Previous Updates - 2022
December 20, 2022:
December 16, 2022:
- Sad News: Robert Gentry (Philip Lyons, 1979-1981) died on September 17, 2022 at the age of 81.
- New Info: Last appearance of John J. Sullivan and Lora McDonald as Michael and Marianne Randolph was July 26, 1971. Drew Holzlein temporarily played the role of Jamie Frame due to Seth Holzlein's illness on June 17, 1971. Drew is the brother of Seth Holzlein, who played Jamie regularly (1970-1971). AW was pre-empted on August 6, 1971 for News Coverage of the Total Lunar Eclipse.
November 29, 2022:
- Classic synopses written for 1971 (June 1 - 21). Daily synopses for June 22 - August 4, 1971 were previously written. The new classic synopses will resume with August 5, 1971.
- New Info: Last appearance of Jered Holmes as Brian Blake was June 18, 1971. Last appearance of Dorothy Blackburn as Luella Watson was June 24, 1971. Walter Mathews appeared on AW as Gerald Davis, June 23, 1971 - July 21, 1971. Christine Cameron appeared as Barbara Shearer on June 16 and 21, 1971. Last appearance of Chris (Christine) Ombramonti as Wally Curtin was June 16, 1971. First appearance of Scott Firestone as Wally Curtin was July 13, 1971. Ada took Ernie Downs to Tucson, Arizona to convalesce when he began suffering from fatigue and chest pains.
- New pictures in Photo Galleries include: Jake McKinnon and Molly Conlan (ATWT), Grant Harrison (Mark Pinter) with Vicky Hudson (Jensen Buchanan), and Ryan Harrison, John Hudson and Sharlene Frame, Lucas and Felicia Gallant, Dean Frame and Jenna Norris, and Steve Frame (George Reinholt) with Alice Matthews Frame (Jacqueline Courtney), and Rachel Cory (Victoria Wynham),
November 11, 2022:
- Classic synopses written for 1971 (April 19 - May 31)
- New Info: Last appearance of Philip Sterling as Rafe Carter was May 14, 1971. Last appearance of Alan Manson as Quincy Stoner was May 24, 1971. First appearance of Susan Sullivan as Lenore Moore was May 21, 1971. Beverly Owen was originally hired to replace Judith Barcroft. However, she was quickly replaced by Susan Sullivan before the character's scenes were taped.
October 30, 2022:
- Sad news: Actor Kevin Conroy (Jerry Grove, 1980) died on November 10 at the age of 66.
- New Info: Introduction/Exit Lines for Jordan Stark. Arrivals added for Dan Shearer, Alex Gregory, Karen Gregory, and Wayne Addison.
- Reasons for the following Pre-emptions: August 6, 1971 for News coverage of the Total Lunar Eclipse; May 12, 1977 for the 4th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards; October 16, 1985 for coverage of Baseball playoffs; and September 10 and 15, 1987 for the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Nominee Judge Robert Bork.
- Many new entries added for Day Players and Popular Song List.
October 15, 2022:
- Classic synopses written for 1971 (February 5 - April 16)
- New Location Sequence added: Street with Bay City Junior High School at the end of it. Featured Jamie and Dennis (April 1974).
- New Photos of Celebrity Appearances: Sally Jesse Raphael, Matt Lauer, John C. McGinley, Cleavon Little (Lt. Hancock), and Julius LaRosa (Renaldo).
- New Info: First appearance of John J. Sullivan and Lora McDonald as Michael and Marianne Randolph was February 18, 1971. Dan Shearer's full name was Daniel Johnson Shearer. George Casey (AKA Casey), who was a loan shark and drug dealer who hounded Ted Clark to repay his debts. He is AW's first "unseen, mysterious" character who appearing in voice-overs from April 2-May 26, 1971. He first appeared on-screen on August 24, 1971 and was portayed by actor, John Karlen.
September 27, 2022:
- New Location Sequence added: Oak Valley Farms Horse Show. Filmed at the "Far West Farms" in Bedford, New York. Featured Pete Shea and Diana Frame (February 1982).
