Saturday, May 7, 2011

Today in Soap Opera History

On this date in...

1947: Detective drama THE AFFAIRS OF PETER SALEM debuted on Mutual Radio. The show starred Santos Ortega and was produced by Himan Brown.

2002: ABC pulled the Todd Manning rag doll from its online store after being criticized for creating and releasing a doll based on a character who was a rapist. The Todd doll cost $19.95 and was described like this: "Todd is an all-cloth doll with brown felt hair and blue eyes. He is 20 inches standing. He wears a blue shirt and black pants."

Celebrating a birthday today are:
John Ingle (Edward, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Mickey, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 83
Robin Strasser (Dorian, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Rachel, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Hecuba, PASSIONS) - 66
Peter Reckell (Bo, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 56
Micheal E. Knight (Tad, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 52
Justin Melvey (ex-Colin, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Harry, HOME AND AWAY) - 42

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