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Vincent Irizarry's touching message on Facebook to his fans on his final tape day at AMC!

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Vincent Irizarry posted a very special and emotional message last evening on his Facebook page, having to do with the fact that today is his final tape date at All My Children as Dr. David Hayward, as we know it.  The Daytime Award winning actor has been a fan favorite for years, even those his dastardly doc has certainly perpetrated some shenanigans on the folks in Pine Valley! Vincent’s post is titled: “All My Children’s Last Day with ABC…Exit Stage Left”

Here is Vincent’s touching message to his fans: “Tomorrow morning, I will wake up to go to work on All My Children for the last time under ABC.  It has been a wonderful, and even often times, seemingly magical ride all these years. As with all my fellow actors on the show, I don’t yet know where we’re going, but I certainly know where I’ve been. I couldn’t feel more priviledged to have traveled this journey with many of you throughout these years, nor more grateful to have had the opportunity to play such an entertaining and rewarding character such as Dr. David Hayward. The depth of my gratitude to all of you is beyond measure, therefore, I thank you all ad infinitum… Keep the faith : )”

Well soapers, it looks like the countdown has begun… just a few more weeks of AMC on network television! We best get out some hankies for it, as we can assume there will be some very emotional on-screen moments,  even though it will be moving online in the near future via Prospect Park.

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LUMI
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LUMI

I hate our soaps are going off the air,we will never see most of the actors again,
they feel like family and now they gone,very sad.

kim
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kim

yes we will see, ost of the actors… positive

DEB MOORE
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DEB MOORE

when are they putting soaps on the internet,why can’t they leave it on the soap net . i guess i’m behind. i don’t understand why they have to be so greedy make them move and not ending the show, some is an over paid dummie.

theresa krypa
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theresa krypa

hi vincent irizarry my comment is how come they can’t leave you alone when i think zach is betrail you again becouse you save zach live and other if you know about it why not jake tammpering trevor’s medical record we all know is not the father or you how come you went to marassa you say was all the martin brother tammpering stay up what you believe in god will help you out how come erain just like ryan. breaking in your office your orphensproject be carefull if greenell to suedue you let me in your project your orphnsproject… Read more »

todd
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todd

I fell like I am the only one who is not sad. I think the shows will be better and thrive under the production of Prospect Park. I am eager to hear what actors, writers, and producers will be on board.

Mieka31
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Mieka31

I agree. The networks have been deliberately trying to kill the soaps for years. I think the move will encourage new growth for the soaps if the fans stay loyal! I encourage fans to watch. If you don’t have PC access, maybe get together with frinds who do. And all of the soap saver groups on fb are trying to help Prospect park get a cable deal to air the shows on TV. I ask everyone to help us by showing your love to the actors and encouraging them to stay with the shows. PP is hammering out contracts right… Read more »

Todd
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Todd

Well put! Soon all tvs will have direct internet access. The online network is the face of the future. My name really is Todd…I just happen to share with one of the nost compelling characters ever created on all of television.

Torrey
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Torrey

I’m eager to see what happens too, but I’m still not happy about the network cancellation, especially by the OLTL cancellation, because it doesn’t make sense to me. In my opinion, OLTL is the best soap opera on television. The stories and the acting are superb….and I will never understand ABC’s reasoning behind letting this crown jewel go. AMC, on the other hand, has been in decline for several years now. Even after they let go of these last two hack writers, after the Pratt reign of terror, it still really hasn’t improved in my opinion. The show still centers… Read more »

reed
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reed

The show is not centering around ryan and greenlee. There are many stroies going on, and no one plays second fiddle to them. Have you watched the last few months? They are actually being played as the crazy ones for a change.

Torrey
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Torrey

I have watched AMC for years and years…. and in MY Personal Opinion….too much time is being given to both Ryan & Greenlee. Constantly butting into Kendall, Zach and anyone else’s life that they can butt into. They are the crazy ones, but not enough people put them in their place, like they should. I mean crazy Annie is a much better parent than Ryan these days. He never spends time with his child and he and Greenlee never work. Fusion must be in serious trouble. My whole point is, AMC needs to develop richer stories….I know they are short… Read more »

kim
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kim

we love AMC and the new company will treat it with passion as it should have been. On ABC it was doomed now it can live on. Last thing any of us should do is trash talk any charactor or story. We want more people to watch and watch it get better..

Torrey
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Torrey

And it doesn’t do any good to turn a blind eye to the problems that exist with the storylines that are currently running. I love AMC….I have for years, but there are issues that PP are going to have to address, if they want to continue on with AMC. Because let’s not forget, PP is in the business of making money….they are not going to hold on to AMC if it doesn’t improve and losses them money. Granted, right now they are the white knights swooping in to save the day, and I’m glad for that, but let’s not forget… Read more »

Judy
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Judy

I really do hope that Vincent moves on with Prospect Park, I just can’t imagine the show without him. I’d like to see him with Cara and really do some great things with his research, and finally find some happiness. Vincent is such a wonderful actor, he has made me laugh out loud, and cry. If you read this Vincent please stay on.

ethel
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ethel

after watching this show since the beginning i am at a lost for words…..

richard
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richard

Oh I entirely agree this show was ruined in the last 7 years because of Ryan Lavery and Greenlee. Moreso Ryan. All of the stories and their subsequent arcs had and still have Ryan headlining them. What exactly is his purpose of day in and day out repeating the same ole same ole of going after David Hayward and hellbent on being part of the Slater marriage once again? The writing for this finale has been horrendous–and once again the poor actors are pulling out all stops making it semi believable.

Torrey
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Torrey

Not to mention this stupid storyline with Marissa, Bianca & JR. I’m so sick of writers throwing people together out of nowhere and making them gay. Since when did Marissa develop these feelings? It’s a slap in the face to people who are gay, and go through all kinds of struggles in their lives to be with whom they want to be with, and to live their lives the way they want. I hate when being gay becomes a trendy thing for shows to throw together. I will be so glad if and when Babe comes back and gets her… Read more »

Torrey
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Torrey

I would love for Bianca’s first love, Sarah, to make a return to Pine Valley and rock Marissa & Bianca’s world up. Let’s see, she could have left the man that her mother forced her to marry, and made her way back to Pine Valley, and run into Bianca somewhere…..that would be amazing. And that is what we call writing, and following some history of the characters..lol

letecia shong
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letecia shong

Dear Vincent thank you for your wonderful acting on amc we will not stop, we will continue until amc is back on you are the best actor and daytime. Thank. You for entertaining us. God bless.

Blake
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Blake

OLTL getting cancelled is so stupid! It’s #3 in the ratings and #2 in key demos!!!! The stories are on fire! Tea killed me yesterday when she was begging Victor not to die! God, Frons and Sweeney are idiots who deserve to be fired ASAP!!!!!

Torrey
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Torrey

Had tears in my eyes watching that scene. Still can’t believe they killed off TSJ. It’s only gonna get more intense on OLTL!! Can’t wait to see how this all unfolds.

KESM
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KESM

I’m going to miss all my baby boomer actors that have been on daytime for over 25 years. I remember reading about Irizarry in tv guide when they still printed a full page about soaps-Lujack from Guiding Light! My 80’s guys1 He’s such a solid actor he’s had steady work on several shows for 28 years.

I still expect to see him somewhere….maybe even on line.

kim
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kim

Vincent the show needs you and i hope you stay.. I will be watching wherever I have to.. internet streaming on tv is the new future and i think its going to be great..

Eleanor
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Eleanor

I have always thought that Vincent would be another Cary Grant in some of those old romantic comedies. Does anyone else feel this way?

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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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