Five Soap Opera Feuds That Spilled Over Into Real Life!
No. 1: Joan Collins vs. John Forsythe and Linda Evans, Dynasty
For the better part of the 1980's, oil baron Blake Carrington (the late John Forsythe) and his trophy wife Krystal (Linda Evans) battled his cunning, seductive first wife Alexis Colby (Joan Collins) on the top-rated ABC primetime drama Dynasty. If you believe numerous tabloid reports, the duo also warred with Collins offscreen!
Collins and Forsythe addressed their backstage drama in the 2006 TV special Dynasty Reunion: Catfights and Caviar. Despite any bad blood, Collins was among the Dynasty stars who lovingly paid tribute to the legendary actor when he passed in 2010.
As for Evans, she and Collins re-teamed for a touring production of James Kirkwood's play Legends! in the mid 00's. The divas played, what else, two aging actresses who couldn't stand each other. Only Collins and Evans know for sure if it was a case of art-imitating-life-imitating-art.
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