Today in Soap Opera History (April 8)
Posted by Roger Newcomb
On this date in...
1969: On DARK SHADOWS, Quentin searched the Tower Room and only found a doll with an eye missing.
1976: Murial Williams aired for the final time on ANOTHER WORLD as Helen Moore. Helen, Lenore's mother, left Bay City to go on a cruise and never returned. Liz would mention in June that Helen was moving to Washington to help Lenore with Wally.
1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Raven (Sharon Gabet) lashed out at Steve and Calvin.
1982: Kate Linder debuted as Esther in THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS.
1985: Lanna Saunders aired for the final time as Marie Horton in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.
1988: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Duke told Olivia her father didn't want her involved in the organization.
1993: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, friends held a surprise party for Drucilla and Neil.
2004: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, country band Blue County (Aaron Benward and Scott Reeves) performed for Bonnie (Judi Evans).
2008: Stanley Kamel, who played roles on DAYS OF OUR LIVES, GENERAL HOSPITAL, RITUALS and BEVERLY HILLS 90210, died at age 65.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Ron Barker (ex-Chief Tarrington, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 73
John Schneider (ex-Johnathan, SMALLVILLE; ex-Jeffrey, 90210; ex-Marshall, THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER; ex-Skip, DIRTY SEXY MONEY; ex-Ram, NIP/TUCK) - 53
Robin Wright (ex-Kelly, SANTA BARBARA) - 47
Emma Caufield (Emma, BANDWAGON; ex-Lorraine, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Susan, BEVERLY HILLS, 90210) - 40
Rachel Roberts (Alda, FLASHFORWARD) - 35
Katee Sackhoff (ex-Teddy, NIP/TUCK; ex-Annie, UNDRESSED) - 33
Taylor Kitsch (Tim, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) - 32
Adrian Bellani (ex-Miguel, PASSIONS) - 31
Kirsten Storms (Maxie, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Belle, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 29
Shelby Young (ex-Kinsey, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 21
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