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!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tina Sloan to Appear in Blog Talk Radio Show

TINA SLOAN will be joining OutTakes to talk about "Changing Shoes", the title of her one-woman show and novel. She has starred in several soap operas, most recently on "Guiding Light."
Tune in on September 29 at 10:00 PM ET.
Changing Shoes: Getting Older--Not Old--with Style, Humor, and Grace

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Tina Sloan's Changing Shoes

If you have not yet purchased your copy of Tina Sloan's (ex-Lillian) Changing Shoes you should! I am the first to admit that I am a hard sell when it comes to sitting down and reading a book. I am a librarian by profession but research has always been more of my thing. Now don't get me wrong, I will read for pleasure, but it has to be something that really catches my attention or I will never get to the end.

Changing Shoes however did catch my attention and I did read it from cover to cover in a few days. It made me laugh. It made me cry. It made me thankful to have had to opportunity to spend time with Tina Sloan on several occasions during the past five years of my involvement with the actors.

You need not be a fan of Guiding Light to enjoy this book. My mom who had not watched GL for years panned on watching again once she retired is getting a copy as a retirement gift. Unfortunately GL is no longer around for her to watch, but I think Tina's view of life is something any one of us can enjoy!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Ron Raines Offers Advice to High School Students

While in New Bern, North Carolina for two shows this week Ron Raines shared some advice with some high school students.
Read the full article here.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dicopoulos Creates Cable Documentaries

A year ago this Saturday, Sept. 18, "The Guiding Light" soap opera aired its last episode and Frank Dicopoulos found himself without a steady job for the first time in 22 years.

Dicopoulos, who played the role of Frank Cooper, needed to find steady work in a business where auditions — and rejections — are a way of life.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Several Former GL Stars Join River Ridge

Pinson, Ehlers, Coleman Lead Growing Cast of RIVER RIDGE 

Monday, September 13, 2010 Posted by We Love Soaps 

The producers of the highly anticipated new drama series RIVER RIDGE have filled their growing cast with a list of well-known soap names and promising newcomers. The cast includes Signy Coleman, Shannon Sturges, Julie Pinson, Beth Ehlers, Danielle DiLorenzo, Matt McAbee, Michael Robert Young, Matthew Daniell, Danielle DiLorenzo, Michael Robert Young and Frank DiCopoulos.

Read the full article on We Love Soaps!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Ron Raines and Donald Pippin Take Broadway to Tampa

Persistence brings Broadway stars to Carrollwood Cultural Center

By Richard Danielson, Times Staff Writer
In Print: Friday, September 10, 2010

 CARROLLWOOD — Saturday night brings the biggest show yet to the 2-year-old Carrollwood Cultural Center, but the person who worked to bring two Broadway legends to the stage won't be there to see it.
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PA Paper Talks With GL Cruiser

Cruising With The Stars
September 10, 2010
by Frances Borsodi Zajac

Fayette County women enjoy boat trip with cast members of 'Guiding Light'
Imagine going on vacation with some of your favorite actors.
That happened to two Fayette County women who recently enjoyed a summer cruise with several cast members from "The Guiding Light'' television soap opera. 
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