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Murray Bartlett (ex-Cyrus) is nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie for his work in "White Lotus" on HBO. The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards will air September 12 on NBC.

Paul Michael Valley (ex-Ryan) has lung cancer. They caught it early, so the prognosis is good. He's scheduled for surgery today, 8/11.

According to Soap Opera Digest's 7/25 issue, Kimberly J. Brown (ex-Marah) announced her engagement to her longtime boyfriend, Daniel Kountz.

According to Soap Opera Digest's 2/21 issue, Frank Grillo (ex-Hart) will star in "Lights Out," about a drifting ex-soldier who becomes an underground fighter.

According to Soap Opera Digest's 2/14 issue, Kim Zimmer (Reva) and others appear in a series of short form YouTube videos that are supposed to be behind-the-scenes of a fictional soap called "THIS SHOW SUCKS: Truth + Consequences." Jim Warren, who is most known for photographing soap stars, is the brain behind the series. You can find the videos here.

Brian Gaskill (Dylan) was in a play in NYC and caught COVID. We wish him a speedy recovery! 

According to Soap Opera Digest's 11/1 issue, Victoria Platt (ex-Vicky) and her husband Terrell Tilford (ex-David) are divorcing after 20 years of marriage.

Help fund Season 3 Part 2 of "The It Girls on the Stoop" starring veteran soap actresses Crystal Chappell (ex-Olivia) and Hillary B. Smith (ex-Margo, ATWT)!  See past seasons here


Cicely Tyson (ex-Martha) passed away. She was the first African-American actor on GL, playing Nurse Martha Frazier in 1966. Billy Dee Williams played her husband.

Micki Grant (ex-Helen) passed away 8/21. She was credited as being the first black contract player on daytime when she played Peggy on "Another World" for 7 years, 1965-1972. She was nominated for three Tonys for her work on Broadway, where she was the first black director.

10 Memorable Moments to Mark the 11th Anniversary of Guiding Light’s Final Episode

ABC will air a special, "Story of the Soaps," May 19.

Ricky Paull Goldin on SOD Podcast

Jordi Vilasuso (ex-Tony) and his family have tested positive for the virus.

GL vets Frank Grillo (ex-Hart) and Wendy Moniz (ex-Dinah)  are getting divorced after 19 years of marriage. More

Roscoe Born (ex-Peter 2001) passed away at the age of 69.

From Soap Opera Digest 2/24/20 issue: Soap veteran Marj Dusay (ex-Alexandra) passed away January 28, as previously reported. Various actors who worked with her a lot talk about her, including Ron Raines (ex-Alan), Vincent Irizarry (ex-Nick/Lujack) and Ricky Paull Goldin (ex-Gus).

In the October 14 issue of Soap Opera Digest, Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy) is interviewed about being a dad.

The show ended 10 years ago September 18, so the September 23 issue of Soap Opera Digest shows two pages of old black and white photos devoted to the show.

 In the August 19 issue of Soap Opera Digest, an article features photos from past soaps that Vincent Irizarry (ex-Lujack/Nick) has appeared in, including AMC. Also, a "Where Are They Now?" article includes Michael O'Leary (ex-Rick).

Matt Bomer (ex-Ben) was in the Broadway play "The Boys in the Band." It won a Tony last night for "Best Revival of a Play"! More Info Two great articles about it. EW Variety  Also, they're filming the play for Netflix!

Laura Wright (ex-Cassie, now on GH) was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

In the Soap Opera Digest 7/30 issue, Jeff Branson (ex-Shayne) is featured in a short article.

Ricky Paull Goldin (ex-Jake, AMC; ex-Jesse, B&B; ex-Gus, GL; ex-Gary, Y&R; ex-Dean, AW) and Gretta Monahan welcomed another boy named Rio on June 12, 2017, to join big brother Kai.

