Catherine Hicks
Daytime TV Magazine, October 1977
Author Unknown
Article Provided By Wanda

When Catherine Hicks says she doesn't like to waste time, she means it.

Two weeks after she arrived in New York, she landed the role of Faith on Ryan's Hope.

"It's amazing how it all happened," Cathy says, curled up in an arm chair in her beautifully decorated West Side Manhatten apartment.

"When I came to New York, I was sure I didn't want to do a soap opera. But before I was even unpacked, my agent sent me down to try out for the part of Holly Bauer on Guiding Light and that same week I tested for Faith on Ryan's Hope."

"When I went down to Ryan's Hope, I was completely in the dark. I'd never even heard of the show. But when I walked in the studio, all my pre-conceived notions about what a soap opera was went right out the window. Here were all these terrific young theater actors - people like Malcome Groome, Kate Mulgrew and Ilene Kristen-- and I thought to myself, 'Hey, wait a minute, this is exciting!' It felt more like working in a young repertory company than on a soap opera."

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