(Sigh) You’ve been a performer and a songwriter, you’ve hosted game shows, you’ve appeared on every variety show…there is. You’ve authored best-selling books…um…you’ve done a soap opera. Tell us, in 30…in 30 seconds how that happened.
My whole life has been a soap opera. (Both laugh) I’d done a game show at ABC in California that had gotten cancelled. The head of daytime programming at ABC was a big fan of mine and she said to me the day she told me the show was cancelled, she said, “But I’m gonna bring you back and put you in a soap opera,” and I thought, yeah, sure you are. And she did. She had an opening on a show called One Life to Live. They wrote me into the script and I spent three years off and on being a part of that cast. Did I do that in 30 seconds?
That just sounds like wonderful fun.
It was a lot of fun. And I tell you what, I…I gained a whole new respect for the people that make their living doing that. That is a tough gig. It really is.
And you do it every day…you…
Get up in the morning. You’re there at 6:00 in the morning. You’re going through your stuff for that day. You eventually tape your show…around 2-3:00 in the afternoon. If you’re lucky, you get out maybe around 4-5. You go home. You gotta start all over and start learning for the next day. And so it’s…it’s a very demanding way to make a living. I have the greatest admiration in the world for the people that do that.
Jeff’s giving me the sign up here that…that we’re getting ready to…to have to close and…