Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Today in Soap Opera History

On this date in...

1966: "Mame" opened on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theater. The show featured Frankie Michaels, the youngest Tony winner ever, who has been playing Tom Hughes on AS THE WORLD TURNS the previous two years. He has just turned 11 when the show closed.

1984: Bert learned she had a blood clot in her foot on GUIDING LIGHT. Meanwhile, Nola has a "Wizard of Oz" fantasy.

1993: Radio writer and producer Carlton E. Morse passed away in Sacramento, Calif. at age 91. Morse wrote, directed, and produced the popular radio soap ONE MAN'S FAMILY.

1999: The original MELROSE PLACE aired its last episode.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Steve Carlson (ex-Jeffrey, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Josh, A NEW DAY IN EDEN; ex-Gary, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Mark, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Sean, SANTA BARBARA) - 68
Priscilla Presley (ex-Jenna, DALLAS) - 66

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