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Happy Independence Day! And Happy Mary Stuart Day, Too!

Mary Stuart
International entertainment reporter Nelson Aspen remembers his mentor, legendary actress Mary Stuart--born in July 4, 1926-- in a new story at We Love Soaps.

"Summertime meant trips to her Connecticut country home and ice cold cocktails in her Upper East Side Manhattan penthouse," Aspen wrote. "Like her memorable Christmases, Independence Day was a magical time. I remember the July 4 episode of Search for Tomorrow in 1986 with Mary's character, Jo, singing a duet with our pal Anita Gillette (Wilma) at the Liberty House's rooftop party. They hilariously belted out 'Friendship' from Anything Goes. I wish she'd gotten to sing at one of the Bauer Barbeques when she was on Guiding Light as Meta."

Read the entire story here, which includes a poem written by Mary Stuart.

You can also catch a glimpse of Stuart in the teaser for the upcoming Janet Iacobuzio and Nelson Aspen series:

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