CBS Daytime’s Class Photo — See Your Favorite Stars Together!
CBS Daytime is continuing to celebrate their 30 years at number one in the ratings with an absolutely iconic “class photo” that will go down in history! Over 100 stars from soap operas, talk shows, and game shows were brought together for an iconic photo, including actors from THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL and THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS as well as the late, lamented AS THE WORLD TURNS and GUIDING LIGHT!
(Photo Credit: CBS)
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Back in 1978, CBS took a class photo that included celebrities like Carol Burnett, Bea Arthur, and Mary Tyler Moore, and they recreated it in 2017 with the current stars of CBS Daytime. Impressively, THE PRICE IS RIGHT’s Bob Barker actually appears in both photographs!
“It’s a wonderful experience,” Barker said. “I’ve enjoyed every moment of it, and I’ve enjoyed talking with these people again.”
B&B’s Heather Tom (Katie) was thrilled to see everyone who assembled for the massive undertaking. “I’m so excited to see people from the past and people that I grew up watching,” she marveled.
Recalling the original photograph from the 70s, Y&R’s Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) admitted, “That was such an iconic portrait. It hung in the hall for many years. So it is exciting for us to be a part of something like that.”
CBS released a behind-the-scenes video of the shooting of the new photo where you can see some of your current and past daytime faves having fun with each other and talking about what the experience means to them.
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The stars also took tons of their own personal backstage photos at the epic shoot and you can see them in the amazing gallery below!
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Joshua Morrow Kimberlin Brown Sharon Case
"Daytime Class Photo with golf buddy Joshua Morrow (Nick, Y&R)" Kimberlin Brown (ex-Sheila, B&B) said of this pic that also includes Y&R's Sharon Case (Sharon).
Kimberlin Brown Jerry Douglas Eileen Davidson
Kimberlin Brown (Sheila, B&B) was thrilled to catch up with Y&R's Jerry Douglas (ex-John) and Eileen Davidson (Ashley)
Kate Linder Monty Hall
"Fabulous catching up with Monty Hall," Kate Linder (Esther, Y&R) said of chatting with the legendary host of LET'S MAKE A DEAL.
Kimberlin Brown Ian Buchanan
Sheila and James were reunited at the "class photo" when Kimberlin Brown and Ian Buchanan caught up at the party.
Christian Le Blanc Tricia Cast
"Old and new friends!" Y&R's Christian LeBlanc (Michael) captioned this photo of himself with Tricia Cast (Nina) — and a photobomb from Gina Tognoni (Phylllis)!
Lauralee Bell Doug Davidson Martha Byrne
"Usually we're up to no good, but here we're loving being part of the #daytimeclassphoto," shared Lauralee Bell (Christine) with her Y&R castmate Doug Davidson (Paul) and longtime friend Martha Byrne (Lily, ATWT). "A few drinks made it a party!"
Tracy Melchior Eileen Davidson
"If had a dime every time I was told I look like the lovely Eileen Davidson (Ashley, Y&R)," joked B&B's Tracy Melchior (Kristen).
Kimberlin Brown Kate Linder
"Great seeing Kimberlin Brown (ex-Sheila, B&B)!" enthused Kate Linder (Esther, Y&R)
Paulo Benedeti Rome Flynn Tracy Melchior
"Behind the scenes pic of my TV family," Tracy Melchior (Kristen) said of this photo of her with B&B husband Paulo Benedetti (Tony) and their on-screen son Rome Flynn (Zende).
Le Blanc Brown Brooks Harmon
"Sheila!" Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Y&R) said of this pic of him and Kimberlin Brown (ex-Sheila, B&B) that also includes B&B's Darin Brooks (Wyatt) and Winsor Harmon (Thorne).
Obba Tamara John Rome Reign Anna
Anna Maria Horsford (Vivienne, B&B) shared this backstage shot of her with Obba Babatundé (Julius, B&B), Tamara Tunie (Jessica, ATWT), John McCook (Eric, B&B), Rome Flynn (Zende, B&B), and Reign Edwards (Nicole, B&B).