‘Days of Our Lives’ Casting Director Fran Bascom Dies

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Veteran casting director Fran Bascom, who worked on shows including “Days of Our Lives,” “Designing Women” and “Evening Shade,” died June 2 in Burbank, Calif. Her age and cause of death were not released.

Her credits include “Lou Grant,” “The Last Resort” and “Women of the House.” Her most recent film was 2012’s “The Last Ride.” Bascom also served as casting director on shows such as “Melba” and “Stir Crazy.”

She worked on “Days of Our Lives” from 1998 to 2007, bringing on thesps including Arianne Zucker, Alison Sweeney, Blake Berris, Darin Brooks, Nadia Bjorlin, Jay Kenneth Johnson, Patrika Darbo, Kevin Spirtas and Martha Madison.

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  1. Fran Bascom will be missed. She loved actors, and we loved her. R.I.P, Fran.

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  3. Maryann Torpey says:

    I am sooooo happy that The Young and the Restless will be televised again. I work full time and I use to look forward to 7PM when I watched the Soap Opera channel. Everyone knew not to call me during my shows. Disney has enough shows they didn’t need to take the Soaps off. Thank you again for putting them back on. My other favorite is Days of Our Lives, if you can put that back on the air I would be ever so grateful.

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