Friday, September 29, 2006
FLASHBACK: Iris Cory
TEXAS starring Beverlee McKinsey was an unprecedented credit when the Another World spin-off premiered on NBC in 1980 (even the great ATWT diva Eileen Fulton only warranted an "and Eileen Fulton as Lisa" at the end of her show's credits).
So who was this Iris Cory brought so unforgettably to life by the star-billed Miss McKinsey?
She made her debut on AW in 1972 as Mac Cory's spoiled daughter, sickly young Dennis' mother and Elliot Carrington's soon-to-be ex-wife.
When Iris learned that Elliot might be moving on with Alice Frame (yes, of Alice/Steve/Rachel fame), Iris came to Bay City and used her new pal, Rachel, to break the fledgling couple up.
Alas, Iris soon found Rachel to be an even bigger threat than Alice ever was, when Iris' precious Daddy, Mac, fell for the considerably younger woman.
Iris tried bribing Rachel. She tried hiring a gigolo to seduce her away. She tried hiring people to spy on her. Her efforts merely succeeded in a furious Mac disinheriting his little girl.
This made Iris very vexed.
Without putting her Rachel-hate too far on the back-burner, Iris proceeded to run roughshod over several Bay City men, both eligible -- and not so eligible. She also found time to butt into the now teenage Dennis' love life, bribing love interests right and left, and even hiring yet another gigolo to seduce the girl she thought would be right for Dennis, away from his best friend, Jamie Frame.
Iris' Daddy-centered world was crushed in 1978 when she learned that Mac and his first wife had adopted her as an infant, and that her real mother was a Russian fashion wannabe (think Sally Spectra from B&B... only with less class).
Shaken, Iris followed Dennis to his new job in Houston, where she ran into one Alex Marshall, the man who we were soon to learn just might have been the one responsible for turning her into the less than warm and cuddly person that she became.
How did he do it? And what happened next with Iris, Alex, and Dennis? Tune into the AOL/PGP Classic Soaps Channel and check out TEXAS today!
Posted by Alina Adams at 7:54 AM