December 25, 2021:
- A fan of Ann Wedgeworth (Lahoma Vane Lucas, 1967-1970 on AW) has posted scenes from the December 22, 1967 and July 1968 episodes, which heavily feature Sam Lucas, Lahoma, and Lee Randolph (Barbara Rodell). Also included are clips of Bill and Missy's wedding reception, and Walter and Lenore's wedding and reception.
- Added Screen Shots taken from the farewell party for Len Valenta, at the end of his tenure as director on AW (circa June 1971).
- New Photos: Lee Randolph (Barbara Rodell), Lahoma Vane Lucas, Sam Lucas, Bill Matthews and Missy Palmer (wedding reception), Sam Lucas and Lahoma, Jerry and Blaine, Ernie and Ada, Sally Madison, Ben McKinnon, Ilsa Fredericks, Jordan Scott, Annie Lindquist.
- New Photos in Galleries include: Russ Matthews (Sam Groom) and Rachel Cory (Robin Strasser), Scott Bradley and Sally Frame (Julie Phillips), Cass Winthrop and Dee Evans, Steve Frame (David Canary) and Alice Matthews Frame (Linda Borgeson), Bill Matthews, Derek Dane and Stacey Winthrop (Hilary Edson), Louise Goddard Brooks, Jake McKinnon and Marley Hudson (Ellen Wheeler), Ada Hobson and Lenore Moore (Susan Sullivan), Alice Matthews Frame (Jacqueline Courtney) and Rachel Cory (Victoria Wyndham), Russ Matthews (Sam Groom), Walter Curtin and Liz Matthews (Audra Lindley), Joe Carlino and Frankie Frame, Brittany Peterson, Tom Baxter and Pat Randoloph (Susan Trustman), Russ Matthews (Sam Groom) and Alice Matthews Frame (Jaqueline Courtney).
December 10, 2021:
- New classic synopses written for 1968 (May 6 - 30). Synopses for May 31 - October 4, 1968 were previously written. New classic synopses with resume with October 8, 1968.
- New Info: The show was pre-empted on October 2, 3, 7, 9, and 10, 1968 due to the World Series.
- New/Replacement Photos: Russ Matthews (Robert Hover), Fred Ewing, Jeanne Ewing, Ted Clark, Burt McGowan (Joseph Hindy), Janet Singleton (Anne Kerry), Kevin Anderson.
- The Annual Status Charts have been revamped.
November 26, 2021:
- New classic synopses written for 1968 (April 8 - May 3).
- New Info: The show was pre-empted on April 9, 1968 due to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's funeral. Child actor Matthew Paul Lewis (Ricky Matthews, 1967-1969) was six months old in 1968. Lawrence Keith appeared as Lefty Burns on April 25, 1968 and May 2, 1968. First appearances: Warren Burton as Jason Dunlap, January 11, 1980; Lenka Peterson as Marie Fenton, February 7, 1983; Luke Reilly as Ted Bancroft, September 22, 1983; Thomas Ian Griffith as Catlin Ewing, January 26, 1984; Michelle Shay as Henrietta Morgan, February 15, 1982; Reggie Rock Bythewood as R.J. Morgan, March 11, 1982.
- Real-Life marriage: Paul Tinder (Jerry Grove, 1981) and Vana Tribbey (Alice Matthews Frame, 1981) married in 1982. Tribbey now uses the professional name, Vaughn Taylor.
- Updated tenures for Executive Producers and Head Writers in Credits.
- Corrections: Robert Christian (Bob Morgan died from an AIDS-related illness, not cancer. The character of Rob Nettles, who was Brett Gardner's ex-boyfriend, appeared on-screen and was portrayed by T.W. King in 1993.
- New/Replacement Photos: Martin Callahan, Marsha Cantrell, Ella Fitz, Dr. Alan Glaser, Scott Hutchins, Elizabeth Love (flashback with Jason Frame), Stefanie Preston, Griffen Sanders, Anne Whitelaw, Zak Wilder.
November 12, 2021:
- New classic synopses written for 1968 (March 8 - April 5).
- New Audition story for Nicolas Coster (Robert Delaney, 1972-1976).
