By Marlena De Lacroix
About 1984 or so, when the primetime world was at the height of Dynasty-mania, all the daytime soaps were hustling to introduce characters, all costumed in big-brimmed hats, who were supposed to be the “Alexis of Daytime.” Elizabeth Hubbard, new as Lucinda on As the World Turns, was supposed to be the Alexis of Daytime. Marj Dusay, who played Myrna Clegg on Capitol, was supposed to be the Alexis of Daytime. Louise Sorel, Augusta Lockridge on Santa Barbara, was supposed to be the Alexis of Daytime.
Baloney, I wrote in an early column headlined “Outrageous” in Michael Logan’s old magazine, Soap Opera People. We already had the definitive Alexis of Daytime. Her name was [Read more...]