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Today in Soap Opera History (February 9)

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1911: Longtime THE EDGE OF NIGHT announcer Harry Kramer was born. He died after a short illness at age 84.

1971: Philip Carey and Anthony Geary guest starred on ALL IN THE FAMILY in an episode titled, "Judging Books by Covers."



1981: On ANOTHER WORLD, Mac and Rachel told Mitch about Janice, St. Croix, and Matthew’s paternity.

1989: On DYNASTY, Jeff saved Sammy Jo from the burning barn.

1990: THE BRADYS, a primetime soap featuring the sitcom and variety show family, premiered on CBS. Bobby became paralyzed after a racing accident.

1994: BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 aired its 100th episode on FOX, "Scared Very Straight." David's amphetamines addition was out of the control so he called Dylan for help.

1996: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Laurel was shot and killed.



2005: Lyndsy Fonseca aired for the final time as Colleen on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Barbara Young (ex-Doreen, CORONATION STREET) - 76
Judith Light (ex-Claire, UGLY BETTY; ex-Karen, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 63
Charles Shaughnessy (Elliot, THE BAY; ex-Shane, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Alistair, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 57
Jason George (Ben, GREY'S ANATOMY; ex-Michael, SUNSET BEACH) - 42
Sharon Case (Sharon, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Debbie, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Dawn, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 41
Colin Egglesfield (ex-Auggie, MELROSE PLACE; ex-Josh, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 39
Corey Parker Robinson (ex-Remy, GUIDING LIGHT) - 37
Rachel Melvin (ex-Chelsea, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 27
Michael B. Jordan (Alex, PARENTHOOD; ex-Vince, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS; ex-Reggie, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 25

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