Another daytime legend has passed away. Yesterday news broke that Edge of Night and Another World alum Irene Dailey had died. Today, Pine Valley Bulletin has confirmed the passing of Eileen Herlie (Myrtle Fairgate, All My Children). She was 90.
Herlie joined AMC in 1976 as gutsy carny Myrtle, whose boarding house would prove home to generations of the show's young adult cast. Since the death of Erica Kane's mother Mona ( the late Frances Heflin), Myrtle has served as a surrogate mother to La Kane (Susan Lucci) and grandmother figure for her daughters Kendall (Alicia Minshew) and Bianca (Eden Riegel). She has also been a constant supporter of Kendall's husband Zach (Thorsten Kaye).
In a surprise plot twist and history re-write a few years back, we learned Myrtle also had a daughter of her very own, Rae Cummings (Linda Dano) and a grandaughter, Skye (Robin Christopher), who had actually lived in Pine Valley alongside Myrtle for many years with neither the wiser. READ MORE
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Who knew Thorsten Kaye, All My Children's Zack Slater, was a Detroit Red Wings fan? Thorsten is an avid rugby and hockey fan and is chronicling the Detroit Red Wings run for the Stanley Cup...which they seem to be doing very well against the Pittsburg Penguins. I'm jealous already as Thorsten has met legends of the National Hockey League including all-time coaching great Scotty Bowman (pictured above with Kaye) and the "Terrible" Ted Lindsay.
When reading through his blog and interviews, I'm quite amazed by Thorsten's thorough knowledge of hockey history...very impressive. Also you can check out the Stanley Cup final series between the Red Wings & the Penguins tonight with Detroit leading the best of seven series 2 games to 0.
You can check out Thorsten's NHL Connect blog here.
A Cambias scorned. Sott-spoken private eye Aidan Devane (Aiden Turner) better be ready for some gnarly office politics when he goes to work at Cambias next week on All My Children. Spoilers indicate Aidan will be shocked to learn his first assignment has him headed off to the war-torn Sudan to rescue a mystery hostage. What, he doesn't read Daytime Confidential.com?
Aidan is hand picked for this risky assignment by Zach (Thorsten Kaye) who is secretly fuming over Devane's coital comfort of Zach's wife Kendall (Alicia Minshew), while Zach and Aidan's lady love Greenlee (Rebecca Budig) were missing in action. Geesh, couldn't he have just taken the guy on Springer and confronted him?
As previously spoiled, this storyline is to facilitate the introduction of Ricky Paull Goldin to the AMC canvas as Dr. Joey "Jake" Martin. How much are you willing to bet that Jake will pay Aidan back by bedding his girl Greenlee sometime in the near future? I'm just glad to see Aiden Turner front and center. I know a lot of soap critics aren't impressed with the actor or his character but I've always thought Aidan would be a great super hero if paired with the right leading lady. Unfortunately the closest thing we've ever had to that was his promising pairing with Sabine Singh's version of Greenlee Smythe. Not that I blame ABC one bit for bringing back Budig, the actress who made the role famous, but her return was bittersweet. Hmmm, perhaps Anna's nephew could spin off to General Hospital and that show could bring Sabine on as Liz's older sister Sarah? Just a teeny bit of Wishful Casting.
It's official folks. Susan Haskell's reporting on her website that she is set to return to One Life to Live as the original, if not-so crispy Marty Saybrooke. I wasn't watching when Haskell originated the role, but I am familiar with her Marty's highlights (the gang rape, the popular romance with Thorsten Kaye's Patrick) and couldn't be happier to see her return to the soap, hopefully just in time to help her son Cole battle their mutual enemy and Dad of the Decade nominee Todd Manning. I'm sure this little turn of events will fire up already simmering rumors of Kaye departing his All My Children gig as Zach Slater to reunite with his onscreen and off screen wife back in Llanview. Thanks Loop for the tip!
It appears the recent bonding scenes between Pine Valley's perennial celebutante Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and her son-in-law Zach Slater (Thorsten Kaye) over her legal woes have online fans hoping for a pairing between this unlikely couple!
A growing "Team Zerica" movement has been spotted on the AMC SoapNet message boards as well as on the soap boards at Television Without Pity.
This movement probably won't be taken to lightly by diehard Zendall fans who are sure to be incensed at the thought of La Kane going after her own daughter's husband. But with Kendall nursing the guilt from her secret tryst with her best frienemy Greenlee (Rebecca Budig)'s Aussie hunk Aiden (Aidan Turner), not to mention fending off advances from her one time "true love" Ryan Lavery (Cameron Mathison), maybe Kendall won't have time to make sure Mommy isn't stealing kisses from her hubby? One things for sure a Zerica pairing would make for AWESOME fodder for the Charm! sequel!