here.

So might you join the virtual event and watch Bradford, Melissa and Juan Pablo? Comment below.

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