Keeping up with the Guiding Light Alumni

This blog will now aim to keep you up-to-date on what is going on with the former GL cast members as they explore new horizons. Many of the stars you loved are involved in new projects, some in the genre, some on stage, while others have ventured on to something completely different! This blog is written and maintained by Tracey and Mike. If you have information you wish to submit for publication please contact one of us and we will consider your request!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Mandy Bruno In The Sound of Music

Mady Bruno  (ex Marina Cooper) is staring as Maria in The Sound of Music.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Robert Bogue to Appear

Robert Bogue (ex Mallet) is set to appear in the Providence Town Tennesse Williams Festival on September 26, 2010. Bogue played Mallet on Guiding Light from 2007-2009. He and Mandy Bruno (ex Marina Cooper) are engage to be married in April of 2011.
For more on this story visit We Love Soaps

Share Your Favorite Guiding Light Memories

As the one year anniversary approaches I thought it would be nice for our readers to share their favorite Guiding Light memories. Perhaps it was a storyline, a character or an encounter with one of the actors.

Many of us share the same story, we began watching because our mothers and/or grandmothers were viewers. I have heard that story from many many fans over the years.

I know there are still some movements out there saying that it is not too late to save GL, but it is my understanding that Proctor and Gamble does not want to give up the rights to the show, and I will venture to guess that the same holds true with the rights to As the World Turns as well. The actors and crew have come to terms with their loss and have begun to do what they have to and that is move on to other things. The actors who attended the So Long Springfield at Sea event earlier this month all agreed that there will be no resurrection for our beloved show.

James Rebhorn to Return to ATWT

It is being reported that James Rebhorn (ex Bradley Raines) will return to As the World Turns before it goes dark in September. To read the entire article from We Love Soaps click here.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lawrence St. Victor to Debut Film

Lawrence St. Victor (Ex Remy) is set to release The Forgiven.
Click here for more.

Ron Raines to Appear in Nacogdoches at SFA Fundraiser

copyright Sue Coflin/MaxPhoto
Ron Raines (ex Alan) will be performing Broadway and Movie Hits with the Orchestra of the Pines at the Steven F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas on Friday October 22. The event is a fundraiser for the University's music department. Ron is from Nacogdoches.
For more information visit Ron Raines Online.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ron Raines Receives Recognition in Opera News

The international publication Opera News recognized Ron's performance in the Opera Theater of St. Louis production of A Little Night Music performed in June:

"Ron Raines, who appeared in OTSL's opening season (1976) as Dr. Malatesta in Don Pasquale, was sensational as Fredrik Egerman, the middle-aged lawyer seeking rejuvenation with a young and silly wife. Raines's sexy blend of irony, wistfulness and vulnerability was carried on a powerful, burnished voice and a generous command of his character's tender, intimate moments."

You can read the full article here.

Friday, August 20, 2010

More GL Alumni News

Tina Sloan gave We Love Soaps an preview of her film Oh My Love earlier today.
Click here to see interview.

According to her Facebook page Yvonna Kopacz-Wright will be in this fall's CBS show Blue Bloods. According to the CBS web site:
BLUE BLOODS is a drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. Frank Reagan is the New York City Police Commissioner and heads both the police force and the Reagan brood. He runs his department as diplomatically as he runs his family, even when dealing with the politics that plagued his unapologetically bold father, Henry, during his stint as Chief. A source of pride and concern for Frank is his eldest son Danny, a seasoned detective, family man, and Iraqi War vet who on occasion uses dubious tactics to solve cases. The sole Reagan woman in the family, Erin, is a N.Y. Assistant D.A. and newly single parent, who also serves as the legal compass for her siblings and father. Jamie is the youngest Reagan, fresh out of Harvard Law and the family's "golden boy;" however, unable to deny the family tradition, Jamie decided to give up a lucrative future in law and is now a newly minted cop. Jamie's life takes an abrupt turn when he's asked to become part of a clandestine police investigation even his father knows nothing about, and one that could impact the family's legacy.­

The show stars Tom Selleck.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Kim Zimmer to Return to OLTL

Big news today for Kim Zimmer fans. ABC Soaps in Depth is reporting that she will be returning to One Life to Live.

For more details check out Michael Fairman's report.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Recent News

Kim Zimmer will be appearing in the pay Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods:

By Tammy Ryan
Returning to Premiere Stages by popular demand as a full production!
Co-produced with Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, in partnership with the
Kean University Human Rights Institute
September 2 through 19
Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Zella Fry Theatre
$25 Standard • $20 Senior • $15 Student
An optimistic “Lost Boy” from Sudan meets a suburban mother in desperate need of adventure. What begins as an unlikely friendship soon becomes an unbreakable bond that leads them toward a better understanding of their place in the world.

Tina Sloan 
Tina Sloan's book Changing Shoes will hit bookstores on September 16th. She is also taking her stage production if the same name into several cities including New York (sold out), Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.

Ron Raines
Ron Raines will be busy this September and October appearing on stage in Florida and North Carolina. For information visit his official home page

Ron also invites you to view his Featured video section and to share your comments. He loves to hear what you have to say!

The So Long Springfield Cruise 
Fans and cast members spend four days and five nights aboard the Carnival Ship Glory for the So Long Springfield at Sea event, the final Guiding Light only event to be held by CEG. During one of the meet and greet sessions fans asked about getting GL back on the air. The actors all agree that that is NOT going to happen. They cited the fact that Proctor and Gamble has no interest in selling the rights to the 72 year old icon that went dark on September 18, 2009. GL's sister show ATWT will go dark this September.