“50 Years of Soap,” TV Soap, December 1994

50 Years of Soap Patch and Kayla back on screen….but for one night only By Mary Beth Evans TV Soap, December 1994 Stephen Nichols and I just shot a soap opera look-back for CBS called 50 YEARS OF SOAP. The gala overflowed with Daytime stars spanning the decades.  Everyone was eager to participate because it was not an award show.  The elaborate cocktail party before the shoot added to the very relaxed and happy atmosphere. I get so sentimental whenever I act with Stephen and I often wonder if I’ll ever “connect” with another actor as I do with him.  As Stephen says, we’re both “instinctual” actors.  When we get together the chemistry is there and it is as if we’ve never been apart.  That chemistry clicked during this evening just as it did during our visit to Australia last year.  We love and trust each other and it shows. Stephen and I participated in the portion of the show devoted to reuniting former couples. After film clips of a famous pair — some dating back 20 years! – that couple came on stage for some repartee.  Many bore no resemblance to their former selves.  I leaned over and whispered to Stephen:  “Oh, no, I hope when they shoot 75 Years of Soaps we still look like us!” On stage, Stephen called me “Sweetness” and I thanked him.  As...

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