Another World Alum Anne Heche Reportedly In Critical Condition Following Fiery Car Crash
The Emmy-winner could face an uphill battle.
Anne Heche, beloved by soap fans for her dual role as twins Victoria and Marley on Another World, is reportedly in critical condition following a bizarre car crash which unfolded in Southern California.
Sources familiar with the situation confirmed the identity of the hospitalized patient to CNN. As for the accident itself, details are still unfolding. CNN reports that the driver — presumably Heche — was “traveling at a high rate of speed when she ran off the road and collided with a residence.” CNN goes on to say that it took more than an hour for firefighters to “access, confine and fully extinguish the stubborn flames within the heavily damaged structure.”
Fortunately, the resident of the home was not inside at the time of the incident. Other reports, including one from TMZ, indicate that the blue Mini Cooper may actually have been involved in two accidents: one at an apartment complex where she ran into a garage before speeding away, and then the second, in which the car jumped the curb before plowing into the private home.
After being extracted from the wreck, Heche was taken to a local hospital where she is reportedly being treated for severe burns.
Heche, of course, was wildly popular as twins Vicky and Marley on Another World, a part she played from 1987 until 1991 before moving on to such big-screen flicks as Donnie Brasco and the disaster flick Volcano. She has also received a Primetime Emmy nomination (for Gracie’s Choice) and a Tony nomination (for the Broadway show Twentieth Century).
In the years since leaving Another World, Heche has been almost as well known for her troubled personal life as the roles she’s chosen to take. Following her relationship and break-up with Ellen DeGeneres, Heche went on to marry Coleman Laffoon and, after that relationship ended, became involved with her Men In Trees co-star, James Tupper, both of whom she has sons with.
Heche has also struggled in other aspects of her personal life, alleging both in television interviews and her book, Call Me Crazy, that she was sexually abused by her father and, as a result, created a fantasy world into which she could escape as her alter ego, Celestia.
Want to see then-and-now photos of other stars from Another World? Check out the gallery below!
<p>Nope, that’s not a newly found member of <em>The Lost Boys</em> on the left, that’s the heartthrob who played Dean Frame off and on from 1993-98. You’re just as likely to recognize him from his longer run on <em>Guiding Light</em> as Gus Aitoro.</p>
<p>You name the show — <em>JAG</em>, <em>The King of Queens</em>, <em>House</em>, <em>ER</em>, <em>Castle</em>, <em>Grey’s Anatomy</em> — and odds are, the actress who played Sofia Carlino has done it. (Don’t look those up; she really <em>has</em> done them all.)</p>
<p>Following his 1981-85 stay in Bay City as the Cory family’s black sheep Sandy, the Texas native, once married to Nancy Frangione (Cecile), appeared in everything from <em>Murphy Brown</em> to <em>Boston Legal.</em></p>
<p>Just 16 when she made her TV debut as hopeless romantic Julia Shearer, the better half of Kevin Bacon went on to win a Golden Globe for her portrayal of the title character in <em>The Closer.</em></p>
<p>If you only know her as <em>Murphy Brown</em>’s Corky Sherwood, we understand; the ditsy part is iconic. But her portrayer <em>did</em> get her start as a recast of Sedgwick as Julia.</p>
<p>From 1993-97, the hunk was the soap’s go-to eye candy as Tomas Rivera. Once he exited stage left, he began an impressive primetime career that’s included roles on <em>24</em>, <em>Blackout</em> and <em>Insecure</em>.</p>
<p>Married since 1991, the actors who made Catlin Ewing and Sally Frame not just a couple but a super one have gone on to amass an enviable list of credits on their way to becoming screenwriters.</p>
<p>There was a brief, awesome moment in the early 1980s when it looked like the erstwhile Peter Brady of <em>Brady Bunch</em> fame might become a serious actor. In that brief, awesome moment, he visited <em>Another World</em> as Denny Hobson.</p>
<p>The onetime <em>Remote Control</em> hostess followed her 1991-94 stint as supervixen Lorna Forbes with roles on primetime series ranging from <em>JAG</em> to <em>Dawson’s Creek</em>, from <em>Shameless</em> to <em>Empire</em>.</p>
<p>The first actress to win an Emmy for her work as twins Marley and Vicky Hudson went on to score a second statuette for <em>All My Children</em> (where she played daytime’s first AIDS casualty) and executive-produce the last days of <em>Guiding Light.</em></p>
<p>The sky was the limit for this Emmy winner after her stint as Marley and Vicky. She went on to star in everything from big-budget blockbusters (<em>Six Days, Seven Nights</em>) to her own series (<em>Men in Trees</em>).</p>
<p>The <em>One Life to Live</em> vet (as Sarah Gordon) took over from Heche as Marley/Vicky, then popped up on <em>As the World Turns</em> (as ill-fated Vicky), <em>General Hospital</em> and <em>The Young and the Restless.</em></p>
<p>In the aftermath of the show’s cancellation, the soap vet who’d played shady Grant Harrison made his directorial debut and, sadly, split from Colleen Zenk (Barbara, <em>As the World Turns</em>), his wife of nearly a quarter of a century.</p>
<p>How do you top a role like that of troublemaker Cindy Harrison? For the native of Portland, Ore., with star turns on<em> The Suite Life of Zack & Cody</em> (and its spinoff) and <em>Supernatural</em>, that’s how.</p>
<p>After five years as Ryan Harrison, the fan favorite was killed off on screen, at which point the onetime Juilliard student returned to the stage in productions of <em>All’s Well That Ends Well</em> and <em>1776</em>.</p>
<p>The first-ever Black woman to win a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress, the <em>227</em> vet, once Bay City bad girl gone good Lily Mason, now plays Paulina Price on <em>Days of Our Lives.</em></p>
<p>He’ll always be too-sexy-for-his-shirt Michael Sinclair to us, but the New Jersey native has passed through one series (<em>Castle Rock</em>) after another (<em>Greenleaf</em>) after another (<em>Hawaii Five-0</em>).</p>
<p>The Emmy winner, who left <em>Days of Our Lives</em> for <em>Another World</em> in 1991 to replace Cali Timmins as Paulina Cory, eventually returned to Salem, first as Adrienne Johnson, then Bonnie Lockhart.</p>
<p>Holding out for a hero? Here he is — and as handsome as heck, too. As soon as <em>Another World</em> ceased to orbit in 1999, he took primetime by storm on <em>NYPD Blue</em> and <em>Agents of Shield.</em></p>
<p>Her exit from <em>Another World</em> after a highly successful 1993-98 run as law enforcer Josie Watts didn’t make nearly the headlines as did the <em>Third Watch</em> vet’s “death” on <em>Blue Bloods</em> in 2017.</p>
<p>Following a run on <em>Home and Away</em> in his native Australia, the born head-turner brought his charisma to Bay City as Ian Rain. From there, he took Hollywood by storm in <em>Nip/Tuck</em>, <em>FBI: Most Wanted</em> and so on.</p>
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