The Baroness

I’ve been doing a deep dive on YouTube this summer (no, I didn’t originally know there were so many Quint and Nola clips on there…..boy, I sure do now).

A clip popped up in my feed, and I watched it for the first time in years.

Can it really have been 25 years since Beverlee McKinsey’s final appearance as Alexandra on Guiding Light?

The scene between Beverlee and Vincent Irizarry is just heartbreaking.

An interesting footnote in the YouTube comments: When McKinsey began as Alex in 1984, her first lines were with Maeve Kinkead (Vanessa) – which I believe IS true, since they were both part of the masquerade ball scenes – and her final scene here was also with Kinkead.

One thought on “The Baroness

  1. Wow! I had forgotten that Vanessa and Fletcher had been involved. The reference to Alexandra and Fletcher’s relationship reminded me that whatever what one might have thought of GL’s final years, at least they brought Fletcher and Alexandra back together at the end.

    As I watched her with Vincent Irizarry, I remembered reading somewhere that Beverlee McKinsey made a point of not telling him she was leaving so nothing would interfere with those scenes. Can’t even imagine what would have happened if she had told him.

    I remember that too, Lynn. In the Michael Logan interview, she said she told everyone after the scenes were done.

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