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Rosie's Hope
Soap Opera Weekly, November 4, 1997
Article Provided By Carol

The Ryan's Hope connection continues unabated on The Rosie O'Donnell Show. As she makes clear at every opportunity, Rosie was a die-hard RH fan, and her favorite character was Kate Mulgrew's Mary Ryan (pictured with Rosie is RH co-creator Claire Labine, holding a photo of Mulgrew.) On the Sept. 29 episode of Rosie, when she asked the audience member who was announcing the guests what her name was, the woman replied, "Mary Fenelli." Rosie asked, "Any relation to Jack Fenelli?" O'Donnell explained that RH's Mary Ryan had married Jack Fenelli, and became Mary Ryan Fenelli. FYI: The woman seated next to Fenelli turned out to be her sister, Julie Fenelli Ryan.

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