Happy Birthday Terri Garber, Former Soap Queen Now Queen of Soaps via @stacyamiller85 @terrigarber1228 #NorthandSouth #Dynasty

Terri Garber (North and South, Dynasty, As the World Turns, General Hospital, Santa Barbara) celebrates her birthday on December 28.

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Wishing Terri Garber Happy Birthday: Her Main Dynasty Is Her Legacy of Talent via @stacyamiller85 @terrigarber1228 #NorthandSouth #Dynasty

Fans of Terri Garber (North and South, Dynasty, As the World Turns, Santa Barbara) will want to extend well wishes to the actress as she celebrates her birthday on December 28.

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Wishing @DynastyTVShow Alum Gordon Thomson Happy Birthday via @tdmiller820917 #ClassicDynasty

Today, March 2 is Gordon Thomson’s birthday.
In the Fall of 1982, I was a 17 year old high school senior. That fall the prime time soap Dynasty began its third season. The Season 2 cliffhanger left Blake Carrington on a literal cliff: The oil tycoon was rendered unconscious on a mountaintop following a fight with a revenge driven Dr. Nick Toscanni (James Farentino). However, Toscanni’s wrath didn’t end there. The vengeful doctor orchestrated the kidnapping of Blake’s infant grandson, Blake Carrington Colby. With the kidnapping story line, viewers discovered that there was another Carrington heir: Long lost first born son Adam Alexander Carrington (Gordon Thomson) living in Billings, Montana under the name Michael Torrance. The irony was that Adam also had been kidnapped as a baby twenty-five years earlier.
From the first moment I saw Gordon Thomson on screen he instantly became a favorite actor of mine. In these pre-Internet days, it was a challenge researching performers. Still, I succeeded in finding out about Thomson’s background in classical theatre. As a Shakespeare aficionado and lover of other classical literature, learning about Thomson’s classical training further endeared him to me.
As a teenager, I remember wishing that I could interview him about his career. This long time wish came true thirty-four years later when I had the privilege of interviewing Gordon Thomson for The Nerdy Girl Express in 2016.

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Happy 37th Anniversary To Original Dynasty Series via @tdmiller820917 #ClassicDynasty

Once upon a time television audiences relied upon three major networks as their source for prime time viewing: ABC, NBC and CBS. Many people enjoyed watching daytime soap operas and it seemed as if network executives sought to replicate the recipe for nightly viewers. Enter the Ewings on CBS’ Dallas with their sprawling Southfork Ranch and their oil rich company, Ewing Oil.With the massive ratings success of Dallas, ABC was eager to capture a large piece of the pie for itself. The solution came on Monday, January 12, 1981 when Dynasty premiered.

I was sixteen years old in 1981 and while I enjoyed Dallas, Dynasty is my all-time favorite night time soap opera. It was the show that I most remember through my own milestones, from high school graduation, college and later law school.

The CW currently has a Dynasty reboot airing for a new generation of viewers. But for me, there will only be one Dynasty, the ABC original that ran from Monday, January 12, 1981 to Thursday, May 11, 1989.

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Happy Birthday Gordon Thomson via @tdmiller820917 #DynastyTvshow #Winterthorne

“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts…”

William Shakespeare

The Bard of Avon would have certainly smiled upon Gordon Thomson, a man who embraced his creative talents as an actor and allowed numerous characters to walk across the stage of life.  For a half century, Thomson has established himself in radio, stage, film, television and web series; he has used his artistic gifts and instincts to tell the stories of the many characters that he has played.
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On January 12, 1981 Dynasty Premiered And Reigned Supreme For Nearly A Decade via @tdmiller820917

On January 12, 1981, ABC’s answer to challenge the television supremacy enjoyed by CBS’ Dallas was the coronation of a new show, Dynasty. Whereas Dallas had JR Ewing at the helm, the alphabet network focused on the silver haired Blake Carrington. The Texas ranch was replaced by an opulent mansion in Colorado. Yet, the never-ending quest for oil riches was still at stake.

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