Today in Soap Opera History (May 4)
Posted by Roger Newcomb
On this date in...
1958: Elaine S. Carrington, the radio writer who created PEPPER YOUNG'S FAMILY and other daytime dramas, died at New York Hospital. She was 66.
1964: ANOTHER WORLD debuted on NBC in the 3 p.m. ET time slot. The original characters were Liz, Bill, Jim, Mary, Pat, Alice, Russ, Janet, Granny Matthews; Missy Palmer; and Ken and Tom Baxter. The show ran for 35 years with the final episode airing on June 25, 1999.
1982: On the Season 2 finale of DYNASTY, Cecil suffered a heart attack while making love to Alexis on the night before their wedding.
1987: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Kim and Shane were finally married.
1992: On ANOTHER WORLD, Vicky hoped Ryan would call her in Washington.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Susan Brown (ex-Gail, PORT CHARLES; ex-Dorothy, SANTA BARBARA; ex-Nancy, THE EDGE OF NIGHT) - 81
Richard Jenkins (ex-Nathaniel, SIX FEET UNDER) - 66
Mary Beth McDonough (ex-Heidi, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 52
Matthew Crane (Perry, GOTHAM; ex-Ross, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Matt, ANOTHER WORLD) - 46