October 23, 1994 |
Luke Spencer finally has a job. Until recently on "General Hospital," Luke's pre-adolescent son, Lucky (Jonathan Jackson), was the only working member of his household. Viewers were left to wonder if Lucky's fledgling worm-farming business paid all the bills while his parents, Luke and Laura (Tony Geary and Genie Francis), selflessly fought for truth, justice and the American way. This is hardly the only example of a soap playing with reality.
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April 3, 2006 |
Gloria Monty, a producer whose reinvention of the ABC daytime drama "General Hospital" in the late 1970s turned it into a pop phenomenon that helped modernize television soap operas, has died. She was 84. Monty, who was the model for the motherly soap opera producer in the 1982 Dustin Hoffman film "Tootsie," died of cancer Thursday at her home in Rancho Mirage, ABC announced.
February 27, 1994 |
To its thousands of tourists, the city's green plasma, San Antonio is The Alamo, Riverwalk, nachos and a new sports arena dubbed "The World's Biggest Road Kill" because it looks like a dead armadillo with its legs up in the air. But the red-hot chili queen of a city is also a living museum, another country where the Dead have their own Day, and bus riders pass one of everything on their way to work in the morning.
March 28, 1993 |
In 1963, John Beradino, a former World Series-winning second baseman for the Cleveland Indians, signed on to star in the role of Dr. Steve Hardy on a new daytime drama, "General Hospital." ABC created it hoping to capitalize on the success of the prime-time medical series "Dr. Kildare" and "Ben Casey."
May 2, 1986 |
No one depicts U.S. history worse than U.S. television. First came last November's "North and South" on ABC, 12 hours of pre-Civil War melodrool that turned out to be the season's most-watched miniseries. And now, suh, there's mowah--much, much mowah. Arriving at 9 p.m. Sunday on ABC is the six-part, even scorchier "North and South, Book II," another dozen hours based on another John Jakes novel (appropriately titled "Love and War") and continuing the hot-breathed saga of two epic families.
November 27, 1994 |
Jockey COREY NAKATANI, who is on the verge of becoming one of the country's leading riders, and his wife, Michelle, have put their Monrovia home on the market. "They are looking for horse property, though they plan to keep their horses at the Flintridge Riding Club, and they want a larger house, probably in La Canada," said listing agent Jeannie Garr-Roddy, daughter of longtime horse-racing radio personality Bill Garr.
October 3, 1996 |
TELEVISION Fainting Spells: HBO clearly set out to affect viewers with its upcoming movie, "If These Walls Could Talk," a hard-hitting look at abortion in three eras, starring Demi Moore, Sissy Spacek and Cher. And if the movie's East and West Coast premieres are any indication, affect folks it will.