memorable short term roles

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I mean that in a good way. LOL not the Charity Rahmer sort of way.
There have been short or very short term stints on soaps over the years that left me wanting more. Sometimes a lot more.
My list as of right now:
1 Nancy Marchand as Therese Lamont on Another World. She was spectacular and when she passed away on screen, you already cared.
2 Joe Penny as Martino Vitali on Days of our Lives. He came in with much fan fare and stole the show and died. What?
3 Mark Arnold as Joe Perkins on Santa Barbara. He came in to wrap up the part because it had been vacated by Dane Witherspoon. Well he had so much
charisma as heat with his costar Robin Wright that they should have kept him on. But no they killed him off too.....
4 Cynthia Watros as Vicki on Another World. She was on just a few eps but I was ready for her to be the new Vicki. Forget Jensen Buchanan.
5 Elizabeth Harrower as con woman Charolette. She was convincing as Jill's "mom". I was sorry that they didn't keep her as Jill's mom. The other stories surrounding Jill's
parentage were dumb. This one was great and Elizabeth shined in the part.
6 Peg Murray as Ada Hobson on Another World. When Constance Ford had come down with cancer, they replaced her for a while. I was always impressed with Peg Murray's portrayal of Ada.
Her chemistry with Rachel was great. I think that sometimes Constance made Victoria Wyndom nervous, just my opinion. It worked in their favor but it was nice to have that softness and tenderness that Peg brought to the role. Rachel was much more relaxed around Ada. However I was very glad to have Constance come back. I just enjoyed her replacement.
7 Joan Van Ark as Gloria on Y&R. I was really getting into the part when she left.
Please write some of your fav short timers too. I will add more when I think of them.


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Mark, we're probably the only

Mark, we're probably the only two people in Y&R fandom that liked Joan Van Ark as Gloria. Smile

Gloria was supposed to be a battered woman from the wrong side of the tracks. I think JVA brought the vulnerability needed for the role. You definitely do not see a trace of that in Judith Chapman's Gloria.

One of my favorites was the role of Miss Peach on Days. Peach was an elderly woman who was one of Shane Donovan's fellow ISA agents. There were two different actresses (one Scottish and one English) who played the part. I loved them both. I have no idea what their names were. I think I was about twelve or thirteen years old at the time.

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As much as I love Louise

As much as I love Louise Sorel I really enjoyed Marj Dusay's brief stint as Vivian Alamaine.

Loved Amy Carlson as Harley on GH, by the time Carlson filled in for Beth Ehlers I had grown to hate Ehler's portrayal of the character and would have been giddy to see Carlson get the gig for good.

As odd and age inappropriate as she was for the part, I really liked Carmen Duncan when she filled in as Lisa on ATWT. She basically played the role exactly like she played Iris but it was a fun performance.

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More recently, I enjoyed

More recently, I enjoyed Michael Learned as Katherine on Y&R. May Jeanne Cooper rest in peace, but I thought Learned made the character much more down-to-earth in a very appealing way without all the hands-in-the-air dramatics and eye-rolling/cutting that Cooper often employed.

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memorable short term roles

My favorite short term role was that of Dixie Carter as Dorian Lord on OLTL. I also liked Joan Van Ark as Gloria on Y&R. Remember when she hired those actors to play her sons and then slept with one of them?

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Today the role of.....

Now days if someone is gone for a day, the show just shoots around them. I kinda miss the old days when someone was absent, they had to go get a body to fill the seat. The only time someone is replaced now, is if they are really sick and have to be gone for a while.
It might be kind of fun to recast a whole soap for a day. A fantasy sub day.
What if we pick one soap and temporarily recast it? Let's say Y&R.
Rules: You can't pick an actor who is working on another show currently.
The actor you pick has to be realistic. They have to be living, and someone who would accept the job. John Travolta won't be playing Victor Newman.
I will start.
"today the role of Michael Baldwin will be played by Thao Penghlis"

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Today the role of...

I want to play! But first, wait a minute! Dixie Carter played Dorian Lord??? Where can I find this?

Ok, here goes.

Today, the role of Gloria Abbott-Bardwell will be played by Jackie Zeman.

Today, the role of Victoria Newman will be played by Melissa Archer.

Today, the role of Kyle Abbott will be played by Mark Hapka (ex-Nathan, DAYS).

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Dixie Carter

Patchworks wrote:
Dixie Carter played Dorian Lord??? Where can I find this?

Dixie Carter filled in for Nancy Pinkerton (Dorian Cramer Lord #1) in 1974 just before she landed the role of Brandy Henderson on The Edge of Night. I haven't found any footage but I've been a fan of OLTL since 1971 and remember her because I was also a fan of EON. When she showed up on EON, I recognized her as the temporary Dorian Lord.

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Today the role of ...

Today, the role of Phyllis Newman will be played by Robin Christopher.

Today, the role of Ashley Abbott will be played by a hefty bag (who previously turned down the role due to prior commitments).

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Today the role of Jack Abbott

Today the role of Jack Abbott will be played by Hunt Block.

Today the role of Victoria Newman will be played by Gina Tognoni.

Today the role Jill Abbott will be played today by Colleen Zenk.

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Today the role...

I can remember when Amy Carlson (loved her on AW) sub for Beth who was on maternity leave on GL and was excellent.