- New Info: The show was pre-empted on April 4, 1968 due to news coverage of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther Jr. Last appearance of Lon Satton as Lt. Dick Nolan was March 26, 1968 (Confirmed). Actor Thomas Barbour played Kevin Fowler, who was the uncle of David Thatcher and appeared in 1984.
- New Photos for the following Minor Characters: Tito Banacek (Tony Templeton), Dr. Darryl Beckett, K.C. Burrell, Leo Mars, Sean McKinnon, Tess Parker, Hank Kent, Jesse Lawrence, Esther Lawrence, Beau Wexler.
October 28, 2021:
- New classic synopses written for 1968 (January 26 - March 7).
- New Info: Sam Lucas nearly died of croup when he was ten months old. Lahoma Vane Lucas had a great-grandmother who was full-blooded Cherokee and an Indian princess. Sam Lucas quoted portions of a sonnet by Shakespeare and Robert Browning's dramatic monologue, "Rabbi Ben Ezra" during the February 28, 1968 episode. The show was pre-empted on March 12, 1968 due to news coverage of the Vietnam War.
October 5, 2021:
- New classic synopses written for 1967 (November 20 - December 14). The detailed episode synopses for December 15, 1967 - January 25, 1968 were previously written. Classic synopses will resume with January 26, 1968.
- Sad News: Actress Lenka Peterson (Marie Fenton, 1983) died on September 24, 2021 at the age of 95.
September 25, 2021:
- New classic synopses written for 1967 (October 13 - November 17).
- New info: First appearance of Matthew Paul Lucas as Ricky Matthews was November 8, 1967. Lahoma Vane Lucas ran away from an orphanage in 1956 and became homeless at the age of nine or ten. Lee Randolphs particulars as of November 1967: 21 years old, five feet, four inches in height, with dark hair, hazel eyes, and weight as 110 lbs. Lefty Burns ran away from home at the age of fourteen.
- The Behind-The-Scenes Photos have been added to Photo Galleries.
- Actress Jean Smart, who appeared as a bus passenger on August 31, 1981, added to Celebrity Appearances.
September 4, 2021:
- New classic synopses written for 1967 (September 11 - October 12).
- New/replacement photos: Peggy Harris Nolan; Willis Frame (John Fitzpatrick).
- New info: Confirmed last appearance of Marcella Martin as Flo Murray was September 20, 1967. Last appearance of Ralph Oliver as Charlie Rushinberger was October 3, 1967. Last appearance of Gaye Huston as Lee Randolph was September 29, 1967. First appearance of Barbara Rodell as Lee Randolph was October 3, 1967. Donald Buka played Dr. Ted Jarnowsky, who treated Missy after she fell from a flight of stairs. Birth of Ricky Matthews was October 6, 1967. AW was pre-empted on October 4, 5, 9, 11, and 12, 1967 due to coverage of the World Series.
- New Audition stories for Micki Grant (Peggy Harris Nolan) and Lawrence Keith (Lefty Burns).
August 23, 2021:
- Sad news: Actress Micki Grant (Peggy Harris Nolan, 1965-1972) died at the age of 80 on August 22, 2021.
- New/replacement photos: Peggy Harris Nolan; Willis Frame (John Fitzpatrick).
- New info: Walter's ex-fiance (originally named Carrie Jordan) was named Lydia. Flo revealed that her brother Herb was the eldest of eleven children, never married, and took over the farm for their mother. Lyrics to Danny Fargo's song "Under The Moon With You" added to Music. Lawrence Keith (Lefty Burns, 1967-1968; 1969) played Dr. Heath on July 28 and 31, 1967, who performed John Randolph's operation with Dr. Robinson. This was likely prior to Lefty Burns becoming a regular character. Thank you to Eric Stubel for the information.
August 18, 2021:
- New classic synopses written for 1967 (June 27 - July 26). The detailed episode synopses for July 27 - September 8, 1967 were previous written and can be found here. Classic synopses will resume with September 11, 1967.
