Tina Sloan

Recent Role:

Lillian Raines (1983-2009) on Guiding Light

Born:

2/1/1943, Bronxville, New York

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  • Tina Sloan is the talented actress known for her roles on various daytime dramas. Since 1983, Tina has played the role of long suffering nurse "Lillian Raines" on the hit CBS soap opera Guiding Light. Under her married name, McPherson, the actress supports many charities and is very active in politics.

    Gender:

    Female

    Birth Place:

    Bronxville, New York

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    • Tina: What I love most about being a mother is having Renny as a friend. We do things together: ski, play tennis, skate, go to the mvoies, go bicycling in the park, take walks, go out to dinner, attend plays... He's a great sport and such fun to be with.

    • Tina: (referring to the movie "Celebrity") To an actor, to be in a Woody Allen movie is the best.

    • Tina: I want to grow old gracefully – but oh I love my blonde blonde hair.

    • Tina: (on her "Guiding Light" audition) They wanted a strong woman to play a weak woman. And Lillian was, as the mother of an incest victim... you know they close their eyes and they're very weak, but they were afraid if she was too weak, it wouldn't have any power. They said I'd just do it for six months and I thought, 'Oh what fun!' - it's a very difficult story.

    • Tina: My first "acting" job in New York was on a soap opera where I lay in a casket. I rose up, the show ended; unfortunately, it ended for good, so that was that.

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    • In 2008, Tina celebrated her 25th year on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light. Soap Opera Digest honored her in their July 22nd issue.

    • Tina, and her Guiding Light character "Lillian Raines", has the distinction of being the first woman in daytime television history to have an on-air mammogram. The episode aired in 1991.

    • Tina says her most prized possession is a list her son gave to her on her 49th birthday entitled, "The 49 Reasons Tina Sloan is The Best Mom Ever".

    • Tina attended The Ursuline School and Manhattanville College, both are located in New York.

    • Tina calls her father the world's greatest hero.

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