The Soap Box

Knight and Daytime

The legendary singer won't let work get in the way of her soaps

''Don't ask me to pick just one,'' says singer Gladys Knight, when pressed to name her favorite soap. Since getting hooked about a decade ago, Knight was always one of All My Children's most vocal celeb fans, but these days, she's crooning a new tune. ''Now, I watch all the soaps — really,'' she insists. ''I could never single one out. I know them all. I mean, I don't see them every day, but I do scan them.'' Knight's upcoming gigs include not only Pip-less solo engagements in Vegas and other cities, but also a new acting role, as a sexy nightclub owner in Fox's cop show Uptown Undercover, premiering next fall. She's not blue about missing more soap time: ''I like being busy — thank you, Jesus! And I keep up with tidbits from all my friends.''

Originally posted Jun 24, 1994 Published in issue #228-229 Jun 24, 1994 Order article reprints