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Andrea Evans returning to One Life to Live

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 10th 2008 5:27PM
Andrea EvansOn July 15, 2008, One Life to Live will celebrate its fourth decade on the air. As part of the festivities, a long-time fan favorite is returning to the fold. Actress Andrea Evans is coming back to One Life to Live as Tina Lord Roberts, a role she's played in two stints on the show, 1978 to 1981, and again from 1985 to 1990. Other actresses have played this part at other times, but for die-hard fans, Andrea Evans is the real Tina. She's the one who survived a plunge down the Iguaza Falls in Argentina, the one who romanced Max and Cord, the one who drove Viki crazy. In short, this is a very welcomed return. She'll begin appearing in early June.

The actress, who has been keeping busy with roles on The Bold and the Beautiful and most recently on Passions, told Soap Opera Digest last June that her all time favorite role was Tina. "In every actor's life, you hope for a role that becomes bigger than yourself and for me, Tina was that role." No argument here.

"Even though Andrea has not appeared on OLTL since 1990, she has remained among the most requested characters to return to the show," said executive producer Frank Valentini. "I welcome her home to the role where she made an indelible mark on our audience."

The return of Tina opens the door for other comebacks. When last seen in Llanview, Tina had divorced scoundrel David Vickers and left Pennsylvania to start over in Baltimore. According to ABC, "Tina has endured a life-altering experience and will have a mysterious connection to one of Llanview's most powerful citizens. Also, upon her return, Tina will cross paths with her sister Viki and her brother Todd."

Behind the scenes, there's another story as well. When Andrea Evans left the show in 1990 it was because she had been unable to shake a stalker. The culprit had been so persistent that he'd even broken into the upper Manhattan studios where OLTL shoots. Shaken and disturbed, Andrea moved to Los Angeles and has worked there ever since. This marks her first employment at OLTL since the time of that stalker.

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david

so i was the first person telling all of the reality tv haters to stop whining about having to scroll past AI and/or BigBro updates.

With that said.... this soap opera garbage has gots to stop

April 10 2008 at 7:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mj green

I've enjoyed her so on Passions as Rebecca. With Passions gone, I'm glad she will be working. Man, I remember when she started on OLTL. Oh dear.

April 10 2008 at 7:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cmtdrt

Finally. The REAL Tina!

April 10 2008 at 6:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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