1972: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, a despondent Cookie begged Alexandra to appear.
1979: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, the hospital held a variety show to raise money.
2001: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Bianca told Erica nothing would change the next morning and that she would still be gay. "Must you keep saying that?" Erica asked, as she ascended the stairs to her bedroom.
2008: On GUIDING LIGHT, Coop started a fire at Lewis Construction.
2010: ALL MY CHILDREN began filming in high definition.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Barbara Rush (ex-Nola, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Eudora, FLAMINGO ROAD; ex-Marsha, PEYTON PLACE) - 86
Rosemary Prinz (ex-Penny, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Amy, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Amy, FIRST LOVE; ex-Mary, RYAN'S HOPE; ex-Julie, HOW TO SURVIVE A MARRIAGE) - 83
Oliver Clark (ex-Mario, SANTA BARBARA) - 76
Dot-Marie Jones (Shannon, GLEE; Stella, VENICE) - 49
Rick Hearst (Whip, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Ric, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Matt, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Alan-Michael, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Scotty, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 48
Charity Rahmer (ex-Belle, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 34
Kaitlyn Maggio (ex-Christina, PORT CHARLES) - 15
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