Today in Soap Opera History (October 31)

On this date in...

1967: On DARK SHADOWS, Carolyn (Nancy Barrett) was certain Julia had something to hide.

1974: On ANOTHER WORLD, Steve (George Reinholt) was upset with Rachel for not telling him she was taking Jamie away, but became concerned when he noticed she was not well.

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, the Clown Puppet lurked outside the law Offices of Karr & Scott with a knife.  Watch the episode below.



1985: On SANTA BARBARA, Gina (Linda Gibboney), disguised as Eden, pulled the plug on CC.



1994: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Jackson (Walt Willey) proposed to Erica (Susan Lucci).



1995:
Actress Rosalind Cash died at age 56.  She played Mary Mae Ward in GENERAL HOSPITAL.

1996: Actor Arthur Peterson died at age 83.  He played The Major in SOAP, and Andy Anderson in HAWKINS FALLS.

2006: On GUIDING LIGHT, Josh (Robert Newman) dealt with the news of Reva's cancer.



2008: Studs Terkel died at age 96.  He starred in radio soap operas like MA PERKINS and ROAD OF LIFE. What he called his “low, husky, menacing” voice made him a natural to play heavies.

2008: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Reese (Tamara Braun) proposed to Bianca (Eden Riegel).



Celebrating a birthday today are:
Lee Grant (ex-Rose, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW; ex-Stella, PEYTON PLACE) - 85
Charles Cioffi (ex-Kirk, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Claudius, RYAN'S HOPE; ex-Ernesto, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 77
Ron Rifkin (ex-Saul, BROTHERS & SISTERS; ex-Hal, FALCON CREST; ex-Stan, KNOTS LANDING) - 73
Sally Kirkland (ex-Tracy, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 71
Deidre Hall (Marlena, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 65
Andrea Hall (ex-Hattie/Samantha, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 65
Nolan North (Peter, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS; ex-Chris, PORT CHARLES) - 42
Scott Clifton (Liam, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Schuyler, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Dillon, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Fritz, LIFE IN GENERAL; ex-Caleb, UNDRESSED) - 28
Vanessa Marano (Bay, SWITCHED AT BIRTH; ex-Eden, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 20

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4 comments:

  1. October 31, 1985: Gina, disguised as Eden, pull the plug of a comatose CC....
    Here the video: http://youtu.be/15vZtRhWmeE

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  2. I'm going to watch EON's Clown Puppet Killer SL again, great story for Halloween. EON's my fave all-time soap!

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  3. I'm going to watch EON's Clown Puppet Killer SL again, great story for Halloween. EON's my fave all-time soap!

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  4. Forgot that Janet was responsible for Laurel's death and how scary Janet could be! Great clip of All My Children!

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