Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Tina Sloan has played the role of mild-mannered, often victimized Lillian Raines on GL since 1983 (husband Bradley beat her, lover Ed and most of Springfield still subtly blame her for the death of Ed's wife, Maureen; though I ask you -- how was it Lillian's fault that Maureen decided to go driving recklessly through the night upon learning of Ed's affair?). But in 1980, Tina was better known to daytime audiences as a completely different type of character.
Another World's Dr. Olivia Delaney was a workaholic M.D. who arrived in Bay City as the wife of perennial never-do-well Robert Delaney (Nicolas Coster). Unenthused about the idea of having children of her own, Olivia was initially miffed to learn that Robert had father a son, Cory, with trashy Clarice, then later tried using the boy to win her estranged husband back.

Will Olivia succeed in her mission, or will she dump Robert altogether for a shot at fellow doctor Russ Matthews? Tune into the episodes of AW currently airing on the AOL/PGP Classic Soaps Channel right now and find out!

And if you're interested in seeing the non-Lillian/non-Olivia Tina Sloan in action, keep you eyes peeled for the New York society pages! Acting is just a small part of this busy, accomplished woman's life. Tina Sloan McPherson is best known around town for her involvement in a variety of causes, ranging from breast cancer (a malady that struck Lillian, as well):

The event was the brainchild of Tina Sloan McPherson, a long-time actress on the daytime soap "Guiding Light," who explains that she and her friend Cornelia Mettler, a breast cancer survivor, had decided, two weeks ago, to do something rather than just sit around passively muttering to one another. Ms. Mettler was particularly grateful to Mr. Lazio as the congressman instrumental in pushing the bill supporting victims of breast cancer. The bill the president just signed without ceremony so as to spare him the necessity of having to invite the congressman who had so much to do with it--who also happened to be running against the first lady. Ms. McPherson was grateful, she pointed out, for Mr. Lazio's support of the arts, too. (Entire 2000 article, here)....

To The American Cancer Society Benefit in 2003 (see photo of Tina with Grant Aleksander and Beth Chamberlin at the Gala, here)....

A book launch in 2004....

To supporting John McCain in 2007.

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