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current as of June 1936


Charles Callison CHARLES CALLISON
Patriarch of the Callison family; owner and president of Callison Publications; recently reunited with his wife, Francis, after a lengthy separation due to his affair
represented by images of William Powell
  Francis Callison
 

FRANCIS CALLISON
Wife of Charles; recently reunited with her husband after a lengthy separation due to his affair; was accused of murdering his mistress, but was found innocent
represented by images of Norma Shearer

Reginald Callison REGINALD CALLISON
Son of Charles and Francis; editor-in-chief of the Daily Post; planning his upcoming wedding to Jillian
represented by images of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
  Trevor Callison
 

TREVOR CALLISON
Son of Charles and Francis; reporter for the Daily Post;
trying to forget his love for Grace Davis who recently left town under mysterious circumstances
represented by images of Errol Flynn

Maggie Callison MAGGIE CALLISON
Youngest child of Charles and Francis; high school student;
although "officially" dating Stanley Fitzpatrick, she can't get past her clear infatuation with Randy, her best friend's boyfriend
represented by images of Priscilla Lane
  Douglas Davis
 

DOUGLAS DAVIS
Charles' attorney; 
his awkward marriage of convenience to Lorraine was solidified by the birth of their son, Mikey; struggling to provide a perfect life for his family and keep his sister, Grace's, secret
represented by images of Glenn Ford

Patterson Monroe PATTERSON MONROE
Morally upstanding college student studying to become a doctor; orphaned by a plane crash, he is raising his much younger brother Todd; found true love with the formerly scheming Stephanie
represented by images of Gene Raymond
  Lorraine Davis
 

LORRAINE DAVIS
Insecure wife of Douglas;
her awkward marriage of convenience to Douglas was solidified by the birth of their son, Mikey; striving to be a perfect wife and mother
represented by images of Gene Tierney

Jillian Stokes JILLIAN STOKES
Sophisticated socialite, recently graduated from college with an associate's degree; planning her upcoming wedding to Reginald; everyone's friend
represented by images of Carole Lombard
  Dane Manchester
 

DANE MANCHESTER
Scheming, unscrupulous college student studying to become a lawyer;  has a roving eye for the ladies despite his strained marriage; recently inherited great wealth; forever obsessed with ex-girlfriend Jillian
represented by images of Robert Taylor

Sara Manchester SARA MANCHESTER
New, young socialite due to an inheritance; forced Dane into marriage through blackmail;
chooses to turn a blind eye to her husband's behavior; working to rebuild her relationship with her mother
represented by images of Vivien Leigh
  Stephanie Lake
 

STEPHANIE LAKE
An actress on a radio soap opera; a one-time schemer who decided to turn her life around thanks to the influence of Patterson, whom she's since fallen in love with; Sara's cousin
represented by images of Susan Hayward

Todd Monroe TODD MONROE
Patterson's much younger brother; not exceptionally fond of his brother's relationship with Stephanie
represented by images of Scotty Beckett
  Mary Albany
 

MARY ALBANY
Strong willed and opinionated matriarch of the Callison family; Francis' widowed mother; grandmother to Reginald, Trevor, and Maggie
represented by images of Mildred Natwick

Janet Stokes JANET STOKES
Emotionally fragile girl from a wealthy family; Jillian's older sister; desperately in love with Burt; trying to get over traumas from her past;  in spite of her spotty memory, she recently recalled pushed her sister Judith down a flight of stairs which resulted in the death of Judith's unborn child who was fathered by Janet's true love Burt 
represented by images of Virginia Bruce
  Burt Lamont
 

BURT LAMONT
Poor horse trainer who discovered he was actually the son of Charles' late brother Landon; trying to accept his place in his new family; loves Janet dearly; trying to get over his own past with her sister Judith
represented by images of Robert Cummings

Judith Stokes Linford JUDITH STOKES LINFORD
Snotty, spiteful socialite;  spoiled Judith will do whatever it takes to get her way; desperately in love with her sister Janet's boyfriend Burt and was carrying his child until Janet pushed her down the stairs (which Judith has blocked from her mind); supportive of younger sister Jillian; recently blackmailed her husband into leaving town and consenting to a divorce
represented by images of Bette Davis
  Leticia Stokes Rutherford
 

LETICIA STOKES RUTHERFORD
Wealthy mother of Judith, Janet, and Jillian; moved to Albanyville while planning to divorce their father, Nelson, who later died in a car accident;
left vulnerable due to unexpected widowhood and conflicting feelings regarding her husband, she was wooed and wed by the gold digging Dr. Rutherford
represented by images of Ethel Barrymore

Dr. Fred Rutherford DR. FRED RUTHERFORD
A doctor with a shady past;  owed large gambling debts; although once planned to marry Francis to get his hands on her money, he married Leticia, instead, when Charles and Francis reconciled;  living the good life
represented by images of Brian Donlevy
  Eliza Campbell
 

ELIZA CAMPBELL
Maggie's bratty best friend; high school student; trying to hold on to boyfriend Randy even though she knows he has feelings for Maggie
represented by images of Nan Grey

Randy Lamont RANDY LAMONT
recent high school graduate; Burt's younger half-brother; dating Eliza but is really more interested in Maggie; having difficulty dealing with Burt's new-found social status as a Callison
represented by images of Buster Crabbe
  Dorothea Jackson
 

DOROTHEA JACKSON
Noble and upstanding housekeeper of Mary;  has a loving, yet troubled, relationship with her two grown children; a widow
represented by images of Ethel Waters

Dr. Calvin Jackson DR. CALVIN JACKSON
The doctor son of Dorothea; once had problems with his mother's job, but has begun to reconcile his own feelings; in love with Ruby; trying to keep a watchful eye on his wild sister Naomi
represented by images of Paul Robeson
  Ruby Thomas
 

RUBY THOMAS
Maid for the Stokes family; in love with Calvin; fears that she's not good enough for him, a point that his sister, Naomi, continues to emphasize
represented by images of Lena Horne

Joyce Preston JOYCE PRESTON
Long, lost mother of Sara; abandoned her daughter when the child was at a very young age; divorced and twice widowed; materialistic and scheming, she's trying to grab her share of her daughter's inheritance from her own late husband
represented by images of Gale Sondergaard
  Naomi Jackson
 

NAOMI JACKSON
Troublesome daughter of Dorothea; recently arrived in town with her newborn son; working with Joyce to pass her son off as the illegitimate child of the late Thornton Preston in an attempt to steal his estate away from Joyce's daughter
represented by images of Josephine Baker

Corinne Campbell CORINNE CAMPBELL
Snotty and catty wife of Talbot; mother of Eliza; a major gossip stirrer in Albanyville; suspects that her husband is having an affair with Judith
represented by images of Constance Bennett
  Dr. Talbot Campbell
 

DR. TALBOT CAMPBELL
Chief of staff at Albanyville General Hospital; has taken a special interest in the medical and personal condition of Judith, much to the displeasure of his wife; father of Eliza
represented by images of David Manners


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