- New Audition story for Richard Steen (Ben McKinnon, 1984-1985).
- First appearance dates: Robert Sedgwick as Hunter Bradshaw, August 23, 1984; Ben Masters as Vic Strang, April 1, 1982; Robert Christian as Bob Morgan, January 7, 1982; Theodore Bikel as Henry Davenport, December 1, 1982. Petronia Paley (Quinn Harding, 1981-1987) appeared on a recurring basis until Novemeber 6, 1981, which is when she was put on-contract.
- Entry for Christopher Marcantel and Anne Rose Brooks added to Backstage Romances.
September 16, 2022:
- Classic synopses written for 1971 (January 1 - February 4).
- New Info: Robert Kya-Hill appears as a court clerk on January 12, 15, 20, and 21, 1971. Kya-Hill would replace Mel Winkler as Assistant D.A. Frank Chadwick shortly after these appearances. Correction: Jean McClintock temporarily played the role of Lenore Moore on January 25, 26, and 29, 1971 due to Judith Barcroft's illness. Last appearance of Mel Winkler as Frank Chadwick was January 26, 1971. First appearance of Robert Kya-Hill as Frank Chadwick was February 1, 1971. Correction: AW did air on February 5, 1971. The show was pre-empted on February 9, 1971 due to News Coverage of the San Fernando earthquake.
August 27, 2022:
- New Photos in Temporary Replacements which includes screen captures and "time appropriate" photos of the actors.
- First and Last Dates added to the Trials pages.
- New Info: Beverlee McKinsey went on a leave of absence due to falling off a ladder and breaking her collarbone in multiple places on February 18, 1980, which happened to be during the week cast and crew were in the Caribbean filming the St. Croix location sequence. This location sequence aired during the March 11-18, 1980 episodes. Carole Shelley temporarily replaced Beverlee McKinsey as Iris Wheeler from March to April 1980. Constance Ford (Ada Hobson, 1967-1992), went on a leave of absence for a few months, starting in January 1983, due to having double pneumonia. Ford lost a good amount of weight while recovering from the illness.
August 20, 2022:
- Sad news: Actor Robert Lupone (Neal Cory, 1985-1986) died at the age of 76.
- The Minor Characters page has been revamped into separate galleries for the character entries.
- Correction: The trial of Lenore Moore for the murder of Wayne Addison started in January 1971 and not December 1970.
August 14, 2022:
- Classic synopses written for 1970 (November 9 - December 31).
- New pictures in Photo Galleries include: Bernice Robinson, Jason Frame, Jake McKinnon and Kevin Anderson, Quinn Harding, Cass Winthrop and Nicole Love (Anne Howard), Brian Bancroft, Carl Hutchins and Justine Duvalier, Felicia Gallant and Lorna Devon (Alicia Coppola), Cass Winthrop and Cecile DePoulignac (Nancy Frangione), Catlin Ewing, Iris Wheeler (Carmen Duncan), John Hudson and Felicia Gallant, Donna Love (Anna Stuart) and Marley Hudson (Ellen Wheeler), Ryan Harrison and Vicky Hudson (Jensen Buchanan) marry in heaven, John and Pat Randolph (Beverly Penberthy) wedding picture, Paulina Cory (Cali Timmins), Sam Fowler (Robert Kelker-Kelly) and Amanda Cory (Sandra Ferguson), and Mac Cory, Rachel Cory (Victoria Wyndham), Ada Hobson, and Matthew Cory (Matt Crane).
- Lots of new entries added to the Popular Song List.
- Some new synopses written for Texas, 1982 (December 1982).
July 30, 2022:
- Sad news: Anne Heche (Vicky Hudson / Marley Hudson, 1987-1991) died on August 12, 2022 at the age of 53. Robyn Griggs (Maggie Cory, 1993-1995) died on August 13, 2022 at the age of 49.
July 24, 2022:
- Classic synopses written for 1970 (August 10 - September 18). Daily synopses for September 21 - November 6, 1970 were previously written. New classic synopses will resume with November 9, 1970.
