|1979: Miss Ellie saved Southfork on Dallas. 1981: Texas'|
Iris said goodbye. 1981: GH's Rick proposed to Lesley.
1987: Days' Marcus arrived in Salem.
― Will Durant
"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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1965: On Peyton Place, Miss Choate (Erin O'Brien-Moore) mentioned to Betty (Barbara Parkins) that Stella's (Lee Grant) personnel file had gone missing. Miss Choate then caught Betty in the act of returning the file. Later, Miss Choate defended Betty to Mike (Ed Rossi). Note: You'll notice David Canary as Dr. Russ Gehring in the clip below.