- New Info: Last appearance of Billy Dee Williams as Assistant D.A. Ted Marsh was June 27, 1967. Last appearance of Statton Walling as Lt. Ira Buckley was July 3, 1967. First appearance of Lawrence Keith as Lefty Burns was July 17, 1967. First appearance of Harry Bellaver as Ernie Downs was July 20, 1967. Scenes featuring Danny, Flo, and Liz were pre-taped on June 6, 1967, which recounted and revealed the events leading to Danny's murder and aired as Dru and Bill's investigation into the murder progressed.
- Eddie is working to upload previously unavailable episodes from 1994-1996 on our You Tube Channel.
July 28, 2021:
- New Audition stories for Faith Ford (Julia Shearer, 1983-1984) and Lewis Arlt for the role of David Thatcher.
- New Info (First appearance dates): Deborah Hobart as Amy Dudley, May 8, 1980; Joe Morton as Abel Marsh, February 2, 1983; Jackee Harry as Lily Mason, March 3, 1983; Jane Cameron as Nancy McGowan, June 4, 1984; Kathleen Layman as M.J. McKinnon, February 21, 1984; Jack Betts as Louis St. George, August 17, 1982; Russell Curry as Carter Todd, June 28, 1984; John Dewey Carter as Grant Todd, June 18, 1984.
- New Photos: Ben Campbell, who was Karen Campbell's brother and appeared in 1979, and Pam Sloan (Irene Kling).
- Eddie has re-uploaded lots of material to our You Tube Channel. Keep checking for previously unavailable episodes in the forthcoming months.
July 17, 2021:
- Classic synopses written for 1967 (June 1 -26).
- New Info: The role of Lt. Ira Buckley was played by Stratton Walling. First appearance of Elain R. Graham as Etta Mae Burrell was August 20, 1996. Ernest Graves played Dr. Francis X. MacCurdy on May 31, 1967; February 29, March 1, and 4, and May 9, 1968. Scenes featuring Danny, Flo, and Liz were pre-taped on June 6, 1967, which recounted the events leading to Danny's murder and aired by August 1967. AW was pre-empted on June 16, 19, and 20, 1967.
- New/Replacement Photos: Wally Curtin (Dennis McKiernan), Tom Albini (Pierrino Mascarino), Muriel Burke, Phil Higley, Hal Keefer with Lee, Officer Bud Parker, Dr. David Thornton (Konrad Matthaie), Hal Keefer, Lee, Alice, and Tony Douglas at the Kopper Kettle.
- New Audition story added for Kim Morgan Greene (Nicole Love, 1983-1984).
July 3, 2021:
- Sad News: Actress Philece Sampler (Donna Love, 1987-1989) died at the age of 67 on July 2, 2021.
June 28, 2021:
- Classic synopses written for 1967 (April 13 - May 31). The detailed synopses for May 3 - 12, 1967 and May 18-19, 1967 were revised and some script excerpts cut for brevity and to alleviate repetition.
- New Audition story for Laura Malone, who played Blaine Ewing Cory from 1978-1984.
- New Cover in Publications: TV Star Album August 1966 (Michael Ryan and Gaye Huston).
- New Info: Last appearance of Susan Trustman as Pat Randolph was March 15, 1967 (Correction). Ada Hobson was the oldest of ten children, who helped care for her younger siblings while working at a dime store. Sam Lucas worked as a garage maintenance man for a cab company and held jobs in highway construction in Evansville, prior to going to jail. Dr. Henry Montgomery was the Matthews' family physician and obstetrician. First meeting of Russ Matthews and Rachel was on May 1, 1967. Lanna Sanders temporarily played the role of Lee Randolph on May 16 and 23, 1967.
June 3, 2021:
- Classic synopses written for 1967 (March 13 - April 12).
- Sad News: Actor Robert Hogan (Vince McKinnon, 1987-1989; 1991) died on May 27, 2021 at the age of 87.
- Some new entries added to Birthday page.
- The character Lt. Ira Buckley added to Minor Characters. He appeared May 31, 1966 - June 20, 1966; February 9, 1967 - July 3, 1967. He investigated Melissa Palmer's (AKA Missy) disappearance in 1966, then the murder of Danny Fargo in 1967. The portrayer is unknown at this time.
