Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tina Sloan and Love Out Loud VII

Tina Sloan wishes to embody that je ne sais quoi mastered by Cleopatra: "Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety." Her variety has included at various times running marathons, mountain climbing, marriage, mothering, and mastering her fears about aging. She is has competed in races in Paris, London, Honolulu, and Washington. Tina has run both the New York City and Los Angeles marathons. One of her biggest accomplishments is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in 1987. Tina has been married to Steve McPherson since 1976 and has one son. Tina Sloan made her daytime debut in 1974 as Kate on Somerset. In 1976, she was yet another revolving door Patti (Jo's daughter) on a second P&G soap, Search for Tomorrow, and, in 1980, she played Olivia on Another World. It was as Nurse Lillian Raines on Guiding Light, a role she assumed in 1983, however, through which Tina made her biggest impact. Tina enjoyed a three and a half decades-long career on Guiding Light. Tina played the level-headed nurse until the show ended on September 18, 2009. Almost immediately she started a new life as an author, playwright, and theatrical actress. Tina wants to teach other women how to become the woman they've always wanted to be. Her book, Changing Shoes, is in bookstores and is available at It came out about one year after her show's cancellation, and in it she shares a multitude of stories about those years spent working in daytime drama. There was a collective OMG-I-love-her when we found it she was gracing us with her presence for Love Out Loud VII. Come out to meet yet another Daytime legend and help us with our efforts for AIDS Walk New York.

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