1978: Eddie Dorrance had Kelly Cole
on a string. To the public, he was the chanteuse’s manager extraordinaire.
Behind closed doors, he was doping her up, fueling her drug addiction
to keep her as his client. Eddie came to Pine Valley to make sure Kelly
got work while on a break from Hollywood.
Phoebe Tyler confronted Eddie when it looked as if Kelly was growing too
close to her son, Lincoln Tyler. Eddie saw even more money in Kelly, and
agreed that he would do anything for Phoebe. Phoebe offered him $50,000
to marry Kelly and skip town. Eddie wanted to comply, but it was going
to take some convincing. Kelly had found a home in Pine Valley, and was
not going to be easily persuaded to leave.
Eddie was making enemies at every turn. He manipulated his way into the
manager position at The Chateau, making it the base of his operations.
Claudette Montgomery was forced to work under her new boss. There, he
met Langley Wallingford, another con man determined to strike it rich.
Eddie introduced him to Phoebe Tyler, and used their affair as ammunition
Though he was engaged to marry Kelly, Eddie became obsessed with Phoebe’s
niece, Brooke English. When Brooke rejected his feelings, Eddie retaliated.
He raped Brooke.
But, his greatest enemy would be the woman he convinced that he had loved.
Kelly learned of his collusion with Phoebe. She was nothing but a commodity
to him. Kelly broke off her engagement and her professional relationship
with Eddie. Eddie reminded her about her addiction, but Kelly was determined
to recover. This was easier said than done. Kelly had a breakdown onstage
where she revealed Eddie to be her supplier. Lincoln confronted Eddie
and told him he was not going to get away with it.
Eddie was comfortable in his position at The Chateau. Claudette learned
that he had been skimming money off of the books. Eddie needed to silence
her. But Claudette was able to out smart him. She grabbed Eddie's gun
first and shot him. Eddie was dead, and everyone he ever met was a suspect.