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ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 1990 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Santa Susana Repertory Company had something of a topsy-turvy 1990. Embarking on its second year, the Simi Valley theater troupe found itself still without a home and looking for performing space on a production-to-production basis. Its artistic director, Lane Davies, left his role on the NBC daytime drama "Santa Barbara" and spent seven months traveling the world, so the company offered an abbreviated season of just two productions.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 1993 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you're looking for a subtle drama, stay clear of "Woman on the Ledge" (at 9 tonight on NBC, Channels 4, 36 and 39). With its three primary characters operating in a near constant state of emotional crisis, this movie possesses all of the exaggerated theatricality of a daytime soap opera. Indeed, "Woman on the Ledge" seems to have been made primarily with the large and loyal soap audience in mind.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Michael Tylo Jr., son of soap opera star Hunter Tylo, has died in a swimming pool accident. He was 19. He was pronounced dead just before midnight last Thursday at a home in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson, authorities said. The cause of death was listed as accidental drowning, according to the Clark County coroner's office. Hunter Tylo stars on CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful." The 45-year-old actress was in Los Angeles at the time of the incident, show representative Eva Demirjian said.
NEWS
December 25, 1998 | Associated Press
Consumer activist Ralph Nader continued his feud with Mayor Carty Finkbeiner by sending him a bar of soap with a note reading, "A cleaner tongue may induce a cleaner mind," to protest his use of profanity at a recent news conference. The two have been trading pointed remarks since the city agreed to tear down dozens of homes and spend millions of dollars to keep Jeep's assembly plant in Toledo. The mayor said the project will keep at least 5,000 jobs. Nader describes it as "corporate welfare."
FOOD
December 12, 1985
The California Raisin Advisory Board has teamed up with NBC's daytime drama stars to produce a recipe collection/cookbook. The proceeds from the book will benefit underprivileged American children through Save the Children's domestic development programs. (Save the Children is a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to needy children in 44 countries throughout the world.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2003 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
It is taking a soap star to scrub one Westwood neighborhood clean. That's what some people who live around UCLA's fraternity row are saying about the improbable one-woman beautification crusade of actress Shelley Taylor Morgan. Morgan, known for her roles on daytime television's "General Hospital" and "Days of Our Lives" series and as host of cable's "Pure Soap" show, has roped college students and city officials into spiffing up a 10-block area of apartment houses west of the campus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 2001 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gerald Gordon, a popular Emmy Award-winning soap opera star who portrayed a high-strung neurosurgeon on "The Doctors" and "General Hospital," has died. He was 67. Gordon, also a character in such prime-time fare as "The Twilight Zone" and "Law & Order," died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after a long illness. Known for his rugged good looks, Gordon dominated soap opera magazine covers from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1998 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael Zaslow, the charming David Renaldi of the daytime soap opera "One Life to Live" and the evil but durable Roger Thorpe of "Guiding Light," has died. He was 54. Zaslow, who died Sunday at his home in New York City of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, founded an organization called ZazAngels for research into the illness.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1985 | T.W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writer
Marie Cheatham, a soap-opera actress who dreamed as a child of being carried away by an Indian, had her dream come true and then some. She got carried away by a tribe. Cheatham, of Studio City, crossed the line between make-believe and real life when a lifelong interest in Cynthia Ann Parker, the white mother of the last chief of the free Comanches, led both to an acting role as Cynthia Ann and to adoption by the Comanches.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 1992 | LIBBY SLATE
In the tradition of "We Are the World" and "Voices That Care," 38 daytime soap opera stars have joined forces to record the anthem "The Eyes of a Child." The project is intended to help fight child abuse in the United States and Canada. Featured on the album "With Love from the Soaps," the song, by Canadian Pete Palazzolo, includes solos and duets by a dozen actors before building to the full chorus.
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