Lawrence Saint-victor (ex-Remy) is bringing back his web series Wed-Locked. Please be a part of his Seed and Spark crowd funding campaign. Please check it out, tell him what you think and support the campaign. If we get 500 followers we get a DOPE production package from Seed and Spark.
If you dig diversity and love to laugh, this is the show for you. Join our family!! Find Lawrence on Facebook!

Gina Tognoni (ex-Kelly) won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (for her work on Y&R).
Vincent Irizarry (ex-Brandon/Lujack) was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (for his work on DOOL).
Laura Wright (ex-Cassie) was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (for her work on GH).
Full List of Daytime Emmy Nominations 
Click here for the winners!

See Brian Gaskill (ex-Dylan)'s Donald Trump imitation!

Claire Labine died on November 10, 2016 at 82 years of age. She created Ryan's Hope as well as many beautiful stories for GH, OLTL, & GL.

Anthony Addabbo (ex-Rush/Jonny, B&B; ex-Jim, GL; ex-Dimitri, AMC) passed away on October 18, 2016, at the age of 56. He is survived by his wife Elli Pattino and his son Brandon Everest.

Ally Hirschlag (ex-Lizzie, GL), daughter of Julia Barr (ex-Brooke, AMC), & Mark Stetson were married on October 1, 2016 on Pamet Harbor in Cape Cod, MA.

Thomas Larkin Malloy (ex-Travis Montgomery, AMC; ex-Kyle, GL; ex-Sky, Edge of Night; Dr. Weston, ATWT; ex-Clay, Loving) passed away on September 29, 2016, after a heart attack at 62.

Agnes Nixon, creator of AMC & OLTL, died on September 27, 2016 at 93 in Rosemont, PA of Parkinson's Disease. She also wrote for "Another World," "Guiding Light," & "Search for Tomorrow."

Jordi Vilasuso (Dario, Days; ex-Griffin, AMC; ex-Tony, GL) and his wife, Kaitlin, welcomed their second daughter on July 15, 2016, named Everly Maeve Vilasuso. They have a daughter, Riley Grace, 3.

Laura Bell Bundy (ex-Marah) started off the new year with her engagement to Thom Hinkle. See pics here!

Adrienne Frantz (ex-Amber, B&B/Y&R) and her husband, Scott Bailey (ex-Sandy, GL) became first-time parents with the arrival of their daughter, Amélie, on December 1, 2015.

On Saturday, September 26, 2015, Brian Gaskill (ex-Dylan, GL) and his girlfriend, Ambika Leigh were sitting at a red light  in LA when a car in a high-speed chase crashed into them and totaled their Mercedes-Benz. They were not hurt. See the video here!

Article by Tina Sloane (Lillian) about missing Guiding Light!

P&G Productions said they're still trying to figure out a feasible way to bring Guiding Light back, but then they said they're working on bringing GL back as a web series! So it's unlikely that GL will be coming back to TV, but there is no reason why GL couldn't come back as a web series! We just need to let P&G know we'd watch! They could begin production right now using the cast members who are available, and then other cast members could return later.
Everyone please send e-mails asking for GL as a web series to: 
Jeannie Tharrington, Procter & Gamble Productions External Relations:
Lucas Watson, Global Team Leader, Digital Business Strategy at P&G:
Dave Knox, Brand Manager, Digital Innovation at P&G Productions:
Write your own e-mail if you'd like, or if you'd prefer to just copy, paste, and send a pre-written e-mail (which you may edit as you see fit), you can find one here.
Please be sure to include your age in your email because we need to let P&G know that people of all ages love GL!
If you'd like to read the whole story about what the P&G executives have said, click here!

Jordan Clarke (ex-Billy Lewis) recently suffered a mild stroke while working on the web series "Venice" in LA. His prognosis is good and he's expected to fully recover, but he will be in rehab for six weeks. You may post well wishes on his fan club's message board at or send a get-well card to OJCFC, PO Box 73, Bloomingdale, GA  31302.

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