Today in Soap Opera History (May 23)

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1928: Actress Mary Fickett, best known for her role as Ruth Martin on ALL MY CHILDREN, was born.  She died last September at age 83.  Fickett also played roles on THE EDGE OF NIGHT, THE INNER FLAME and YOUNG DOCTOR MALONE, among many other television and film roles.

1967: ANOTHER WORLD broadcast live for the last time.   The show was the first soap opera to make the transition to videotape from live broadcast.

1986: Frannie had a memory about Doug Cummings on AS THE WORLD TURNS.

1986: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Bo learned he was the son of Victor Kiriakis in very dramatic fashion.



1988: On GUIDING LIGHT, Phillip took over Spaulding Enterprises.



2001: Brandon Routh debuted on ONE LIFE TO LIVE as Seth Anderson.

2008: Jack met Janet on AS THE WORLD TURNS.



2010: LOST aired its final episode.

Celebrating a birthday today are:

Joan Collins (ex-Eva, FOOTBALLERS' WIVES; ex-Christina, PACIFIC PALISADES; ex-Alexandra, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Alexis, DYNASTY) -79
Charles Kimbrough  (ex-Dr. Abbott, ANOTHER WORLD) - 76
Marilyn McIntyre (ex-Lori, GENERAL HOSPITAL: NIGHT SHIFT; ex-Jo, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Kathy, SUNSET BEACH; ex-Mary, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Noreen, LOVING; ex-Sydney, RYAN'S HOPE; ex-Astrid, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Carolyn, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW) - 63
Deborah Adair (ex-Kate, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Lucy, MELROSE PLACE; ex-Jill, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Tracy, DYNASTY) - 60
Mark Arnold (ex-Rob, ONE LIFE TO LIFE; ex-Joe, SANTA BARBARA; ex-Steve, RITUALS; ex-Gavin, EDGE OF NIGHT; ex-Buck, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Robert, SCRIPTS & SCRUPLES) - 55
Lea DeLaria (Delphina, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 54
Drew Carey (Himself, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) -  54
Linden Ashby (ex-Paul, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Cameron, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Coop, MELROSE PLACE; ex-Curtis, LOVING) - 52
Leon Acord (Nathan, OLD DOGS & NEW TRICKS) - 49
H. Jon Benjamin (Archer, ARCHER) - 46
Laurel Holloman (ex-Tina, THE L WORD) - 41
Eric Nies (ex-Disc Jockey, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 41
Kelly Monaco (Sam, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Livvie, PORT CHARLES) - 36
Tom Baran (Gabriel, THE OMEGAS, ex-Casey, SCRIPTS & SCRUPLES; ex-Tony, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 29

1 comment:

  1. That was quite an entrance Janet made on ATWT--LOL!

    Brian :-)

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