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Today in Soap Opera History (June 20)

On this date in...

1966: ANOTHER WORLD was the first soap opera to make the transition to color from black and white.

1969: Audra Lindley aired for the final time as Aunt Liz Matthews on ANOTHER WORLD. She later became best known for her role as Mrs. Roper on THREE'S COMPANY.

1978: On GUIDING LIGHT, Jackie revealed her feelings to Mike Bauer, who told her he only considered her a friend.

1988: Joseph Hardy took over as executive producer of LOVING.

1994: The character of Tom Horton died on DAYS OF OUR LIVES.



Celebrating a birthday today are:
Bonnie Bartlett (ex-Miriam, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Vanessa/Ellie, LOVE OF LIFE) - 83
Olympia Dukakis (ex-Barbara, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW) - 81
Brett Halsey (ex-John, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Adam, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 79
John McCook (Eric, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Lance, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 68
John Goodman (ex-Glenallen, THE WEST WING) - 60
Peter Paige (ex-Emmett, QUEER AS FOLK) - 43
Tika Sumpter (Raina, GOSSIP GIRL; ex-Layla, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 32
Dreama Walker (ex-Becca, THE GOOD WIFE; ex-Hazel-GOSSIP GIRL; ex-Karen, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Janie, GUIDING LIGHT) 26

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