Today in Soap Opera History (July 10)

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1958: Actor Shawn Campbell was born. He is best known for playing Ricky Donnelly on LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING (Beverlee McKinsey played his mother at one point), and later Billy Aldrich on THE DOCTORS. He died in 1993 at the age of 34.

1974: Actress Nancy Wickwire died at age 48.  She played the third Liz Matthews on ANOTHER WORLD (and made an appearance on SOMERSET as the character).  She also played Phyllis Anderson on DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Claire English on AS THE WORLD TURNS and Lila Taylor on GUIDING LIGHT.

1975: On ANOTHER WORLD, Emma (Tresa Hughes) was impressed when she visited Frame Enterprises. Beverlee McKinsey was the original actress to play Emma on AW.

1984: On GUIDING LIGHT, Nola was fed up with Jonathan Brooks.  And Josh was completely fed up with his rehab but Bert gave him a (now famous) "it takes time" pep talk.  Watch the episode below.



1998: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Victoria (Heather Tom) was hoping to tell Cole (J. Eddie Peck) about the baby, but he told her about marrying Ashley first.

2002: On PASSIONS, Theresa "died."



2006: Popular Spanish telenovela YO SOY BEA premiered.  The show, another adaptation on the UGLY BETTY theme, ran for more than three years.

2006: Melissa Claire Egan debuted on ALL MY CHILDREN as Annie.



2006: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Kayla took Steve back to the site of their wedding.



Celebrating a birthday today are:
Earl Hamner Jr. (Creator/Producer, FALCON CREST) - 89
William Smithers (ex-Jeremy, DALLAS; ex-Stan, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-David, PEYTON PLACE; ex-Lt. Flagler, YOUNG DOCTOR MALONE) - 85
Robert Pine (ex-Mr. Whitlow, GENERAL HOSPITAL: NIGHT SHIFT; ex-Jim, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Stephen, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Walker, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 71
Nancy Frangione (ex-Cecile, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Tara, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Tina, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 59
Michael Woods (ex-Jay/Alec, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Jim, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Dr. Auckland, PASSIONS; ex-Kent, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Mark, TEXAS) - 55
Alec Mapa (ex-Suzuki, UGLY BETTY) - 47
Gale Harold (ex-Charles, THE SECRET CIRCLE; ex-Jackson, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES; ex-Brian, QUEER AS FOLK) - 43
SofĂ­a Vergara (ex-Leonora, FUEGO EN LA SANGRE; ex-Sofia, DIRTY SEXY MONEY) - 40
Thomas Ian Nicholas (ex-Young Steven, SANTA BARBARA) - 32
Marco Dapper (Wade, THE CLIENT LIST; Carmine, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Ryan, DIRTY SEXY MONEY) - 29
Haley Pullos (Molly, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 14

4 comments:

  1. I remember that Bert Bauer scene so well.

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  2. Today's My Birthday and it appears as though I'm in great company!

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  3. Happy Birthday!!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!

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