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BEST CASTING -- DAYTIME


SUSAN MARIE SNYDER, AS THE WORLD TURNS
As classic bad girl Julie Wendall, Susan Marie Snyder was cast for a short-term, non-contract role. When it became immediately clear that this was an actress who could serve as a catalyst for several of the show's young male actors, ATWT quickly typed up a contract. Julie is just the kind of girl this show needed, and Snyder, with her built-in pout and wide, sympathetic eyes, is a natural. She plays the role with just the right mixture of guile, sensuality and vulnerability. It's easy to see how she hooked two guys as different as scruffy, street-wise Duke Kramer and the upstanding, innocent Andy Dixon. Julie is a temptress who's not obvious and Snyder can give ATWT the grist for many juicy story lines to come.


BEST CASTING -- PRIME TIME


CATHY PODEWELL, DALLAS
J.R. (Larry Hagman) never had any trouble wrapping a woman around his finger. Even the valiant Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) lost more battles than she won against her notorious sagebrush Casanova. But last year J.R. got lassoed -- by an alleged backwoods innocent named Cally, who roped him into marriage, and provided one of the most enjoyable stories DALLAS has seen in years. The spitfire responsible for the merriment is an actress named Cathy Podewell. Appealingly ingenuous without being a birdbrain, Podewell plays her part with intelligence and style that proves that, though Sue Ellen was a tough act to follow, DALLAS has a worthy new heroine.
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