16/01/2007

Sally Spectra


Finnish News Agency STT writes that Darlene Conley who acted Sally Spectra's role in the soap opera Bold and Beautiful died last Sunday. The cause of death was cancer. She was 72 years old. B&B is very popular in Finland as well and Sally was important part of the show. She played the part in tv since 1988, which makes it almost 20 years.

In Finland B&B is about one year behind the USA. So Sally will be in B&B here in Finland until next December.

(STT kirjoittaa, että Tv:n Kauniit ja rohkeat -sarjassa Sally Spectraa esittänyt Darlene Conley on kuollut. Conley, 72, menehtyi vatsasyöpään sunnuntaina Los Angelesissa.)

Sally has always been my favourite character in the B&B. She is a ruthless business woman, cunning and conniving owner of Spectra fashions. Often she was a little too much to handle.

This brings me a lot of memories. The B&B was the real soap opera in Finnish TV. As a real soap opera I mean a show that came from TV 5 days a week and not just once a week. When B&B first started I remember how quiet it was in the grocery store at 6 or half past 6. (I can't really remeber the time).

Nobody was there, every single female was at home watching the B&B. Including my mother, my grandmother and my grandmother's sister. Sometimes it united the three generations together in front of the TV set.

My grandmother really liked the show and so did her sister Armi. We often discussed about the plot or the characters with them. Like Sally, they secretly admired Eric Forrester.

It is so strange to think that they are all gone now, my grandmother, her sister and even Darlene, who played the much hated and loved Sally.

People write about Sally:
- Dana: We'll miss you Darlene
- Elisa: Farewell Sally!!!

In Finland:
- Medis: Sally Elää
-The Sleeper: Sally on kuollut
- Handis: "Sally Spectra" kuoli

2 comments:

Cindy Elavsky said...

Thanks for link to our blog. I, too, was so sad to hear of Darlene's passing.

On a happier note: I was happy to come across your blog and watch the video of your dog at the dog park. The Boston terrier that your dog was playing with reminded me of my 2 little terrors, Bernie and Butkus. I can only imagine what they'd be like in all that snow, since we live in sunny Florida (where it's 74 degrees right now).

Have a nice day, and keep watching the soaps:)

Cindy
Daytime Dial

Riikka said...

I would sure like to be in Florida.
Snow is nice, but the freezing weather is not.
Did you see that the terrier was well equipped for Finnish winter- had a warm coat and all? I quite like terriers, they aren't usually too shy.