- 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
Look Who's In Love...
VISITING HOURS: Liza
Colby has to resort to dirty tricks to get a man, but All My Children's Marcy Walker is
nothing like her character. Marcy's been going with actor Mark Poppel for over a year and
the romance is getting stronger. Mark recently underwent surgery on his knee, so he had to
spend lots of time hobbling around on crutches. "I think I spent all my free time
visiting him in the hospital," explains Marcy. Daytime TV 10/82
FIRST IMPRESSIONS...Meeting your
boyfriend's parent can be pretty nervewracking. Before Marcy Walker (Liza) married fellow
All My Children castmate Stephen Ferris (Duke), they went up to Boston to visit his folks.
"They had seen the show, but had never seen me as Liza," remembers Marcy.
"When they finally did see me on the show, it happened to be a love scene between Tad
and me. Later on, Stephen's mother said to him, 'Marcy's very experienced on the show,
isn't she?'" Laughs Marcy, "So much for first impressions!." Daytime TV
|Clean up your act!
On All My Children, Kim Delaney (Jenny) and Michael Knight (Tad) are sister and brother,
and off-screen it sounds like they're starting to live their roles a bit. Kim and castmate
Marcy Walker (Liza) keep bugging Michael to spruce up his wardrobe. "They're always
telling me to clean up my act and buy some new clothes," laughs Michael, who admits
he has a fondness for pants that are too short and tacky white socks.
It was a special treat for Marcy Walker
when her parents drove to New York from their home in Illinois for a week's vacation. It
was their first time visiting Marcy since she landed the coveted role of nasty Liza Colby
on All My Children. Before their intended visit, Marcy decorated her Manhattan apartment
and dipped well into her savings to buy some new wall-to-wall carpeting. Her biggest
surprise came when her two younger brothers (who both resemble Marcy) showed up, as well.
We had the whole clan out to our New Jersey home for a lasagna dinner and lots of
chit-chat. A chagrined Marcy was beaten by both brothers in the video game, Donkey-Kong.
Later, she posed for some funny family portraits with the two victors.
Marcy joined castmate Peter Bergman (Cliff) at the Westland Mall outside of Detroit where
fans flocked to meet and greet the pair...
All My Children's Marcy Walker (Liza),
found that the rent for her apartment went up so many hundreds of dollars that she would
have been literally working for the landlord, so she and her roommate have each taken
smaller and separate apartments. Marcy's only complaint, "I just put in new wall to
wall carpeting and I had to leave it!"
Liza Drops a Bomb
On a sunny Friday afternoon at Darien Lake
Park right outside Buffalo, New York, Michael Knight (Tad) dropped the bomb to the
thousands of fans of All My Children who had come to our festival. One of the fans
happened to ask Larry Lau (Greg), who was our other star on the bill, if Marcy Walker
(Liza) was as mean and conniving offscreen as on. Larry replied that she's really a sweet
and lovely girl who's very close to her friends and family. The same gal then asked
Michael if he really dated her off-screen and that's when the bomb blew...Michael
responded that he and Marcy had, in fact, dated when he first came on the show, but then
she started dating Steve Ferrara, who played one of Jesse Hubbard's band, and on the 14th
of June she and Steve were married. I nearly fainted! I knew that Marcy was head over
heels in love with Steve, but she gave no hints about marriage. It seems that no one in
the cast was wise to her impending walk down the aisle. It wasn't until two weeks after
the event that someone realized she was wearing a gold wedding band. Ironically enough,
when I arrived home from this festival, there was the cream-colored wedding announcement
in the mail: Miss Marcy Walker and Mr. Stephen Ferrara announce their marriage on Tuesday,
the fourteenth of June, 1983, Marble Collegiate Church, New York City.
I think Santa Barbara did a great service
to the public with its portrayal of Eden's rape, showing that it can happen to anyone.
