Friday, July 12, 2024

Julianne Moore Is a Mensch: Read Her Reminiscence of Soap Opera Mother Kathryn Hays


This is why Julianne Moore, an Oscar winner, is a mensch. She’s never forgotten her roots on CBS’s “As the World Turns.” She appeared om the show in the mid 80s and won a Daytime Emmy Award. Her on screen mother was played by the beloved Kathryn Hays, who died this week at age 87. Moore never forgot her roots. When it was announced the show as ending after 54 years, she went back and filmed an episode with the cast.

Today, Moore posted a lovely reminiscence of Hays. Here it is. Hays also worked with Meg Ryan, by the way, which launched the “Sleepless in Seattle” actress’s career.

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Roger Friedman
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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