1923: Charles A. Pratt was born. He would serve as the executive producer of SANTA BARBARA in the 1980s. His son, Charles Pratt Jr., is currently writing/producing THE LYING GAME on ABC Family. Pratt Sr. died in 2005 at age 81.
1926: Beverly Garland (PORT CHARLES, FLAMINGO ROAD) was born. She died in 2008. Her daughter, Carrington, played Kelly on SANTA BARBARA.
1950: Howard E. Rollins, who played Ed Harding on ANOTHER WORLD from March to September 1982, was born. Ed was Quinn's brother. Rollins died in 1996 at age 46.
1988: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Tom and Alice Horton were married.
1991: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Nina reveled in having Jill right where she wanted her.
2007: John Black died on DAYS OF OUR LIVES after being hit by a car. He would turn up a live in January 2008.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Hilary Edson (ex-Eve, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Stacey, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Tania, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 46
Deanna Russo (ex-Logan, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 32
Chris Lowell (ex-Dell, PRIVATE PRACTICE; ex-Jonathan, LIFE AS WE KNOW IT) - 27
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