- The Daily Synopses for 1981 has been revamped into two pages: January-June and July-December.
- Eddie has added/re-added his 1979 material to our You Tube Channel.
April 1, 2021:
- Short Audition story for Ellen Wheeler, who played Vicky and Marley Hudson. Failed Audition: Denny Albee (Drew Marsten, 1988): Peter Love.
- The Music page now includes the Popular Song List. A special thank you goes out to Lawren Livingston for his contributions in compiling the list for the AWHP.
- Real-Life Marriage: Paul Sparer (D.A. Phil Martin, 1964-1965) and Nancy Marchand (Irene Kimbalt, 1972) married on July 7, 1951. Sparer died on November 19, 1999 and Marchand died on June 18, 2000.
- New photos: Bridget Shea, Deke Peters, Miss Rose, Christine Wylie, Captain Hancock, Nikolai Pirenko.
- Anniversary Photos for the 5th and 25th Anniversaries (1969 and 1989 respectively) have been added to Magazine Scans.
- New info: Bridget Shea was played by Elva Leff (now Josephson) in 1982. Last appearance of Loretta Shea was April 12, 1982. First reference to Bryant's department store took place on January 11, 1967. Last appearance of Tony Douglas in 1967 was January 30, 1967 (confirmed). First appearances of Sean O'Connor as Deke Peters and Tracy Brooks Swope as Christine (Chris) Wylie was April 13, 1982.
- Lots of new photos in the Galleries, which include: Vince Frame, Iris Wheeler (Beverlee McKinsey), Brett Gardner, Catlin Ewing, Gabe McNamara and Lorna Devon, Carl Hutchins and Rachel Cory, Nicole Love, and Cass Winthrop and Frankie Frame.
- New entries to the Cast Lists for Somerset and Texas. Thank you to Eric Skubel for his tireless research on soap operas.
March 22, 2021:
- Classic synopses written for 1967 (January 2 - 27). Synopses for January 30 - March 10, 1967 were previously written. New ones will start with March 13, 1967.
March 1, 2021:
- Classic synopses written for 1966 (November 23 - December 30).
- New info: Last appearance of Vincent Colbert as Ed Blake was December 12, 1966. Last appearance of Mona Bruns as Emily Hastings was December 15, 1966. Helen Moore's father was named Franklin Phipps. George Hume was the law partner of Fred Douglas.
February 15, 2021:
- Classic synopses written for 1966 (October 10 - November 22).
- New info: AW was pre-empted on November 2, 18, and 24, 1966. Fred Douglas was one of Will Matthews' best friends along with being close to Liz. His law firm was named "Douglas and Hume." A promotional slide of the Liz/Missy scene from November 7, 1966 ran during the closing for Episode #628 (November 8, 1966).
January 19, 2021:
- Classic synopses written for 1966 (September 5 - October 7).
- New photos for Minor Characters: Claude Kelly, Paul Masters (Earl Hammond), Pam Sloan (Irene Bunde), Fred Nordmann (Stephen Mendillo), Linda Taggert, Kenny Reed (Luke Perry).
- New info: Madge Murray was one year older than her sister, Flo. Their mother's name was Lizzie Mooney. Danny Fargo had a brother named Harry who lived in West Virginia. Jordan Charney (Sam Lucas, 1967-1974 on AW and Somerset) temporarily replaced Antony Ponzini as Danny Fargo on September 6, 1966. Hope Bauer was six years old as of September 1966. Helen Moore was born and raised in Longport, FL and had a brother named Wayne Phipps. The Barclay Hotel was originally called the Barclay House, where Danny and Missy had a suite on the 24th floor.
Special New Year's Update: 2021
Behind-The-Scenes photos of rehearsals and tapings from the 1960s: Backstage Photos.
