Monday, May 30, 2011

Today in Soap Opera History

On this date in...

1938: Radio soap opera JOYCE JORDAN, M.D. debuted on the Mutual Network. Elspeth Eric was the original Joyce who worked at Heights Hospital. Other cast members during the show's run included Bill Johnstone and Agnes Moorehead.

1984: Steve Andropoulos and Betsy Stewart married on AS THE WORLD TURNS with a reported 20 million viewers watching, the second highest rated hour of daytime soap operas in history.

2006: James Scott debuted as EJ DiMera on DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Scott Holmes (ex-Tom, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Dave, RYAN'S HOPE) - 59
Ted McGinley (ex-Clay, DYNASTY) - 53
Tonya Pinkins (ex-Livia, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Heather, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 49

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