30 Dynamic Duos of Daytime Soaps (20-16)


Our list of 30 Great Dynamic Duos of Daytime Soaps kicked off with a look at twosomes 30-26 and 25-21. Below the countdown continues with Dynamic Duos 20-16. Tell us your favorite Dynamic Duos in the Comments section below:

DUO: Ruby Wright & Lurlene Harper
SHOW: TEXAS
RANK: 20
PLAYED BY:
Ruby: Dianne Thompson Neil (now Alexandra Neil)
Lurlene: Tina Johnson
YEARS: 1981-1982
COMMENT:
"The friendship of Ruby and Lurlene was one of the best things about TEXAS.  They could be sweet and poignant but many times were just hilarious.  It's a shame more people didn't get to see it." - Roger Newcomb



DUO: Jesse Hubbard & Jenny Gardner
SHOW: ALL MY CHILDREN
RANK: 19
PLAYED BY:
Jesse: Darnell Williiams
Jenny: Kim Delaney
YEARS: 1981-1984, 1994 (as ghosts)
COMMENT:
"The gold standard for platonic male/female friendships on soaps, and a step forward in that race played very little, if any, of a role in their friendship.Their support for each other was heartwarming." - Patrick Erwin



DUO: Marley & Victoria Hudson
SHOW: ANOTHER WORLD
RANK: 18
PLAYED BY:
Marley: Ellen Wheeler, Anne Heche, Jensen Buchanan
Vicky: Ellen Wheeler, Rhonda Lewin, Anne Heche, Jensen Buchanan, Cynthia Watros
YEARS: 1985-1986, 1987-1994, 1997-1999
COMMENT:
"Wheeler and Heche were magic playing the identical twin sisters.  Their complicated relationships with Jake McKinnon were fascinating to watch.  In her final year as Vicky and Marley, Heche gave one of the best performances in soap history." - Roger Newcomb



DUO: Luke Spencer & Robert Scorpio
SHOW: GENERAL HOSPITAL
RANK: 17
PLAYED BY:
Luke: Anthony Geary
Robert: Tristan Rogers
YEARS: 1980-1984, 2006, 2008, 2012
COMMENT:
"Through high adventure and their respective rocky romances, hero Luke and his spy pal Robert cooperated with and confided closely in one another.  Day One was the start of a beautiful friendship." - Connie Passalacqua Hayman (Marlena De Lacroix)



DUO: Katie Peretti & Henry Coleman
SHOW: AS THE WORLD TURNS
RANK: 16
PLAYED BY:
Katie: Terri Conn
Henry: Trent Dawson
YEARS: 1999-2010
COMMENT:
"Yes, they were romantically linked for a time, but they are included on this list because much of their relationship was a platonic bond between two schemers, with Henry playing Addison DeWitt to Katie’s Eve Harrington." - Patrick Erwin



The Dynamic Duos list was compiled with input from the We Love Soaps staff as well as some friends in the industry--Patrick Erwin, Jonathan Reiner and Connie Passalacqua Hayman (Marlena De Lacroix). 

15 comments:

  1. Wow thank you for putting Ruby & Lurlene on this list, they was so funny.

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  2. Jesse and Jenny are too low on this list! Adored their "summer in NYC" story.

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  3. Mine would have to be Todd Manning and his daughter Starr from the early 2000s

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  4. Hey now you better put Bill & Michelle & Ben from GL we watched those 3 grow up on screen. It continue as adults with Bill & Michelle.

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  5. So glad you guys included Katie and Henry. Love them!

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  6. How could I forget Vicki & Marley?! They were fabulous and Anne Heche was a revelation in the roles. Heche is a great actress and one of the best ever in daytime. I agree with Roger that her work in her final year on AW is impeccable. Ellen Wheeler was very good but Heche eclipsed all other performers in the roles.

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  7. To me #1 can only be one couple, Cass and Felicia on AW. Just magic. Pure simple magic.

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  8. I think that Felicia and Cass will make the top five.

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  9. YEAH!! Ruby and Lurlene made the list!!!!!

    Thank you!

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  10. Robert & Anna Scorpio get my vote! Sexy & exciting... What's not to love?

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  11. Really happy to see Katie and Henry make this list. They were my favorite relationship (romantic or otherwise) on ATWT.

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  13. When will the rest of the list be revealed?

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  14. From OLTL:

    Tina/Gabrielle were amazing in the 80s. Nora / Lindsay have been a great duo. Todd / Marty's tangled history shouldn't go ignored. Obvioulsy #1 should be Viki / Dorian!!!!

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