The Show Must Go On

Michael Tylo-Quint Chamberlain on "Guiding Light"--had a close call with stage disaster when performing a play at Pennsylvania's Allentown College.

During a scene with fellow soap star Alan Coates, who played Ian Deverauex on "Edge of Night," Michael was supposed to walk over to a sofa and sit down while they were talking.

But things didn't work out that way, for when Michael did, the bottom of the couch fell out!

"The audience just went crazy," recalls Michael. "When they stopped laughing, we simply went on with the scene, but with one small change."

"Alan changed his closing line to me and said: "For God's sake, fix your furniture!'" It proved to be one of his more humorous moments in showbiz.