Today in Soap Opera History (April 12)


On this date in...

ATWT's Bob & Kim were married in 1985.
1967: On DARK SHADOWS, McGuire (Dennis Patrick) implored Willie to wait on getting revenge on Devlin until after they get their money.

1976: On ANOTHER WORLD, Iris made Clarice (Gail Brown) cry when she lied about Mac's opinion of Clarice.

1985: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Dr. Bob Hughes (Don Hastings) married his true love, Kim. This is the episode Kim (Kathryn Hays) finally met Penny (Rosemary Prinz).



1994: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Hayley (Kelly Ripa) looked for revenge with Alec's help.



1999: NBC canceled ANOTHER WORLD.

"We've known for quite some time that NBC's decision could go either way," said Mickey Dwyer-Dobbin, executive in charge of production at Procter & Gamble Productions, which owned the show. "Although we certainly wish the outcome were different, it is a sad comment on the television industry as a whole that a soap, especially one with so much history, has to be canceled to make room for a new one. The loss of the show is a loss for the industry."

2010: On GOTHAM, Catherine (Martha Byrne) shared a kiss with Perry (Matt Crane).



2010: Actor Peter Haskell died at age 75.  His soap roles included C.J. in RITUALS, Hollis in RYAN'S HOPE and Lloyd on SEARCH FOR TOMORROW.

2012: Actress Linda Cook died at age 63.  The actress played memorable roles on a number of soaps including THE EDGE OF NIGHT, RYAN'S HOPE, LOVING, ALL MY CHILDREN and AS THE WORLD TURNS.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Ellen Falcon (Director, SANTA BARBARA) - 68
Ed O'Neill (ex-Lenny, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-ALL MY CHILDREN) - 67
Wayne Northrop (ex-Roman/Alex, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Rex, PORT CHARLES; ex-Michael, DYNASTY) - 66
Dan Lauria (ex-Gus, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 66
Maia Danziger (ex-Judy, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Katy, THE DOCTORS; ex-Glenda, ANOTHER WORLD) - 63
Elissa Leeds (ex-Hope, ANOTHER WORLD/GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Lisa, THE EDGE OF NIGHT; ex-Rachel, HOW TO SURVIVE A MARRIAGE; ex-Brooke, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 54
Alicia Coppola (ex-Lorna, ANOTHER WORLD) - 45
Shannen Doherty (ex-Brenda, BEVERLY HILLS, 90210) - 42
NiCole Robinson (ex-Margaret, THE WEST WING) - 41
Christina Moore (ex-Tracy, 90210) - 40
Sarah Jane Morris (ex-Paula, UNDRESSED; ex-Julia, BROTHERS & SISTERS) - 36
Claire Danes (ex-Angela, MY SO-CALLED LIFE) - 34
Jennifer Morrison (Emma, ONCE UPON A TIME) - 34

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1 comment:

  1. Yay--Great Clips!

    Please Bring Soap Classics Back ASAP, Roger!

    Brian :-)

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