It Wasn’t Me, It Was My Split Personality: 10 Memorable Soap Opera DID Storylines
No. 5: Sharlene Frame/Sharly/Kate, Another World
It isn't any wonder Sharlene Frame (Anna Holbrook) had trouble keeping her identities straight on Another World. When she was a kid, her sicko brother Jason (Chris Robinson) pimped her out to his pals for money! Sharlene's first alter—the brash, flame-haired Sharly—didn't appear until decades later, while Sharlene was newlywed to Vietnam vet Dr. John Hudson (David Forsythe). Sharly quickly got herself entangled in a steamy fling with dashing politico Grant Harrison (the late Dack Rambo). The affair resulted in Sharlene's lookalike niece Frankie (Alice Barrett) being mistakenly kidnapped by Grant's brother Ryan (Paul Michael Valley), on orders of the image-conscious Harrison patriarch Spencer (David Hedison)!
Eventually, Sharlene sought help from Dr. Taylor Benson. That heifer was more interested in giving John some of her bedside manner than helping Sharlene or Sharly! Everyone believed Sharlene had died in 1991, courtesy of an explosion caused by Dr. Benson. However, in 1994 a brunette named Kate Baker moved to Bay City with her foster children. Soon it was revealed that Kate was another of Sharlene's personalities, who had kicked in following the blast! John and Sharlene reunited and lived happily ever after — until he cheated with one of her best pals, romance novelist Felicia Gallant (Linda Dano).