Louise Sorel

Louise Sorel


A flashy, aggressive villainess and eternally hopeless meddler on a number of soaps, Louise Sorel has given her opulent, show-stopping characters major doses of humor and grit that have allowed her to become one of daytime's more popular figures for over two decades. She joined Days of Our Lives (1965) as the manipulative Vivian Alamain in March 1992. By the time she left in 2000, she had won five Soap Opera Digest Awards. She began her road to infamy earlier as Augusta Lockridge on Santa Barbara (1984) and as Judith Sanders on One Life to Live (1968). Born in 1940 in Los Angeles, Louise's roots are in theater. A student at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York, she made her Broadway debut as a teenager in 1961 with "Take Her, She's Mine" starring Art Carney. Her talent and interest obviously was sparked by her actress/concert pianist mother Jeanne Sorel, and father Albert J. Cohen, who produced films in the 1940s and 1950s. Louise went on to co-star on Broadway with Rita Moreno in "The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window" in 1964 and appeared with George C. Scott and Colleen Dewhurst as Princess Alais in the 1967 Bucks County Playhouse production of "The Lion in Winter." Married at the time to comic actor Herb Edelman (The Golden Girls (1985)), she began setting her sights on film and TV drama, appearing on various shows including The Rat Patrol (1966), The Virginian (1962), Run for Your Life (1965), The Big Valley (1965), and Medical Center (1969) as well as the short-lived nighttime soap opera The Survivors (1969) starring Lana Turner and George Hamilton.
  • When was
    Louise Sorel born?

    Louise Sorel was born on Tuesday, August 6, 1940

  • Where was
    Louise Sorel born?

    Louise Sorel was born in Los Angeles, California, USA

  • How old is
    Louise Sorel?

    Louise Sorel is 82

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