Tuesday, May 21, 2024

RIP Actress Lisa Brown, 67, Star of “Guiding Light” and “As the World Turns” for 30 Years

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Sad news today from the New York soap world. Actress and acting coach Lisa Brown, who played characters on CBS’s “Guiding Light” and “As the World Turns” for a combination of 30 years, died afte a short illness. She was 67.

Brown played Nola Reardon on “Guiding Light” beginning in 1980, and then segued onto the sister soap, “As the World Turns,” where she was Iva Snyder. Her characters on each show came and went right until the end of the run for the two Procter & Gamble series in 2010.

Brown was nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards for “ATWT” and became a highly valued acting coach for new soap actors. In an odd coincidence, the man who played her romantic lead on “Guiding Light,” actor Michael Tylo, died just a few weeks ago at the age of 72. They were the hot couple on “Guiding Light” in the early 80s, surviving many Gothic adventures.

Condolences to her family, friends, and legions of fans.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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