- Surprise! She's a Good Girl at Heart!
- Why Marcy Walker Kept Her
Walker's Ecstatic: "I'm having a
- The Love
Story of Santa Barbara's Cruz
- Marcy Walker
Soap Stars Raise Their Kids
- Marcy Walker: On marriage, motherhood,
and those sizzling love scenes
- Marcy's Paris Diary
- SB Eden '91 Going Away Party
- Marcy Talking
About A Martinez
- Cruz and Eden's Family
Santa Barbara Survive Without
- Out of the Garden of Eden
Marcy Walker "Love is the Answer"
- Introducing GLs Marcy Walker
- Kiss and Tell
- Back to the Future
- Liza Woos Tad
- Dixie and Tad's Breakup
role shows WALKER's
- Torn Between Two Loves
- The Juggler
- Liza's Manhunt
- Mother Knows Best
- The Play's the Thing
- AMC Stars Put on the
- More Marcy!
- AMC News Blurb
- Love Letters
- Liza's History
- Have Suitcase, Will
- Marcy Walker: "I'm Really
- Meet Liza Colby
- Marcy Walker chooses faith over soaps
- The New York Times
- She's found her 'Guiding Light'
- From Soaps to
- Marcys most Memoral Christmas
Walker: "I love 'playing' a baddie ...
but wish people wouldn't hate me! I'm not
like Liza at all!"
- The Best Days of her Life ... are now!
of the fit and famous"
- Marcy on Eden and Cruz, Edens Rape
and Unforgettable Scene
Intimate with Santa Barbara's A
Martinez and Marcy Walker
- Interview from Soap Opera Update
- Marcy Walker on Liza Colby
- The Beginning of an Actress
- Walker, Pine Valley Ranger
- AOL 1995 Chat
- AOL 1998 Chat
- Cameron Clicks
- My Mother, Myself
- Marcy Walker Interview with TV Guide
- Liza with a Zing
- Marcy Walker's Serpentine
Through Life Has Brought Her...Peace &
- Beat The Clock
- Walker on the Wild Side
Profile Liza Colby
- Look Who's In Love...
- Clean up your act!
- Video Vixen
- Moving Madness
- Liza Drops a Bomb
- Sounding Board
- Soap Violence
- What was the Best Present you ever
gave at christmas?
- Guiding Light
- Runner-Up: Marcy Walker as Liza Colby
- Surprise Twist
- Leaders among Leading
- Gown & Out
in Santa Barbara
- Between Love And Hate
- My 2 Loves
- Rating The Soap
- Bye Bye Barbara
- Performer of the Week
- "ROUND UP What is your best or
memory of going back to school?
- Hot Shot
- Will You Marry Me?
- Let's Do Brunch
- SOW names Marcy performer of the
week for w/o Dec. 2
- Hit ... The ugly
truth on AMC
- Performer of the Week
- Applause, Applause - Marcy
(Liza, All My Children)
- AMC Beauty falls for Younger Guy!
- A Mother's Nature
- Real Life
Duos and where they are now
- Beauty Bar - Stars Reveal Their
confession on AMC
- Star Talk
- Grand Tribute
- Kicking The Habit
- High and Lau
- Round Up: Which celebrity is most like
soap character, and why?
- Beauty Secrets: Personally
- Soap Talk: Question: Do you have a
favorite household invention?
