Knots Landing started off as the spin-off that spawned CBS’s Dallas but the 80’s melodrama soon outperformed its predecessor. At the height of its popularity, Knots Landing reached a record-breaking 20 million viewers and ran for a staggering 344 episodes before its series finale in 1993. Knots was different from Dallas in 2 ways; the storylines were more relative to domestic disputes and substance abuse, and the overall tone of the drama was far more extravagant than its 70’s counterpart. With a large cast that birthed the careers of major television (and movie) icons, it’s no surprise that fans still question what happened to their favorite on-screen characters.
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The character of Karen Mackenzie was flawlessly executed by Michele Lee, who was the frontrunner of Knots Landing for every single episode that aired. Lee was nominated for an Emmy, plus countless Soap Opera Digest Awards, during her time as Karen Mackenzie. Today, she holds the record title of the actress with the most appearances of any American-primetime tv show.
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Michele Lee made a Broadway comeback in 2015 when she signed on for the role of Madame Morrible in Wicked. Her triumphant return to the stage earned her 2 Tony Award nominations. She also became the first woman to direct, author, and star in a Lifetime movie project, Color Me Perfect. Lee has also made appearances on Will & Grace and played Ben Stiller’s mother in Along Came Polly.
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