Today in Soap Opera History (May 10)


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1950: On TODAY'S CHILDREN, Chris knew the only way to determine whether the fingerprints on the package were Janis's was to ask his mother to get Janis to touch something and then have it inspected by the lab.

1961: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Mike, Ed, and Teresa faced death in the deserted mine shaft.

1967: On DARK SHADOWS, Carolyn was determined to look at her father's things in the locked room.

1977: Actress Joan Crawford, who once filled in for her daughter Christina on THE SECRET STORM, died at age 72.

1977: The final episode of MARY HARTMAN, MARY HARTMAN aired.



1981: Actress Frances Spanier, who played Lil Miller in DAYS OF OUR LIVES during its first year, died ate age 54.

1984: On DYNASTY, Krystal and Blake Carrington's daughter, Kristina, was born prematurely.

1985: On DALLAS, Bobby and Pam reunited as J.R. tried to have Sue Ellen committed again for her alcoholism.

1988: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Traci (Beth Maitland) told Brad her book was being shown to a publisher.



1988: On ANOTHER WORLD, Vicky impersonated Marley when Lisa came to see her in order to get information.

1990: Actress Susan Oliver died at age 61. She played Ann Howard in PEYTON PLACE, and replaced Susan Flannery as Laura Horton on DAYS OF OUR LIVES in 1975.

1999: CBS aired the 11,000th episode of AS THE WORLD TURNS.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Laurence Lau (THE 5-MINUTE DETECTIVE; ex-Brian, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Sam, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Greg, ALL MY CHILDREN, ex-Jamie, ANOTHER WORLD) - 59
Victoria Rowell (ex-Drucilla, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 54
Jason Brooks (Bruce, SWITCHED AT BIRTH; ex-Peter, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 47
Judson Mills (ex-Hutch, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 44
Lisa Linde (ex-Ali, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 41
Andrea Anders (ex-Ellie, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Elaine, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 38
Sam Pancake (Michael, PRETTY)
Odette Annable (ex-Annie, BROTHERS & SISTERS) - 28
Eileen Boylan (ex-Betsy, GREEK; ex-Sage, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 24
Lindsey Shaw (Paige, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS) - 24
Lauren Potter (Becky, GLEE; Jenny, LEADER OF THE PACK) - 23

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