Days of our Lives News January 9, 2024


Nancy Lee Grahn, A Martinez and more pay tribute for Santa Barbara Creator Bridget Dobson

Nancy Lee Grahn, among other actors recall her genius writer Bridget Dobson

Days of our Lives News January 9, 2024
A Martinez, Nancy Lee Grahn, and Lane Davies remember Santa Barbara co-creator Bridget Dobson.

Bridget Dobson, the co-creator of the gone-but-not-forgotten Santa Barbara, recently died at the age of 85. Today, the actors from that program, Nancy Lee Grahn, A Martinez, Lane Davies and many others, remember the late,

Nancy Lee Grahn on Bridget Dobson

“Bridget Dobson as well as her husband Jerry employed myself to perform the best fascinating and fascinating, intricate captivating, and enthralling role of my career.” Grahn posted on Instagram in reference to her role as Julia Wainwright Capwell.

“Realizing the character Julia Wainwright, having the pleasure of navigating my way through this wonderfully created character’s relationship with her family and friends was life-changing in my life,” she said. “It helped me grow as an actor and woman. It brought 140 countries for me and me them and led me to an acting career that has lasted 38 years. The impact one person’s influence in your own life can be amazing.

The Dobsons were a cast of A Martinez as Cruz Castillo who was the show’s lead character who starred alongside Marcy Walker’s Eden Capwell. “Bridget along with her husband Jerry later made it to the heights of fame,” Martinez, who took home an award called the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead actor in the drama Series on the night of her win in 1990 wrote on her Facebook. “As is the usual for the best writers that cannot be denied, their zeal to create their own universe and then share it – has delivered emotional healing over the years for millions all over the globe, and the impact of their work continues till today.

Lane Davies played Mason Capwell the first-born son of C.C. Capwell (Jed Allen) and lead man of Nancy Lee Grahn on-screen. “Bridget was blessed with an incredible spirit, a ferocious imagination and a funny way of expressing herself,” Davies shared on Instagram. “Together along with her spouse of over 60 decades, Jerry was a great host and gave us one unforgettable moments and characters from the time of Daytime Television. She will be greatly missed by all those who were fortunate enough to be able to meet her.”

John Wesley Shipp (ex-Kelly, Guiding Light; ex-Douglas, As the World Turns; ex-Eddie, One Life to Live) received a Daytime Emmy in 1987 in the category of Outstanding Guest Performer on the Daytime Drama Series for his role as a savage tennis player, Martin Ellis on Santa Barbara. “My heartfelt condolences, Jerry at this period of grief and healing,” Shipp posted on Facebook. “Thank Martinelli and I for #MartinEllis SantaBarbara. You certainly left your mark and assisted many others in making ours.


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