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Today in Soap Opera History (January 2)

On this date in...

1958: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Martin and Hester had words concerning Muller.

1984: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS updated its logo.

1991: GUIDING LIGHT's "Hold On To Love" theme debuted.

1995: German soap opera VERBOTENE LIEBE (Forbidden Love) premiered. It is still going strong starring, among others, Thore Schölermann and Jo Weil, who play Christian and Oliver.

1995: ALL MY CHILDREN's "Falling Pictures" opening debuted.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
John Considine (ex-Reginald/Vic, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Grant, SANTA BARBARA; ex-Scooter, KNOTS LANDING; ex-Phillip, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Brian, BRIGHT PROMISE) - 77
Ron Hale (ex-Mike, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Roger, RYAN'S HOPE; ex-Jim, LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING; ex-Walt, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW) - 66
Wendy Phillips (ex-Lucille, SAVANNAH; ex-Lauren, FALCON CREST) - 59
Nancy St. Alban (ex-Michelle, GUIDING LIGHT) - 42
Renee Goldsberry (ex-Evangeline, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 41
Taye Diggs (Sam, PRIVATE PRACTICE; ex-Sugar, GUIDING LIGHT) - 41
Kiko Ellsworth (ex-Jamal, PORT CHARLES; ex-Stan, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 39
Dax Shepard (Crosby, PARENTHOOD) - 37
Ryan Brown (ex-Billy, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Bill, GUIDING LIGHT) - 37
Paz Vega (ex-Olga, MAS QUE AMIGOS; ex-Luz, COMPANEROS) - 36
Erica Hubbard (ex-Cassie, LINCOLN HEIGHTS; ex-Jenny, UNDRESSED) - 33
Shelley Hennig (Diana, THE SECRET CIRCLE; ex-Stephanie, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 25

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3 comments:

  1. You forgot to mention that Taye Diggs was Sugar Hill on GL!

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  3. "Hold On To Love" was GL's best theme. No joke, it is my ringtone on my phone. It never fails to make me happy and nostalgic. It also doesn't hurt that the time when the original trumpet version of the theme was used just happened to be the absolute greatest era of GL.

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