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CURRENT PROJECTS
Dead Trigger
playing Gloria Russo
Year: ????
Status: Filming
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Untitled Marvista Entertainment Project
playing Beth
Year: 2016
Status: Post-Production
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Days of our Lives
playing Ava Vitali
Year: 09 December 2015 - 01 March 2016
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TAMARA OBSCURA @ tamara-braun.com & tamarabraun.org is a website dedicated to the work of American actress Tamara Braun. I am in no way affiliated with her person, her management, nor her family. All content, except otherwise noted, is copyrighted to their original owners and no infringement is intended and no rights implied. Content contained within are subject to fair use and used here either in whole or in part as a commentary on the work and career of Tamara Braun.

TAMARA OBSCURA || AN UPDATE

Author: tamara braun online | Posted On: July 08, 2011
I know it’s been a while since I updated, but with both my health issues and my apartment issues, I just haven’t had access to my recording devices and such to get the updates done. I’m hoping over the weekend to start that process. What the problem has been is someone in the building did something that caused a problem within the building that has affected many other tenants including my unit. My partner an I had to move out while some things were done, however, nothing is fixed fixed. If you know what I mean? There will still be a lot of interruptions this week and over the weekend, I have to prepare my unit for those repairs to take place so I’ll be off and on. I do apologize for not having anything for you. I’m sure you understand…shit happens.

And a blind item I thought you’d like to see. I’ve posted it to the Forum so you’ll have to sign up there to view it. If you are, please use a REAL username. I’ve had so many spammers sign up that I’ve really had to knucle down on the sign up proceedure. In fact, if you want to sign up, use the CONTACT FORM and provide me with the name you plan on using in the forum so that I know it’s you. Anyway, here is the post: TAMARA BLIND ITEM READ HERE.

Smiles Dianne

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TAMARA OBSCURA || 06/17/2011 – DAYS OF OUR LIVES MEDIA

Author: tamara braun online | Posted On: June 18, 2011
Today’s clips and caps with Monday’s US airing. Enjoy.

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TAMARA OBSCURA || TAMARA TO RETURN TO GH?

Author: tamara braun online | Posted On: June 17, 2011
Well, not sure what to think but according to internet buzz, Tamara is on her way back to GENERAL HOSPITAL….or not! According to a posting on ABC SOAPS IN DEPTH website it was a done deal. Now the post is gone and they’ve issued a retraction. Not sure what is going on but someone is up to some cyber hijinx. My hope? It’s true. I’d kill to see Tamara back as Carly.

Friday, June 17, 2011 at 11:11 AM ET

UPDATE: Braun Not Headed Back To GH

UPDATE: According to a GH spokesperson, this is a false rumor and Braun is not headed back to GENERAL HOSPITAL.

Tamara Braun (ex-Reese, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Carly, GENERAL HOSPITAL) will be exiting DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Taylor in the coming months, and the Emmy winner already has her next gig lined up: multiple sources confirm to Soaps In Depth that she’s returning to GH!

Rest assured, Laura Wright fans. We hear that Carly’s current portrayer is in no danger of being replaced by her predecessor. Rather, Braun will be playing a new character when she returns to Port Charles this fall!

Of course, this won’t be the first past Carly to come back in the form of a new character. Sarah Joy Brown, who originated the role in 1996 before Braun took over in 2001, stepped into the stilettos of Claudia Zacchara in 2008. And Braun already has experience in playing a different character on a soap she’s already called home: Prior to her current DAYS gig, the actress played Ava for 6 months in 2008, even winning a Supporting Actress Emmy for her performance!

Original Link Here

Further updates will be made to this post should things change….and we know things change.

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TAMARA OBSCURA || 06/15/2011 – DAYS OF OUR LIVES MEDIA

Author: tamara braun online | Posted On: June 16, 2011
You might notice the posting about Tamara’s family member Lauren Spierer is on the top of the main post page. I’ve moved it up as a sticky and it will remain there until Lauren’s disposition is known. I don’t want her to be forgotten in amongst all the other posts. This is important. So starting with this post, all will be under the sticky. Thanks for understanding.

