On this date in...
1935: Future daytime legend Beverlee McKinsey was born. McKinsey was best known for her roles as Iris in ANOTHER WORLD/TEXAS and Alexandra in GUIDING LIGHT. She died in 2008 at age 72.
1938: Actor Clint Ritchie, known for his many years as Clint on ONE LIFE TO LIVE, was born. He died in 2009 at age 70.
1970: CBS summer show COMEDY TONIGHT aired a soap opera spoof titled, STRANGEST SHADOWS. Jerry Lacy (Reverand Trask from DARK SHADOWS) appears as Count Drago and bites Tonya the witch, played by Madeline Kahn. Watch it below:
1974: On ANOTHER WORLD, Iris (Beverlee McKinsey) encouraged it when Mac (Douglass Watson) invited Liz (Irene Dailey) on the hike he was taking with Dennis (Mike Hammett) and Jamie (Robert Doran).
1984: On GUIDING LIGHT, Alexandra (Beverlee McKinsey) and Beth (Judi Evans) were held hostage by Darcy (Robin Johnson).
1993: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Bo (Robert Kelker Kelly) had memories of Carly (Crystal Chappell).
1994: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Todd (Roger Howarth) and Blair (Kassie DePaiva) met for the first time at Rodi's.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Micheal Storm (ex-Larry, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 73
Melanie Griffith (ex-Brandie, NIP/TUCK) - 55
Amanda Bearse (ex-Amanda, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 54
Gillian Anderson (ex-Scully, THE X-FILES) - 44
Mark Povinelli (ex-Wally, PASSIONS) - 41
Liz Vassey (ex-Emily Ann, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 40
Kevin McKidd (Owen, GREY'S ANATOMY) - 39
Jessica Capshaw (Arizona, GREY'S ANATOMY) - 36
Rhona Mitra (ex-Claire, THE GATES; ex-Kiva, SGU; ex-Kit, NIP/TUCK; ex-Holly Marie, PARTY OF FIVE) - 36
Texas Battle (Marcus, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 36
Charlie David (ex-Toby, DANTE'S COVE) - 32
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