I also remember Anna Stuart subbing for Maeve Kincaid as Vanessa on GL, another goody before her days at AW.

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@fmat55 LOL the Ashley pick!

@fmat55 LOL the Ashley pick! Hopefully it is the stretch kind!

Today the role of Victor Newman is being played by Gordon Thompson

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Today the role of Dr. Marlena Evans

Today the role of Dr. Marlena Evans is being played by Morgan Fairchild.

and....

Today the role of Nikki Newman is being played by Morgan Fairchild.

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Today the role of...

Today the role of Leslie Michaelson is being played by Jennifer Hudson.

Today the role of rich ass Devon Hamilton is being played by Michael B. Jordan.

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SoapArmagedon, I hope that

SoapArmagedon, I hope that our Victor and Nikki sub on the same day! I think Gordon Thompson and Morgan Fairchild would hit it out the park! In fact, if they ever make another new soap, they need to anchor it around those two!

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Today the role of Ashley

Today the role of Ashley Abbott will be played by Beth Chamberlin

Today the role of Drucilla Winters will be played by Renee Jones

Today the role of Malcolm Winters will be played by Kiko Ellsworth

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THAT is an inspired casting choice.....

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Today the role of Ashley Abbott will be played by Beth Chamberlin

Oh yeah, I could totally get behind the idea of BC as Ashley(with the caviat being that Eileen continue ruling DAYS as Kristen rather than jump ship....)

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The role of Ashley and others

ChrisGa][quote=Daniel St. John wrote:
Today the role of Ashley Abbott will be played by Beth Chamberlin Oh yeah, I could totally get behind the idea of BC as Ashley(with the caviat being that Eileen continue ruling DAYS as Kristen rather than jump ship....)

I think this would be a terrific recast. I didn't really ever feel Beth in the role of Beth on GL. But her acting style would be perfect for Ashley.

"Today the role of Kevin Fischer is being played by Spencer Treat Clark (Steven Frame AW)"

"Today the role of Jack Abbott is being played by Lane Davies"

" Today the role of Jill Abbott Fenmore is being played by Victoria Wyndom"

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Today the role of...

marknsprmo wrote:
" Today the role of Jill Abbott Fenmore is being played by Victoria Wyndom"

Love this casting choice. Wish I had thought of it. LOL

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Thanksfmat55. I was thinking

Thanksfmat55. I was thinking of VW's early stuff as Rachel. She can get mean and nasty when necessary. I always loved her knock down drag outs with Aunt Liz. They just let the fur fly!

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Amy Carlson was only

Amy Carlson was only memorable for being awful filling in for Beth Ehlers on GL. Thank God it was only three days. All of the scenes were worthless and not necessary. She was not believable at all. They could've completely eliminated those scenes. She and Hayley Sparks were both weak actors and couldn't handle a role that iconic played by such a beloved superstar like Ehlers. I never liked Carlson in anything she ever did. She is wooden and charmless on Blue Bloods. Sparks was rightfully mocked endlessly for her pathetic attempt.

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My list

-Priscilla Garita (ex-Kathy Wolikowski, Another World; ex-Anita Santos, All My Children; ex-Rita, A s The World Turns; Gabi Martinez, Sunset Beach; ex-Lupe, General Hospital) who took on the role of Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald on Passions while Lindsay Hartley was on maternity leave. She was awful in the role.

-Dawn McMillan who filled in as Drucilla on Y&R when Victoria Rowell was on maturity leave. She was awful too.

-Kent Master's King who also took on the role of Drucilla when Victoria Rowell left to film a movie in 2000. She was so wrong for the roles that they quickly wrote her out.

-Taurean Blacque (Hill Street Blues) was the original patriarch Henry Marshall on Generations. He was bland and they quickly replaced him with a compelling James Reynolds (Abe, Days of Our Lives).

-Sharon Brown (ex-Daisy, Love of Life) played the original eldest Marshall child Chantel on Generations. She was boring and was quickly replaced with the compelling Debbie Morgan, who at the time received a million dollar contract and movie of the week deal with NBC.

-Patricia Crowley (ex-Dr. Lillian Heller, Falcon Crest; ex-Emily Fallmont, Dynasty; Mary Scanlon Collins, Port Charles; ex- Natalie DeWitt, The Bold and The Beautiful) originated the role of Rebecca Whitmore on Generations. She was too nice acting, so they replaced her with the original Opal from AMC Dorothy Lyman.

-Kimberly Hawthorne (ex-Judge Welchert, Y&R) briefly appeared as the 5th recast of Dana Kramer on AW and then briefly as Noah Keefer's sister Belinda on AMC, where she was recast with the fabulous Amelia Marshall.

-Saundra Quarterman (ex-Dr. McKenna, City of Angels) took over the role of Dr. Angela Hubbard on AMC, but she didn't work out as Debbie Morgan was irreplaceable at that point.

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my casting attempt

For Today:

Robert Newman *GL* is Victor Newman

Michael Parks *ATWT* is Jack Abbott

Susan Flannery *BB* is Jill Foster Abbott

Tom Pelphrey *GL* is Adam Newman

Chandler Massay *DAYS* is Kyle Abbott

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no one will EVER forget Joan

no one will EVER forget Joan Crawford's fill in for her daughter on The Secret Storm, hunties! (sorry, I'm watching Rupaul's Drag Race) lol

Also, Joan Collins on GL as Alexandra Spaulding