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Today in Soap Opera History (September 7)

On this date in...

1981: ANOTHER WORLD debuted its block letter opening, replacing the interlocking rings that had been used since 1966. Watch below.



2007: PASSIONS aired its final episode on NBC. It moved to DirecTV's The 101 Network on September 17 and ran until its finale on August 7, 2008.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
William Utay (ex-Dr. Rolf, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 64
Susan Blakely (ex-Anne, FALCON CREST) - 63
Corbin Bernsen (ex-Todd, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-John, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Ken, RYAN'S HOPE) - 57
Michael Emerson (ex-Ben, LOST) - 57
Les Brandt (ex-Rafael, ANOTHER WORLD) - 43
Evan Rachel Wood (Sophie-Anne, TRUE BLOOD) - 24

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2 comments:

  1. I still miss not seeing AW. It was another one of my favorites!

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  2. Loved AW in the 1980's! There must have been something subliminal in that ethereal, mauvey, hazy, other-worldly opening that lured in teenage viewers at the time: that and the AW stable of studs were very hot!

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