Today in Soap Opera History (May 3)
Posted by Roger Newcomb
On this date in...
1974: ANOTHER WORLD broadcast for one hour for the first time in honor of its 10th anniversary. Steve (George Reinholt) and Alice (Jacqueline Courtney) were married that day. The show would move to one hour full-time on Monday, January 6, 1975.
1983: Peter Reckell made his first appearance as Bo Brady in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.
1983: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Palmer (James Mitchell) begged Donna (Candace Early) not to leave.
1985: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Bo Brady (Peter Reckell) had to go undercover in London.
1986: Actor Robert Alda died at age 72. Alda played Dr. Stuart Whyland on DAYS OF OUR LIVES in the early 1980s.
1991: CBS aired the final episode of the original DALLAS.
1997: Eileen Davidson and Jon Lindstrom were married. They divorced three years later.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Ann B. Davis (ex-Alice, THE BRADYS) - 87
Frankie Valli (ex-Rusty, THE SOPRANOS) - 79
Chris Mulkey (ex-Frank, BOARDWALK EMPIRE; ex-Hank, TWIN PEAKS) - 65
Kevin Kilner (ex-Alexi, KNOTS LANDING) - 55
Amy Steel (ex-Trudy, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Peggy, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 53
P.J. Bloom (GLEE Music Supervisor) - 44
Bobby Cannavale (ex-J.J., 100 CENTRE STREET) - 43
Kristin Lehman (Gwen, THE KILLING) - 41
Christina Hendricks (Joan, MAD MEN; ex-Rhiannon, UNDRESSED) - 38
Dulé Hill (ex-Simon, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Charlie, THE WEST WING) - 38
Kenneth Franklin (ex-Dallas, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 31