Today in Soap Opera History (March 16)

On this date in...

1966: On ANOTHER WORLD, Katherine had to restrain herself from crying when Missy described her childhood and dragging around a blanket she called "Mama."

1970: On DARK SHADOWS, in Parallel Time, Julia and Elizabeth argued about whether or not a portrait should be hanging up. Julia got her way, and unveiled the portrait of Angelique for everyone to see. Elizabeth closed the door, trapping Barnabas on the outside.

1984: On GUIDING LIGHT, Phillip (Grant Aleksander) and Beth (Judi Evans) announced their engagement.



1987: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Chris (Josh Taylor) questioned Adrienne's story about Duke.



2001: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Viki (Erika Slezak) tried to find out more about Gina.



2005: Former DARK SHADOWS (Burke Devlin, Jeremiah Collins), SEARCH FOR TOMORROW (Tony Vincente) and ONE LIFE TO LIVE (Will Vernon) actor Anthony George died at age 84.

2011: James Pritchett, best known to daytime soap opera fans as Dr. Matt Powers in THE DOCTORS, died at age 88.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Harding Lemay (Writer for ANOTHER WORLD, GUIDING LIGHT, et al) - 91
Erik Estrada (ex-Eduardo, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 64
Granville Van Dusen (ex-D.V., PORT CHARLES; ex-Keith, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 69
Lauren Graham (Sarah, PARENTHOOD; ex-Lorelai, GILMORE GIRLS) - 46
Lindie Van Eeden (ex-Karen, EGOLI: PLACE OF GOLD) - 35
Stephanie Gatschet (ex-Madison, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Tammy, GUIDING LIGHT) - 30
Alexandra Daddario (Rachel, PARENTHOOD; ex-Laurie, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 27

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