Monday, November 18, 2013


We Love Soaps has a wonderful tribute to actor George Reinholt, who died last week at the age of 73 after creating several memorable soap roles, including Steve on Another World and Tony on One Life to Live.

When putting together my book, Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime Drama's Greatest Moments, the incomparable Connie Passalacqua a.k.a. Marlena De Lacroix (Editor, Afternoon TV Magazine, 1980-1983; Columnist, Soap Opera Weekly Magazine, 1989-2001) had the following to say about what she believes to be soaps at the top of their game:

Alice and Steve’s break-up after she learns Rachel is pregnant with Steve's baby.  (This scene) is the high point of a wonderfully-written love triangle. 

Alice was the quintessential, young, innocent heroine. 

Rachel, the young villainess from the wrong side of the tracks, was Alice's sister-in-law, but had set

her cap for Steve Frame, a square-jawed young industrialist, Alice's love. 

They had a back-street affair.  At Alice and Steve's engagement party, Rachel harrowingly told Alice her baby was Steve's, not (Alice’s) brother Russ'.

Read more from Connie, as well as daytime's best actors, writers, directors, producers and experts about the soap opera moments they'll never forget - and go behind the scenes to find out how they happened by clicking the image below!