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17 Celebrities Who Started on Soap Operas

Tommy Lee Jones

From 1971 to 1975, this future Oscar winner played a bad seed on One Life to Live. As Dr. Mark Toland, Jones portrayed a moody man married to a frigid wife. The combination played out as a recipe for disaster, until finally, he was murdered by a woman while he was running from the law.