"My first day of Another
World. It was July 1991. I was a basket case. I was working with
people seemed so loose and so good, who had been doing it for years."
"I really believe that Another World was the best soap opera on the air and I was lucky to be on it, but the whole five years I was there I felt I was miscast. I remember when I went to test for the part, I ran Victoria Wyndham and she said,
'Why are you here?' 'I'm testing for Spencer.' 'All wrong,' she said and she was right. But they gave me the job, so what was I going to do? And oh, I worked so hard. Because I thought the part should be played by someone like Brian Dennehy. But, as an actor, I will make it work. Certain days, I did make it work."
David Hedison August 1992
Spencer returns to Bay City to help Grant and comes face to face with his ex-wife, who's supposed to be dead.
Justine Harrison returned to Bay City with the idea she could pick up right up where she left off 25 years ago. Her first plan is to "gaslight" her ex-husband, Spencer.
"She's torturing him with crank phone calls, quick glimpses and a mysterious invitation. She blames Spencer for how her life has been and she wants to make him pay. She wants to make his life hell. Justine wants the life she threw away and the family she was talked out of. She hopes once she reveals herself, her sons and Carl will welcome her."
1995, AW released David from his contract and he thought his run on the
show was over. But after four weeks back in Los Angeles, [executive
producer] John Valente called and they wanted [David] to come back. "I was
terribly flattered." So back to New York and Bay City he [came]. "John
said that Spencer was crucial to the (Justine/Rachel) storyline. I think
it's going to be interesting."
Carl and Rachel confront Spencer. They want to know everything about his "dead" ex-wife, Justine.
David with Charlotte Ford
at the Children's Professional School
Gala Benefit 1995
turned in a performance worthy of an Emmy as stroke victim Spencer
struggled to make his son Ryan understand that his mother Justine was
alive and trying to kill Spencer. For weeks now we've watched as Spencer
desperately tried to make Ryan and Grant understand his words. David did
a remarkable job - from slurred speech to facial expressions to his
withered looking hand - all aftereffects of the debilitating stroke.
[Now] Spencer has been sent off to a rehabilitation center, we hope the
writers are arranging a way to bring David back to the show. His presence
is sorely missed."
Hedison is glad to be back after a three month absence, his daughters
Alexandra and Serena were sad to see him go. "When I said I was going
back to the soap again, [they] said, Oh, Dad, no. Don't go. Although
[the parting] was bittersweet, David welcomed his return to [the East
Coast]. I like hard work and I like to create something good. I find
David's last air date on AW was June 20, 1995