Tuesday, November 24, 2015

David Canary Dead at 77

David Canary passed away of natural causes on November 16, at The Greens at Cannondale in Wilton, Connecticut.

David Hoyt Canary was born on August 25, 1938 in Elwood, Indiana to the late Hillary Canary and Lorena Heal. Growing up in Massillon, Ohio, David played football for the famed Massillon Tigers of Washington High School before earning a football scholarship and playing varsity at the University of Cincinnati, graduating with a major in music. After turning down an offer to play professional football for the Denver Broncos in the first year of their existence, David took off for New York City to pursue his passion for acting. He was met with much success in theatre, doing summer stock, regional theatre, on and off Broadway productions, both musicals and straight plays. During his Broadway debut of Great Day in the Morning, with Colleen Dewhurst, David was drafted into the United States Army. After two years of service, David resumed his acting career and soon found himself in Los Angeles, where he began to work in film and television. He appeared in Hombre with Paul Newman, The Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre with Jason Robards and Shark’s Treasure with Cornel Wilde to mention but a few.

His television career included playing Mia Farrow’s physical therapist in primetime soap opera Peyton Place. He later appeared in a two-part Gunsmoke episode called Nitro, by David Dortort, Bonanza producer, who tapped him to play the role of Candy Canaday, ranch foreman of the Ponderosa, on the iconic western series. He remained there until the show’s finale in 1972.

In 1975, Canary returned to New York City to continue his pursuit of theatre, and appeared in numerous plays including Tennessee Williams’ final play, "Clothes for a Summer Hotel," opposite Geraldine Paige. Soon he met and married his wife, Maureen.

In October 1981 he joined the cast of NBC daytime drama Another World as Steven Frame. He played the role until February 1983.

Just 10 days after the birth of their first child, he began a 26-year stint on the classic ABC soap opera All My Children, creating the dual roles of Adam and Stuart Chandler, which garnered him five Outstanding Actor Awards and 16 nominations between 1983 and 2001. Canary retired from full-time acting in 2010.

In addition to his wife, Maureen, David is survived by his son, Christopher and his wife, Amy of Philadelphia, his daughter, Kathryn and her fiancé, John Rothmeier of New York City, his grandson, Donovan Canary of Philadelphia, and his brother John and wife Paula, of New York City. He was predeceased by his brother, Glenn, in 2008.

Funeral services will be private for immediate family. A memorial tribute is planned for a date to be determined.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bouton Funeral Home, 31 West Church Street, Georgetown, Conn. 06829.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Go to alz.org “David Canary Memorial Fund.”

Monday, November 23, 2015

'The Bay' Returns With Back-To-Back Episodes on Tuesday, December 1

The Bay returns December 1
The Bayhem reaches new heights when Gregori J. Martin's Emmy-winning drama series The Bay returns in December with eight all new episodes. LANY Entertainment has confirmed two new episodes will air back-to-back on Tuesday, December 1 with a third new episode airing on Thursday, December 3. Additional new episodes will be released every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month (Dcember 8, 10, 15 and 17), with the season finale episode airing Tuesday, December 22.

A slick trailer for the new season was released in October. Now facing murder charges, Bay City matriarch Sara Garrett (Mary Beth Evans, Days of our Lives) finds herself behind bars. In an attempt to secure Sara’s freedom, youngest son Pete Garrett (X Games Champion Kristos Andrews) is willing to take the plunge with his former lover Vivian Johnson (Model and Actress Karrueche Tran) while the sultry Janice Ramos (Indie Series Award nominee Lilly Melgar, General Hospital) deals with the aftermath of a brutal rape as well as the rage of her betrayed daughter Lianna Ramos (Jade Harlow, ZOO). An angry John Blackwell (Ronn Moss, The Bold and the Beautiful) is about to pull the trigger as the conniving Steve Jensen (Matthew Ashford, Days of our Lives) plots to take over the Garrett empire.

