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GH Sarah Brown was a break-out star when she blazed onto the GH canvas as Carly in 1996. By the time she exited in 2001, she had racked up three Daytime Emmys, two Digest Awards and the time she exited in 2001, she had racked up three Daytime Emmys, two Digest Awards and a boffo fan following as Bobbie’s secret daughter cum Sonny’s surprise soul mate. It was a tall a boffo fan following as Bobbie’s secret daughter cum Sonny’s surprise soul mate. It was a tall order to find a replacement, but Casting Director Mark Teschner scored big with daytime newbie order to find a replacement, but Casting Director Mark Teschner scored big with daytime newbie Tamara Braun, who won fans over with her own powerhouse performance during the course Tamara Braun, who won fans over with her own powerhouse performance during the course of her four-year run in Port Charles (and took home a Digest Award for Lead Actress). When she of her four-year run in Port Charles (and took home a Digest Award for Lead Actress). When she opted to leave, Jennifer Bransford stepped into the part, but producers soon conceded that the fit opted to leave, Jennifer Bransford stepped into the part, but producers soon conceded that the fit wasn’t right. Enter Laura Wright, a proven commodity from her stints as Ally on LOVING and THE wasn’t right. Enter Laura Wright, a proven commodity from her stints as Ally on LOVING and THE CITY (1991-97) and Cassie on GUIDING LIGHT (1997-2005). She agreed to make a cross-country CITY (1991-97) and Cassie on GUIDING LIGHT (1997-2005). She agreed to make a cross-country move in 2005 to become Carly No. 4 — and over 12 years later, she remains a fan fave (and has move in 2005 to become Carly No. 4 — and over 12 years later, she remains a fan fave (and has a Lead Actress Daytime Emmy on her mantel, to boot).

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