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Today in Soap Opera History (February 29)

On this date in...

1920: Future soap star James Mitchell, best known for his role as Palmer on ALL MY CHILDREN, was born in Sacramento. He died in 2010 at age 89.

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Draper, Miles and Nicole all wait for new from both the delivery and jury rooms.



1988: On ANOTHER WORLD, Jamie assured Lisa that he and Vicky were just friends.

2008: GUIDING LIGHT began airing its new production model with scenes shot in new four-walled sets at CBS in New York and in Peapack, New Jersey.



Celebrating a birthday today are:
Alex Rocco (ex-Christopher, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 76
Dennis Farina (Gus, LUCK) - 68
Eamonn Roche (ex-Howard, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 44
Antonio Sabato Jr. (ex-Jagger, GENERAL HOSPITAL/NIGHT SHIFT; ex-Dante, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Jack, MELROSE PLACE) - 40

EDITOR'S NOTE: If you would like to submit a piece of soap opera history for this daily column, please email it to editor@welovesoaps.com.

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