Monday, November 05, 2007


I shouldn’t tell you this, but from 1971 until 1980, I was hooked on the soap opera “Another World” and absolutely enthralled with the actress who played Carol Lamont (I forget her name) and Beverly McKinsey, who played the evil Iris Carrington. I started watching it when I was working nights at the New Haven Register, and just by accident — it came on after the World Series, or maybe before, it was a long time ago. In those days, it was only 30 minutes but later, when I was in New Jersey and writing a column for the Herald News of Passaic, it was an hour long, starting at 3 p.m. Fortunately, as a columnist, I made my own hours, so I was nearly always at home to see Iris battle Rachel over Mac, Iris’s dad, whom she had wanted to marry Aunt Liz because she could control her. Nobody could control Rachel, except maybe Steve, but he was killed in a helicopter crash in Australia while he was married to Alice but then, when they got a new Alice that nobody really liked — including the viewers — they brought Steve back from the dead but by that time, his brother Willis was in town and working with Carol Lamont to take Frame Enterprises away from Alice. To this day, I have no idea what Frame Enteprises did.

To read the entire column, click here.

And to watch Another World on the AOL/PGP Classic Soap Channel, click here.


Derek said...

Here is the reply I sent back to the columnist. Thanks for posting all these fun memories from fans.

Sent: November 8, 2007 6:32 PM
To: ''
Subject: It was Sven Petersen fellow Another World fan

Your column ended up being picked up on the Procter & Gamble Classic Soaps blog (
I put it out on two active Another World fan boards ( and and obtained the response below. A fellow fan copied this from the Another World Home page (, which is a fun site if you have not checked it out previously.


First Appearance: March 16, 1977
Last Appearance: February 1978

Portrayer: Roberts Blossom, March 16, 1977 - February 1978.

Departure: Sent to prison.

Introduction Scene: To Rocky in the Cory mansion, "Good day, sir."

Last Known Whereabouts: Prison.

Lovers: Helga Lindeman.

Legal History: Murdered Regine Lindeman's father.
Murdered Rocky Olsen (RIP).
Kidnaped Rachel Cory Hutchins.

Occupation: Crook. Cory handyman.

If you are not aware, Procter & Gamble is posting episodes of several of its cancelled soaps free of charge on AOL Video. By following this link, you can tune in again to Another World, Edge of Night, Texas and Search for Tomorrow.

ashley said...


i loved another world from 1995-1997 and would love to finish out my collection of episodes