Monday, May 2, 2011

Today in Soap Opera History

On this date in...

1949: A WOMAN TO REMEMBER debuted in the 7:30-7:45 p.m. timeslot on the DuMont Television Network. A WOMAN TO REMEMBER was an early attempt to bring soap opera-radio soap opera, at that-to early evening television. The leading character, Christine Baker, was even depicted as a radio soap opera queen, engage to handsome Steve Hammond, but beset by scheming rivals, notably shrewish Carol Winstead.

1982: Longtime ANOTHER WORLD star Hugh Marlow (Jim Matthews) died of a heart attack at age 71. The character of Jim died suddenly in Helsinki, Finland while on an extended vacation in Europe.

2001: Tamara Braun debuted on GENERAL HOSPITAL as the second Carly Corinthos.

2006: CBS aired a special, DYNASTY: CATFIGHTS & CAVIAR, reuniting the cast including stars John Forsythe, Joan Collins and Linda Evans.

2008: Daytime legend Beverlee McKinsey (Iris, ANOTHER WORLD; Alexandra, GUIDING LIGHT) died at age 72.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Jo Ann Pflug (ex-Taylor, RITUALS) - 67
David Ankrum (ex-Dr. Randall, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Normal, BARE ESSENCE) - 64
Mitzi Kapture (ex-Anita, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 49
Bret Silverman (Compsoer, PRETTY)
Robert Buckley (ex-Kirby, LIPSTICK JUNGLE; ex-Michael, FASHION HOUSE) - 30
Gaius Charles (ex-Smash, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) - 28
Christopher Graves (ex-C.J., THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 22
Kevin Graves (ex-C.J., THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 22

1 comment:

  1. Hey there!

    Also, today is Christine Baranski's 59th birthday ((5/2/1952)Cybill, The Good Wife, The Big Bang Theory). She played Beverly Tucker on Another World in 1983 & Jewel Maniscalo on All My Children in 1984. Christine & actor Matthew Cowles (ex-Billy Clyde Tuggle, AMC) have been a married couple in real life since 1983! :-)