- New Info: Len Gochman appeared as Peter Delaney on August 25, 1970. The character appeared regularly on Somerset. Anne Wedgeworth's final appearance on AW as Lahoma Vane Lucas was August 27, 1970. Missy Palmer had sub-acute bacterial endocarditis in 1970. Last appearance of Nicholas Coster as Robert Delaney (1970) was November 9.
July 12, 2022:
- New Info: An unknown actor portrayed Reginald Love (voice only) on July 22, 1986, prior to John Considine assuming the part. The character appeared July 22, 1986 - August 7, 1986 by voice-over and/or back to viewer until August 8, 1986. Wayne Addison appeared January 13 - March 16, 1971 in scenes that were pre-taped in November 1970 that aired during Lenore's trial. Exit Scene: Brian Bancroft, In the Cory Mansion, observing Mac tease Rachel with a puzzle that revealed he will take her on a cruise to Dalmatia. Child actress Laura Burgio originated the role of Amanda Cory.
- New Photos: Joey Perrini, Rose Perrini, Buzz Winslow, Mac Cory with Amanda (Laura Burgio), Ben Grant, Dana Kramer (Kimberly Hawthorne).
- Spinoffs: New category added of characters who debuted on Somerset who later made brief appearances on AW.
June 28, 2022:
- Classic synopses written for 1970 (July 1 - August 7).
June 25, 2022:
- New pictures in Photo Galleries include: Sandy Cory, Jamie Frame (Stephen Yates), Hannah Moore (Jennifer Lien), Grant Todd and Lily Mason, Brian Bancroft, Matthew Cory (Matt Crane) and Olivia Matthews, Cecile DePoulignac (Nancy Frangione), Jamie Frame (Stephen Yates) and Nicole Love (Kim Morgan Greene), Sandy Cory, Blaine Ewing (Laura Malone), and Jerry Grove (Paul Tinder), Tom Baxter and Pat Randolph (Susan Trustman), and Jamie Frame (Richard Bekins).
- New Info: Actor Joe Hannaham originated the role of Eliot Carrington, playing the role December 6-14, 1972. James Douglas assumed the role on December 20, 1972. Correction: Joey Trent appeared as Russ Matthews on June 22, 23, and 24, 1965. The character Ted Clark was originally named Michael (1970). Jacqueline Courtney appeared as Alice Matthews Frame on March 9, 10, 11, 16, and 22, 1971 in scenes that were pre-taped and aired during Courtney's one-year leave of absence.
- Photo of former AW announcer, Bill Wolff added to Opening Sequences page.
- Many new entries added to the Popular Song List.
- A special thanks to soap fan, Eric Skubel for his invaluable assistance with Cast Lists and Day Players.
June 14, 2022:
- The Classic Another World Audio Collection has been updated with specific dates for almost all of the material.
- Classic synopses written for 1970 (May 13 - June 30).
- New Info: Rachel's birthdate was September 1947. Departure: Fred Douglas went to Tokyo, Japan on business. Last appearance of Steve Harmon as Chris Tyler was June 26, 1970. Last appearance of Jenny O'Hara as Muriel Burke was June 23, 1970. Last appearance of John Beal as Jim Matthews was May 7, 1964. First appearance of Leon Janney as Jim Matthews was May 11, 1964. First appearance of Audra Lindley as Liz Matthews was May 7, 1964. First appearance of Jeff David as Ron Styles was July 14, 1969. Ted Bancroft shot Perry Hutchins on January 20, 1984.
May 27, 2022:
- Classic synopses written for 1970 (January 1 - February 13). Synopses for February 16 - May 12, 1970 were previously written. The new classic synopses will resume with May 13, 1970.
- New Info: Last appearance of Irene Bunde as Ellen Boswell was February 6, 1970. Whitfield Connor temporarily played the role of Fred Douglas on January 13, 16, 23, and 30, 1970. Dorothy Stinnette temporarily played the role of Liz Matthews on February 10 and 11, 1970.
- New pictures in Photo Galleries include: Jamie Frame (Robert Doran), David Halliday and Amanda Cory (Sandra Ferguson), Marley Hudson (Ellen Wheeler), Steve Frame (George Reinholt) and Alice Matthews Frame (Jacqueline Courtney).
