When it comes to drama, mystery and romance, legendary daytime diva Linda Dano knows a thing or two. After many years appearing in primetime roles, Dano in 1978 joined the ABC soap opera One Life to Live as psychiatrist Gretel Rae Cummings. In 1982 she joined the cast of CBS’ As the World Turns (a Procter and Gamble production). One year later she jumped to NBC’s Another World (also a P&G series) where she played glamourous romance novelist Felicia Gallant -- a role that would bring her fame and a Daytime Emmy. She stayed with AW until 1999, when it was cancelled, and then moved back to ABC, where she returned to One Life to Live as Gretel Rae and brought the character to the three other soaps ABC telecast at the time: All My Children, General Hospital and Port Charles. In 2005 she appeared on CBS’s Guiding Light (another P&G soap). Her career has also seen her host a daytime talk show on Lifetime titled Attitudesand launch successful fashion and home furnishings lines on QVC. This weekend she is making her Hallmark debut in Vines That Bind, the latest installment of Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ new movie franchise Chronicle Mysteries, created by and starring another soap opera veteran, Alison Sweeney.
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