Sunday, May 22, 2016

One Of The Good Ones

I learned this weekend of the passing of a former soap colleague. Winnie and I crossed paths many times over the course of twenty years. She was a fixture in the ABC New York soap world, doing production stints on several different shows. Plenty of people did that--it was a small world, and one looking for specific skill sets. But Winnie was not just another soap world person. She was one of those rare (and even rarer as schedules got tighter and stakes got higher) people who did the work without the baggage. She was professional and efficient, and there was never a day when she came to the studio without a smile on her face. She weathered the ups and downs of ABC, and she did so as a good person who remained a good person. We learned from each other, and I feel lucky to have shared a control room front row with her. 

Life goes on, and things change, and I would like to believe that Winnie is in a place where her smile and her dedication and her good nature are appreciated. It's been a long time since we shared that front row. But my time in the soap trench was better for that time. And better for having known her.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for you lovely tribute to my friend Winnie. We met the first day of college at Marist and have been friends since. We were so excited when she got an internship at ABC when she was a senior and even more excited when we visited her at her office and met some of the cast members. She was so beautiful on the outside, but even more beautiful on the inside.The only consolation for this incomprehensible loss is that she truly lives on in the beautiful family she and Billy created. Prayers going out for them and all who love Winnie at this very sad time.