A primetime legend with a powerful soap connection passed away… a General Hospital star revealed a real-life diagnosis… and a collection of stars shared their holiday traditions… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub weekly news wrap.
General Hospital: A Special Connection
Easton Rocket Sweda has a special connection to his General Hospital character, Leo. It seems the pair both have autism, and the young actor shares how he’s thrived since his diagnosis.
Fountain of Youth
What’s the secret to being 99 and sharp as a tack? GH’s Lisa LoCicero (Olivia) shared some words of wisdom from her inspirational grandmother, Gene. Soap weekly news reports.
GH cast members Genie Francis (Laura), Kathleen Gati (Liesl), Bradford Anderson (Spinelli), Sydney Mikayla (Trina), and Sonya Eddy (Epiphany) revealed some of their favorite holiday traditions and the delectable treats they always look forward to each year.
Eden McCoy (Josslyn) chatted about the Christmas activity she was thrilled to do again after a break in 2020. It was the Zoo Holiday Lights walk at the L.A. Zoo.
Let’s Get Cooking
GH’s Kathleen Gati is a wiz in the kitchen and shared her famous chili recipe. If you’re a cook, check it out. You might want to give it a try.
The Bold and the Beautiful: Farewell Betty
Betty White, who played Stephanie and Pam’s mother, Ann Douglas, on The Bold and the Beautiful, passed away a few weeks shy of her 100th birthday. The talented actress is also fondly remembered for her roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Golden Girls.
In Other Soap Weekly News: Birthday Revelry
The holidays may be over and done, but some daytime stars still have reason to party. Here’s a list of the actors and actresses who’ll be celebrating birthdays in January, gathered by Soap weekly news.
Donny Boaz (ex-Chance, The Young and the Restless) revealed some heartbreaking news: his stepfather Jerry Skelton has died. The actor posted a special tribute to the special figure in his life, and his fans have been reaching out with their condolences and words of support.
A number of other beloved daytime stars died in 2021. Soap Weekly news takes a look back at the legends we’ve lost.