Today in Soap Opera History (May 6)


On this date in...

1987: Alexis' car plunged off a bridge on the season finale of DYNASTY.



1988: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Duke (Ian Buchanan) told Anna (Finola Hughes) he didn't want Robin to grow up too fast.



1992: On ANOTHER WORLD, Carl (Charles Keating) lurked outside Cass (Stephen Schnetzer) and Frankie's (Alice Barrett) party.



1994: Kristian Alfonso returned to DAYS OF OUR LIVES after a four year absence.

1997: Regional UK soap opera QUAYSIDE aired its final episode after only four months on the air. The show aired on Tyne Tees Television in the North East England and Yorkshire Television in Yorkshire.

2006: Actor Lyle Sudrow, THE GUIDING LIGHT's original Bill Bauer, died at age 85. He original the role of Bill when the show aired only on the radio.

2012: Actor Yale Summers died at age 78. He played Rodney Harrington on RETURN TO PEYTON PLACE and Dr. Bob Ayres in the first year of GENERAL HOSPITAL.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Ben Masters (ex-Julian, PASSIONS; ex-Vic, ANOTHER WORLD) - 66
Alan Dale (King George/Albert, ONCE UPON A TIME; ex-Charles, LOST; ex-Bradford, UGLY BETTY; ex-Jim, NEIGHBOURS) - 66
Kate Collins (ex-Janet/Natalie, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 55
Roma Downey (ex-Lady Johanna, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 53
Julianne Phillips (ex-Frankie, SISTERS) - 53
George Clooney (ex-James, SISTERS) - 52
Cynthia J. Popp (Producer/Director, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 51
Leslie Hope (ex-Tess, THE RIVER; ex-Linda, KNOTS LANDING) - 48
Gregori J. Martin (Creator/Producer, THE BAY) - 35
Stacey Oristano (Truly, BUNHEADS; ex-Mindy, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) - 33
Adrianne Palicki (ex-Tyra, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) - 30
Tyler Hynes (Joshua, WAREHOUSE 13) - 27

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