Today in Soap Opera History (June 5)
Posted by Roger Newcomb
On this date in...
1950: On radio soap opera THE GUIDING LIGHT, Ted told Meta he didn't think she made an effort to understand Chuckie.
1964: On ANOTHER WORLD, Alice decided to enter the Institute of Art.
1995: Daytime soap opera producer/writer Allen M. Potter died at age 75. Potter was producer and head writer for GUIDING LIGHT; producer for AS THE WORLD TURNS, OUR PRIVATE WORLD and THE DOCTORS; and executive producer of ANOTHER WORLD.
1996: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Julia's fairy Godmother arrived.
1999: On THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Thorne assured Ridge (Ronn Moss) and Eric (John McCook) that Spectra would not pull any surprises at the showing.
2005: ALL MY CHILDREN co-stars Alexa Havins and Justin Bruening were married.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Bill Hayes (Doug, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 87
Daniel von Bargen (ex-Joe, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Lt. Cody, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 62
Chad Allen (ex-Eric, GENERAL HOSPITAL: NIGHT SHIFT) - 38
Scott Holroyd (ex-Paul, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 37
Liza Weil (Amanda, SCANDAL; ex-Dr. Glass, ANYONE BUT ME; Paris, GILMORE GIRLS) - 35
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