Previous Updates - 2017
December 29, 2017:
- Sad News: Actress Anne Wedgeworth, who played Lahoma Vane Lucas on AW (1967-1970) and Somerset (1970-1973) passed away on November 16, 2017 at the age of 83.
December 8, 2017:
November 1, 2017:
- The updates from my September trip to the Popular Culture Library of Bowling Green State University have been more of an undertaking than I anticipated. I apologize for the delay though. I'm working very diligently and will post everything very soon.
October 7, 2017:
- Eddie has completely revamped the Another World Video Library. It includes: an extensive history of tape trading, the P&G Classics Soap Channel, Soapnet, and HULU rebroadcasts, current availability of AW episodes, and Master Episode Lists. Exhaustive plans to share episodes in the best quality possible are in development. A very special thanks to encoder Dan (firstname.lastname@example.org) for his enthusiasm and dedication to this project for all AW fans.
- Ever wanted to look up a biography and credits for an actor who appeared on the show? Eddie is revamping the Actor Guide to include direct IMDb and Wikipedia links for many of the actors. Enjoy as the page progresses.
September 21, 2017:
- Upcoming Special Updates: From a visit to the Popular Culture Library of Bowling Green State University. Should be done by October. This is a continuating of the Special Updates from July 2017. Corrections and revised synopses will be noted as applicable.
September 18, 2017:
- New info: Audition stories/comments of Joanna Going (Lisa Grady) and Anne Howard (Nicole, 1987-1989).
- Fleshed out weekly synopses for 1983 (October 3 - November 11).
August 29, 2017:
August 4, 2017:
- New photos: Granny Matthews (with Pat and Alice), Tom Andrews, Rhonda Sadowski, Douglas Wylie, Lt. Dick Nolan, Sheri Kent, Frankie Cavallo.
- Added to Minor Characters: Frankie Cavallo, Jamie's boss when he worked in construction; Dr. Erik Hilker, family friend of The Baxter family who tried to console Laura through Ken's affair and efforts to get a divorce.
- Cast lists for Somerset have been revamped to distinguish the debuts of characters and crossovers.
- New section in Crossovers of Another World mentioned in Other Media.
- New info: Tony Douglas mentioned a sister attending college on the East Coast in 1965.
- Photos for Special Episodes.
Guest stars who appeared on the 25th Anniversary episodes: Robert Delaney, Gwen Frame, Nancy McGowan, Pat Randolph (Beverly Penberthy), Dennis Wheeler (Jim Poyner), Janice Frame (Christine Jones), Steve Frame (George Reinholt).
Memorial for Ada Hobson (May 5, 1993): Liz Matthews (Irene Dailey), Clarice Ewing, Nancy McGowan (Jane Cameron).
July 23, 2017:
- Daytime magazine covers in Publications: TV Magazine (The Detroit News), August 13, 1967 (Beverly Penberthy). TV Graphic (The Pittsburg Press), October 17-23, 1967 (Robin Strasser).
- New Photos: Cast Photo (1969), Beatrice Gordon. George Reinholt and Ann Wedgeworth, (Steve and Lahoma); Lisa Cameron and Nancy Wickwire, (Susan and Liz); Jacquie Courtney, Robin Strasser and Sam Groom (Alice, Rachel, Russ), George Reinholt and Hugh Marlowe (Steve and Jim), Jacquie Courtney (Alice); Michael Ryan and Micki Grant (John and Peggy); Jordan Charney and Ann Wedgeworth (Sam Lucas and Lahoma); Liz, Dru, Mary, Jim.
July 15, 2017:
- Special Updates: From a visit to the Popular Culture Library of Bowling Green State University. Another trip is planned for September. More updates to come.
June 4, 2017:
- Fleshed out weekly synopses for 1983 (August 29 - September 30).
- Daytime magazine covers in Publications: Soap Opera Digest Print Ad, "Love, Betrayal, Murder," November 7, 1995 (Timothy Gibbs, Amy Carlson, Matthew Crane, Anna Stuart, Jensen Buchanan). Tel-Aire, Corsicana Daily Sun Weekly Television Magazine, April 21-27, 1974 (George Reinholt, Jacqueline Courtney). TV, The Indianapolis Star Week, "Exotic Trio," June 28, 1964 (Liza Chapman, Jacqueline Courtney, Susan Trustman). The Pittsburg Press TV Graphic, August 13, 1967 (Carol Roux).
