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Monday, February 4, 2019

Soap Dish #40 (in which we remember Julie Adams, Carmen Duncan, Candice Earley and Kristoff St. John)

Today we remember four daytime soap opera stars - Julie Adams, Carmen Duncan, Candice Earley and Kristoff St. John. Below I've selected some videos to celebrate their lives and careers.

Julie Adams, who died Sunday at age 92, played Paula Denning on CBS's Capitol from 1983 to 1987, and she received a 1986 Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role on a Daytime Serial. Below you can watch her in the films, Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) and Tickle Me (1965) starring Elvis Presley, the 1971-72 NBC sitcom, The Jimmy Stewart Show (in which she played Stewart's wife), the 1981-82 ABC drama, Code Red (in which she played Lorne Greene's wife), and an episode of Capitol from January 31, 1986.

Australian actress Carmen Duncan, who died Sunday at age 76, played Iris Wheeler on NBC's Another World from 1988 to 1994, and she received two Soap Opera Digest Award nominations for Outstanding Female Newcomer: Daytime (1990) and Outstanding Villainess: Daytime (1992). Below you can watch her in the 1980 film, Harlequin (for which she received an Australian Film Institute Award nomination for Best Actress), an episode of Another World from April 28, 1989, and an episode of As the World Turns from October 20, 2004 (in which she replaced an ill Eileen Fulton as Lisa Grimaldi in three episodes).

Candice Earley, who died Thursday at age 68, played Donna Beck Tyler on ABC's All My Children from 1976 to 1992 (with returns visits in 1993 and 1995), and she won the 1977 Soapy Award for Most Exciting New Actress. Earley also played Sandy Dumbrowski in the original Broadway production of Grease for a year and a half (1975-76). Below you can watch her in a 1981 interview (with One Life to Live's Robin Strasser), a 1984 Daytime Dynasties Family Feud Special, a 1986 interview, and two episodes of All My Children from September 2, 1983, and August 10, 1990.

Kristoff St. John, who died Sunday at age 52, had played Neil Winters on CBS's The Young and the Restless since 1991, and he won two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series (1992) and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2008). Other credits include the 1976 NBC Saturday morning comedy, Big John, Little John, the 1979-80 CBS sitcom, The Bad News Bears, the 1985-86 CBS sitcom, Charlie & Company, and the 1989-91 NBC daytime soap opera, Generations. Below you can watch him on CBS's Tony Orlando and Dawn on March 3, 1976 (go to 22:10), a 1986 episode of Charlie & Company, two episodes of Generations (1989, 1990), the syndicated game show, Match Game (1998), and two episodes of The Young and the Restless (1997, 2015).

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