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First of all I need to say this. My 91 year-old mother died on Saturday morning, the 16th of May at 1:50 am. I was called by the doctor at the hospital where I’d taken her the previous Monday, and told to get there as soon as I could. I tried to collect myself and headed to the nearby bank to get the money out for cab fare as I don’t have a car. While there two police officers who were in the variety store in the plaza asked me if they could assist me. I was already balling my eyes out because I had a feeling of what was happening. This was about quarter after one that morning. I told them I’d been called and the dire necessity of my getting to the hospital. The man and woman officers promptly put me in the cruiser and drove me to the hospital, running red lights to get me there. I don’t know who they are, but I thank them from the bottom of my heart. Had it not been for them I wouldn’t have been there for my mom when she passed about thirty minutes later. I stayed with her and took the walk down with her before heading home around six am Saturday morning.

I debated whether to say anything on any of my social media accounts, or anywhere else for that matter. But I finally decided I would make a Twitter post about my loss. Sort of mark it in a way. Have at least a mention of it in my timeline as a memory of it. So I had some of my followers offer their condolences including one who I happened to meet, I think, on a message board for DAYS OF OUR LIVES when Tamara was on as Taylor Walker. Her name is Dawn Elicia. She was so sweet in offering her condolences, but she did something that I will never forget, she tweeted Tamara telling her about my mom and Tamara had this to say:

I want to thank Tamara so much for taking the time to say this. You have no idea how much this meant to me. The next two weeks are going to be difficult with the funeral later this week and the settling of her matters next, but I know for a fact that this will carry me as I navigate the difficult emotional waters these next few days. Tamara you are the best. Dawn, no words.



All I can say is that Tamara was a whole ball of fun in this episode. I adored her as Cindy Cassidy who is as Tamara described her, “A washed up country singer who has quite a contentious and sassy relationship with her father. One of three sisters, I played the firecracker.” And did she ever. The only issue I have with Cindy is that she called my Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki), “Ken doll.” Too funny. For some background information on the episode I thought I’d give you a crash course on SUPERNATURAL‘s history. Someone attached to the Cassidy family made a deal with what is known as a Crossroads Demon, someone who can grant any wish, however, you have to sell your soul to them. As a part of the deal you’re granted a ten year reprieve in order to live whatever life you wished for, but as part of the payment when the deal is up, the Crossroads demon comes for you. In the episode it’s revealed that the demon was THE demon of Hell, Crowley played by Mark L. Shepard. For the past four years Crowley has sort of been the Big Bad of the show. He’s caused Sam played by Jared Padalecki and Dean Winchester played by Jensen Ackles more than their share of trouble. When the deal comes due the demon sends his/her hellhounds to bring in the deal maker who is then pulled into Hell. It’s not the nicest of deaths but this is Crowley. Want to know the kicker of this episode? Jensen Ackles got his first start on the soap opera DAYS OF OUR LIVES where he played the part of Eric Brady (now played by Greg Vaughan) who had fallen in love with a certain Taylor Raines Walker, then played by Katherine Ellis (August 6, 1998 to May 24, 1999). Of course we all know Tamara went on to play the part. I’m wondering if Tamara mentioned this to Jensen who has gone on record as saying if this SUPERNATURAL thing didn’t work out, he could always go back to the soap. Not now Jensen, and SUPERNATURAL has just been renewed by the CW for a ninth season. Lucky for us fans. Now onto the irony of this situation. You know my love for Mitch Pileggi and how I want Tamara and Mitch to do something together? Well Mitch once played Sam and Dean’s grandfather, Samuel Campbell. A further six degrees is that this coming week on Mitch’s show DALLAS, Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) goes on trial for attempting to murder Mitch’s character Harris Ryland. Why is it six degrees? The name of the episode is called…you guessed it Trial and Error. You can’t make this stuff up.

  • [ 1234 ] SCREENCAPS: SUPERNATURAL – E8X14 TRIAL AND ERROR
  • [ 0001 ] MEDIA CLIP: SUPERNATURAL – E8X14 TRIAL AND ERROR



There is a book out there on Tamara, or should I say it has Tamara’s name attached to it but it contains very little of Tamara’s actual self in it. It is available on places like Ebay, Amazon, Chapters/Indigo, Borders, etc. It has only articles that are currently available on Wikipedia and does not include any ancillary articles. There are roughly 250 pages of which only about six are dedicated to Tamara including a biography currently available on Wikipedia. So what I think I’m trying to do is warn you that the book is not a biography on Tamara and it does not cover her career in any great amount of detail. I bought mine for about $35.00 from Chapters/Indigo here in Canada and unless you want a hard copy of all the articles of Tamara’s film, soap and episodic television work on the site than avoid getting this. It’s not worth the money. The cover is below.

The Celebrity 411: Spotlight on Tamara Braun, Including her Famous Television Shows and Blockbusters such as General Hospital, Days of our Lives, All ... Saving Grace, her Career Debut, and More

The Celebrity 411: Spotlight on Tamara Braun, Including her Famous Television Shows and Blockbusters such as General Hospital, Days of our Lives, All … Saving Grace, her Career Debut, and More



I’m just getting this in through various sources as well as news feeds. According to what I’ve received Tamara will be joining THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS in a contract role either as a new character named Rosanna Tyler who would be sharing her first scenes with Billy (Billy Miller), or as the recast of Heather Williams formerly played by Tamara’s on-screen wife, Eden Riegel (Bianca, AMC). Don’t know what to believe but as things break I’ll be posting. Personally if she is joining the show I’d kill for her to be a former flame of Tucker McCall’s played by Tamara’s DAYS OF OUR LIVES love interest Stephen Nichols. I’m really not too sure how reliable this news is because it’s saying that Tamara’s first airdate will be the second week in November. Y&R tapes about a month in advance and so far with all the cost cutting I’m not sure they can afford Tamara on the budget. Add to that the fact that the new Executive Producer is Jill Farren Phelps, yep…that JFP, not sure how well that’s going to go in terms of Tamara joining the show. Considering that JFP’s cost cutting has included getting rid of Genie Francis, Debbi Morgan and Marcy Rylan. If true this will make it all three networks in which Tamara has appeared in the soap opera format.