I loved todays eppy with Tamara holding her own against Joseph Mascolo (Stefano DiMera). If anything this scene should be the one that keeps her on the show. Why? Not enough really strong women on the soaps these days. I loved how Taylor under Tamara’s deft handling didn’t become another one of Stefano’s dismissals. It seemed to me that Joe Mascolo was enjoying his ‘tit-for-tat’ banter with Tamara. To me, I really feel that Tamara’s time on this show was cut way too short. She needed more time to iron out Taylor’s past idosyncracies. This episode alone should have shown why Ken Corday has made a big mistake.

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TAMARA OBSCURA || JUNE 2011 DOOL UPDATES

Author: tamara braun online | Posted On: June 14, 2011
Many, many, many apologies for not having had these updates up as they’ve aired. A lot of stuff happening in my life that I couldn’t avoid being a part of. Also it does take time to get the episode recorded, converted, clipped and screencapped. Unfortunately I am a mega procrastinator and this is what happens…stuff piles up and people get mad at me. This is why I’m not good under pressure…unless it’s the Queen/Bowie version. Then I’m all engaged. Okay, enough preamble. Here’s what you came for…. That is if I can still remember the coding……………. ::massive silence::

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For those who were regulars at the SONY board, I finally found out what happened. Apparently their boards were hacked by the same people who hacked the Playstation Network. It may be weeks before their boards are back up and running again. Likely all our posts might be gone. But there you are.

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TAMARA OBSCURA || TAMARA NEEDS OUR HELP

Author: tamara braun online | Posted On: June 13, 2011
Tamara has tweeted that a relative of hers, a young woman named Lauren Spierer who attends Indiana State University, has gone missing. Tamara needs your help to find her. If you can, please RETWEET and keep this alive. Lauren apparently suffers from a rare heart condition and needs medical attention for it. Here is the full article on her case. More info will follow after the cut:

Days of Our Lives star Tamara Braun pleads for help in locating missing relative

By Rene Thurston, Riverside Soap Opera Examiner
June 13, 2011 5:23 pm PT

On Monday, Twitter was abuzz with retweets from soap star Tamara Braun, who is pleading for help to find her relative, 20-year-old Indiana University College student, Lauren Spierer, who has been missing since Friday, June 3rd.

Braun currently stars as Taylor on soap Days of Our Lives, which airs at 1pm weekdays on Riverside affiliate NBC Channel 4.

Spierer was last seen at 11th Street and College Avenue in Bloomington, Indiana in the early morning hours of June 3rd, walking to her apartment a few hours after leaving Kilroy’s Sports Bar where she had been with friends.

The Fox television program America’s Most Wanted aired Lauren’s story on Sunday night, during which it was revealed that Lauren and an acquaintence, Corey Rossman, left the sports bar together and walked to her apartment building. Cameras recorded the two lingering in the lobby briefly at around 2:40 a.m. but they then left to go to Rossman’s apartment. According to Rossman’s attorney, Carl Salzmann, there was an altercation with some other people at Lauren’s building, during which Corey was punched, which led to the two returning to Rossman’s apartment.

Friends indicated that around 4:30 a.m., Lauren stated she was tired and was heading home. The acquaintence watched her walk away until she was out of sight to be sure was okay. She was last seen three blocks from her apartment complex.

Since the Sunday night AMW broadcast, more than 30 tips have been received, though police say they have not led to any major breakthroughs. Police do say, however, that there are 10 “persons of interest” they wish to speak to in the case, though none are currently considered suspects.

Actress Tamara Braun is asking that you please spread the word about Lauren through Twitter and any other forms of social networking you are involved in. Please direct people to the web site that has been set up at http://www.findlauren.com If you live in the Bloomington area, volunteers are needed.

Lauren is 20 years old and a junior at Indiana University. She is 4’11” tall, 95 lbs. with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing black pants and a white tank top with a loose, light-colored, button-down top. She suffers from a rare and dangerous heart condition, long-QT syndrome, which requires immediate medical attention.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Lauren, or any information that may help police in this case, please contact the Bloomington, Indiana Police Department at 812-339-4477 or email Help Find Lauren No tip or piece of information is too small or insignificant.

The family has set up a website for Lauren you can find here: Find Lauren. The phone number where you can reach authorities is in the article. Again, if you have a Twitter account, please continue to retweet Tamara’s plea. If you live in Indiana or Illinois, please contact the police if you have any information.

