Pratt debuted as Guiding Light's Claire in 1983. Pratt remained with GL through 1986 before heading to ABC's All My Children, where she played Barbara Montgomery from 1987 through 1991. Pratt remained with AMC on a recurring basis for the next few years before taking a short stint in 1999 as Charlotte Lindsay on As The World Turns. Pratt returned to GL in April 2000.
Setside chatter hints that Pratt will not be written off the GL canvas. In fact, it is widely believed that the actress will remain on a recurring basis.
When contacted by soapcentral.com, a Guiding Light spokesperson reminded us that it is not their policy to discuss performers' contracts.
The new of Pratt's departure comes with a bit of naming irony; just last week soapcentral.com reported that Wesley A. Ramsey (Sam Spencer) had been told that his contract was not being renewed. Fictional Claire's last name, of course, is also Ramsey.
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