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TOM MONDAY, JULY 23. 1973 aytime TV Has First Award Banquet MTf i iUJ I I RUTH Bt'ZZI, former star of "Laugh In," accepted the first annual Afternoon Television Writers and Editors Award for the best commercial on daytime television. JOHN BERARDINO, star of Channel ft "General Hospital," again announced that he will challenge any nighttime actor (including Emmy winners) to an acting bout. The daytime actor put up $10,000 of bis own money winner take all at the awards banquet for daytime television. Night," Channel 5, best actor; Eileen Fulton, "As the World Turns," Channel 5, favorite daytime performer, and Jacqueline Courtney, "Another World," Channel 2, best actress, single performance.
THE FIRST SOAP OPERA Oscars were awarded to these actors by Afternoon TV Magazine recently in York. Shown here are, from left, Mary Stuart, star for 22 years of "Search for Tomorrow," on Channel 5, best actress; Donald May, "The Edge of NEW YORK first time in television the Y. For the the history of performers and creators honored of daytime TV were at a special awards any nighttime dramatic actor (including Emmy Award winners I to an acting bout before an impartial board of judges. He said he will put up $10,000 of his own money winner take all. Beradino's challenge is symptomatic of the conditions under which the daytime actors must work.
For 25 years afternoon TV has provided the networks with a large share of presentation recently at Le Champignon Restaurant in New York City. More than 200 stars, producers, writers, directors and network executives involved in davtime programming were on Two Lovely Actresses Emote Daily on Network Two of the many lovely that her husband and son, both ictresses on daytime television doctors at Hope Memorial ire Lydia Bruce, left, and Diahn Hospital, are having career iVilliams. Lydia. as Dr. Maggie problems, wers on Channel 2's "The Miss Williams stars in Channel Doctors" (Monday through 2's "Somerset" as Crystal Ames.
A The drama is broadcast each iday at 12:30 p.ro looks at 2 m. i real life, retty calm in spite of all her she is also a grape grower, pilot. rout)'es- film producer, model and clothes These troubles include the fact designer. hand for the presentation of "The their advertising revenues and First Annual Afternoon TV has enthralled millions of Writers and Editors Awards." devoted viewers, yet recognition John Beradino. star of for the many talented "General Hospital" flew in from performers has been almost California to accept a special non-existent, award for his fight to gain wnters and editors of professional recognition for "Afternoon TV" Magazine daytime actors.
expect that the new award will At the presentation he find a permanent place in the life repeated his offer to challenge of the industry. Among those who received awaras were: LYDIA BRUCE DIAHN WILLIAMS Mary Stuart: As Joanne since the first episode of "Search For Tomorrow Miss Stuart proves that after 22 years, she can bring freshness and excitement to a continuing role. Voted Best Actress. Donald May: As Adam Drake on "Hie Edge of Night" he brings charm, vigor and wry touch of humor to his role. He has built one of the truly three-dimensional male roles on afternoon TV.
Voted Best Actor. Jacqueline Courtney: A popular, vivacious actress who plays Alice on "Another World." Voted Best Actress Single Performance. Eileen Fulton: When it comes to romantic intrigue, she's the best. As Lisa on "As The World Turns" for 13 years, she qualifies as Favorite Daytime Performer. Jonathan Frid: The first of the daytime superstars.
Mr. Frid played the vampire on the now discontinued "Dark Shadows." is -J ACTOR DAN HAMILTON usually dresses casually when he reports to the studio to tape episodes of "The Secret Storm," daytime serial seen weekdays at 1:30 on Channel 5, but on -set he dresses as his character (racing car enthusiast Robert Landers) dictates. Here, Hamilton sports tbe new plaid look in jackets and slacks, the popular polka dotted shirt and turtleneck sweater. Add to this a slate blue suede jacket and you have some of the latest in men's fashions. ANTONY PONZLNI (left) in ihe role of Vince Wolek has a "man to man" talk with 11 -year old Laurence Fisbburne as Joshua West in a scene from Channel 4s daytime drama "One Life To Live" airing Monday through Friday at 1:30 p.m..
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