I'm Just Sayin'!: Three Deaths, Seven Husbands, and a Clone! My Life on Guiding Light and Beyond

I'm Just Sayin'!: Three Deaths, Seven Husbands, and a Clone! My Life on Guiding Light and Beyond

by Kim Zimmer, Laura Morton

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As the notorious Reva Shayne on the daytime television drama Guiding Light, Kim Zimmer portrayed a vixen, a manic-depressive, an Amish woman, a time traveler, a Civil War belle, a talk show host, a cancer survivor, a loving mother, and a devoted wife. In her more than two decades on the show, she earned eleven Daytime Emmy nominations and four wins, not to mention a legion of loving fans. Now, in this heartfelt memoir, Zimmer delves into her experiences as a daytime diva.


Packed with on- and off-set photographs and behind-the-scenes information, blatantly honest and wildly indiscreet, I’m Just Sayin’ tells all in an insightful journey through the parallel lives of Reva Shayne and Kim Zimmer—and the true stories behind the longest-running drama in television and radio history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101517321
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/02/2011
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 659,645
File size: 13 MB
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Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Four-time Emmy Award-winner Kim Zimmer is a star of television and the stage. In 1983 she joined the cast of Guiding Light and stayed with the series for more than two decades, in which she earned a total of eleven Emmy nominations and twelve Soap Opera Digest nominations (with two wins).

Table of Contents

A Letter to the Reader ix

Introduction 1

1 April Fools'! 7

2 My Early Days 19

3 New York, New York 39

4 The Role of Mom Will Be Played by Kim Zimmer 57

5 Guiding Light: The Early Days 69

6 Memorable Characters 87

7 The Family Business 99

8 Leaving Guiding Light ... the First Time 111

9 Backstage Pass 119

10 How I Died Three Times and Lived to Tell About It! 133

11 Seven Husbands 147

12 Everything's Coming Up Rosie 167

13 Success Is the Best Revenge 175

14 Don't Call Me Diva! 191

15 Seventy Years Strong and We Were Dying 203

16 The Storm Before the Calm 223

17 Losing Mom 233

18 The Show Must Go On 257

19 So Long, Springfield 275

20 Fate 289

Epilogue 299

Acknowledgments 301

What People are Saying About This

Alec Baldwin

"The first job I ever had was on a soap opera, and the first great actress I ever worked with was one of the stars of that show, Kim Zimmer. Kim showed me, early on, that acting required talent, but also hard work—and most of all that it had to be fun. And no one, over these many years, has proven to be more talented and more fun than Kim. She is a woman to love"

Susan Flannery

“This book is brassy and bodacious, just like the author. A riotous read."

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