Dear Soaps,
I have wondered this for a while. On Guiding Light, who is Rick's mother? I have been watching since the late 1980's and don't remember her. What happened to her? —Carole

Dear Carole,
Rick Bauer's mother was the late Leslie Jackson, who debuted on GL in 1966. Leslie and Rick's father, Ed, were young sweethearts who eventually married. Troubles between them caused Leslie to seek solace in the arms of his older brother, Mike. After much turmoil, Leslie and Mike finally married, but in 1976, Leslie was hit by a car and tragically died. Three actresses portrayed the character: Lynne Adams, Kathryn Hays (now Kim Hughes on ATWT) and Barbara Rodell. (DD)