TV Tab: Rockland, Journal-News, April 16-22, 1972 (Susan Sullivan).
- NBC Promotion, 1985: "One Husband-Two Wives: What Would You Do?" (Thomas Ian Griffith, Mary Page Keller, Sharon Gabet).
- New info: Mark Singleton and Stacey Winthrop's daughter, Megan appears in August 1984. Another World was pre-empted for several days May-August 1973 due to NBC's news coverage of the Watergate Hearings. Audition story of Jacqueline Courtney (Alice).
- New photos: Elena DePoulignac (Christina Pickles), Striker Bellman (Ben Hammer), Frank Lansing, Bernice Robinson, Tom Albini (Peter Brandon), Vic Hastings, Russ Matthews (Joey Trent).
March 5, 2017:
- Sad News: Actor Michael Ryan (John Randolph, 1964-1979) passed away on March 1 at the age of 88.
- Daily synopses for 1991 completed to March 1.
- New info: Real Life Marriages: Rick Porter (Larry Ewing) and Deborah Hobart (Amy Dudley) married on May 29, 1983. Maggie Cory: Nicole Schrink's last appearance as Maggie was in May 1983, when her maternal grandmother, Elena DePoulignac, took her to Paris. Caitlin Roark assumed the role when Sandy and Blaine returned from their Paris honeymoon in August 1983. Actor William H. Macy appeared as screenwriter Frank Fish, who wrote the script for the film adaptation of Jamie's novel, "A View of the Bay," April - June 1982.
February 7, 2017:
- Thank you to Eric Skubel for his extensive research work in compiling soap opera cast lists. Many Day Players and actors added. Among the most notable: William Andrews as Vince McKinnon on November 22, 1985, Julian McMahon (Ian Rain, 1993-1995) as his father, Leon Rain (flashback), Barbara Eda-Young (Regine Lindeman, 1977-1978) as Erika Walker.
- Previous Roles: Doris Belack (Madge Murray, 1966-1968) also played Nora Simpson (1978) and Detective Wager (1993).
January 30, 2017:
- the 1993 Freeze Frame Gallery complete from February 15 - December 31.
- New photos: Alma Rudder, Pat Randolph (Beverly Penberthy), George and Marie Fenton, Molly Ordway Randolph.
- Pre-fame Celebrity Minor Appearances: Jane Krakowski appeared as Tanya Tabotchnik, Sam Fowler's date in 1989; Debra Messing (Will & Grace) appeared as Daisy, a mid-wife Cass and Frankie interviewed on August 13, 1993.
- New info: Exit Scenes: Dennis Wheeler: At the Cory pool defending Jake to Dean, Jenna, Lorna, and Maggie, "He's a guy that was misguided, but he has a lot of moxie I'll tell you that right now." Jamie Frame (Russell Todd): At the hospital to Kelsey about owing her a favor, "I'll remember." Date: February 26, 1993.
January 17, 2017:
- Fleshed out weekly synopses for 1983 (August 8 - 26).
- New photos: Darryl Stevens, Sharlene Frame (Laurie Heineman), Olive Randolph, Ken Palmer (William Lyman), Pat Randolph (Susan Trustman), Philip Lyons, Sidney Sugarman, Pat Randolph (Beverly Penberthy), Lee Randolph (Barbara Rodell), Russ Matthews (David Bailey), John Randolph, Lee Randolph (Gaye Huston), Vivien Gorrow, John Randolph.
January 12, 2017:
January 6, 2017:
- New photos: Roy Barry, Marianne Randolph (Beth Collins), Zachary Colton, Joey Perrini (Ray Liotta), Marianne Randolph (Adrienne Wallace), Tracy DeWitt (Janice Lynde), Jason Dunlap,
Ted Bancroft (Eric A. Roberts), Louise, Brooks and Louise, June Laverty, Dennis Wheeler (Chris Bruno), Russ and Tracy, Kirk Laverty, Louise, Olivia Delaney, Dr. Eric Jansen, Julia Shearer (Jonna Lee), Corinne Seton, Brooks (John Tillinger), Perry Hutchins.
- Fleshed out weekly synopses for 1983 (June 13 - August 5).
- New info: Julia Shearer's successful romance novel was named, "Savage Love." Birthday: Lisa Grady (December 16, 1965). Lisa's parents, Robert and Louise Grady were killed in the early 1980s. Mark Singleton and Stacey Winthrop first met and began an affair in 1979 while they both lived in New York.