Thursday, September 28, 2006
WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Margaret Colin (Paige; EON)
Currently appearing (and ingesting a great deal of coffee) on the AOL/PGP Classic Soap Channel's broadcast of Edge of Night is Margaret Colin, playing wealthy heiress/ex-radical terrorist Paige Madison (one suspects a certain Miss Patty Hearst may have been the inspiration for this particular character).
Paige spends the bulk of her one year, on-air stint being shot, stabbed and left to die. But, like the Energizer Bunny, she just keeps going and going and going.
A few months after leaving EON, Colin showed up on another P&G soap, As The World Turns, playing John Dixon's illegitimate daughter, Margo Montgomery. There, her life was most famously in danger from a homicidal dwarf named Mr. Big. (Yes, this is the story The New York Times mocked in their review of Oakdale Confidential. Ahem, NYT: At least when ATWT tells outlandish tales, it prominently labels them as fiction, and doesn't attempt to pass them off as news. Cough, cough, Jayson Blair, cough, cough).
But the Mr. Big saga did have a happy ending in that it showed Margo that she was in love with Tom Hughes (then Justin Deas; above), whom she's been married to (on and off) since 1983.
In real-life, Colin married co-star Deas (now Buzz on GL) and left ATWT in 1983.
Since then, she has appeared in everything from the television series, Foley Square, Chicago Hope, and Now & Again, to the feature films, Pretty in Pink, Three Men and a Baby, Independence Day and Blue Car.
She is the mother of two sons, Sam and Joe, and the honorary co-chair of the organization, Feminists for Life.
To check out her television debut as the obviously very conflicted Paige Madison, click here!
Posted by Alina Adams at 6:32 AM