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|Soap Opera Hall of Fame; INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED (14/02/09)|
|Topic Started: Jan 29 2009, 03:35 PM (998 Views)|
|Deleted User||Jan 29 2009, 03:35 PM Post #1|
As we all know February 14th is widely known as Valentine's Day. It is the traditional day in which lovers express their love for each other. The soap opera genre is used to treating Valentine's Day as one of the most important holidays of the year. Soaps are, at their core, based on love stories after all. However, starting this February 14th, Soaps will have a new reason to celebrate because on this day is when Daytime Royalty's 1st Annual Soap Opera Hall of Fame inductees will be announced.
These inductees will consist of groundbreaking programs, behind the scenes geniuses, insatiable actors and actresses, characters we love or love to hate, and stories we'll never forget. These inductees will not only be from U.S. television soap operas but from foreign soaps as well and some inductees harking back to the old radio days where soap opera's began almost 80 years ago.
Each year 5 inductees will be honored by Daytime Royalty each Valentine's Day hence forth. The first five have already been selected.
In the interim, I would like to take this time to get to hear the voices of the members of Daytime Royalty themselves. Who do you think needs to be a future Soap Opera Hall of Famer? What stories, actors, shows, writers, directors etc... do you feel are the best and brightest in daytime history and need to be acknowledged?
Post your thoughts below, and all of your mentions will be taken into consideration for next year.
As a disclaimer: When the inductees are announced, don't be saddened that your favorite is not there. As mentioned above, soaps have been around for almost 80 years. There's no way all your favorites will be there right away.
ETA: Hall Of Famers Announced on February 14, 2009
The 1st Annual Daytime Royalty Soap Opera Hall of Famers are as follows:
(1) Irna Phillips
This should come as a shock to no one. It would be almost disrespectful to not have her be the very first inductee in the Hall of Fame. She is, as most widely know her to be, the creator, mother and originator of the soap opera genre. Of the eight soaps currently on the air in the U.S, she can be attributed to seven of them due to her creating ATWT and GL and helping create DOOL, while being a mentor to the creators of Y&R, B&B and AMC and OLTL. (William Bell and Agnes Nixon, respectively.) To learn more about Irna Phillips here is a link to her Wikipedia page:
(2) Painted Dreams
Also being inducted into the Soap Opera Hall of Fame, along with the mother of soap opera, is her very first creation, Painted Dreams. It premiered, and only aired locally in Chicago hence forth until 1932, on October 30, 1930. It was a huge success in Chicago but due to differences in opinion between Irna and the network station that aired the program, it never went national, at least not under the name Painted Dreams. To learn more about Painted Dreams, visit it's Wikipedia page:
(3) Helen Wagner (As the World Turns, The Guiding Light, Valiant Lady)
Her most notable role is as matriarch Nancy Hughes since ATWT's inception in 1956. Before ATWT, she also was an original cast member of the longest running soap opera The Guiding Light, playing Trudy Bauer. It is her role on ATWT however that she has managed to become the longest serving actor on a soap opera of all time. On World Turns' anniversary on April 2, she will have accumulated 53 years playing Nancy Hughes. To read more on Helen Wagner, visit her Wikipedia page:
(4) William Roache (Coronation Street)
William Roache is the first foreign inductee into the Hall of Fame. Much like Helen Wagner, he is the longest serving actor on a soap opera in the U.K, with an accumulated 48 years playing Ken Barlow. He is tied with Don Hastings on ATWT for being the second longest serving actor in history on a soap opera. William Roache is also the only original cast member and character of Coronation Street, the longest running U.K soap opera, premiering in 1960. To read more about William Roache, visit his Wikipedia page:
(5) Luke & Laura, General Hospital (Anthony Geary & Genie Francis)
Last but not least is the most popular Supercouple in the history of the soap opera genre, Luke and Laura. They are responsible for the biggest ratings a U.S soap opera has ever managed with an estimated 30 million viewers tuning in. Though other Supercouples came before them in soaps, Luke and Laura are definitively the most famous, thus some say defining the term and having numerous other soaps copy the Luke and Laura formula to this very day. To read that formula, visit Luke and Laura's Wikipedia page:
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY
|Mason||Jan 29 2009, 07:06 PM Post #2|
The Guiding Light
Search for Tomorrow
As the World Turns
The Edge of Night
Days of Our Lives
One Life to Live
All My Children
The Young and the Restless
Behind the Scenes People:
William J. Bell
Lee Phillip Bell
James E. Reilly
Jerome & Bridget Dobson
Paul Avila Mayer
Pat Falken Smith
Melody Thomas Scott
Marlena's Possession (DAYS)
Marty's Rape (OLTL)
B.J.'s Death (GH)
Stone's Death (GH)
Holly's Rape (GL)
Karen's Trial (OLTL)
Erica's Abortion (AMC)
Viki's Multiple Personalities (OLTL)
Cruise of Deception (DAYS)
Marlena in the Sanatarium (DAYS)
Carly Buried Alive (DAYS)
Katherine/Jill Rivalry (Y&R)
Cassie's Death (Y&R)
Sheila's Reign of Terror, 1990-1998 (Y&R/B&B)
Viki/Dorian Rivalry (OLTL)
Ed & Lillian's Affair/Maureen's Death (GL)
I'll update it if/when I think of more.
