Thursday, August 26, 2010

CLASSIC ATWT Photo of the Day: Richard Holland (Don Hughes)

Unlike the role of Bob, inhabited by Don Hastings since 1960, the role of Donald Hughes has been played by many different actors over the years. Pictured here with with the rest of the Hughes Family is Richard Holland, who played the role from 1956 to 1962. Holland was a mathematical prodigy, and became a teenage teacher at the University of Wisconsin and lecturer at Columbia University after graduating from college at age 17. Prior to ATWT, Holland had roles on SEARCH FOR TOMORROW, THE INNER FLAME and THE GUIDING LIGHT. He later went on to write for soaps including A WORLD APART and ALL MY CHILDREN.

Last played by Conard Fowkes from 1978 to 1981, with a few subsequent guest spots, the character of Don Hughes had unsuccessful marriages to Janice and Joyce, and love affairs with Lisa, Ellen, Sara and Amanda, among others, before finally settling down with Mary.

The Ellen/Don pairing was only one of many times members of the Hughes clan were romantically involved with someone from the Stewart/Lowell clan: Jim Lowell/Edith Hughes, Ellen/Don, Tom/Emily, Bob/Susan, and finally Casey/Allison.

1 comment:

  1. What is Richard Holland doing now? Is he still with us? Thanks! :-)