Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Today in Soap Opera History

On this date in...

1946: Radio soap AMANDA ON HONEYMOON HILL, starring Joy Hathaway, aired its final episode after six years.

1991: Veteran soap actress Emily McLaughlin, who played Jessie Brewer on GENERAL HOSPITAL for many years and spoke the show's first line, passed away at age 60. McLaughlin also portrayed Eileen Seaton on YOUNG DOCTOR MALONE.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Carol Burnett (ex-Verla, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 78
Michael Damian (ex-Danny, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 49
Olivia Birkelund (ex-Arlene, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 48
Jeanne Marie Grunwell Ford (Writer, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 40
McKenzie Westmore (ex-Riley, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Sheridan, PASSIONS) - 34
Charissa Chamorro (ex-Tory, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Sophia, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 34
Nate Golon (Jeff, WORKSHOP) - 32
Jordana Brewster (ex-Nikki, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 31
Shenell Edmonds (Destiny, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 17

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