Post by waltonlover on Feb 24, 2010 23:56:07 GMT -5
Just read on line that Michael Learned will play a part (cancer patient) for a short stint on ABC's General Hospital soap, starting filming in March...the same artical mentioned the coinsidence of Ralph Waite who is currently playing a charactor on Days of Our Lives-see below, copied fron soap opera digest:
GH Casting News Michael Learned is joining the cast of GH for a short-term story arc. The four-time Emmy winner begins taping in mid-March and will appear onscreen in early April. Learned will play Shirley Smith, a cancer patient, who will be involved with Robin (Kimberly McCullough), Patrick (Jason Thompson), Lisa (Brianna Brown) and the rest of the hospital staff. Learned, best known for her role of Olivia Walton, mother to THE WALTONS clan on the 1972-79 CBS family drama, appeared on ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE in 2005. In the 3/2/10 issue, Digest reported that GH was on the hunt for a "name" actress to play a cancer patient with "great will, vitality and spirit."
In a fun twist, her WALTONS on-screen hubby, Ralph Waite, is currently portraying Father Matt on DAYS.
Here in the Kansas City, MO area it comes on at noon. Then with my dishnetwork it also shows later on SOAP (channel 188) at different times. Mr. Waite has a small recurring role and lately has not been seen much.