Sunday, May 15, 2011

Today in Soap Opera History

On this date in...

1979: RYAN'S HOPE (Drama Series, Writing and Directing), Irene Dailey, Al Freeman, Jr., Suzanne Rogers and Peter Hansen all took home awards at the 6th Annual Daytime Emmys.

1985: A "Royal Wedding" took place on the season finale of DYNASTY. This is commonly referred to as the "Moldavian Massacre" episode.

1998: At the 25th Daytime Emmys, Susan Lucci lost for the 18th consecutive time (she would finally win in 1999). Winners were ALL MY CHILDREN (Drama Series, Writing), Cynthia Watros, Eric Braeden, Julia Barr, Steve Burton, Sarah Brown and Jonathan Jackson.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Kristen Vigard (ex-Morgan, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Joy, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 48
David Charvet (ex-Craig, MELROSE PLACE) - 39

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