|1979: ATWT's Betsy accused John of not liking her. 1988: |
Anna lost her baby. 1990: AW's Jake raped Marley then was
shot. 2000: AMC's Vanessa and Arlene were busted.
― 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.
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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).