Today in Soap Opera History (July 14)


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1966: On DARK SHADOWS, after seeing a door briefly opened in the upstairs hallway, Victoria (Alexandra Moltke) learned from David (David Henesy) it was the door to 'the rest of the house' and was locked off 50 years ago.



1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Molly told Emily the truth about Draper (Tony Craig) and how he became Kirk Michaels. Watch the episode below.



1984: Y&R's Jeanne Cooper (Katherine) had to cancel a two week tour of Ontario after being hospitalized for accidentally drinking coffee that contained a cleaning solution.

1986: On SANTA BARBARA, Mason, Mark and Julia reacted to former nun, Mary Duvall McCormick (Harley Jane Kozak), being knocked out with a giant neon letter "C" (for "Capwell" atop the Capwell Hotel) which landed on her while she was standing on the hotel roof.  Mason (Lane Davies) begged her to tell him it would be alright, but Mary died. (This is the Monday episode that picks up where the Friday "C" cliffhanger left off.)



1989: On ANOTHER WORLD, Jake (Tom Eplin) begged Marley (Anne Heche) to stay with him so they could try to get custody of Steven. Jake thought Steven was his son and not Jamie's at that point.

1989: On GUIDING LIGHT, the Lewis men went fishing just before Josh and Reva's wedding. At the end Dylan rowed Reva (Kim Zimmer) up in a boat, Josh (Robert Newman) helped her off, and the wedding was about to begin.



1992: Patsy Pease returned to DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Kimberly Brady Donovan.

1995: LOVING began implementing changes that would ultimately lead to a transformation to THE CITY.

1999: Molly Stanton appeared for the first time as Charity Standish in PASSIONS.

2005: Terri Garber debuted on AS THE WORLD TURNS as Iris Dumbrowski.



2006: Actress Carrie Nye died at age 69. She played Susan Piper in GUIDING LIGHT in 1984 and returned to the show in 2003 as Carolyn Carruthers.

2008: On PASSIONS, Endora turned herself into a teddy bear so Tabitha (Juliet Mills) could hold her.



2008: On THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, the mood turned tense at Bridget and Nick's garden wedding at the Marone estate when Katie momentarily interrupted.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Polly Bergen (ex-Stella, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) - 83
T.J. Castronovo (ex-Frank, SANTA BARBARA) - 81
Lynn Loring (ex-Patti, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW) - 69
Vincent Pastore (ex-Maximus, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Big Pussy, THE SOPRANOS; ex-Arthur, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 67
Nick Benedict (ex-Curtis, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Ron, ANOTHER LIFE; ex-Boots, SANTA BARBARA; ex-Phil, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 66
Bergen Williams (Alice, GENERAL HOSPITAL) 54
Jane Lynch (Sue, GLEE) - 53
Jane Espenson (Writer/Producer, ONCE UPON A TIME; HUSBANDS; TORCHWOOD; CAPRICA; DOLLHOUSE; BUFFY) - 49
Matthew Fox (ex-Jack, LOST; ex-Charlie, PARTY OF FIVE) - 47
Rick Draughon (Writer, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; COASTAL DREAMS; THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; SUNSET BEACH; ANOTHER WORLD; LOVING) - 45
Scott Porter (ex-Jason, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS; ex-Casey, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 34
Drew Cheetwood (Milo, GH) - 30
Sara Canning (Jenna, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) - 26

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1 comment:

  1. Some may also remember Nick Benedict from THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS where he played photographer, Michael Scott. He became Julia Newman's lover, the man whom her controlling, malevolent husband, Victor, would eventually kidnap and imprison in his cellar. It was the first big Newman story (ca. 1980-81).

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