Friday, June 17, 2011

Today in Soap Opera History

On this date in...

1950: HAWKINS FALLS debuted on NBC on Saturday nights. The show was more of a comedy at first but later turned into a five days a week soap opera.

1966: On THE GUIDING LIGHT, Bill Bauer was caught drinking by a colleague.

1988: Joseph Hardy's last day as executive producer of RYAN'S HOPE. Felicia Minei Behr took over until the show ended its run the following January.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Daniel McVicar (Clarke, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 53
Tracie Bennett (ex-Sharon, CORONATION STREET) - 50
Courteney Cox (ex-Bunny, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 46

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