Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Today in Soap Opera History

On this date in...

1943: Radio soap opera LORA LAWTON debuted on NBC Radio. Joan Tompkins starred as Lora, housekeeper to important, dynamic shipbuilder Peter Carver. Lora would later marry Peter. Frank and Anne Hummert produced the series.

1984: On GUIDING LIGHT, Bert told Rick she knew he was upset because she had lost her leg, but she was going to be alright.

1987: Soap opera writer Roy Winsor died at the age of 87. Winsor was the creator of SEARCH FOR TOMORROW, LOVE OF LIFE and THE SECRET STORM. The year SECRET STORM was canceled (1974) he took over SOMERSET. He later would create the CBN soap ANOTHER LIFE.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Maeve Kinkead (Dinah, GOTHAM; ex-Vanessa, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Angie, ANOTHER WORLD) - 65
Nick Scotti (ex-Tony, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 45
Ara Celi (ex-Raquel, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 37
Matt Cavenaugh (ex-Adam, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Mark ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 33
Meredith Hagner (ex-Liberty, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 24

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