Soap Opera Continues to Lose Core Cast Members — Second Departure in Recent Weeks

Aug 21, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A long-running soap opera continues to lose members of its core cast, with the second cast member in the past couple of weeks giving notice, TVLine.com reports.

The soap opera is CBS’s daytime drama "The Bold and the Beautiful." Susan Flannery, who plays Stephanie Forrester, has announced she’s leaving the series, the story notes.

The news comes less than two weeks after Ronn Moss, another longtime actor on the show, decided to leave.

Flannery, who has won four Daytime Emmys — three for "The Bold and the Beautiful" along with one for an earlier stint on "Days of Our Lives" — has an agreement to stay with the show long enough for the program to write her character’s exit. Flannery and Moss were among those known as the show’s "core four," starting with the program in its 1987 debut, the piece adds.

The other members of the core four are Katherine Kelly Lang and John McCook.

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