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  • EmmyLoser
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    Jane Elliot let Michael Logan interview her, and it’s pretty great.  I love her!  The stories about Elvis and Deidre Hall are so good!

    http://www.tvguide.com/News/General-Hospital-Jane-Elliot-1079908.aspx 

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    FreemanGriffin
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    Thanks for sharing this wonderful interview! (: How I love JE, and esp. love her friendship with Deidre Hall! (: (and, of course, she absolutely deserves the Emmy for her work in 2013!) (:

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    eastwest
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    Jane is the real deal Holyfield. She has rightfully earned her daytime same card. I just hate that she hasn’t really been giving worthy story. Case and point, I watched yesterday to get ready for todays big show and they really have Tracy being jealous/threatened by Kiki. #amess

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    jerrysd
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    Oh man, this story about her and Deidre Hall killed me! I could not stop laughing. Would love to be that fly on the wall when these two hang!

    TV Guide Magazine: Have you two ever had a hair tragedy?
    Elliot:
    At one point a few years ago, when my hair was much longer, Dee decided
    to give me a cellophane treatment. It’s something that brings out the
    shine and gives your hair great body, and it’s a two-bottle process. You
    buy one bottle of this and one bottle of that and mix them together and
    put it on your hair for 10 minutes. So she mixes the s–t up and she’s
    putting it on my head when my eyes start to water. She says, “Don’t
    worry about it. You’re gonna be thrilled!” I’m, like, “Dee have you
    tried this stuff before?” She says, “No, but it’s gonna be great!” I
    say, “Dee, my head is on f–king fire!” She looks at the two bottles and realizes they are both the same product!
    She has put 100 percent developer chemical on my head and she has fried
    my hair! Now, why has Deidre Hall done this? Because Deidre Hall, being
    a woman of a certain age, doesn’t like to put on her damn eyeglasses
    and she didn’t read the stinking labels at the beauty-supply place when
    they sold it to her! It took months for my hair to recover.

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    Morgan Henard
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    Any mention of her Emmy submission?

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    EmmyLoser
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    ^^Nope.

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    alokin
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    This was such a great interview! Another score for Michael Logan! A real gem of a lady, that Jane Elliot. And prior to reading this interview, I had no idea she and Deidre Hall were so close. Who knew?! It’s a rare treat indeed when discovering that two of daytime’s great legends have nurtured such a beautiful, strong friendship over the years. And yes, jerrysd, I too would’ve loved to be that fly on the wall at the hair salon, ha! But I’m sure Sasha their stylist also overheard many fascinating stories from those two over the years… maybe one day, he’ll reveal all when he publishes his own autobiography, haha!

    Reading the part where Elliot talks about the Gloria Monty days struck me as kinda interesting b/c earlier in the week as were watching the 51st anniversary episode, my mom and I were actually talking about how dreary the atmosphere on this show always is and how GH is definitely the darkest of all our daytime shows. So it was a bit ironic hearing Elliot refer to those olden days as being all about the melodrama and so very dark. Of course, I wasn’t even around yet in the late 70’s, so I wouldn’t be the best judge at differentiating between the Monty era and current times, but here I thought the show at present couldn’t possibly get any darker! But I suppose if anyone should know, it oughtta be Jane Elliot! It’s a bit mind-boggling to think that she’s remained w/the show off-and-on since the late 70’s and knows GH as very few of us do. I also can’t believe the last (and only) time she ever won an Emmy was that supporting actress trophy for GH back in 1981.

    That got me thinking about this year’s Emmys. Of course, she’d be fully deserving of a nom but I give eastwest credit for saying that Tracy was just not given much story last year. Yes, her now infamous enchilada scene with Luke was perfection, but was it enough to justify a win over other worthy nominees like Amelia Heinle or Elizabeth Hendrickson who had much more story/screentime all year? I’ve a strong feeling the supporting actress category could go the way of another career win à la Genie Francis for Jane Elliot to make up for all the years prior where she chose not to submit when, had she done so, could’ve been competitive. This is one definite case where I think knowing what exactly she submitted as her reel will really come into play.

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