Dear Soaps,
How many women have played the role of Opal? I say two but my mom says three. Which one of us is right? —DebDebco

Dear DebDebco,
I hope you made a bet with your mother, because you win this one! Two-time Emmy winner Dorothy Lyman originated the role in 1981 and played her until 1983. When the show decided to bring the popular character back in 1989, they cast Jill Larson, fresh from her successful run as OLTL villainess, Ursula Blackwell. (DD)