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Stylish Soap Opera Actors


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Sep 28, 2004
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Since Soap Operas have been declined in recent years with the cancellations of GL, ATWT, AMC, and OLTL (the latter was the last soap to taped in NYC). I like to show you my favorite soap opera actors who had style.

1.)Joel Crothers (1941-1985) of Dark Shadows, The Secret Storm, Somerset, The Edge of Night, and Santa Barbera which was his last soap before his untimely death from AIDS/Lymphoma in 1985. He was the same age when Steve "Crocodile Hunter" Irwin died.

Joel in his later years, sporting a mustache (Tom Selleck style) and a windsor knot.
Joel clean shaven during his Dark Shadows days.
Joel on The Secret Storm in 1970.
Joel in the early 1980s.
Joel (with sideburns) with his Dark Shadows co-star Kathryn Leigh Scott in 1968.

2.)Roscoe Born (1950-) known for playing antagoinists on various soaps since the early 1980s. His recent role was on now-defunct One Life To Live. He's also a soap dandy.

Roscoe in his Ryan's Hope days.
Roscoe in circa 2000s.
Roscoe in recent years.

3.)Eric Braden (1941-) known simply as Victor Newman on CBS' The Young and The Restless since 1980. He was the same dude who played the evil doctor who had a fight with Eric Roberts in 1990 b-movie The Ambulance.

Eric as he looks like in his first year on Y&R in 1980.
Eric on Y&R in recent years.

4.)Bradford Anderson (1979-) known as Damien Spinelli aka The Jackyl on ABC's General Hospital (sadly ABC's last remaing soap) since 2006.

5.)Donald Briscoe (1940-2004) known best on Dark Shadows from 1968-1970 and before that a short stint on NBC's Days of Our Lives in 1966. Ironically, he died on Halloween 2004.

Don (pictured on the right side) next to his Dark Shadows co-stars Kathryn Leigh Scott and Jonathan Frid in a Februrary 1969 episode.
Don with his other co-star Nancy Barrett in February 1969. That was the fads of the late 1960s.

Who's your favorite one?

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