Louise Shaffer

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Birthday
5, 1942
Birthplace
Connecticut
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
5, 1942 (age 77)
Birthplace
Connecticut

About

Most famous for her Daytime Emmy-winning portrayal of Rae Woodard on the 1970s and 1980s ABC soap opera Ryan's Hope, this actress also appeared in numerous other daytime dramas, including All My Children, The Edge of Night, and Guiding Light. She also wrote for several soaps, including As The World Turns and General Hospital.

Before Fame

After studying at the Yale School of Drama, she trained as a coloratura soprano at the Juilliard School's music program.

Trivia

During the 1960s and 1970s, she acted in New York theatrical productions of The Beggar's Opera, The Boss, and The Women.

Family Life

Her first marriage was to an actor named Toby Tompkins. She later wed fellow soap opera writer Roger Crews.

Associated With

On the late 1960s soap opera Where the Heart Is, she played the sister of actor James Mitchell's character.