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FAN KUDOS:

"I think that in the 70's and early 80's soaps were extremely successful at creating characters and writing stories which captivated the audience's imagination. We cared about the character s and what happened to them and that's probably why we remember all of the minutia from decades ago, it made a huge impression on us. I don't remember the stories of the nighttime shows I watched but for some reason the stories on the soaps I do remember (good chunks of it).
I loved Katie Parker and the cast of GL in the late 70's and early 80's. GL became a different show in 83/84 with all the cast changes."

Roch Bellefeuille
My Mom was a fan of the CBS soaps and I grew up watching Guiding Light, Search and the rest of the line up.

June 30, 2015 - MAKING HISTORY: Sixty-five years ago today, Guiding Light aired for the first time (Kevin Mulcahy, Jr. We Love Soaps)

"Katie's Birth"
History Lesson #1


Soap Opera Digest

"Even though she plays a peripheral character, Denise Pence adds special sparkle to the screen as frustrated-in-love "Katie Parker."  Denise is a natural as "Katie," and her comical antics are a welcome respite from the often heavy-handed melodramas on GL."

Surviving New Writers!
History Lesson #2

 

Collage created by Debora Pressman (1983? Wish they'd gotten a full picture of it - no idea where it is now).

"You're too young" for the roles currently auditioning (so said my current agent).

Meanwhile, I'm seeking out a new commercial agent who asks if he can "send me in anyway." Gee, gosh! Sure!

I audition for two soaps and book the job on one (GL). After almost a decade, I'm sure that former agent regrets the loss. And yes, I was "too young," but . . .

Watch my History Lesson #1 for more info.
Watch History Lesson #2 to see what happens if you stay too long at the fair . . .

The Guiding Light changed my life . . . the bump in my belly during those first amazing two years, is now married to a handsome, Yale grad (see 2014 pic below), and I am forever grateful to CBS and P&G for embracing me and allowing my husband and I to take our marriage to a new level (woulda preferred getting the kids thru college before leaving their protective womb, but that's another story - I musta been meant to do more).





INTERVIEW by Roger Newcome: Reminiscing

INTERVIEW from Italy (in Italian - waiting for the English version to go up again)

 

Guiding Light Parody created by Marsha Clark ("Hillary")

 

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