The Young & The Restless on CBS



As promised, I have a couple of press additions for you. the first is an article Tamara did back in April 2012 from Soap Opera Digest where she discusses her magical time with preparing for her play Tennessee In The Summer, plus her meeting President and Michelle Obama at the White House, her attending the Kennedy Center Honors and the Grammys. She also talks with pride about her grandfather. The other article is from ABC Soaps In Depth from this past July where she talks solely about her role in the play. Enjoy.

To Come: Tamara’s screencaps from her DAYS work as Taylor Walker.



Yeesh, did I say ‘house cleaning’? I must either be in an alternate universe or insane. Yeah, I hate housework so sue me! Actually I’m going to be doing a major overhaul of the gallery. There is a lot of flotsam in there and it’s hugely disorganized I’m very unhappy. I’ve learned a lot about setting up galleries since my first installation of this website six loooooong years ago and I want to employ that set up for the gallery here. So this is going to entail a lot of moving and deleting as necessity calls. I don’t plan on taking the gallery off line, I know I’d have a full scale Tamara riot on my hands. Oh no! I will not face that. So please don’t be too alarmed if you see some things happening that might be considered hinky. I love hinky so that’s why I’m going to be doing this. The reason I’m doing this is to prepare for Tamara’s start on NECESSARY ROUGHNESS. I’m also in the process of trying to complete Tamara’s time on DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Taylor and get the screencaps in the gallery and the clips in the soap media site. I’ve been too remiss in getting those done. So during this time please be patient. In the end it’ll be worth it. Another thing, the main site is going to be undergoing some minor touch ups. I want to add some things here that will bring it more into line with my other sites. With Christopher Meloni done his work on the HBO series TRUE BLOOD and Mitch Pileggi done on DALLAS until January, I’ve found I have a lot of time on my hands…well, almost. I’m still taking care of my mother who is still rehabbing from her hip operation but in between my duties for her and the regular stuff here at home, I want to get this site a little more organized. I hope you’ll like that in the end. For now, take care and be safe.



Tamara let it slip at her July 22 event that she had something coming up. Apparently she’s signing up for NECESSARY ROUGHNESS on USA. Not sure if it’s a longterm role or just a guest starring. Here is the information. More below the cut.

Necessary Roughness Exclusive: Meet Dr. Dani’s Sister!

Look who’s coming to dinner on Necessary Roughness!

General Hospital alum Tamara Braun has been cast as Dr. Dani’s younger sister, Ronnie, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Ronnie is described as sassy, sexy and someone who loves making unannounced visits. She will first pop up in Episode 14 of Season 2, which all during the second half of the season.

In addition to playing Carly Corinthos on General Hospital from 2001 to 2005, Braun also appeared on All My Children from 2008 to 2009 and, most recently, on Days of Our Lives last year.

Necessary Roughness airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on USA.

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So are we excited? I know I am. As usual, I’ll be providing the latest in Tamara’s work and TAMARA OBSCURA will have the screencaps and clip up as soon as possible after she airs.



I’ve been a little remiss at posting here due to the recent issues I had with the images I posted from Tamara’s play. The thing that has been running through my mind is, “How to proceed in terms of bringing Tamara’s fans what they’ve come to expect here?” And with good reason. So I’ve been juggling the pros and the cons in figuring out how to balance the needs of this site as well as those of the original authors/photographers and such of the various things that make up a fan website. So what I’ve decided to do is change the policy here at TAMARA OBSCURA. From here on I will post the content in the gallery or media sites and include in the post or page the original source, therefore any complications can be addressed by the fact I have posted the original source as well as comply with the nature of what is termed “Fair Use” for the purpose of furthering the understanding and education of people on the career of Tamara Braun. So without further adieu. I have an interview with Tamara on a wide range of things. First is her play, TENNESSEE IN THE SUMMER where she explains her character Woman. She then goes into the survival of the Soap Opera genre as well as her role in the groundbreaking storyline involving the first Same-Sex marriage on daytime. Tamara also gives us a bit of insight into why she became an actress. I have added the article to the press section as well as cited the original source. Below is a snippet of Tamara’s interview.

Phyllis: Do you prefer acting for television, film or for the stage? Do you prepare for one differently than the other?
Tamara: I like the subtleties that film and TV allow that theatre does not. The camera does not lie. It picks up thought and inner life. But with film you have to wait so long to see the final product. TV airs much quicker than film and daytime…such quick turnaround but often I was too busy to watch.

In theatre, the audience becomes another entity to your performance. You try and not let them change your performance but inevitably one is affected by it. We are affected by people’s energy in life so of course we will be affected in the theatre. If the audience is with you on a certain night it can propel your performance to great heights and if they are not really with you (and the cast takes it in) then unfortunately the performance can feel off…in terms of preferring one more than others… I like them all for the challenges that each bring.

Examiner.com

  • [ 001 ] PRESS: 04/26/2012 – TAMARA BRAUN TALKS TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, DAYS OF OUR LIVES AND AMC


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