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TAMARA OBSCURA || TAMARA HAS BEEN LET GO BY CORDAY

Author: tamara braun online | Posted On: June 07, 2011
According to Soap Opera Digest Online Tamara has been let go as Taylor. Apparently Ken Corday courts her for two years to come back and then cans her. You can read the news at the above link. This is sad news. I was getting used to seeing her again.

More Exits From DAYS!
By SOD • Posted: Jun 7, 2011

The bloodbath continues: Soap Opera Digest has learned Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe), Tamara Braun (Taylor) and Bren Foster (Quinn) have been let go as part of the cast trimming Executive Producer Ken Corday talked about in the issue currently on sale.

I’m thinking to write to Corday and perhaps make him change his decision. Here are some contact addresses:

Ken Corday
Executive Producer, Days of Our Lives
c/o NBC Studios
3000 West Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA. 91523

Ken Corday
Executive Producer, Days of Our Lives
c/o Corday Productions
3400 West Olive Avenue, Suite 170
Burbank, CA. 91505

Noel Maxam
Supervising Producer
Days of Our Lives, c/o NBC-TV
3000 W. Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA. 91523

Marlene McPherson
Co-Head Writer, Days of Our Lives
c/o NBC Studios
3000 W. Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA. 91523
Twitter: MarelenMcP


Days of Our Lives
c/o NBC Burbank Studio
3000 W. Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA. 91523

DAYS Comment Line: (818)840-2067
DAYS Hotline in New York: (212) 664-2333
Publicity Number: (818)840-2810
NBC Switchboard: (818)840-4444
Corday Productions: (818)295-2821
Fax Number: (818)840-4968

Come on Ejaylor fans, let’s show them we’re not to be trifled with.

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TAMARA OBSCURA || 06/01/2011 – DAYS OF OUR LIVES MEDIA

Author: tamara braun online | Posted On: June 01, 2011
Not too much of a preamble, just here is the media for today. Included is the clip for tomorrow (US) …. the big day. Enjoy.

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TAMARA OBSCURA || 05/30/2011 – DAYS OF OUR LIVES MEDIA

Author: tamara braun online | Posted On: May 31, 2011
I meant to have this up earlier than this. Things come up when one least expects it…..

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TAMARA OBSCURA || 05/25/26/2011 – DAYS OF OUR LIVES MEDIA

Author: tamara braun online | Posted On: May 28, 2011
Late again. That will be my epitaph on my gravestone, “Here lies Dianne….Late Again!” I mean it!

Haven’t Tamara and James been utterly breathtaking. I’m thoroughly enjoying their scenes. He looks so happy and animated. It’s good to see a man enjoying his work. There’s something James had to say on EJ’s love life and the loves of his life. It’s a Youtube video [ LINK HERE ]. I love that he says that Sami (Alison Sweeney) and Nicole (Arianne Zuker) are like games to EJ. He did say that EJ needed someone new in his life. And we all know who that someone is….Our girl! [ insert a lot of squeeeeeeeeeing here ].

Okay, I have a bit of a Keith Olbermann inspired commentary to make here. I will warn you, I’m likely to piss off some people but this is something I want to get off my chest. Since this is my space and my dime, I’m going to vent. So here we go……

I’ve been pretty pissed off at the various message boards I visit daily to test the air of those watching this current storyline with Tamara’s Taylor and about her having taken over the role. And may I say I’m so disappointed. What I’m disappointed in is the amount of bellyaching about the loss of Natalia Livingston. The most common thing being said is how they (the individual posters) are ::air quote:: disappointed ::close air quote:: angry at the way Natalia was ‘carted off’ by the powers that be and the fact that the character as she set down has changed. I say, of course Taylor has changed. There’s a different actress playing her now, a different vibe entirely. The thing most reiterrated has been they want the sweetness and innocence to remain. I say why? Why should those things remain when the character originally played by Katherine Ellis, didn’t have that doe-eyed gullibility to her. After watching various clips of Katherine’s work as Taylor from August 1998-May 1999, I can now see why this recast was warranted. Natalia, while a nice person, wasn’t playing what the producer and writers wanted in the character as scripted. So they excercised their option and hired another actress who could bring to the table what they wanted.

