Today in Soap Opera History (April 23)

On this date in...

1971: Actor House Jameson died at age 68.  He played roles on ANOTHER WORLD and DARK SHADOWS.

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Mike hired Cliff to work at his law firm.



1990: ITV daytime soap opera FAMILIES premiered.  Created by Kay Mellor, the show ran until August 24, 1994.

1992: Longtime DAYS OF OUR LIVES producer Jack Herzberg died at age 75.

2006: Actress Susan Browning died at age 60.  She played roles on LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING, ONE LIFE TO LIVE and MARY HARTMAN, MARY HARTMAN.

2007:  AS THE WORLD TURNS aired its 13,000th episode.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Blair Brown (Nina, FRINGE) - 66

Craig Sheffer (ex-Ian, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 52
Melina Kanakaredes (ex-Eleni, GUIDING LIGHT) - 45
Daphne Bloomer (Colleen, THE BAY; Marty, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Eugenia, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 39
Barry Watson (ex-Randy, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Matt, 7TH HEAVEN) - 38
Terri Simmons (Parker, PRETTY)
Jaime King (Lemon, HART OF DIXIE) - 33
Aaron Hill (ex-Beaver, GREEK) - 29
Jesse Lee Soffer (Will, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Max, GUIDING LIGHT) - 28
Molly Burnett (Melanie, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; Lisa, EMPIRE; Sarah, VENICE) - 25

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3 comments:

  1. April 23, 2008. On As The World Turns, Luke and Noah's kissing ban ended when the supercouple locked lips in Old Town!

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  2. Craig Sheffer also played Keith on OTH.

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  3. I'm really loving watching both the ATWT & GL Classic DVDs--Yay!

    Brian :-)

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