Wednesday, December 30, 2015

NEWS: Susan Seaforth Hayes, Wesley Burrowes, Barbara Windsor

Days of our Lives Commemorates 50 Years by Becoming Part of the Smithsonian
Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie Williams) is the only actress to have appeared on all six decades of the show's production and she noted that the public has consumed thousands of hours following her character's every move.

"No show lasts forever," she told ET. "No job lasts forever, and yet we have been given a half century with the American public."

Days is currently renewed through September 2016.

EastEnders actress Barbara Windsor To Be Made A Dame
A Buckingham Palace source is quoted as saying: "The Queen was delighted when Barbara's name was put forward. Like Her Majesty, she is someone who has been part of the fabric of the way of life in Britain for many years." She also devotes her time to championing causes for the elderly. In 1994 Windsor joined the cast of BBC soap opera EastEnders, playing barmaid Peggy Mitchell.

Wesley Burrowes created many of Ireland TV's most memorable characters
It was only last Sunday night, at the close of RTÉ1's hour-long documentary on Glenroe, that viewers learned of Wesley Burrowes's fragile health - the end credits stating that he had been too ill to participate in its making. Burrowes was the main scriptwriter of Ireland's first rural soap, The Riordans, which initially aired in 1965 and then ran for 14 years. He created Bracken in 1980 which introduced the characters of Miley and Dinny Byrne, later to become the pivots of Glenroe.

Top 5 Pinoy soap operas of 2015
This year’s soap operas in the Philippines prove that both the local genre has come of age because of the industry's exciting ventures and treatments, even if the networks were reworking old material.

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