Today in Soap Opera History (July 13)
Posted by Roger Newcomb
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1965: On ANOTHER WORLD, Lee (Gaye Huston) wasn't happy when Dr. Lewis said she could go home at the end of the week.
1966: On THE GUIDING LIGHT, Leslie (Lynne Adams) tried to soothe Ed's (Robert Gentry) anger about his father's affair. She accused him of becoming a "cold blooded cynic."
1982: Renee Jones taped her first episode as Nikki Wade in DAYS OF OUR LIVES, a part she played until 1983. She left the show in 2012 after many years playing a different role, Lexie Carver.
1983: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Tad (Michael E. Knight) returned to Pine Valley and clashed with Opal (Dorothy Lyman).
1989: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Ellie (Renee Props) told Brock (Greg Beecroft) she was much happier with Craig (Scott Bryce) than with him.
1989: At the end of that day's GUIDING LIGHT episode, Grant Aleksander (Phillip) did a voice over to go along with the "Christopher Bernau In Memoriam" image displayed before closing credits. Bernau had died on June 14, 1989, at age 49.
1990: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Ernesto (Eric Mason) vanished after an electrical explosion.
1999: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, at the boathouse, Jack (Michael Park) gave Carly (Maura West) a compass so she could always find her way back to him.
2000: Burt Douglas, who played Jim Fisk on DAYS OUR LIVES in its first year, died at age 69.
2005: Mark Raffety aired for the final time as Darcy Tyler in Australian soap NEIGHBOURS.
2006: Red Buttons, who played Al Baker on KNOTS LANDING, died at age 87.
2009: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Phillip (Thom Bierdz) revealed he was gay to his family.
2013: GLEE star Cory Monteith died at age 31.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Patrick Stewart (ex-Fire Officer, CORONATION STREET) - 73
Carmen Thomas (ex-Hillary, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Karen, MELROSE PLACE) - 46
Amy Stewart (ex-Helen, UNDRESSED) - 40
John Colella (Don, VAMPIRE MOB)
Philip Barantini (ex-Danny, DOCTORS) - 33
Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) - 25
Colton Haynes (Roy, ARROW; ex-Jackson, TEEN WOLF; ex-Brett, THE GATES; ex-Jesse, MELROSE PLACE; ex-Alexander, PRIVILEGED) - 25
Matthew Arnett (Devin, GOSSIP BOY) - 24
Dylan Patton (ex-Will, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 21
Hayley Erin (ex-Abby, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 19
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