A Daytime Mystery: Guess That Day Player

Here’s a fun question for my TENS of readers, especially my old P&G friends.

As one does, I was clicking around on We Love Soaps. This often leads to a rabbit hole, so to speak – one click takes me to another link, and so on.

In this case, one of the site’s features, Today in Soap Opera History, had a GL clip from 1984. Once that played in YouTube, I clicked on other clips that had been uploaded where the air dates were just a few days ahead.

Which brings me to this clip.

There’s a day player who shows up at around 6:10 and appears through the episode. The waitress with the red hair.

That voice….it’s familiar. The face is familiar.

Could it be recent Tony winner Cynthia Nixon?

I’m kinda convinced that it is. I asked a few folks, including We Love Soaps’ Roger Newcomb, what they thought.

But no one is sure. The credits that roll on the following day’s episode don’t mention the character or list Nixon’s name.

GL is not listed on Nixon’s IMDB page.

She was in New York at the time this would have been filmed. 1984 was the year Nixon was in two plays at the same time – Hurlyburly and The Real Thing. So that puts our, uh, suspect at, shall we say, the scene of the crime.

So daytime mystery lovers, here’s a mystery to solve! Let me know if you find any leads or have any theories or clues.

Let’s just make sure this mystery is shorter than that Carolyn Crawford one in Oakdale, amirite?