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Today in Soap Opera History (December 10)

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1957: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Willy (Edward Holmes) informed Mike (John Larkin) that Ed was the staff member who talked to Dalton.

1975: On ANOTHER WORLD, Michael (Lionel Johnston) tried to convince Marianne (Ariane Muenker, now known as Ariana Chase) that Chris Pierson (Stephen Yates) was never coming back.

1991: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Lauren (Tracey E. Bregman) seduced Paul (Doug Davidson).



1991: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Bo (Peter Reckell) and Carly (Crystal Chappell) married in a beautiful Mayan ceremony atop El Castillo in Mexico.



2001: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Blair (Kassie DePaiva) was reunited with her baby, and Alex (Tonja Walker) saw Asa (Philip Carey).



2003: Former DAYS OF OUR LIVES head writer Elizabeth Harrower, who also acted in shows such as THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS and DENNIS THE MENACE, died at age 85.  She was the mother of DAYS star Susan Seaforth Hayes.

2007: Variety confirmed that DirecTV had decided not to renew PASSIONS for another year, but ordered 52 additional episodes to be taped through March 2008.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Agnes Nixon (Legendary soap opera writer, creator of ALL MY CHILDREN, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, LOVING) - 85
Gloria Loring (ex-Liz, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; Herself, ANOTHER WORLD) - 66
Susan Dey (ex-Celia, EMERALD POINT N.A.S.) - 60
John J. York (Mac, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 54
Nia Peeples (Pam, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS; ex-Karen, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Carla, GENERAL HOPSITAL; ex-Mallory, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 51
Gavin Houston (ex-Tony, THE BAY; ex-Remy, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Sly, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 35

EDITOR'S NOTE: If you would like to submit a piece of soap opera history for this daily column, please email it to editor@welovesoaps.com.

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