Today in Soap Opera History (May 23)
Posted by Roger Newcomb
On this date in...
1967: ANOTHER WORLD was broadcast live for the final time becoming the first daytime soap opera to make the transition to videotape from live broadcast.
1985: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Bo (Peter Reckell) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso) were finally married.
1986: Mary Beth Evans debuted as Kayla Brady on DAYS OF OUR LIVES.
1986: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Bo interrupted a fiery argument between Caroline (Peggy McCay) and Victor (John Aniston) which ultimately led to her screaming out that Victor was Bo's father.
1988: On GUIDING LIGHT, Phillip (Grant Aleksander) took over Spaulding Enterprises.
2001: Brandon Routh debuted on ONE LIFE TO LIVE as Seth Anderson.
2003: Keith Hamilton Cobb debuted as Damon Porter on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS.
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2008: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Jack (Michael Park) met Janet (Julie Pinson).
2010: ABC aired the final episode of LOST.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Joan Collins (ex-Lady Joan, VERBOTENE LIEBE; ex-Eva, FOOTBALLERS' WIVES; ex-Christina, PACIFIC PALISADES; ex-Alexandra, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Alexis, DYNASTY) -80
Charles Kimbrough (ex-Dr. Abbott, ANOTHER WORLD) - 77
Marilyn McIntyre (ex-Lori, GENERAL HOSPITAL: NIGHT SHIFT; ex-Jo, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Kathy, SUNSET BEACH; ex-Mary, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Noreen, LOVING; ex-Sydney, RYAN'S HOPE; ex-Astrid, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Carolyn, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW) - 64
Deborah Adair (ex-Kate, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Lucy, MELROSE PLACE; ex-Jill, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Tracy, DYNASTY) - 61
Mark Arnold (ex-Rob, ONE LIFE TO LIFE; ex-Joe, SANTA BARBARA; ex-Steve, RITUALS; ex-Gavin, EDGE OF NIGHT; ex-Buck, GUIDING LIGHT) - 56
Lea DeLaria (ex-Delphina, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 55
Drew Carey (Himself, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 55
Linden Ashby (ex-Paul, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Cameron, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Coop, MELROSE PLACE; ex-Curtis, LOVING) - 53
Leon Acord (Nathan, OLD DOGS & NEW TRICKS) - 50
Staci Greason (ex-Isabella, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 49
H. Jon Benjamin (Sterling, ARCHER) - 47
Laurel Holloman (ex-Tina, THE L WORD) - 42
Eric Nies (ex-Disc Jockey, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 42
Kelly Monaco (Sam, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Livvie, PORT CHARLES) - 37
Tom Baran (ex-Tony, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 30
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