Friday, October 27, 2006


In October of 1976, English-born actress Frances Fisher made her Edge of Night debut in the role of Police Detective Deborah Saxon (take a moment to groan at my title pun -- Anglo=English, Saxon=her name; it's okay, I'll wait).

During her five years in Monticello, Deborah managed to be drugged, kidnapped, kidnapped and drugged, and kidnapped and nearly drowned.

She left town in 1981 (can you blame her?)

Apparently tired of being everybody's favorite victim, Fisher's next daytime stint (see photo above) was as Guiding Light record producer Suzette Saxon (no word if she and Deborah were related), who, in 1985, plotted to keep Lujak away from his true love, Beth, for the good of Lujak's singing career.

These days, Fisher is best known for playing Lucille Ball in the TV-movie Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter opposite GH heartthrob Maurice Benard as Desi, Rose's social-climbing mom in the blockbuster Titanic, and as Clint Eastwood's one-time girlfriend and mother of his daughter, Francesca.

But to see where it all began, check out Frances Fisher in the episodes of Edge of Night currently airing on the AOL/PGP Classic Soap Channel!