Tuesday, November 28, 2006
BEFORE THEY WERE SOAP STARS: JERRY LANNING
For the duration of TEXAS's run from August 1980 to December 1982, Jerry Lanning played hotheaded Justin Marshall, a cowboy with a bit of an anger management problem -- and a serious eye for the ladies.
In addition to Justin, Jerry's other soap roles include Nick on Search for Tomorrow, Cain on Guiding Light and Anthony on Another World.
Those who only know him from his work on daytime, may be surprised to learn that, before he was a soap star, Jerry appeared in the original Broadway production of Mame, with Angela Lansbury.
Click here to listen to him perform The Letter as Mame's all grown up nephew, Patrick. And who is that singing the role of Young Patrick, you may ask. None other than child actor Frankie Michaels who also once took a crack at the role of -- who else -- ATWT's Tom Hughes!
To check out Jerry as Justin, watch the AOL/PGP Classic Soap Channel's broadcast of TEXAS, now!
Posted by Alina Adams at 6:57 AM