|1967: Dark Shadows' Jason discovered bite marks on Willie's arm. |
1978: Ryan's Hope's Pat wanted a divorce from Delia.
1983: General Hospital's Holly & Robert shared a dance.
2007: Jessica Leccia debuted as Natalia on Guiding Light.
― David Hume
"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.
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1938: Radio serial Your Family and Mine premiered. "Share the hopes and fears, the loves and triumphs of the Wilbur family in this thrilling story-Your Family and Mine." The cast included Templeton Fox, Robert K. Adams, William P. Adams and Lucille Wall. The series ran until 1940. It was created by Lillian Laugerty, who also penned the successful series Big Sister.
1941: NBC Radio aired the final episode of soap opera Girl Alone after nearly six years on the air. Betty Winkler starred at Patricia Rogers.