- A Big Break
- A Mothers Love
First Blush Tad & Liza: All Fired
- Hello, Again
- Behind The
Scenes at the SOD Awards
- ABC News Blurb
- Picky, Picky
storyline on All My Children-Liza and
- Fowl Play
GL's Marcy Walker is
rested and ready to jump into her latest daytime role, that of photographer and stylist
Since Marcy had to move from L.A. to New York for the part, she traveled cross-country
with her 4 1/2-year-old son in a 24-foot Ryder truck! "It was a great
experience," she reports. "We took five days and stayed in little hotels across
Marcy also promoted GL along the way, too, and met lots of fans. "At every truck
stop, there was always somebody who recognized me from Santa Barbara (where she spent
seven years as Eden Capwell) or AMC (where she played Liza Colby for three years). I told
them I was now going to be on Guiding Light. So all across the country, I've laid little
seeds of when to watch. So demographically, we'll see just how good I was," she
Jill Farren Phelps, GL's executive producer, filled in Soap Opera Magazine on just who
Tangie Hill is. "She's a photographer, a stylist in the nature of designing album
covers. Just before she met Josh, she hooked up with an Eric Clapton-type English rock
star. She's a 'groupie' in the most positive connotation of the word. She speaks many
languages, has traveled around the country and kept company with many men, but she's not a
loose woman. This is not a trampy character," Jill vehemently insists. "She and
Josh (Robert Newman) met in Italy and saw each other about six or seven times. There's a
great electric love story that's about to happen. It's a major flirtation that's fun to
watch. She has lots of secrets that the audience will know long before anybody in
Springfield. Josh's take on Tangie is she'd be a lot of fun - he could have a really good
time with her. What knocks him for a loop is the moment he realizes he could fall in love
So what made Marcy, who's had a successful run in movies and the nighttime CBS series
Palace Guard since leaving Santa Barbara, pack up and head to the Big Apple? "In the
past, I've had these tremendous creative and supportive relationships. I think you'd have
to be a fool to turn down to work with Robert Newman. He's a grand talented man. Jill's
not only a friend, but we, alot of the cast of Santa Barbara, worked as soul mates for so
long. There was an unspoken communication that is so essential in what we do. Sometimes
it's a mood you're trying to create. It's not about the line of dialogue. It's about what
it's infused with. I know that I have that with quite a few people and I've heard the rest
of the cast is just as genuine. When I asked around I heard it's the best-written show in
daytime. So how could you chose not to be there? I'm also looking forward to the fact that
it's somebody new and different. Tangie is strong and independent, which I think all women
like to play." SOM 8/23/94
Kiss and Tell
When is a kiss not just a kiss?
When it's with your ex-lover and your wife finds out.
"It all starts when Adam brings Liza to Charlie and Cecily's wedding," begings
ALL MY CHILDREN Head Writer Lorraine Broderick. "He does this to get a rise out of
Brooke -- but Brooke isn't even there! Her son is sick." Even though Adam's plan has
backfired, it has given Liza the chance to attend one of the swakienst Pine Valley events
of the year.
"Charlie and Cecily are so happy," continues the scribe, "but their poor
friends are in such angst." Hayley and Mateo are yearning for each other across the
room, and the matron of honor, Dixie, is finding out the most devastating news she could
possibly find out while Tad is beaming at her across the aisle as best man."
During the week of January 8, little Adam Jr. will spy Tad (Michael E. Knight) kissing
Liza (Marcy Walker) in Dixie's (Cady McClain) house. He doesn't want to tell his mom, but
the truth comes out when Adam invites Junior to sit with him and Liza at the wedding.
Junior says no. Dixie asks why. Junior spills the beans. "The devastation isn't just
what has happened between Tad and Liza -- which Tad hasn't even told her about -- but also
that her son saw it," explains Broderick. "Dixie is really charged up. Yet, they
are are this incredible public occasion with all their best friends. Dixie has to sit on
this powerful derkeg of emtion waiting for the right moment to nail Tad."
"It's a huge betrayal," affirms Cady McClain. "Liza is his past. She
was there before Dixie. [Dixie thinks], 'Maybe he's still in love with Liza and I just
came along as an afterthought.' There are a lot of layers to this." McClain admires
the way her character has been playing it cool around Liza -- until now. "Dixie's
whole thing with Liza has been, 'I know that you slept with my husband. I am really
quite aware of that. And I don't have a problem with that.' No matter how
she really feels, she is trying to be adult about it."
Marcy Walker says Liza is trying to be adult, too. She just has a different way of going
about it. "Liza has matured; she is older," theorizes the actress. "She has
gone through her experiences just like Tad has. He was her first love. He was the first
man she ever slept with. Part of her has never gotten over that. But she is also falling
in love with this person she is starting to see. She is realizing that he has become a lot
of things she never knew him to be: Devoted, loyal, trustworthy and respectable."
Liza had a serious ax to grind with Tad when she first returned. "He ruined
her life," Broderick reminds us. "She left town with her head hanging in shame
because everyone in town knew he had been sleeping with her and with her mother -- for
money. I don't she ever thught she would come back to Pine Valley. The only reason she did
was because she was offered this powerhouse job that lets her show the entire town how far
she has come. She's Tad's boss!"
