Today in Soap Opera History (November 25)

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1960: Has been identified as a watershed in broadcasting. It's often referred to by aficionados as "the day the radio drama died." YOUNG DOCTOR MALONE (which also aired on NBC-TV), THE RIGHT TO HAPPINESS (a spinoff of THE GUIDING LIGHT), THE SECOND MRS. BURTON and MA PERKINS aired their final episodes. To find out more, check out our 25 Biggest Blunders in Soap Opera History list.

2009: Natalie Hall debuted as Colby on ALL MY CHILDREN.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Amy Gibson (ex-Alana, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Colette, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 51
Ron Carlivati (Head writer, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 43
Christina Applegate (ex-Baby Burt, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 40
Katie Cassidy (ex-Juliet, GOSSIP GIRL; ex-Ella, MELROSE PLACE) - 25

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