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Chubby offspring is no more. 42.

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by Anonymousreply 57May 26, 2024 6:54 PM

She's in Eterna!

by Anonymousreply 1January 29, 2024 11:34 PM

Chubby offspring? Have you ever seen Erika's father, actor Walter Slezak? It runs in the family.

by Anonymousreply 2January 29, 2024 11:36 PM

Good god man.


I think Erika's daughter had a nursery/landscape related business in VT not that long ago..

I always sensed that Erika's children were pretty spoiled/sheltered from the real world but at least never were little animals or embarrassed their parents-

They are a pretty private family.

But this is extremely sad and I am so sorry to read this..

by Anonymousreply 3January 29, 2024 11:36 PM

R2, so? does that protect her from heart attacks and other obesity-related issues?

Her grandfather committed suicide, that also runs in the family. Just ask Margaux Hemingway. Oh wait, you can't.

by Anonymousreply 4January 29, 2024 11:56 PM

Has Mitch Lawrence commented yet?

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by Anonymousreply 5January 30, 2024 3:33 AM

Walter was a handsome youth who, like Welles and Brando, tripled in size as he aged. He shot himself when he was 80 and in terrible health.

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by Anonymousreply 6January 30, 2024 4:40 AM

I am sadden by your loss, would you like a replacement daughter? I have one that I’m trying desperately to get rid of.

by Anonymousreply 7January 30, 2024 5:13 AM

You watch. She's going to win an Emmy for the funeral.

by Anonymousreply 8January 30, 2024 6:04 AM

Sorry to hear about her death.

While Slezak was pregnant with Amanda and out on maternity leave in 1981, Christine Jones subbed as Viki for about 6 months.

by Anonymousreply 9January 30, 2024 8:40 AM

Oh no! Remember the Christine Jones troll!!

(I loved Christine Jones as Pam)

I have gotten to watch 1980's OLTL on Youtube and it was even better than I remembered as a little kid watching with my grandparents!

by Anonymousreply 10January 30, 2024 4:53 PM

R7: call me

by Anonymousreply 11January 30, 2024 5:19 PM

She's going to bury her with one of her Emmys. 🏆⚰️

by Anonymousreply 12January 30, 2024 5:28 PM

Mother and daughter chin implants

by Anonymousreply 13January 30, 2024 5:58 PM

R13- Those are their natural chins-- That was actually not surgery- And they do not look great...

I think Erika's son still lives at home.. I think the daughter waitressed for many years (Erika said so) I think the kids were/are both bankrolled my mom truthfully.

by Anonymousreply 14January 30, 2024 6:21 PM

R14 = Yeah. I think the son lost his job when OLTL was cancelled. He worked in marketing or something behind the scenes of the show..

by Anonymousreply 15January 30, 2024 7:17 PM

Holy shit, I thought Erika Slezak was pushing 90. She's only 77?? She seemed post-menopausal in 1980.

by Anonymousreply 16January 30, 2024 7:21 PM

R16=Susan Lucci

by Anonymousreply 17January 30, 2024 7:54 PM

Was watching Chopped last night and at the end of the episode they announced the death of the winner! “In loving memory…”

by Anonymousreply 18January 30, 2024 8:43 PM

Does anyone know the cause yet? Thanks in advance..

by Anonymousreply 19January 30, 2024 9:50 PM

[quote]Oh no! Remember the Christine Jones troll!!

No, I don't.

I remember a Kathy Glass troll that we had here for several years. Don't recall anyone especially obsessing over Christine Jones here.

by Anonymousreply 20January 30, 2024 10:31 PM

I don't think we had a Christine Jones troll per se, but we did have a poster who seemed to prefer Ms. Jones' version of the character over Viki Sleestak herself.

The Kathy Glass troll, on the other hand, was annoying. And may have also been our lunatic soap troll who posted ad nauseam on many other topics.

by Anonymousreply 21January 30, 2024 10:39 PM

Guys- I do not think that the outcome will be good...

I knew that Erika/Brian had purchased their daughter a home in Killington VT--

A few googles later....

See link below...

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by Anonymousreply 22January 31, 2024 12:26 AM


by Anonymousreply 23January 31, 2024 12:30 AM

R22 That's sad.

So she either died of liver failure or the like.....or suicide.

by Anonymousreply 24January 31, 2024 12:31 AM

R24, reports said she "died suddenly." Liver failure is a slower demise.

by Anonymousreply 25January 31, 2024 2:34 AM

When things get vague it's usually suicide.

Even today there is still a stigma for those still living.

Whatever this turns out to be, I hope her parents can cope.

by Anonymousreply 26January 31, 2024 2:44 AM

The suddenly makes me think it could have been something as simple as obstructive sleep apnea. That almost always goes hand in hand with being overweight plus a heavy drinker.

Erika obviously loved her family very much, I hope she has a lot of support around her.

by Anonymousreply 27January 31, 2024 2:58 AM

I found Amanda's Facebook- she struck me as a little sad and aimless. Totally pro gay, raised a little blind dog who she loved.

She seems like a very normal girl who just had rich parents. But there is a sadness there.

Erika, without any hesitation admitted that they bought Amanda a condo in Killington- Both children also lived with them in New Canaan.

These are 2 very "spoiled "children in the sense their parents have taken care of them their entire lives and neither really has a career. I sense Erika and Bryan adore their children- like the type of parents who do everything for their kids- and I think this is going to be rough.