Walker agrees: "Coming back as a success was her revenge. At first, she didn't have
any designs on Tad, except to take his job. But that wasn't as satisfying as she thought
it would be, because he was so willing to play second fiddle." The new Tad is so
happy in his personal life that he really didn't care. "He's got his family, his
wife," chuckles Walker, in character. "Isn't that wonderful."
As soon as Liza realized that Tad had changed, she wanted to know why. "Liza
underestimated Dixie," says Walker. "When she first saw her, she thought, 'This
little hick from the sticks? This brood mare with two kids and no job? A college student?
This will be a piece of cake.' It was eye-opening for Liza to see what a rival Dixie is.
How deep the Tad/Dixie love is, and how smart and feisty Dixie is. She is not someone who
will throw in the towel on the marriage and let Liza walk away with her husband."
No, she's not. But Tad and Liza aren't the only ones sharing a clandestine kiss.
"Jason kisses me, and Tad finds out about it," reveals McClain, in character.
"He goes ballistic. And I say, "The kid has a crush on me. It's flattering. He
pays attention to me. You pay no attention to me. You are married to your
job." During the argument, things escalate to the point where Dixie starts
questioning whether or not Tad has ever fantasized about another woman. "He totally
sinks his battleship," laughs McClain. "[Tad says], 'I've never been interested
in another woman! Never!' So when [the kiss] comes out, I am just going to blast
Off-screen, the actors (who've all won Emmys) seem to get along famously. "It's so
much fun to work with Marcy," smiles McClain. "She gets all the subtle
innuendo." McClain confides that when she first started on AMC seven years ago, her
hope was to someday share scenes with Marcy Walker and Michael E. Knight. "These are
the people I wanted to work with," she nods. "These are the heavy-hitters."
Despite her dream co-stars and a hot story, the buzz remains that McClain won't renew her
contract in April, and that this storyline will help propel Dixie out of town.
"People are probably saying, 'Why are you even thinking of leaving?' But it's like
anything you do for a long time. You get tired. I had just turned 19 when I got this
job." Will she leave? "We'll just have to see," McClain says.
In the meantime, Tad's little dalliance with Liza may eventually mean kissing his marriage
goodbye. "Tad has been tortured because he is intensely attracted to Liza,"
explains Broderick. "She feeds his ego and makes him feel like the cat's meow. Dixie
doesn't approve of his job, so he's been more and more drawn in by Liza." Being a
part of this wedding forces Tad to examine his feelings. "With Charlie and Cecily
getting married, he is reminded of his own wedding vows and how much he loves Dixie,"
confirms Broderick. "He's in this incredibly romantic and loving mood. He doesn't
have a clue that Dixie know and is about ready to kill him."
"If Junior hadn't seen [the kiss], then we could have dealt with it between
ourselves, says McClain. "But Tad has destroyed the trust of his own child toward
him, so he's screwed." McClain laughs, then continues, "he's going to
have to eat dirt. We're going to make him suffer. This is going to be fun."
By Carolyn Hinsey
Back to the Future
After detours to
Santa Barbara and Springfield, AMC's Marcy Walker rediscovers her roots in Pine Valley
JUST THE FACTS: Birthday: November 26
* Favorite Recent Movie: Babe * Favorite TV Show: Party of Five * Keeping
in Touch: "I'm pretty bad about communication. I have never been a huge
letter-writer or phone-call person." * On Schmoozing: "I've never been a
good kiss-ass. I've never been real good politically. I say what I mean and I say what I
feel and sometimes, I hurt people and sometimes, I hurt myself." * Her Perfect
Night: "Home, playing with Taylor, redoing my address book."
"I feel rewarded," declares All
My Children's Marcy Walker about her triumphant return to Pine Valley. "I feel like
somebody has given me wings. I am allowed to go and just have fun again." Sadly,
"fun" eluded Walker during her less-than-spectacular pit stop at Guiding Light
from 1993-95. The talented actress, who garnered an Emmy in 1987 as Santa Barbara's Eden
Capwell and tried her hand at prime-time, headed to Springfield to create the role of
Tangie Hill at the invitation of former GL executive producer and friend Jill Farren
Phelps. While Tangie was getting a lukewarm reception from the audience, Walker got a
bird's-eye view of the back-burner. "I was stuck afloat," she recalls. "I
spent two years learning how to be a good listener and how to be a good friend. They have
a lot of really good people over there and good actors. I didn't get to my craft, but I
learned what not to do and what not to feel."