- New themes for Reginald Love and "The Sin Stalker" added to Music page.
- More specific dates for Directors and Head Writers in Credits.
May 5, 2022:
- Sad News: Actor Ray Liotta (Joey Perrini, 1978-1981) died on May 26, 2022 at the age of 67.
- Classic synopses written for 1969 (September 22 - November 13). Synopses for November 14 - December 31, 1969 were previously written. The new classic synopses will resume with January 1, 1970.
- New Info: Last appearance of Joseph Ponazecki as Dr. David Thornton was September 30, 1969. AW was pre-empted on October 6, 14, 15, and 16, 1969. Judith Byrd appeared as Muriel Burke on October 9 and 13, 1969. First appearance of Jenny O'Hara as Muriel Burke was November 19, 1969. Actor Gary Sandy made five appearances as Emily Mason's boyfriend, Mike Thayer in 1969. Last appearance of Gail Dixon as Emily Mason was October 23, 1969. Jamie Frame was born over a month premature. He weighed three pounds four ounces at birth.
- New Audition stories for Leon Janney (Jim Matthews, 1964) and Susan Trustman (Pat Randolph, 1964-1967).
- New pictures in Photo Galleries include: Gil Fenton, Leigh Hobson and Sally Frame (Jennifer Runyon), Jim and Alice Matthews (Hugh Marlowe and Vana Tribbey), Sandy Cory and Cecile DePoulignac (Nancy Frangione), Caroline Stafford, Steve Frame (George Reinholt), Iris Wheeler (Beverlee McKinsey), John and Clara Hudson, and Cass Winthrop and Frankie Frame.
- New sub-page in Awards for the Writer's Guild of America for Television added.
April 11, 2022:
- Classic synopses written for 1969 (August 14 - September 19).
- New Info: Last appearance of Eileen Letchworth as Anne Mason was September 10, 1969. First appearance of Nancy Wickwire as Liz Matthews was August 26, 1969. Correction: Actress Irene Bunde played the role of Ellen Boswell, one of Steve Frame's typists. The actress who played Pamela Sloan (Steve's secretary) in August 1969 is currently unknown.
- New Promotional Video for the premiere of AW, which was provided by RetroNewsNow and added to AW Creation page.
March 30, 2022:
- Classic synopses written for 1969 (June 9 - 27). Synopses for June 30 - August 13, 1969 were previously written. The new classic synopses will resume with August 14, 1969.
- New Info: Last appearance of Audra Lindley as Liz Matthews was June 25, 1969. Bill Matthews went with Missy Palmer to Los Angeles, CA due to being offered a junior partnership with the law firm, Childs, Dawson, and Childs. First appearance of Eileen Letchworth as Anne Mason, mother of Emily Mason, was June 13, 1969. Anne was the owner of the Imago dress shops, a business rival of Bryant's Department Store. Steve and Alice became engaged on the June 17, 1969 episode. Last appearance of Terry Davis as Stacey Winthrop was February 13, 1984. First appearance of Sheila Spencer as Thomasina Todd was April 19, 1982.
- New Freeze Frames: for April 12-16, 1982 and February 13, 1984.
- New/Replacement photos: Ted Bancroft (Luke Reilly), R.J. Morgan, Steve Frame (David Canary), Joe Masterson, Lily Mason, Henrietta Morgan, Denny Hobson.
March 15, 2022:
- Classic synopses written for 1969 (May 5 - June 6)
- New info: Last appearance of Barbara Rodell as Lee Randolph was May 22, 1969. Lawrence Keith appeared as Lefty Burns on May 5, 7, and 14, 1969. First appearance of Irene Bundle as Emily Mason was May 12, 1969. AW was pre-empted on May 23, 1969 for News coverage of the Apollo 10 Space mission.
February 26, 2022:
- Classic synopses written for 1969 (April 3 - May 2)
- New Info: Age of Susan Matthews Shearer as of March 1969 was thirty-three. Her fiance in Baltimore was a civil engineer named Eric Holmes. First episode to credit Chet Kingsbury as the show's permanent organist, officially replacing Clarke Morgan was April 7, 1969.
