Today in Soap Opera History (October 25)

1979: ATWT's Betsy accused John of not liking her. 1988: GH's
Anna lost her baby. 1990: AW's Jake raped Marley then was
shot. 2000: AMC's Vanessa and Arlene were busted.
"History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future."
― Robert Penn Warren

"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.

On this date in...

1937: Radio soap opera Stella Dallas made its debut as a local show in New York City. The 15-minute drama, with Anne Elstner in the title role, was picked up by the NBC Radio network beginning June 6, 1938, and aired weekdays afternoons through 1955.

1977: On Another World, Iris (Beverlee McKinsey) married Brian Bancroft (Paul Stevens).

1977: On One Life to Live, Pat (Jacqueline Courtney) was unsure how to to end her relationship with Paul (Tom Fuccello).

'General Hospital' Spoilers (October 27-31, 2014)

Jason & Liz continue to grow closer until circumstances suddenly change.
Check out day-to-day spoilers and two sneak peek videos below to find out what's happening on General Hospital during the week of October 27th.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, October 27
Shawn (Sean Blakemore) puts the plan into action to bring Franco down using Heather (Robin Mattson); Michael (Chad Duell) shares his suspicions with Sonny (Maurice Benard); Liz (Rebecca Herbst) and Jake join forces (Billy Miller) against Obrecht (Kathleen Gati)..

'Days of our Lives' Spoilers (October 27-31, 2014): Alison Sweeney Exits, Guy Wilson Begins Hiatus

Alison Sweeney says goodbye to Days of our Lives after 21 years as Sami.
Check out day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out what's happening on Days of our Lives during the week of October 27th.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, October 27
Will (Guy Wilson) is offered the opportunity of a lifetime; Lucas (Bryan Dattilo) and Sami (Alison Sweeney) share a warm moment as she plans for the future; Paige (True O'Brien) demands answers from Jill; Chad (Billy Flynn) kisses Jordan (Chrishell Stause) for the first time.

'The Young and the Restless' Spoilers (October 27-31, 2014)

Phyllis says to Sharon, "I remember, Sharon, I remember everything."
Check out day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out what's happening on The Young and the Restless during the week of October 27th.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, October 27
The tension between Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) and Sharon (Sharon Case) reaches a breaking point; Cane (Daniel Goddard) learns about Joe Clark's (Scott Elrod) motives for remaining in Genoa City; Victor (Eric Braeden) urges Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) to come clean.

'The Bold and the Beautiful' Spoilers (October 27-31, 2014)

Big Brother contestants visit B&B for Halloween.
Check out day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out what's happening on The Bold and the Beautiful during the week of October 27th.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, October 27
Chaos ensues following Maya's (Karla Mosley) revelation about Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) and Caroline's (Linsey Godfrey) relationship; Ridge must defend recent actions and deceit to Eric (John McCook).

Guest Stars Update: Colleen Zenk on 'Blue Bloods' Tonight

Colleen Zenk guest stars on Blue Bloods tonight.
We Love Soaps is tracking where daytime, primetime and web series soap opera stars are appearing outside of their regular show. Below are some of the upcoming guest appearances in various television and web shows and movies.

OCTOBER
24 Blue Bloods - Colleen Zenk (ex-Barbara, As the World Turns)
Zenk plays Joan in a scene with Henry Reagan (Len Cariou).
26 Resurrection - Donna Murphy (ex-Morgan, Another World)
27 The Originals - Sebastian Roche (Jerry, General Hospital)
Roche recurs as Mikael.
28 NCIS - Bronson Pinchot (ex-Patrick, The Young and the Restless)

Chrishell Stause Out at 'Days of our Lives'


Chrishell Stause is leaving Days of our Lives and the role of Jordan Ridgeway, the actress announced Friday on Twitter.


Soap of the Week Poll (October 20-24, 2014)

It's time to vote for your favorites from the world of daytime drama. Every Friday we post the Soap of the Week reader poll asking which soap opera, actor, actress and couple are your favorites. Last week, Days of our Lives was voted the favorite show by our readers for the fifth week in a row. Days' James Scott and Alison Sweeney four-peated as favorite actor and actress, as did Days' EJ & Sami for favorite couple.

You can vote for your favorites below (one vote per person per day). This week's poll closes on Monday, October 27 at 4 p.m. ET.



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