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Mason


BIGGEST WASTE OF TALENT, II


JULIA BARR (BROOKE, ALL MY CHILDREN)


In daytime, a performer can have a large-and-loyal body of fans, multiple Emmys and still be overlooked by the writing staff of the show to which they're under contract. We know this...but we just can't accept it. Especially in a case such as Julia Barr's Brooke. In November, Brooke was on for four consecutive days, so rare an occurrence that we only half-jokingly considered putting Barr as a "Coming" in "Comings & Goings"! AMC had a strong year, but plenty of its stories would have been enriched by the still-viable Brooke's increased presence within them, especially the baby swap and the downfall of Edmund and Maria's marriage. While we're delighted that she is becoming more of a force as 2004 draws to a close, facts are facts: For 10 months, she was little more than window dressing. Barr - and her myriad supporters - deserve better. Here's hoping 2005 delivers it.
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