New photos in the Galleries include:
Individual: Steve Frame and Alice Matthews Frame, Kathleen McKinnon, Wallingford, Mac Cory and Rachel Cory Hutchins, Ryan Harrison, Catlin Ewing and Sally Frame, Sofia Carlino, 30th Anniversary, Cast Photo: 1993, Willis Frame and Angie Perrini, Amanda Cory and Vicky Hudson, Matthew Cory and Tom Nelson, Lucas and Donna Love, Lucas and Matthew Cory, Neil Johnson and Carol Lamonte, Carl Hutchins and Rachel Cory Hutchins, Nancy McGowan, Clarice Ewing, Madge Murray, Julia Shearer
Multiple: Rachel Cory (1), (2), (3), (4); Vicky Hudson (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6); Liz Matthews (1), (2); Katherine Corning (1), (2); Ryan Harrison and Vicky Hudson (1), (2); Cast Photo: 1979, Cast Photo: 1979 (Legend).
Fleshed out Scripts section on the Miscellaneous page.
Short Audition story for Amy Carlson, who played Josie Watts from 1993-1998.
Dated August 16, 1967: Featuring Ralph Oliver who played Charlie Rushinberger from 1966 to 1967.
The sign in the restaurant read: "No service 'til 3:30. Ralph is on television." The waiters and a few customers gathered around the small screen to watch Ralph Oliver in his role on NBC-TV's daytime serial, "Another World." He was playing a waiter and doing it superbly. And why not? When he isn't engaged in his important and continuing role in "Another World" Oliver is one of the waiters in that restaurant. The other day Oliver paused on his way to set up the tables for lunch in his present off-screen job to discuss his unusual double life - a waiter in reality and in the fantasy world of television.
He said it happened like this: "I was a clarinetist in the Glenn Miller orchestra during the war but I gave up music to study acting. It's tough for an unknown and I needed a source of income that wouldn't take hours a day of practice. A friend suggested being a waiter. "I said I had never done any waiting on tables. Said my friend 'You're an actor aren't you? Act like a waiter!' So I went into a restaurant and asked for a job, acting all the time. I must have given a believable performance because they gave me a job and I've been a waiter ever since, combining it with my acting career. "I used to send cards to agents reading: I'm appearing at Blank's Restaurant, Mondays through Fridays. Come and see me.'"
When the role of Charlie the waiter came up in "Another World" a casting director remembered my practical knowledge of the mechanics of the role and sent for me." Oliver's television part calls for considerable acting outside the prop restaurant. Since he has thus been gainfully employed for a year he was asked why he still felt it necessary to wait on tables in real life. 'You can never have enough security,' he said. "Besides being a waiter give you fantastic experience in meeting people. You can study typists in tea rooms or tycoons in 'The Four Seasons.' Also I've always found restaurant owners considerate about time off. In one place, after filming all night, I fell asleep in the waiters room. The other waiters covered for me. "When the owner found me he complained to the union representative who said 'lf Ralph makes it you'll be able to say you helped a star.' The owner gave in but grumbled: 'I wish someone would pay me for sleeping.'"
The world of daytime television is a surprising one. Oliver finds himself in demand by autograph collectors, even schoolgirls, and sometimes pauses, while serving the soup or fish, to scribble his name on a menu. "Not long ago I was working at the Forest Hills Tennis Club while the Monkees were out there." he said. "It sounds ridiculous but kids were yelling 'There's Charlie from Another World' and I think I signed more autographs than the Monkees. Me, the waiter."
1983 Soap Opera Digest article:
Warren Burton (Jason Dunlap, 1980-1982) called Another World "horrendous" and "the most awful time in my life, in the business." He said, "a lot of the problem may have been his own. People at AW were isolated from each other. Certain people would have favors extended to them that others wouldn't. And the echelon, if that's the word for it, was well marked. I mean you knew what your status was. I don't believe in stars on soaps, at least not backstage. I certainly don't believe that one puts more work into it than another. I think it's all a body of supporting parts. There's no better example, I think, than someone like Susan Lucci. who couldn't be more popular with the audience, but who pitches in with the rest of the cast, sharing the work load and joy without special attention. There (on Another World) you were made to think like it was the old A movie and B movies system. It was not a happy place. So, in fact, I finally gave my notice, and I'd never left a show in my life."
Very Special New Episodes available on our You Tube Channel include: December 30, 1983, December 25, 1990.