- New Show Promotion: NBC 1995, featuring Timothy Gibbs and Amy Carlson (Gary Sinclair and Josie Watts).
- New pictures in Photo Galleries include: Carter Todd and Thomasina Todd (Pamela G. Kay); Jake McKinnon; Michael Hudson, Donna Love, and Matthew Cory (Matt Crane); Dean Frame, Jenna Norris, and Matthew Cory (Matt Crane).
February 12, 2022:
- Fleshed out weekly synopses for 1983 (December 5 - 30)
- Classic synopses written for 1969 (February 24 - April 2).
- New info: Last appearance of Konrad Mattaei as Dr. David Thornton was March 7, 1969. First appearance of Joseph Ponazecki as Dr. David Thornton was March 17, 1969. Age of Susan Matthews was thirty-three years old as of March 1969. Rachel gives her father's full name as Gerald Ketchum Davis on the March 13, 1969 episode. Full names: James Arthur Matthews (Jim Matthews) and Russell Lawrence Matthews. Walter Curtin was hospitalized with viral hepatitis in 1969.
- New Magazine Scan from Daily TV Serials, "A Day in the Life of Another World," 1973.
- New pictures in Photo Galleries include: Russ Matthews (Sam Groom) and Rachel (Robin Strasser); Liberace & Cast Members (Zane and Felicia Wedding, 1986); Mitch Blake and Felicia Gallant; Marley (Ellen Wheeler) and Vicky Hudson (Jensen Buchanan); Cass Winthrop, Frankie Frame, and Kathleen McKinnon; Dean Frame and Jenna Norris; Jake McKinnon and Paulina Cory Carlino (Judi Evans Luciano); Evan Frame (Charles Grant) and Lisa Grady; Iris Wheeler (Beverlee McKinsey) and Dennis Wheeler (Jim Poyner); Cass and Frankie; Felicia Gallant; Shane Roberts; and Jake McKinnon and Vicky Hudson (Jensen Buchanan).
January 31, 2022:
- Classic synopses written for 1969 (January 2 - February 21).
- New Info: Sam and Lahoma's wedding occurred on January 3, 1969 (Correction), which was also the last episode to feature Clarke Morgan playing the organ music for the show. Clarke Morgan died on December 28, 1968. AW was pre-empted on January 20, 1969 for the Inauguration of President Richard Nixon. First appearance of Konrad Matthaei as Dr. David Thornton was January 21, 1969. The character was mentioned briefly in 1967 and 1968 before appearing on-screen. First appearance of Steve Frame's secretary (later named Pam Sloane) was January 31, 1969. She was originally known as Helen Byron. Last episode to credit Agnes Nixon as Head Writer was February 17, 1969. First episode to credit Robert Cenedella as Head Writer was February 18, 1969. Gerald Davis was born in Evansville, Indiana. His birthday was April 20, 1924. Last episode to credit Clarke Morgan as organist was February 5, 1969.
January 14, 2022:
- Classic synopses written for 1968 (November 18 - December 31). Daily synopses will resume with January 2, 1969.
- New Info: Actress Frances Conroy played the role of Mary Lou, a museum secretary in 1982. Mrs. Birdie Gilhooley, a long-time friend and neighbor of Ada's when she lived in an apartment with Sam Lucas, was first played by Minerva Pious in 1968. The second actress to play the role is currently unknown. AW was pre-empted on November 28, 1968, December 24, 1968, and January 1, 1969.
- Classic synopses written for 1968 (October 7 - November 15)
- New Photos: Roy Bingham, Chris Chapin, Adam and Neal Cory, Henrietta Morgan, David Thatcher, Bob Morgan, Kit Halloway, Jason Dunlap, Kevin Cook, Hope Bauer, Roy and Henrietta.
- The guide to the "Classic Another World" CD Collection has been restored and can be found here.
- Special writeup for the song Ballad of Frankie Frame by Plainsong has been added Music.