CLASSIC ATWT Photo of the Day: Don, Amanda & Neil
Posted by Rob Wargo
Peter Brandon was Don Hughes on AS THE WORLD TURNS from 1966 to 1972; Deborah Steinberg Soloman was Amanda Holmes from 1966 to 1970; and Michael Lipton was Neil Wade from 1962 to 1967.
Amanda was the "young heroine" of ATWT in the late 1960s. Believed to be the natural child of Ann and Bill Holmes (Augusta Dabney and William Prince), it turned out she was the illegitimate daughter of Bill and artist Sara Fuller (Gloria DeHaven). Sara and Amanda both were love with Donald Hughes, and Sara accidentally fell down a flight of stairs to her death while fighting with Amanda over Donald. Neil Wade was Penny's second husband (and a good friend to Amanda), but he too passed away, leaving Penny a widow for a second time.