Just now reading this thread - wow, what a throwback! Like R143, I read Natalie Ross's husband bio and immediately thought, "Holy shit I've done NOTHING with my life." A British-born nuclear physicist who ended up chairing a college Robotics department and securing dozens of patents?? Damn! Also, it's a little funny to see the clips with Enid as the gray-haired mother of early-twentysomething Greg, if you consider the dual effects of SORAS (I assume if you're reading this thread you know what it means!) and general improvements in aging regimens / cosmetic surgery over the years: Cady McClain was playing a fucking *grandmother* by 40! (and Junior was about Greg's age in that clip of Enid fainting)
I have *no* idea who the fuck is arguing Cady seemed "crazy" in that Emmys speech, or that she was "incoherent" - particularly considering she *obviously* practiced the entire thing! (She's a good actress, but not *that* good.) As for La Lucci: sorry, but nobody makes it 40 years on ONE SHOW without generating a stone-cold bitch-diva rep unless they're *actually* a nice person. Literal hundreds (if not thousands!) of actors and crew would've gossiped about it eons ago. (I'm also skeptical SMG was a scheming witch at 15 like Kendall was. It's a character, people! She also went on to play Buffy for 7 or 8 seasons, so clearly she managed to act professionally.)
As for Kate Collins: I stopped watching the show regularly in the late '90s after finishing college, but I tuned back in for the final year or so before it was cancelled (not counting the somewhat brief online revival thing). For those who didn't see any of it, Kate returned for an extended arc playing Janet - and this was after her replacement (the one after Melody Anderson) had played her for quite a few years afterwards and basically rehabbed her to sanity.) I find it hard to believe the producers would bring her back like that if they didn't *really* appreciate both her acting and general professional rep. (I can also readily believe James Kiberd was an asshole to her, considering this was decades before #MeToo and men behaving badly - or in other ways that might be "frowned upon" by the audience (e.g. the male actors who enjoyed the homosex) - simply weren't discussed, period, let alone discussed openly.)
I wasn't watching when Sam Page was on, but am still a little surprised to hear rumors about him and notorious cockhound Jonathan Bennett supposedly having a thing. Page is now married with kids - I know, I know, not that that means anything, but still. As for the show's other gay actors: who the fuck is complaining about James Mitchell refusing to do a homophobe storyline but still agreeing to do all sort of fucked-up shit playing Palmer?? You don't get the difference between playing a ludicrously over-the-top soap villain doing shit with no basis in reality, and a gay actor balking at a storyline that very *much* had (and has) a basis in reality?? AMC never had *totally* batshit stuff like OLTL's aliens and time-travel storylines, but COME ON: some of it was *severely* fucked up, e.g. whoever stole Erica's aborted fetus (!) and kept it ALIVE (!!). THAT'S NOT HOW ABORTIONS WORK, PEOPLE! You can't have one in your third fucking trimester, the only point at which it's viable to *live*!! Jesus bitches...
Oh, and for whoever was complaining about Tad "torturing" Erica's doctor or whatever: I don't think imprisoning him for a while before he died *accidentally* in a cave-in counts in that regard. Let's not forget that Janet left Natalie in a fucking HOLE IN THE GROUND for a couple of MONTHS while she impersonated her, married Trevor and got knocked up with his baby? Now *that's* torture!
Finally, I also went to check out Lucci's Instagram page as posted near the top. I don't know what's more depressing: her still trying to be a sexpot at 71; her SHAMELESSLY shilling her terrible HSN crap; or the fact that an actress with such a lengthy career and time in the public eye only has 92,000 Insta followers! (Yes, I know most of her fans are older, but still.)