Full detailed profile on Lillian Raines Played by Tina Sloan on Guiding Light Daytime Soap Opera.
Actor: Tina Sloan
Who played Lillian Raines over the years
Tina Sloan (May 1983 - Present)
Useful information on Lillian Raines
* Covered for Ed Bauer's disconnection of Eve Guthrie's life support.
Lillian had a rough time raising her daughter Beth after her father died in Vietnam. She had the misfortune of marrying Bradley Raines, an abusive and controlling man who tore the family apart. Eventually, mother and daughter would be able to escape him when he was arrested and placed in a psychiatric hospital. During this debacle, she found comfort in the arms of Det. Jeff Saunders while her daughter and sister engaged in various illegal acts. This would hit its peak when a kidnapped Beth was believed to have been murdered. Hawk Shayne helped her through this ordeal and, though he proposed, she declined for she believed that he should go back to his wife. Her past came back soon after when Bradley was released from confinement and confessed to her that Beth was alive. After Phillip found her daughter, they left town, leaving Lillian alone. Soon, she befriended Ed Bauer who helped her through her fight with breast cancer. Although he was married, they fell in love and had an affair. When his wife discovered it, she was so distraught that she got in a car accident. Lillian blamed herself and began living a solitary life only to be reluctantly pulled into the many scandals of the Spaulding family once Beth returned. She has always managed to be loving and supportive to her troubled daughter and granddaughter Lizzie, providing them with a balance and grace that they sorely need.
Unknown man (Beth's father - deceased)
Bradley Raines (divorced- deceased)
Mike Bauer (dated once, danced with and kissed)
Lt. Jeff Saunders (lovers)
Louie Darnell (dated)
Hawk Shayne (engaged)
Ed Bauer (affair)
Calla Matthews (sister)
James Spaulding (grandson)
Sarah Randall (great-granddaughter)
Jessie Matthews Hall (niece)
Brandon Hall (great-nephew)
Jim Lemay (son-in-law - deceased)
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At Company, everyone gathers to say goodbye to Rafe. A call comes in. Lillian takes it and walks away in shock. Olivia takes the phone and then announces that Alan died. Everyone is silent. James walks out. Everyone is in shock. Blake can't believe he died when he seemed so good. Rafe wonders if this means he's making a mistake. Buzz tells him that he should still go into the army; it's what his grandfather would have wanted. Emma and Rafe talk about their granddad dying. He takes out his two magical quarters and gives her one. Whenever she gets lonely, she can look at it and think of him because he'll be thinking of her.
Lillian goes into Company and throws her arms around Buzz. They tell each other how glad they are to have each other.
James stops by outside of Company to see Daisy. They talk about the wedding and he asks her to go with him. Inside, Blake watches Buzz and Lillian kissing before logging on to her internet chat group. She and Frank talk and he asks her if she's busy. She types that she already has plans. "Figures," he groans. The Reardon women drop by Company to pick everyone up, saying under their breath that the place looked better when they ran it.
As Vanessa greets the Reardons, Buzz wanders over to Lillian by the wedding cake and tells her he's sure of something. He gets down on a knee while all of the guests watch from the distance and laugh. He tells her that he's wasted a lot of time but he doesn't want to waste any more. "Why don't we promise to spend the rest of our lives together?" he asks. She agrees to marry him. Everyone claps. Billy yells at them that they should get married today. "Why not?" they decide. Buzz thinks they should go to city hall but Vanessa and Billy want them to join them. "Two for the price of one. Why not?" Buzz says.
Lillian slips away to Maureen's grave. She cries and tells her that she doesn't come there nearly enough. Her death changed the town forever and she will never stop being sorry for causing it. For years, she didn't move on with her life because she felt so guilty. Now she has a man who loves her and wants to marry her. She had to come and tell her that before she goes through with it. "I know you will understand," she sobs, leaving a rose on her grave.
The wedding starts. Bill tells his mother how happy he is for her and walks her down the aisle. She joins Billy, Buzz and Lillian at the front. Billy tells her that she has made him the happiest man in the world. Father Ray begins the service. Lillian tells Buzz that she has never been a bride before and she thanks Buzz for the love and happiness he has made her know is possible. Buzz admits that he'd given up hope but he finally had a light in his life again when he met her. Vanessa speaks next, quoting a letter from her father about the joy of coming home. "Because of you, I get to come home. You're my only home Billy," she says. Everyone claps. Billy cries and tells her that he's been blessed and they'll get it right this time. They slip on their rings and are married.