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Kathy Bates as Charlie. (CBS)

Actor updates from September 25 – October 2. helps you keep up with your favorite former "All My Children" actors. From movies to TV to theatre, Pine Valley's best can still be seen.

Kathy Bates wins Primetime Emmy:
After 11 nominations, Kathy Bates (ex-Belle Bodelle) won her first Primetime Emmy this year. Sound like anyone else we know? Bates finally nabbed her statue for her guest starring turn as the ghost of the late Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen) on "Two and a Half Men." The award was given out at the Creative Arts Emmys on September 15. She was unable to attend the ceremony, but tweeted the following:

Sarah Michelle Gellar gives birth:

The first actress to play Kendall Hart, Sarah Michelle Gellar, added to her family with husband Freddie Prinze Jr. ("24"). She gave birth last week to a boy, giving daughter Charlotte, who is three-years-old, a baby brother. Congrats!

Melissa Leo's Treme to end run on HBO:
Former Linda Warner, Melissa Leo, returned to HBO in the third season of "Treme" on September 23. Despite low ratings, the series about a post-Katrina New Orleans will wrap up with a shortened fourth season. But first, take a look at what's to come in the September 30 episode.

Susan Lucci mourns loss of All My Children:
The portrayer of the show's most iconic character, Susan Lucci [Erica Kane], recently told Cindy Adams of the New York Post's Page Six that it took a year for her to get over the soap's cancellation. "Very sad. Disbelief, anger, tears, all of that. Hard even now for me to say ‘All My Children’ in the past tense. It was a dreadful mourning period. I was incredulous," she said.

Susan Lucci's Chanel Bag up for charity auction:
Lucci has donated her vintage red leather Chanel bag to Rachel Ray's Yum-O! online auction. In excellent condition, it comes with the original Chanel duster bag and authentication card. Yum-O! encourages kids and families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking. Go to Charity Folks to bid.

Alicia Minshew in pilot:
The last actress to play Kendall Hart Slater, Alicia Minshew, recently moved back to New York from L.A. and wasted no time getting to work, as she tweeted:

Find out what Minshew told's on the year anniversary of AMC's finale.

David Rasche in Kill Your Darlings:

He played the dastardly Rob Gardner in 2008, but in 2013, David Rasche will be seen in "Kill Your Darlings." The film is about a murder in 1944 that brings together beat poets Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs. It also stars Daniel Radcliffe ("Harry Potter"), Michael C. Hall ("Dexter") and Jack Huston ("Boardwalk Empire").

Finn Wittrock in Sweet Bird of Youth:

Tad's (Michel E. Knight) long lost son, the former Damon, Finn Wittrock, opened in "Sweet Bird of Youth" in Chicago on September 24. He stars opposite Diane Lane ("Secretariat") in the story about an aging Hollywood actress who accompanies a younger actor turned gigolo to his hometown. It will run at the Goodman Theatre with new performances from October 26 – 28 recently added.

All My Children Fun Fact:

Did you know that Jane Elliot (Tracy Quartermaine, "General Hospital") played Cynthia Chandler Preston Cortlandt from 1984 – 1986?

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- Lori Wilson