Tuesday, June 02, 2009


Local TV producer Allen Fawcett was in his element the other night while mingling with the cast at "The Lion King" after-party at Mix atop Mandalay Bay.

A Las Vegas resident since 2004, Fawcett starred in four Broadway musicals, including the original New York productions of "Shenandoah," "Rex," "King of Hearts," and the American premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." He played Joseph for about nine months in the early 1980s.

From there he hosted and wrote 134 episodes of the 1980s comedy lip-sync game show "Puttin' on the Hits," produced by Dick Clark.

Fans of "General Hospital" will recall him as Swedish heartthrob Lars Hansen. He played Kelly McGrath on "The Edge of Night."

More here.

When writing about the many loves of SFT's Liza (see the post on Steve below), the PGP Classic Soaps Blog observed:

Liza and Travis -- who, in the early 1980s, mysteriously began sporting a perm not unlike a certain other hero on a certain other show on another network that had rocketed to #1 in the ratings (though probably in spite, not because of, the perm).

Well, Travis wasn't the only soap character forced to emulate that look. Over in Monticello, Kelly frequently found himself looking like a cross between said #1 show's hero, and Christopher Atkins, then starring in The Blue Lagoon with Brooke Shields. According to Lori Loughlin, who played Kelly's love interest Jody, she'd turned down the lead part in the movie due to the required nudity. So she and Fawcett ended up starring in their own, daytime-friendly version.

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