Edited by Mason, Jan 29 2009, 09:57 PM.
|Deleted User||Jan 29 2009, 07:09 PM Post #3|
|Thank you Mason. Your list has a couple of the first inductees!|
|PhoenixRising05||Jan 29 2009, 09:20 PM Post #4|
GET EM STEPH!!
Mason covered many of mine so I will second his list LOL.
I will say I think JER should be in this year given his passing. Agnes Nixon definitely should be one of the first in and I think any combination of original cast members for some of the soaps or any 30+ year vets would be good. Obviously, you can't get them all in this year but any of them on the list of inductees would be great.
Edited by PhoenixRising05, Jan 29 2009, 09:20 PM.
|Dr. Chip||Jan 29 2009, 09:41 PM Post #5|
||The Hall of Fame will take some pondering, but I wholeheartedly nominate Ken Corday for the Hall of Shame. In fact, I think it'd be worth creating one just for him. You can announce it on April Fools' Day.|
|darraholic||Jan 29 2009, 09:43 PM Post #6|
|Molly Burnett. She's the star of DAYS now eh.|
|Mason||Jan 29 2009, 09:44 PM Post #7|
The Ken Corday Soap Opera Hall of Shame. It has a nice ring to it. :)
|Deleted User||Feb 7 2009, 03:33 PM Post #8|
|Just a reminder, a week from today, the 1st five inductees will be posted in this thread!|
|Deleted User||Feb 14 2009, 02:54 AM Post #9|
|Inductees ANNOUNCED! in the 1st post of the thread!|
|Miss Rhi||Feb 14 2009, 03:28 AM Post #10|
"If Sami can't find happiness with a Martian, then she can't find happiness with anyone."
|Wow Amello those are some good but interesting choices.|
|Grandpa Hughes||Feb 14 2009, 06:03 AM Post #11|
|Good choices! I loved that you included William Roache!|
|Rick||Feb 14 2009, 01:17 PM Post #12|
Very deserving inductees.
Thanks for doing this Amello.
|☼ Jinx ☼||Feb 14 2009, 01:42 PM Post #13|
Live. Love. Laugh. ♥
|Good work Amello!|
|AidanGreensFan||Feb 14 2009, 11:40 PM Post #14|
Off the top of my head...
|juju||Mar 11 2009, 09:39 PM Post #15|
Best daytime actress of all time...Denise Alexander, she virtually carried GH from 1973 until Gloria Monty took over and added other talents to share the load.
Best Actor...Tony Geary.
Best Writer......Douglas Marland and Pat Falken Smith
Have mixed feelings about Gloria Monty but she did change the face of daytime forever and brought it in to the mainstream.
|Gregorzick||Apr 7 2009, 09:57 PM Post #16|
For the most part, I agree with you about Denise. I remember TIME magazine writing a review about GH and basiccally saying that Denise's performances were the main reason to watch GH and the rest of the show was like "antiseptic".
Furthermore, Denise's portrayal of Susan Hunter Martin made DAYS OF OUR LIVES into a ratings winner. La Alexander's performances during Susan's murder trial was the stuff that soap legends were made of!!!!
Too bad that there is no one like Denise around today because God knows that the soap scene could someone with her talents nowadays.
|Gregorzick||Apr 7 2009, 10:13 PM Post #17|
Other actresses I would include besides Denise Alexande are as follows:
A.) Charita Bauer
B.) Jacqueline Courtney
C.) Jada Rowland
D.) Marie Masters
E.) Gillian Spencer
F.) Robin Strasser
G.) Teri Keane
H.) Maeve McGuire
I.) Emily McLaughlin
J.) Eileen Fulton
A.) Richard Dean Anderson
B.) Gene Bua
C.) Gerald Gordon
D.) George Reinholt
E.) David Birney
F.) Don Stewart
G.) Donald May
H.) Lawerence Hugo
I.) Joel Crothers
J.) Bernard Grant
Will add behind the scenes people in a later post.
Edited by Gregorzick, Apr 7 2009, 10:14 PM.
|Deleted User||Apr 13 2009, 12:55 AM Post #18|
|Thanks, your choices will go under consideration for next year.|
|Deefan21||Jul 9 2009, 09:54 PM Post #19|
:lol: I totally agree!
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