Walker readily admits that Guiding Light was not her first choice of East Coast soaps. She
wanted to return to AMC, but the show wasn't able to immediately write her in. "When
I knew I wanted to come back,it was like, 'Okay, let's do it'," she recalls. But
Walker realized it wasn't possible. "All My Children is a very well-run show,"
she points out. "They're not going to be ready for people (to return) tomorrow. They
actually do plan stories a year in advance." So the actress bided her time in
Springfield, trying to make the most of her situation. "I'm happy that I saw the
lesson in it instead of hating the experience and blaming people," she says. "I
got to walk away feeling that it was a good two years rather than a lost two years. It
wasn't a great experience for me and Jill, per se, but I'm glad that I had it."
Still, Walker breathed a huge sigh of relief when former AMC Executive Producer Felicia
Minei Behr called to ask her to come back. "She gave me my ticket," smiles the
actress,with tears in her eyes.
Walker returned with a bang, recreating
the role she originated in 1981 and left in '84. Twelve years and four Soap Opera Digest
Awards later, Walker admits she's more secure this time around. "I joined the show
when I had just turned 18," she recalls. "I was a real young 18. I didn't know
what I was doing. I was very naive, scared to death and flying by the seat of my
pants." Nowadays, the older, wiser Walker is enjoying Liza's foray into the adult
world of Pine Valley, shaking things up at WRCW and causing trouble for Tad and Dixie. She
doesn't long for her days in the teen scene. "Michael (Knight, Tad) said he feels
that as soon as he walks in the room and sees the young sect, which he once used to be in.
They look at him like he used to look at David Canary (Adam)," she laughs. "He
feels like he's this old sod, and I don't necessarily feel that way."
Perhaps that's because Walker has learned not to dwell on the past. And the forthright
actress admits it hasn't been an easy lesson. "I used to beat up on myself because I
felt that I made wrong decisions," she admits. "Even wrong decisions are
important. I do look back and think. I don't know that I would do anything differently,
because I don't know if I would be in such a great place right now if I hadn't made my
mistakes, going the roads that I've gone."
One of the roads Walker is enjoying
immensely is mothering her 7-year-old son, Taylor. (His father was Walker's third hubby,
cinematographer Stephen Collins.) "I wouldn't trade motherhood for anything,"
she gushes. "It's really hard. It requires a lot more than I knew I had in me.
Taylor's a great kid; he's taught me a lot and shared a lot with me. I get to see him do
things that make me absolutely howl with laughter. He's like this little Jackie Mason
around the house, because he actually has this dry sense of humor. He just does things
that are really precious, that every kid does, but to their parents, it's special."
The other man in Walker's life is her beau of two-and-a-half years, Robert Primrose, a
boom operator whom she befriended at GL. She credits co-stars Liza Keifer (Blake) and
Melissa Hayden (Bridget) with helping the two see each other as more than just work
buddies. Though Walker has been married three times and has talked about her diffictulties
in relationships (she once said that she looked for men who had a "quirky
something"), she isn't gun-shy about tying the knot again. "Honestly, you know
in life that there could and will be someone for you because there's lots of love out
there," she believes. "Yet, there are experiences where you feel blessed. You
think you've felt all this before and you've said that you felt it before and then when
you really have it, it just blows everything else out of the water. Robert's a wonderful
person. I think he's probably the first person that I ever met who has an unshakable sense
of faith. He's taught me a lot. I think we make a good team; he's just great."
A lot of things are great in Walker's life these days. Living in her Connecticut farmhouse
with Robert and Taylor, and commuting to work amidst the hustle and bustle of New York
City is enough for now. And she plans to stay put. "Hey, as long as I'm a part of
this group and they want me to be here and I can still contibute in a way that makes me
feel that other people are proud to have me here, I'd stay," she affirms. "I
love this medium. I've been in it alot of years. I've left and I've done other things but
nothing has given me the joy that this has. I want to be here." SOD 4/9/96