Today in Soap Opera History (September 18)
Posted by Roger Newcomb
On this date in...
1967: Irna Phillips' soap LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING premiered on CBS. The show ran until March 23, 1973.
1968: On PEYTON PLACE, a confused Tom (Robert Hogan) has turned home. Watch below.
1974: On ANOTHER WORLD, Rachel told Ada that John was the only one who treats her like a human being.
1979: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Lisa (Eileen Fulton) discovered a mysterious painting.
1989: Irish soap opera FAIR CITY premiered.
1992: Vanessa Marcil debuted as Brenda Barrett in GENERAL HOSPITAL.
1992: Lisa Rinna debuted as Billie Reed in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.
2009: GUIDING LIGHT aired its final episode after 72 years on radio and television.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
David Forsyth (ex-John, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-TJ, TEXAS, ex-Hogan, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW; ex-Jim, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 65
Beth Grant (ex-Sissy, SORDID LIVES) - 63
Anna Deavere Smith (ex-Hazel, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 62
Beth Grant (ex-Sissy, SORDID LIVES) - 53
James Gandolfini (ex-Tony, THE SOPRANOS) - 51
Aisha Tyler (Lana, ARCHER) - 42
Travis Schuldt (ex-Ethan, Passions) - 38
Alison Lohman (ex-Lily, PASADENA) - 33
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