Today in Soap Opera History (August 10)


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Bartlett Robinson
1945: On radio soap opera PORTIA FACES LIFE, Kathie was shocked to see Portia's late husband, Walter (Bartlett Robinson), alive! Listen here.

1967: On DARK SHADOWS, Maggie (Kathryn Leigh Scott) returned to the Blue Whale Café -- and ran into her former tormentor, Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid).

1972: On ANOTHER WORLD, Pat (Beverly Penberthy) brought Michael (Tom Ruger) and Marianne (Loriann Ruger) over for a visit with Jim.

1979: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Steve (Denny Albee) saved Paige's (Margaret Colin) life.



1981: On ANOTHER WORLD, Lenny (MODERN FAMILY's Ed O'Neill) forced Dr. Rick Halloway (Tony Cummings) to treat his injury while Sandy tried to convince Lenny to let Rick see Mac. Lenny asked Cecile (Nancy Frangione) how much it was worth to her to have a doctor see Mac.



1982: Patty Weaver aired for the final time as Trish on DAYS OF OUR LIVES. She soon joined the cast of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS as Gina.

1987: Robert Kelker-Kelly debuted as Sam Fowler on ANOTHER WORLD.

1987: Vera Allen, who played Granny Matthews in ANOTHER WORLD's original cast, died at age 89. She also played Kass in FROM THESE ROOTS and Ida on SEARCH FOR TOMORROW.

1987: On SANTA BARBARA, Cruz (A Martinez) gave Elena (Sherilyn Wolter) a piece of his mind.



1994: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Noah (Keith Hamilton Cobb) told Julia (Sydney Penny) she had messed with the wrong man.



2004: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Sam (Kelly Monaco) tried to get along with Carly for Jason's sake.



Celebrating a birthday today are:
Bruce Neckels (ex-Del, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; Former Writer, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; SPYDER GAMES; FAMILY PASSIONS; SANTA BARBARA; GENERATIONS; THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 69
James Reynolds (Abe, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Henry, GENERATIONS) - 67
Nick Stringer (ex-Andy, HOLBY CITY; ex-Frank, CORONATION STREET) - 65
Daniel Hugh Kelly (ex-Winston, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Travis, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Frank, RYAN'S HOPE) - 61
Eric Schiff (ex-Kevin, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 55
Justin Theroux (ex-Gary, CENTRAL PARK WEST; ex-Joe, SIX FEET UNDER) - 42
Krissy Carlson (ex-Fancy, PASSIONS; ex-Amy, SUNSET BEACH; ex-Renata, UNDRESSED) - 34
JoAnna Garcia (ex-Megan, PRIVILEGED; ex-Bree, GOSSIP GIRL) - 34
Roxanne McKee (ex-Doreah, GAME OF THRONES) - 33
Jon Prescott (ex-Chad, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Mike, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 32
Katherine Boecher (ex-Bobbi, UNDRESSED) - 32
Ryan Eggold (ex-Ryan, 90210) - 29

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