Saturday, May 6, 2017
Then & Now-- Part 4: The Prime-Time Soap Opera Salaries
In 1980, "Dallas" was a worldwide megahit and Larry Hagman was its biggest star After the "Who Shot J.R." episode that year, Hagman asked for, and got, a raise from $15,000 to $100,000 per episode ($297,635 today).
Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing) $10,000 per episode in 1978 ($29,563 today).
Victoria Principal (Pamela Ewing) $25,000 an episode in 1978 ($73,909 today).
BIG LITTLE LIES
Reese Witherspoon (Madeline MacKenzie) and Nicole Kidman (Cleste Wright) $350,000 per episode
I Don't Watch Prime-Time Soap Operas For the Most Part (But Did Watch "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman." --Cooter