Not to cheapen our reverence of the military dead, but I thought a Soapy Rememberance was in order. So, let’s go back in time and I’d like you to pick your fave Soap Character who has passed in real life.
I am choosing: Ruby Anderson played by Norma Connolly (beginning 1979). I loved her because she was fiesty, straight-shooting and motherly. She was funny and didn’t take any bull. She worked at GH before running Kelly’s Diner. Rumored to have made the best chili in Western NY!
When “Ruby” died on GH, they had a short memorial at the diner and it wasn’t the grand event I thought it should be!
Every soap used to have the “sage” character…the one you went to and dished about your problems. With Ruby, it was over a cup of coffee at the diner. Did you know she dated Dan Rooney? I also remember when Lucky first came back to Port Charles. Played by Jonathan Jackson, it was one of the best reunions I’ve ever seen. They had immediate chemistry, that’s for sure.