Today in Soap Opera History (May 11)
Posted by Roger Newcomb
On this date in...
1964: On ANOTHER WORLD, Jim questioned Pat about her date with Tom.
1970: On DARK SHADOWS, William continued to interview Barnabas for his book.
1972: NBC aired the 2,000th episode of ANOTHER WORLD.
1988: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Lucy wanted Scott to help her get a seat on the hospital board.
1989: ABC aired the DYNASTY series finale. Blake and Jeff were set up by a corrupt cop, with Blake ending up taking a bullet. Fallon and Krystina were stuck in a collapsing mine shaft, while Alexis and Dex took a plunge from a balcony. A DYNASTY reunion movie aired in 1991 to tie up loose ends.
1990: On the season finale of DALLAS, J.R. was left trapped in the sanitarium.
2006: Emily O'Brien debuted on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS as Jana Hawkes.
2012: Tim Burton's Dark Shadows movie was released in theaters.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Donna Wandrey (ex-Barbara, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Roxanne, DARK SHADOWS; ; ex-Angie, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Dr. Meyers, RYAN'S HOPE; ex-Allison, THE EDGE OF NIGHT; ex-xx, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 65
Frances Fisher (ex-Suzette, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Deborah, THE EDGE OF NIGHT; ex-Gladys, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 61
Gerard Christopher (Dr. Brock, SUNSET BEACH) - 54
Roark Critchlow (ex-Mike, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Dr. Ackland, PASSIONS) - 50
Marguerite MacIntyre (Liz, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) - 48
Jonathan Jackson (Avery, NASHVILLE; ex-Lucky, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 31
Cory Monteith (Finn, GLEE) - 31