Kassie DePaiva

Kassie DePaiva

Active - 1987 - 2013  |   Born - Mar 21, 1961 in Morganfield, Kentucky, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Horror, Action

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  • At 18, made solo debut at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • Dropped out of UCLA to tour with the USO.
  • Sang backup for Bobby Womack.
  • In 1986, played good girl Chelsea Reardon on Guiding Light.
  • Won the role of vixen Blair Cramer on One Life to Live in 1993; met future husband, James DePaiva, on the set of the soap opera.
  • Was nominated in 2005 for a Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Lead Actress for One Life to Live.
  • In 2007, she began cohosting the PBS craft show Knit & Crochet Today.
  • Formed the Divas of Daytime TV country trio with fellow soap stars Bobbie Eakes and Kathy Brier in 2009.
  • Her son, James, who was born deaf, inspired her to become active in a number of charities supporting the deaf, including the League for the Hard of Hearing; the Deafness Research Foundation; and the Clark School for the Deaf.