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So I had forgotten lots of the old storylines but found this great synopsis online & thought I'd share to catch all of those up who are interested in the Spectras.  I stopped watching B&B around 2005 when Zach Slater stopped me in my tracks so the last part was informative for me.
 

Sally, among other things, was a woman who lived life large. She was known for her large figure, open and very jovial personality, and her trademark red coiffure. She was often compared to the gal pal in old time movies.

For many years, Sally owned and operated Spectra Fashions (later renamed Spectra Couture). For most of that time, the company was called a knock-off firm, since her designers often stole from the more established Forrester firm. At Spectra, Sally was usually helped by her daughter Macy Alexander (Bobbie Eakes), Sally's receptionist, Darla Einstein (Schae Harrison), who Sally thought of as a daughter and Saul Feinberg (Michael Fox). Also seen often was fashion designer Clarke Garrison (Daniel McVicar), who Sally at first blackmailed to design for Spectra while working for Forester but later crossovered to Spectra completely and began to woo Sally. Despite being warned by her family and friends that Clarke only wanted her company Sally married him. Despite the fact that Clarke at first claimed to be impotent he eventually fathered C.J. (Mick Cain), Sally's son. Sally's fears were realized when she discovered that Clarke was involved with Kristen Forrester (then played by Terri Ann Linn). With the help of her Spectra family Sally managed to prove Clarke's infidelity to court and thus avoided losing her company. Sally divorced Clarke and he left town.

Her relationships with the Forrester family were mixed. Eric Forrester (John McCook) admired her scrappiness, since that was how his father was when he began working in fashion. Sally, in fact, was absolutely crazy about Eric. Sally always kept the Forresters on their toes and often managed to get one up on them. Sally was fascinated with the Forester family and often crashed many Forrester family events. These actions did not take kindly with Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery) and the two began a long feud. However, the feud between them ended in later years, as the two women came to more fully understand and respect one-another.

Her daughter, Macy Alexander, was married to Thorne Forrester (Winsor Harmon) for quite a number of years, and had a long on-again/off-again relationship. Her surrogate daughter, Darla, was also married to Thorne until her life was tragically cut short recently (see main article).

Sadly, her company eventually went under, after a very disastrous gamble of choosing to compete with the Forrester's head to head. She shut down, and then sold off, what was left of her company. She then began working at Forrester Creations as the new receptionist, replacing Megan Conley (Maeve Quinlan). This came about after trying, and failing, to find a suitable receptionist. Sally offered her services, but warned that she didn't come cheap. She wanted a limo and a handsome driver with biceps, a sign of her very flirtatious and fun-loving nature. Sally also moved with Thorne, Darla, and their daughter, Alexandria (Harley Graham) for a while, and stayed with Thorne and Alexandria even after Darla's death. Sally had some medical issues recently which resulted in needing to use a wheelchair. (This was due to a real-life leg injury that Darlene Conley suffered)

Sally last appeared on-screen in November 2006 (shortly after, Darlene Conley died on January 14, 2007). For a long time after Darlene Conley's death, nothing was explained about Sally's absence, except mention by her son, C.J. that she had been ill. Finally, in November 2007 it was revealed by CJ to Clarke (and to the viewers as well) that Sally was alive and well, and true to her flirtatious and fun-loving nature, was living in the South of France with a string of cabana boys. It was also revealed that since the new owners of Spectra had gone bankrupt, ownership of the company had been reverted to Sally. She decided not to return to L.A. and run it but instead to sell the company. There are no plans to kill the character off, as initially speculated.

In April 2009, Clarke revealed that Sally is currently in Canary Islands with a string of cabana boys.

On July 27, 2009, Sally called Clarke to send her love and best wishes to everyone at Jackie M where her picture still hangs on the wall.

On Christmas Eve 2009, Stephanie told Pam that unlike in past years, she did not receive a Christmas card from Sally, which usually consisted of the boasting of all the cabana boys. Stephanie believes she will still hear from her, but in the meantime offers a toast to her picture.

At Christmas 2010 Stephanie buys the Insomnia by CJ, who told her that his mother is fine. In 2011, during the Thanksgiving Day, Stephanie and Eric receive a phone call from Sally, who informs them that she is spending a holiday on a Greek island.

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Sally has been married twice, first to Adam Alexander (Michael Swan) by whom she had a daughter, Macy and later to Clarke Garrison (Daniel McVicar), with whom she has a son named C.J. (Clarke Jr.) (Mick Cain) She was also a doting grandmother figure to Thorne's daughter, Alexandria.


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Thanks, Sharon! (Darla... flashback to Darla's ghostly floating head appearing to Ali!) Shocked that it's been ten years since Darlene Conley died.

I also followed the link to the Macy article to find out what happened to her. I had no recollection of her having been married to Deacon, but I did vaguely recollect that she got beaned by a chandelier and put into mothballs. Apparently her ultimate fate was never revealed, so I wonder how (or if) the new storyline will treat it.




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Thank-you so much, Sharon, for all the history...  my head is spinning, but it helps put the new wackadoos sort of in place...  [bop]

I would love to see Bobbie Eakes back on the show!  She could be sexy with her southern drawl, and  have great chemistry with Ridge!! 
According to her bio, she has died twice on B&B... in 2000 - in a fiery explosion when her car crashed into a gasoline truck...  then again in 2003 with the chandelier... (so she could join AMC as Krystal )

fwiw...she was Miss Georgia 1982, and was the youngest of FIVE girls in an Air Force family... her sisters are:  Susan, Sharon, Shelly, and Sandra 
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It seems when they introduced the new Spectra group that the writers were trying too hard to make them funny. But it came off as slap stick not funny to me. The young Sally has good energy I just hope they give the poor girl better lines. 
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