Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Today in Soap Opera History

On this date in...

1936: Ann Williams, future actress in roles such as Margo on THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Eunice on SEARCH FOR TOMORROW and Maggie on THE DOCTORS was born. Williams died of cancer on December 13, 1985 at the age of 49.

1960: Eileen Fulton debuted in the role of Lisa on AS THE WORLD TURNS. She would play the part for most of the next 50 years.

1982: At the 9th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, winners included GUIDING LIGHT (Drama Series, Writing), Anthony Geary, Robin Strasser, David Lewis and Dorothy Lyman.

2001: At the 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, winners included AS THE WORLD TURNS (Drama Series, Writing), David Canary, Martha Byrne, Michael E. Knight, Lesli Kay, Justin Torkildsen and Adrienne Frantz.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Priscilla Pointer (ex-Rebecca, DALLAS) - 87
Robert Morse (Bertram, MAD MEN; ex-Harry, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 80
Gail Strickland (ex-Dorcas, DARK SHADOWS; ex-Veronica, DALLAS; ex-Katherine, MELROSE PLACE) - 64

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