COUPLE: Schuyler Whitney & Raven Swift
SHOW: THE EDGE OF NIGHT
Sky: Larkin Malloy
Raven: Sharon Gabet
YEARS: 1980-1984 (including Jefferson Brown)
Sky and Raven were an explosive duo that met in 1980 after Sky had survived a plane crash and moved to Monticello. Sky was Geraldine Whitney's nephew who won Raven's heart, ultimately leading to their wedding. But it wasn't happily ever after for the couple as Raven realized Sky had been a patient of plastic surgeon, Dr. Kenneth Bryson, and was actually an impostor named Jefferson Brown!
Jefferson went to great lengths to keep his identity hidden including killing Gunther, who was actually his twin, Bruno (David Froman, who also played a dual returning later as the real Gunther). The storyline eventually climaxed during a location shoot in the Swiss Alps where Jefferson was killed while attempting to throw Raven off a cliff. Raven was a wealthy widow until the real Schuyler Whitney came to town. Raven and Sky immediately clashed but eventually fell in love "again". Raven married the real Sky but they lost the Whitney fortune and were penniless. Much mystery and adventure followed as they battled assassins over their secret plastics formula, and Raven fought for her survival as she was convicted of murdering her ex-husband, Logan. When the show ended its run in 1984 Raven and Sky were together and happy.
THE EDGE OF NIGHT struck gold with the pairing of Malloy and Gabet, two of the best actor's in soap opera history (see our critics' lists below). Fans responded to their chemistry and they became fan favorites.
Gabet was nominated for two Emmy Awards for her work in the Sky/Raven storyline, with Malloy receiving one nomination.
When EDGE was canceled Malloy and Gabet become hot commodities for the remaining daytime soaps. Malloy started at GUIDING LIGHT before EDGE even wrapped. Gabet weighed her options and chose a role in ANOTHER WORLD that was more of a departure from Raven than the roles other soaps were offering.
From Patrick Erwin (A THOUSAND OTHER WORLDS): They were an unusual, almost Gothic couple – in retrospect, their brooding, mysterious romance seems almost Gomez and Morticia Addams- like. Their escapades were completely over the top. But the chemistry that Sky and Raven had was one of the best things about the final years of EDGE.
- Sky and Raven highlights (1984)
- The final act of THE EDGE OF NIGHT (1984)
- Sharon Gabet classic clips
- Larkin Malloy classic clips
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