know Erica Slezak has played Viki for a long time…is she the only person who
has ever played the character?
daughter of legendary actor Walter Slezak, Erika has starred in the role of Viki
for over 25 years. However, before Erika, there was Trish Van Devere (1968);
Gillian Spencer (1968-71), and JoAnn Dorian (1971).
Q: I heard that Cassie was once married to Bo Buchanan. Is that true?
it is true. Cassie and Bo were
married on November 27, 1991, but divorced when his previous wife, Sarah Gordon
returned after it was believed that she had perished in a plane crash.
Q: In your last column, you named Erica’s husbands. I noticed that Mike Roy was not included in the list. Didn’t they get married?
are correct, but it was not a legal marriage.
You see, Erica had been married to Adam Chandler.
Adam, wanting to test her love and loyalty, faked his death.
Erica, being Erica, soon realized that she had been in love with Mike all
along, so the grieving widow recited the vows once again.
When Adam showed up alive and kicking Erica was beside herself,
because this made her marriage to Mike Roy illegal.
Q: I’m trying to remember the name of the campaign for which Erica became the signature model for Sensuelle Cosmetics. Can you help me out?
was An American Beauty.
Q: Dimitri has always looked really familiar to me. What other roles has the actor played?
Nader, who has played in the role of Dimitri Marick since September 1991, has
appeared in dozens of movies since 1963. Included
in this are the Beach Party flicks with Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon.
He also had a recurring role in “As The World Turns," and
nighttime dramas “Dynasty” and “Bare Essence”.
Michael has also performed in off-broadway plays.
Q: Coltin Scott (Nikolas) looks a LOT like Jason-Shane Scott who plays Will Rappaport on One Life To Live. Are they related?
Scott, a real cutie, who is also actively pursuing a singing career with one
album out and another in progress, credits his mother for her ongoing support
and his father, who is deceased, for his inspiration.
However, there has been no information found that indicates that Coltin
and Jason, another cutie, are related.
Q: Whatever happened to Edward Q’s son, Jimmie Lee Holt?
an unexpected appearance into the life of the Quartermaines in 1983, Jimmie Lee
Holt announced to the family that he was Edward’s illegitimate son from an
affair (yes another one) Edward had with Beatrice LeSeur.
Involved in numerous ventures and escapades during his three year stay in
Port Charles, Jimmie Lee ultimately met and married pretty little Charity Gatlin
in 1986. She was a woman who owned
a general store. They settled down in her hometown of Pautuck in upstate NY,
where they presumably lived happily ever-after.
That is, until the powers that be decide to bring them back.
Q: I loved your detailed overview of Jason Morgan last week. How long will Steve Burton be back on the show this time?
you. Jason will make his return to
Port Charles on August 26th, it is reported that he will stay
for six weeks.
happened to Asa’s ex-wife, the one who had the Egyptian wedding?
I missed a few months and never knew what happened to her.
The last time I saw her, Carlo Hesser was watching her through a two-way
Olonov, played by Tonja Walker, became mayor of Llanview and married underworld
kingpin Carlo Hesser in October of ’96, pretending to be pregnant with his
baby by wearing a cushion under her wedding dress.
All went totally sour as Asa, knowing Alex had had her tubes tied a few
years earlier, pulled off her dress in front of the entire crowd, exposing her
secret. Carlo was livid, to put it mildly and told her, “No
one ever betrays me.”
trying to explain to Carlo why she did it, he wound up trying his best to choke
her. She told him she wanted them
to adopt a child and everything she did was out of love for him.
In answer to this Carlo took off his wedding ring.
A few weeks later he informed her of a petition that was circulating to
have her thrown out of office. Using
a little double-talk Carlo managed to convince her that he was there to help her
(NOT!) He told her for her own
protection she should shred all her important and sensitive files.
She believed him and did as he said.
she was busy shredding, Carlo was busy calling Hank at LPD to tell him what Alex
was up to. After she was caught
red-handed, she realized that Carlo was the culprit who double-crossed her.
She then spilled everything to Hank about Carlo being the mad bomber of
the Palace Hotel and the fact that he was the infamous “Poseidon.”Next, she
hot-footed it to Todd to tell him about Carlo, in order to have it published in
the Sun. In other words, she was
out for revenge.
Carlo made plans to fake his own death in order to leave the country.
He arranged to have cocaine planted in Alex’ room as payback for her
opening her mouth once too often. (Do these two ever quit??)
Alex was taken into custody. Things
got worse after the police found the drugs in her room.
Hank offered her a deal -- a plea bargain for information about Carlo.
was planning to frame Antonio Vega for his demise, because Antonio lied to him.
On this same night Todd was giving a huge party for Blair.
Everyone who is anyone was there, including Carlo Hesser.
All of a sudden the lights went out and next thing we know, Carlo is
found dead floating in the water with a bullet-hole in his head.
there, practically every major character in Llanview became a suspect in the
murder, as everyone hated Carlo for one reason or another.
Alex, not to be forgotten in this, showed up later on with Carlo’s
Will, which she forged of course, naming Antonio as the heir to Carlo’s
passed. Carlo’s twin brother, Mortimer, showed up in town and testified that
Alex was the murderer. Carlo -- er -- Mortimer got close to those in Llanview and
was regarded as the “good” brother.
day Alex was sitting alone and discussing with herself (needed help at that
point), the possibility of running for mayor once again.
Behind her she heard clapping as if in congratulations for her decision.
Carl – er -- Mortimer -- e r-- Carlo was indeed alive and was standing
right behind her. Alex, overjoyed,
but a little taken-back by his sudden appearance, began to rehash everything she
did to him and why. (Obviously this
girl had never heard the old expression “Let sleeping dogs lie”) They
are drawn together again in
Carlo’s limousine and soon disappear into the sunset, never to be seen again.
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