Susan Lucci Talks Heart Surgery on ‘Dr. Oz’, Luke Perry Suffers Stroke
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Former soap stars’ new movies, stage and primetime projects, and an alum suffers a stroke.
Actors might leave daytime, but they’re never far from our screens. Soaps.com has compiled the latest places to find some of your favorite former soap opera actors from All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, Guiding Light, and One Life to Live.
A visit to Dr. Oz
Soap icon Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane, All My Children) will be on Dr. Oz tomorrow, March 1, to discuss the emergency heart surgery that saved her life and the unexpected symptoms that she is grateful to have paid attention to. The actress teased on Instagram that she will talk about her story “and more!” The interview will air at 1:00 PM EST. Please check your local listings.
Luke Perry hospitalized after stroke
TMZ is reporting that paramedics were called to the Sherman Oaks home of 90210 alum Luke Perry (Dylan McKay) at 9:40 AM on Wednesday February 27. The actor suffered a massive stroke and is currently hospitalized. Perry played Ned Bates on Loving and Kenny on Another World.
Calling All Divas
Guiding Light’s Frank Dicopoulos (ex-Frank Cooper) will be taking to the stage for a turn as a nightclub owner in a live musical titled Calling All Divas, with previews starting March 2 in Glenside, PA. The story follows Dicopoulos’ character as he auditions four women for a performance slot at his club before deciding to merge them as a group. If all goes well on this run, the show may go on tour, so follow Calling All Divas for more info.
Just Add Romance
This Saturday March 2 also marks the premiere of Meghann Fahy’s (ex-Hannah O’Connor, One Life to Live) new Hallmark movie, Just Add Romance. Fahy co-stars with Luke Macfarlane (Brothers and Sisters, Killjoys) as Carly and Jason, aspiring chefs who meet during a cooking competition and end up sparking more than their culinary careers. Tune in at 8:00 PM.
Boo, the movie
Shawn Christian (ex-Dr. Daniel Jonas, Days of our Lives) is moving behind the camera as executive producer of his new short film, Boo, about addiction and self-discovery, which is currently crowdfunding online at Seed and Spark. Support the film and get three-for-one: the production also stars Josh Kelly (ex-Cutter Wentworth, One Life to Live) as Jared, and for a $200 contribution, get a video message from Christian himself.
Joanna Johnson (ex-Karen Spencer, Bold and the Beautiful) will guest star in an upcoming March 5 episode of Good Trouble on Freeform as Diana, daughter of a U.S. senator and mother of a law clerk, Rebecca, portrayed by Molly McCook—real-life daughter of Johnson’s Bold and the Beautiful co-star John McCook. Tune in at 8:00 PM.
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