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SteveFrame
Oct 9 2007, 07:54 AM
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"Young and Restless" is set to have a life-changing storyline starting on Oct. 21. A building collapse at Clear Springs traps friends and foes, changing them forever. Enemies are forced to form alliances, and bystanders become unlikely heroes. Even as the injured are pulled from the wreckage, lives remain in danger and the likelihood of survival decreases. Loved ones can only wait for word, as each hour means less hope.

Patrick Duffy, best known for his role as Bobby Ewing on the long-running CBS primetime series "Dallas," rejoins the cast of "Bold and Beautiful" in the role of Stephen Logan. "Patrick was exquisite in his portrayal of Stephen Logan in 2006," says Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley Bell. "I look forward to him reprising the role -- a dynamic character that will reach new heights as he stands up for his daughters and battles their archrival, Stephanie Forrester."

Duffy returns to the role that he played from April to June, 2006, on Nov. 5, 2007. The character of Stephen Logan is father to Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang), Donna Logan (Jennifer Gareis) and Katie Logan (Heather Tom).


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"One Life to Live" is going to be a losing a few lives in the coming weeks. A spokesperson for the soap has confirmed that actress Christina Chambers has been let go.

The actress joined the show just about a year ago in the role of Marty Saybrooke. Chambers was a last-minute addition to the cast in November 2006, when the show was unable to re-sign the original Marty. Susan Haskell, who originally played Marty, was all set to stay with the show but learned she was pregnant. Hassle's real-life hubby is Thorston Kaye (Zack on "All My Children"). Thorston and Haskell met while they were playing star-crossed lovers Patrick and Marty on the show.

The other about-to-be gone OLTL resident is Marcie Walsh, played by Kathie Brier. Brier will exit "One Life to Live" when her contract expires this fall. The character is literally going to ride into the sunset, and she will have company.

Brier, who starred on stage in "Hairspray," would love to get back on stage. Many times actors have double duty, doing stage and a show at the same time. It is a tough schedule, however, and the soap has to agree to shoot around the star when they are rehearsing for their play and doing those Wednesday matinees.

Thanks for posting Steve. I will miss Kathy as Marcie on OLTL but I'm happy she is free to pursue her great love of the stage. So many of my favorite soap actors started on the stage. Let's face it not many young and 'pretty' actors on soaps today could cut it in the theatre business. It's tough work and only extremely talented people can do it.
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