Today in Soap Opera History (April 7)


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1976: On ANOTHER WORLD, Emma (Tresa Hughes) urged Russ (David Bailey) not to drag the police into Sharlene's disappearance.

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Dr. Gault lied to Draper (Tony Craig) about being Kirk Michaels.



Brenda Benet
1982: DAYS OF OUR LIVES star Brenda Benet (Lee Dumonde) took her own life by a self-inflicted gunshot wound at age 36. Benet's DAYS co-stars Bill and Susan Hayes reflected on Benet in our 2010 interview. Read it here. Read a newspaper article about Benet's suicide here.

1986: On KNOTS LANDING, Abby (Donna Mills) feared Olivia (Tonya Crowe) would commit suicide.

1989: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) became Gideon and Emily.



2005: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Jason (Steve Burton) and Sam (Kelly Monaco) barely missed seeing A.J. with Michael.



Celebrating a birthday today are:
Stephen Bolster (ex-Ted, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Martin, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Ken, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Paul, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Bill, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW; ex-Roger, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Jerry, THE SECRET STORM; ex-Bart, THE DOCTORS; ex-Mark, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Jody, YOUNG DOCTOR MALONE) - 80
Patricia Mauceri (ex-Carlotta, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Andrea, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Angie, ANOTHER WORLD) - 63
Alexandra Neil (ex-Paige, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Ruby, TEXAS; ex-Dawn, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Emily, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Rose, GUIDING LIGHT) - 58
Russell Crowe (ex-Kenny, NEIGHBOURS) - 49
Kevin Alejandro (Jesus, TRUE BLOOD; ex-Dominic, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 37
Morgan Farris (ex-Jennifer, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) - 23

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1 comment:

  1. Roger,

    Stephen Bolster also played Martin Guest, Lucinda's ex-hubby, on ATWT as well!

    Brian :-)

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