Soap Opera Digest January 12, 1988
SOAP OPERA DIGEST
January 12, 1988

Ask Us & Sounding Board, fan letters and candid photos featuring
Susan Lucci...Robert S. Woods...Robert Hogan...Wally Kurth...Kate Collins...Maeve Kinkead...Holly Gagnier...David Wallace

Cooking With The Stars: Susan Keith of Loving
Full-Page Feature; salad recipe, candid inset photo

The Year In Review - Looking Back At 1987
6-page article with candid photos featuring
Victoria Principal...James Goodwin...Emma Samms & John James...Robert S. Woods

Cover Story: The Best & Worst of 1987
Individual articles with mostly candid photos featuring

Best Storyline - Life At Cortlandt Manor (AMC)
Kate Collins & Robert Gentry
Worst Storyline - The Alphabet Wars (GH)
Shaun Cassidy & Robyn Bernard

Best Love Triangle - Ashley/Victor/Nikki (Y&R)
Eileen Davidson, Eric Braeden & Melody Thomas Scott
Worst Love Triangle - Jack/Patch/Kayla (DAYS)
James Acheson, Mary Beth Evans & Stephen Nichols

Best Love Story - Richard & Maggie (Falcon Crest)
David Selby & Susan Sullivan
Most Tortured Love Story - Cruz & Eden (Santa Barbara)
A Martinez & Marcy Walker

Best Scene Stealer (Female) - Elizabeth Hubbard (ATWT)
Best Scene Stealer (Male) - Ken Kercheval (Dallas)
Best Limited Run - David O'Brien (Another World)

Best Redneck - Eban Japes (Loving)
Matthew Cowles
Worst Wedding - Michael & Donna (AW)
Kale Browne & Philece Sampler

Most Pointless Show - Dynasty

Best Anti-Hero - Steve Johnson (DAYS)
Stephen Nichols
Most Unusual Love Scene - John & Lucinda (ATWT)
Larry Bryggman & Elizabeth Hubbard (cartoon caricature of the pair)

Best Servant - Gilbert Lange (OLTL)
John Fiedler
Most Pointless Story - The Return of Jock Ewing (Dallas)
Steve Forrest & Barbara Bel Geddes

Best Recasting - Jill (Y&R)
Jess Walton replaces Brenda Dickson
Worst Reconciliation - Reva & Josh (GL)
Kim Zimmer & Robert Newman

Best Out-Of-Body Experience - Viki Buchanan (OLTL)
Erika Slezak
Worst Out-Of-Body Experience - Rusty Shayne (GL)
Terrell Anthony & Krista Tesreau

Best Make Believe Illness - Nikki (Y&R)
Melody Thomas Scott
Biggest Letdown - Vanessa and Ross (GL)
Maeve Kinkead & Jerry ver Dorn

Best Fantasy - Cruz and Eden (SB)
A Martinez & Marcy Walker
Worst Fantasy - Phillip and Cricket (Y&R)
Thom Bierdz & Lauralee Bell

Best Confession - Nikki (Y&R)
Melody Thomas Scott
Best Substitute - Les Tremayne as Edward Quartermaine on GH

Best Reconciliation - Mark and Ellen (AMC)
Mark LaMura & Kathleen Noone
Best Interrupted Wedding - Cord and Kate (OLTL)
John Loprieno, Marcia Cross & Andrea Evans

Most Ruined Character - Donna Love Hudson (AW)
Anna Stuart and Philece Sampler
Best Turning Point - Guiding Light
Kim Zimmer

Most True-To-Life - Maggie Horton (DAYS)
Suzanne Rogers
Most Entertaining Couple - Gina and Keith (SB)
Robin Mattson & Justin Deas

Best Extended Family - The Ryans (Ryan's Hope)
Jim Wlcek, Catherine Larson, Jason Adams, Peter Love, Yasmine Bleeth & Grant Show

Most Shocking Twist - Richard Channing as Angela's Son (Falcon Crest)
David Selby & Jane Wyman

Best Daytime Casting (Male) - David Forsyth on Another World
Best Daytime Casting (Female) - Joanna Johnson on The Bold & The Beautiful

Best Prime-Time Casting - Nicollette Sheridan on Knots Landing

Corniest Show - Days Of Our Lives
Robert Clary
Most Disappointing Show - General Hospital
Ian Buchanan & Finola Hughes

Funniest Show - Santa Barbara
Lane Davies & Nancy Grahn
Most Improved Show - All My Children
David Canary & Julia Barr

Best Prime-Time Show: Falcon Crest
Best Daytime Show - As The World Turns

Synopses Section, multiple pages for each show with candid photos featuring
Louise Shaffer...Sandra Ferguson...Jon Hensley...Ronn Moss & Lauren Koslow...Leigh Taylor-Young...Charlotte Ross...James Healey & Joan Collins...Ana Alicia & Lorenzo Lamas...Sharon Wyatt...Ian Ziering & Joe Lambie...Joan Van Ark & Doug Sheehan...Noelle Beck & John R. Johnston...Sharon Gabet...Yasmine Bleeth...Michael Durrell...Eileen Davidson & Eric Braeden

News Section, articles and candid photos featuring
Kristi Ferrell...Beth Ehlers & Paige Turco...Bernard Barrow....Robert Newman...Jean LeClerc...David Mendenhall...Joan Collins

Stars At Play, large candid photos at assorted events, featuring
Jason Adams, Dan Frishman & Kai Haaskavi full-page photo...Jason Adams alone...Dan Frishman & Billie Jean King

A Fond Farewell To...actors who left daytime in 1987, candid photos of
Jack Wagner...Derya Ruggles...Mark Pinter...Scott Bryce...Steven Ford...Frank Runyeon...Shelly Burch...Steve Bond...Gina Gallego...Nancy Addison...Gregg Marx...Michael Leon...Todd Davis & Bianca Ferguson...BarBara Luna...Michael E. Knight...Brenda Dickson...Mary Kay Adams...Hilary Edson...Robin Strasser...Grant Show...Warren Burton

Actors Who Left and Came Back, candid photos featuring
Kin Shriner...Tristan Rogers...Lisa Peluso...Stephen Schnetzer...Anthony Herrera...Jacqueline Courtney...Sherilyn Wolter...Beth Maitland...Steve Fletcher...Judi Evans...Sharon Gabet...Marie Cheatham...Vincent Irizarry...Ellen Wheeler

... AND MUCH MORE!!!!

The Best & Worst of 1987

Mailing label carefully removed from the bottom of the cover.
VERY GOOD condition with no missing pages or rips or creases.





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