TV Guide June 3, 1989                                                                                

 

HEART OF DIXIE

 

 

Cady McClain (below) is a California native, but she fits comfortably in the role of West Virginia country girl Dixie on ABC's All My Children. McClain, 19, was originally offered the part of Dixie, but turned it down to do a pilot for a primetime series. After the pilot fell through, AMC called on her again. McClain's Dixie has heart‑she did, after all, offer to be the surrogate mother of her employer's baby‑but she is not deep. "I don't see her as dumb." says McClain, "but she is ruled by her emotions, not her brain. My parents get a kick out of her. They think she's hysterical. They ask, 'Goodness, what is that girl going to do next?"'