Today in Soap Opera History (December 5)

On this date in...

1957: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Ellie reluctantly agreed to see Willy (Edward Holmes).

1972: James Douglas debuted as Eliot Carrington in ANOTHER WORLD. Anne Meacham made her first appearance in the same episode as Louise Goddard.

1994: Canada's FAMILY PASSIONS, starring Gordon Thomson, Roscoe Born, Dietmar Schönherr and a young Hayden Christiansen, premiered. The daytime soap, written by Bruce Neckels and Thom Racina, lasted 130 episodes.

1991: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Victor (Eric Braeden) promised Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) to help with her drinking problem.



1995: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Lexie (Renee Jones) wanted answers from Parrot Man and Celeste in Aremid.



Celebrating a birthday today are:
Peter Hansen (ex-Lee, PORT CHARLES/GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 91
Harris Yulin (ex-Michael, AS THE WORLD TURN) - 75
Patricia Harty (ex-Patti, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW) - 71
Pamela Blair (ex-Elizabeth, RYAN'S HOPE; ex-Rita Mae, LOVING; ex-Ronda, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 63
Lewis Arlt (ex-David, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW; ex-David/Ken, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Richard, RYAN'S HOPE) - 63
J. Cynthia Brooks (ex-Taylor, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 61
Morgan Brittany (ex-Katherine, DALLAS) - 61
Kelley Miles (ex-Dana, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 60
Howard McGillin (ex-Roy, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 59
Philip Moon (ex-Keemo, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 51
Andrea McArdle (ex-Wendy, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW) - 49
Famke Janssen (ex-Ava, NIP/TUCK) - 48
Keith Coulouris (ex-Reid/David, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Keith, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 45
Joseph Barbara (ex-Joe, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Paolo, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 45
Judy Reyes (Zoila, DEVIOUS MAIDS) - 45
Sam Page (Craig, SWITCHED AT BIRTH; Greg, MAD MEN; ex-Sam, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES; ex-Colin, GOSSIP GIRL; ex-Trey, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 36

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1 comment:

  1. Peter Hansen is 91? Wow, Hoping he returns for the 50th. It wouldn't be the same without Lee and Audrey, who were there in the 60's.

    Actor playing Jack's son, Keemo was only 7 years younger than Bergman? Awkward!

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