I have a few ties to VT- I want to link Erika's "2nd house" in Mt Holly VT that they they sold 2 years ago. Its absolutely stunning.

by Anonymousreply 28January 31, 2024 12:50 PM

Nothing is happening to this guy... We will not be free until the pig kicks it..

The fact that I would give him a 75% chance of being "our president" again chills me to the bone.

Not to mention who will be in his cabinet-- His cabinet last time was even worse than he is.

Can you imagine who it will be THIS time??

We have entered the parallel universe.

by Anonymousreply 29January 31, 2024 1:03 PM

R29 we agree but wrong thread!

by Anonymousreply 30January 31, 2024 1:16 PM

I am such a dumb fuck..

I am going to copy and paste that and add my two cents to the "TRUMP THREAD".

by Anonymousreply 31January 31, 2024 2:54 PM

Christina Jones was only on for six months? It seemed like six years. Watching her was like watching untalented, boring paint dry.

by Anonymousreply 32May 25, 2024 3:00 AM

SlimJims give me the toots.

by Anonymousreply 33May 25, 2024 3:35 AM

You need the jaws of life and an engineering degree to fucking open a SlimJim.

by Anonymousreply 34May 25, 2024 3:36 AM

A pair of beautifully chinned women.

by Anonymousreply 35May 25, 2024 6:00 AM

That’s something Erika was on that show over 42 years. Soap opera actors and actresses are some of the most prolific entertainers, I mean you don’t see them in new material once a week but practically everyday for most of the year with new material.

by Anonymousreply 36May 25, 2024 6:07 AM

She got a lot great stories but she has all those Emmys because she was great at picking tapes. The year with the heart transplant story not only did she use two great tapes but she was just as good in Kassie DePaiva's tape which many thought would win. When Blair falsely accused Todd of rape "Oh my God Viki what have I done?" She was amazing but Slezak was excellent in the tape and basically had three in that contest.

by Anonymousreply 37May 25, 2024 6:07 AM

R37- Who won that year? That was the year with 9 nominees or some shit?

And yes, I totally agree--like I mentioned in that great thread that expired- Erika won in 1992 over Tuck because Erika was wise enough to submit the hospital scenes.

by Anonymousreply 38May 25, 2024 11:57 AM

She had one life to live.

by Anonymousreply 39May 25, 2024 12:00 PM

We will probably never learn how Erika's daughter died-

I suspect it was not pretty and not sleep apnea. I followed her on Facebook and she just seemed very lonely to me.

Erika is clearly heartbroken. I hope that she finds some joy in life again.

I noticed in her interview on that great Cancer Benefit that when asked about Viki singing I will survive, that Erika got very choked up and said it was Viki's way of stating, no matter what she will get through this-- I am not giving the moment justice, but you can tell that Erika is going through some serious shit and that this really has tested her faith.

by Anonymousreply 40May 25, 2024 12:00 PM

Can't they just recast her?

by Anonymousreply 41May 25, 2024 3:26 PM

She was betrothed to Enik but just couldn't go through with it.

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by Anonymousreply 42May 25, 2024 3:44 PM

I don't remember Jones subbing for Erika but it had to be weird since Jones looked at least 20 years younger than Erika.

by Anonymousreply 43May 25, 2024 6:43 PM

R38 Slezak won the year of the 8 nominees. At the time I think it was expected Grahn or DePaiva would win but Daytime Emmys notoriously had weird repetitive wins when other nominees had driven much more story that year.

by Anonymousreply 44May 25, 2024 8:48 PM

Holy shit-- Erika actually won another emmy in 2005??? I just went on Youtube-- I HAD NO IDEA!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 45May 25, 2024 9:23 PM
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by Anonymousreply 46May 25, 2024 9:29 PM

Some amazing shit regarding Erika's emmys

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by Anonymousreply 47May 26, 2024 2:42 AM

DePaiva's tape was amazing in 2005 but Slezak was also so good in the episode it put the heart transplant tapes over the top. Viki learning she was getting Ben's heart was made for Emmys.

by Anonymousreply 48May 26, 2024 3:36 AM

Sloan's death tape with the molestation reveal in 1994 tape where she breaks into like 3 multiples in a few minutes wasn't going to lose. I think it was Peter Bergman who was on the panel that said he was all ready to vote for Leslie Charleston but the room went silent after the tape with Robin Strasser on the reveal. He said it simply blew his mind and had to vote for her again

by Anonymousreply 49May 26, 2024 3:41 AM

R49- For real? great story..

by Anonymousreply 50May 26, 2024 3:50 AM

Yes they used to actually have panelists come in for viewing to vote back in the day. True story on Bergman

by Anonymousreply 51May 26, 2024 4:05 AM

Her sister is prettier.

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by Anonymousreply 52May 26, 2024 4:55 AM

The part of Amanda Davies will now be played by Katherine Glass.

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by Anonymousreply 54May 26, 2024 6:14 PM

Could be accidental drug overdose.

What’s with peoples cause of death being kept secret theses days? Isn’t an autopsy a public record?

by Anonymousreply 55May 26, 2024 6:42 PM

All of these “sudden deaths” of young people are feuling the antivaxxers

by Anonymousreply 56May 26, 2024 6:43 PM

R55- That is what I am suspecting. It is-- In VT you can order one online.. The brother is apparently in charge of Amanda's estate.. (You can google her name and just type Vermont) Its sad how we just become and estate with affairs to be sorted and bills to still be paid. I know that Erika bought her this condo in Killington-- Erika's children wanted for nothing and had very loving parents.

by Anonymousreply 57May 26, 2024 6:54 PM
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