Randall Edwards (actress)

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Randall Edwards (born 1955) is an American television actress. She may be best known for her role on Ryan's Hope as Delia Reid Ryan Ryan Coleridge (1979–82).


Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Edwards' parents divorced when she was 10, and she lived with her mother on Cape Cod.[1]

After graduating from the California Institute of the Arts in 1976, she acted in the theater and later worked as a waitress to buy a van to take her to Hollywood.[2] Edwards and a friend moved there but the van made its film debut before she did, when a student filmmaker blew the van up for one of his projects.[3]

She worked as a secretary in Santa Monica, California and unsuccessfully auditioned for General Hospital before winning the role of Delia Ryan on Ryan's Hope in early 1979.[4] Edwards moved to New York and played the role until 1982. Her predecessor, Ilene Kristen, was a fan favorite, but Edwards, with her more softer, ditzier portrayal, did manage to win over viewers. Edwards also met husband Roscoe Born (Joe Novak) on set; they married in 1982 and divorced in 1990. Randall received a Daytime Emmy Nomination for her performance after a storyline where Delia ran over boyfriend Barry Ryan with the car of Faith Coleridge whom she had been driving home after finding her drunk.

She left the cast of Ryan's Hope in 1982 but briefly appeared that same year on As the World Turns as the daughter of Ellen and David Stewart, Dr. Carol Ann "Annie" Stewart #7.

On Broadway stage (in 1985), she played a prostitute in the Neil Simon comedy Biloxi Blues and as the dizzy nightclub entertainer/gangster's moll Kikki in the flop Peter Allen musical Legs Diamond.[5] Edwards later retired from acting and reportedly became a psychologist.


  1. ^ Ross, Marilyn T. "Randall Edwards Talks About Going Ape On Ryan's Hope". Soap Opera Magazine (July 1980). 
  2. ^ Burns, Cherie; Gritten, David (1980). "Lust in the Afternoon". People. 13. 
  3. ^ "Randall Edwards: Sex on the Soaps". People (June 16, 1980). 
  4. ^ John-Michael, Reed (March 20, 1979). "Tune Tomorrow". Tri-City Herald. 
  5. ^ George, Hatza (May 5, 1985). "Broadway Sings a Song of Lament". Reading Eagle. 

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