Special guest stars in the new season include Patsy Pease (Days of our Lives) Thomas Calabro (Melrose Place), Heather Langenkamp (Nightmare on Elm Street), and Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry) as Big Candi.

In case you missed it, watch the trailer below:

Sunday, November 22, 2015

'The Bold and the Beautiful' Spoilers: (November 23-27, 2015)

What is going to happen on The Bold and the Beautiful during the week of November 23-27, 2015? Check out the weekly spoilers below to find out what kind of drama will be taking place in Los Angeles.

* Nicole's (Reign Edwards) favor to Maya (Karla Mosley) and Rick (Jacob Young) has a negative effect on her relationship with Zende (Rome Flynn).

* Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) regrets her wager with Thomas (Pierson Fode).

* Ivy (Ashleigh Brewer) struggles to resist Thomas.

* Eric (John McCook), Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Rick share a fond memory of Stephanie.

* The Forresters, Logans, Spencers and Avants come together to share a day of forgiveness and gratitude.

* Vivienne (Anna Maria Horsford) fulfills an unexpected need.

* Steffy witnesses a tense moment between Thomas and Ivy.

UP Movie 'Angels In The Snow' Premieres Tonight, Stars Chris Potter, Kristy Swanson

Kristy Swanson
UP movie Angels In The Snow' premieres Sunday, November 22 at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The film stars Chris Potter (Queer as Folk), and Kristy Swanson (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)

Charles (Chris Potter) and Judith Montgomery (Kristy Swanson) have a strained marriage mostly due to Charles’ non-stop work schedule. Their children, Alexander (Nick Purcha), Jennifer (Lizzie Boys) and Emily (Jaeda Lily Miller) sense the tension and fight among themselves, as well. They are headed to the lavish cabin that Charles built for his family in the hopes of having a special family holiday.

But the bickering continues until Joe (Colin Lawrence) and Marilyn Tucker (Catherine Lough Haggquist) and their children Lucie (Alexandra Siouras) and Robbie (Kolton Stewart) are forced to spend Christmas with them as they wait out a blizzard. The love, respect and happiness exhibited by the Tuckers has a profound effect on the Montgomerys’ lives.

Watch a Sneak Peek Below:

LMN Movie 'Earthfall' Premieres Tonight, Stars Joe Lando, Michelle Stafford, Denyse Tontz, Pressly Coker

LMN Movie Earthfall premieres on Sunday, November 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The film stars Joe Lando (One Life To Live), Michelle Stafford (General Hospital), and Denyse Tontz (All My Children).

As a rogue planet roars through our solar system, it acts as an intergalactic magnet that pulls Earth in its wake. Meteors destroy major cities. Fire and ice storms engulf the land. Casualties are in the millions. And as the situation grows even worse, Steve Lannon (Lando) is determined to reunite with his wife (Stafford) and teenage daughter (Tontz). But when they stumble into a secret government installation, they'll uncover a nuclear mission that will either blast our planet back into orbit or guarantee front row seats to the end of the world.

Watch a sneak peek video below:

Jason Thompson Says Goodbye to 'General Hospital'

Jason Thompson
Five-time Emmy nominated actor Jason Thompson has left the building. Thompson shot his final General Hospital scenes as Dr. Patrick Drake on Friday.

Thompson reflected in an Instagram posting on Saturday.

"Yesterday morning. Nov 20th. 5:55 am. It was my birthday and also my last day of playing Patrick Drake on GH after 10 years, "Thompson wrote. "It was a long, emotional, exhausting, thrilling at times overwhelming day, and I am so grateful for every one of those moments. Change can be exciting and scary all at once. Shake it up..see what comes out. Thank you for the Birthday wishes. Thank you for the well wishes. See you soon."

Are you ready to say goodbye to Thompson and Dr. Patrick Drake? Will GH be the same without him? I'm not sure if GH could have done anything to keep him, but his departure will be a big loss to the show.