Today in Soap Opera History (September 25)

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1970: THE BEST OF EVERYTHING, a short-lived ABC daytime soap, aired its final episode just shy of six months after it debuted. Watch a promo for the show below:



1988: Actor Francis De Sales died at age 76. He played Rusty Lincoln in DAYS OF OUR LIVES in the 1960s and returned in 1971 to play James Spencer.

1996: Sami and Austin got married on DAYS OF OUR LIVES.



2006: On GUIDING LIGHT, Reva and Josh were stuck in a garage.



2011: DIRTY SOAP premiered on E!  The Nielsen ratings for the show were so low E! decided not to renew it.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Josh Taylor (Roman/ex-Chris, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Jed, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Quint, GUIDING LIGHT) - 69
Mark Hamill (ex-Kent, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 61
Todd Davis (ex-Bryan, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Josh, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Reuben, HOME AND AWAY)
Eduardo Yáñez (ex-Juan, Corazon Salvaje) - 52
Matt Battaglia (ex-J.L., DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 47
Hal Sparks (ex-Michael, QUEER AS FOLK) - 43
Justin Carroll (ex-David, PASSIONS)
Hunter Garner (ex-Billy, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 33
Van Hansis (ex-Luke, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 31
Alexis Manta (ex-Amanda, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 23
Megan Corletto (ex-Abigail, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 20

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