There’s only so long one can remain like a babe in the woods. Those kinds of characters get eaten up and spit out quickly. Tamara coming in to play a more layerd and worldly Taylor is what this part needed…as Katherine Ellis had in her portrayal. Remember Taylor went to work in that orphanage in Romania. One doesn’t go to a shithole like that and not come back with a different aspect on life. One cannot see what Taylor likely saw there, experienced in terms of the military regimes and not KNOW the world. Natalia’s saccharine sweet portrayal of Taylor would have ended up raped or dead in a place like that being a Westerner. So here’s my question to all the Taylor ‘fans’ who think that Natalia’s Taylor was the best: Do you believe she could have been in a country like Ramania and still be so sickeningly sweet and innocent?

I’ll answer it from my perspective, no she can’t. Tamara’s version is far more worldly and far more experienced in the way things work than NL’s could ever have portrayed. If the writing for Taylor….THIS Taylor were better and we got her backstory while she was away from Salem, I think THIS Taylor’s detractors would be singing a different tune. For me it’s all about who can portray the character the best and considering what was laid down with Katherine Ellis, Natalia Livingston was falling short of who Taylor was supposed to be. Kind, not sweet. Experienced, but not jaded. Worldly, this aspect most of all. This is not supposed to be a Disney cartoon of Taylor singing: “Some day my prince will come…..” All the while being surrounded by butterflies and birdies. This is about a woman who is supposed to have gone out into the world and done work in the real world. Natalia’s Taylor was plainly a combination of Cindarella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty all rolled into one. I for one don’t care to see another woman depicted like that on a soap. I want to see what blood Tamara will bring to this character. What meat she will add to the bones Natalia failed to populate. Taylor is supposed to be what now, mid 30s…not some flighty 16. Taylor is supposed to be a educated in the business world. One cannot be that naiveé and not know how things work.

My main reason for being this angry at what has transpired is following on the heels of two recent portrayls of women on soaps. They are Susan Haskell (Marty Saybrooke, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) and Emily O’Brien (Jana, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS). Both Marty and Jana were made to go whacko, kidnapping babies and generally becoming unrecognizable in light of who they were before. In Marty’s case, a doctor who had been gang raped and survived. Jana had been cured of a brain aneurysm, yet was given another and suddenly her silicon chip got switched to overload due to being kidnapped and held for a series of weeks. Both actresses were assets to the shows they worked on, yet both have been reduced to nothing. One, O’Brien, is now gone from her show, Jana having died of her brain tumor. Haskell is yet to see her last day, but given the way this storyline has been going, it won’t be long now. And of all things, Tamara’s leading man, Ted King as Tomas Delgado has been dispatched to be the one to do the deed. I’ve yet to see any male character written off as a nutjob. No, they go down as heroes or are resurrected as some kind of god worthy of having maidens fall at his feet in awe. This has to stop. There was a line in the James Bond film CASINO ROYALE (2006) offered by the ill fated Vesper Lynd played by the stunning Eva Green. It goes like this: “You think of women as disposable pleasures, rather than meaningful pursuits…” That seems to be the feeling these days with writers who write for women on soaps. They’ve become appendages of their men instead of individuals on their own merit. One only has to look at Tamara’s wishes for Carly after the final divorce from Sonny (Maurice Benard). Tamara wanted Carly to go off on her own for a while with her sons, Michael and Morgan, and just be a mom. She also wanted Carly to have a career of her own, something she could be proud of and build without a man. We all know how that turned out. And this is the heart of what I’m talking about. If anything comes of the firing of Dena Higley, head writer of DOOL, please oh please oh please Ken Corday, hire someone who can and is willing to write strong women capable of being their own forces of nature rather than bitches who concern themselves with make up, nails, catty retorts with other women, or the usual device used to delineate women on soaps these days, mud wrestlers with clevage and little else. Zwinkie’s who resemble something of an MKULtra project gone wrong.

I’m sorry if this has offended, but I’m sick of seeing Tamara Braun and Katherine Ellis marginalized for the whiney Natalia Livingston fans who don’t like it that their girl was fired.

I was going to say, “Rant over,” but I think I’m going to say point proven. I’m hoping to get some press scans added to the gallery and the articles up in the press section this weekend now the backlog in episodes are done. Wish me luck…..

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