Rape is not a crime of passion, it is an act of violence against women. Marcy Walker
turned in a stellar performance as the victim of this horrible crime. Her scenes with A
Martinez (Cruz) were nothing short of brilliant, and his outrage and desire for revenge
were natural and played to perfection. Marcy ran the gamut of emotions: terror, outrage,
anger and hysteria. Most importantly, show showed that rape does not have to be the end of
a woman's life, that she can go on with the love and support of her family. She showed
that a victim can still have fight left in her after this ordeal. Marcy Walker has turned
in a performance that Emmys were made for. B.S., Levittown, NY
I can't tell you how appalled I am by
Eden's rape on Santa Barbara. Haven't she and Cruz been through enough already? The show
was getting on the right track with its stories about Cruz and Eden's attempts to have a
baby, and Eden's pursuit of a career in journalism, and smartly moving away from
constantly putting the two in life-threatening situations and every other imaginable form
of misery. I don't see why the producers felt it was necessary to have another rape
storyline on the show, anyway, since they already had the story in which Hayley was
brutally raped and Tori and Jane were terrorized by the Pillowcase Rapist. SB just took
everything that well-deserved Emmy for Best Daytime Drama stood for and threw it out the
window. Shame on them. R.N., Los Angeles, CA
We hear a lot about how much violence
there is in prime-time television and in movies, and now we're beginning to hear the same
about daytime drama. Are the soaps getting too violent?
In view of the rape storyline on Santa
Barbara - which has drawn its fair share of criticism because of its graphic brutality - I
thought I'd begin by going to the source. SB's head writers, Anne Howard Bailey and Chuck
Pratt, Jr., told me how the now-famous scene came about. "We began by doing
research," said Pratt. "I read a book that made me feel ashamed to be a man, so
we used that emotion in Cruz's (A Martinez) reaction to the rape of his wife. We decided
not to handle the rape delicately. Why do it at all if you don't make a statement; if you
don't tell it realistically? We didn't want to make it appear a sexual act, but as what it
really was - an act of violence."
"Rape is one of the most horrible
crimes, perhaps the most horrible next to murder," added Bailey. "It is a
murder, of a woman's privacy and her soul. We wanted to shock people into realizing how
violent an act it is, to shock them into reporting a rape if it happens to them, or
reporting someone who has committed rape. To have shown the rape as realistically as we
could was being responsible, not irresponsible. We would have been irresponsible if we had
treated it lightly."
Marcy Walker, who as Eden, was the subject
of the rape, heard from a lot of worried fans who were concerned about the fact that she's
pregnant and extra vulnerable. But Walker came through it like a trooper. She even had
more than one worried parent. Judith McConnell (Sophia), who plays her mom on the show,
had her own thoughts about the ordeal. "Mothers suffer terribly for their children. I
felt helpless watching Marcy doing the scene and I thought about how we must be there for
our daughters, to surround them with love. I think a rape is devastating for both parents.
It makes you realize you can't protect your children like you once could. In general, I
think there is too much violence in film and on TV and, as a consequence, I will not watch
it. I wasn't offended by the rape scene. I feel it was an effective educational tool and
very good for our society to see. The rape and its aftermath showed that a woman doesn't
need to be afraid to speak up when a violent act is committed against her. I feel the
viewers learned something. I feel we all did."
What was the Best Present you ever gave at
"Participating in the Holiday
Project, which is a non-profit organization that, each year, visits various people who
can't get home for Christmas. That year, I went to a ward for terminally ill children.
I've never seen more brave, kind people in my life. We sang and played and told Chrismtas
stories. Seeing them feel good made my day. When I think about it, it was more of a gift
"In October 1993, amid a great deal
of hoopala, Guiding Light announced that it had signed the venerable All My Children and
Santa Barbara actress to play a new character-- free spirit Tangie Hill. But for the next
two years, the show did little with Walker. Romances between Tangie and an assortment of
single guys-- Josh, Alan, Alan-Michael, Cutter-- never took off.
By the time Michael Laibson was hired as
exectuive producer in spring 1995, the actress' contract, not to mention her patience, was
about to run out.
'I told him that I couldn't continue being
paid for doing nothing,' Walker recalls. And he said, 'I agree,'' The two parted ways soon
SOU, Nov 26, 1996