Today in Soap Opera History (May 7)
Posted by Roger Newcomb
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1928: Actor John Ingle was born. Best known to soap fans for his run as Edward Quartermaine on GENERAL HOSPITAL, died on September 16, 2012, at age 84.
1947: Detective drama THE AFFAIRS OF PETER SALEM debuted on Mutual Radio. The show starred Santos Ortega and was produced by Himan Brown.
1964: On ANOTHER WORLD, Liz (Audra Lindley) clashed with Susan (Roni Dengel) over Susan moving out.
1975: Adrienne LaRussa debuted as Brooke Hamilton in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.
1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Draper (Tony Craig) decided he wanted to return to Monticello.
1984: On GUIDING LIGHT, Jim (Michael Woods) and Claire (Susan Pratt) searched for answers.
1987: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, family admired baby Bryant Montgomery.
1992: On ANOTHER WORLD, Carl (Charles Keating) plotted with Rick Madison (Gerald Madison).
2002: ABC pulled the Todd Manning rag doll from its online store after being criticized for creating and releasing a doll based on a character who was a rapist. The Todd doll cost $19.95 and was described like this: "Todd is an all-cloth doll with brown felt hair and blue eyes. He is 20 inches standing. He wears a blue shirt and black pants."
2008: Brianne Moncrief debuted on ALL MY CHILDREN as Colby Chandler.
2008: Actress Lydia Bruce, who was best known for playing Maggie Powers on THE DOCTORS, died at age 77.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Marco St. John (ex-Paul, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Joey, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW; ex-Erica's Physician, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 74
Robin Strasser (Dorian, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Rachel, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Hecuba, PASSIONS; ex-Christina, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 68
Peter Reckell (Richard, VENICE; ex-Bo, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Eric, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Johnny, KNOTS LANDING) - 58
Micheal E. Knight (ex-Tad, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Tad, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 54
Traci Lords (Val, EASTSIDERS; ex-Rikki, MELROSE PLACE) - 45
Justin Melvey (ex-Colin, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Harry, HOME AND AWAY) - 44