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Today in Soap Opera History (June 28)

On this date in...

1966: On the second episode of DARK SHADOWS, Vicki watched as Liz collapsed, then went back back upstairs unseen.

1971: On ANOTHER WORLD, Russ (Sam Groom) and Cindy admitted they loved each other.   Groom left the show two weeks later.  When Russ and Cindy married in September 1972, Robert Hover was playing Russ.

1974: Actor Frank Sutton died at age 50.  Best known for his role as Sgt. Carter on GOMER PYLE, Sutton also played Sgt. Fitzsimmons on THE EDGE OF NIGHT and Joe Sullivan on THE SECRET STORM.

1983: On RYAN'S HOPE, Siobhan (Marg Helgenberger) clashed with Bill (David Sederholm). Helgenberger was the guest judge on this week's DESIGN STAR on HGTV.



1984: On GUIDING LIGHT, Mike (Don Stewart) took Alexandra (Beverlee McKinsey) for a plane ride.



1996: Stephen Nichols debuted as Stefan Cassadine on GENERAL HOSPITAL.



1996: CBS-TV's short-lived primetime soap CENTRAL PARK WEST aired its final episode.

2010: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, after Alice's memorial service, memories of Alice (Frances Reid) fill everyone's minds.



Celebrating a birthday today are:
Nancy Reardon (ex-Kathleen, RYAN'S HOPE) - 70
Bruce Davison (ex-Leonard, THE L WORD) - 66
Kathy Bates (ex-Belle, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Evelyn, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Phyllis, THE DOCTORS) - 64
Chris DeRose (ex-Dino, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 64
Tichina Arnold (ex-Zena, RYAN'S HOPE; ex-Sharla, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 43
Steve Burton (Jason, GENERAL HOSPITAL; Jason, GENERAL HOSPITAL: NIGHT SHIFT; ex-Harris, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 42
Craig Austin (ex-Shawn, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 39
Felicia Day (Holly, EUREKA) - 33
Kellie Pickler (ex-Sally, 90210) - 26

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