Sunday, July 17, 2011

Today in Soap Opera History (July 17)

On this date in...

1986: The 13th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were presented on NBC. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS was named Outstanding Drama Series. Acting winners were David Canary, Erika Slezak, John Wesley Shipp, Leann Hunley, Michael E. Knight and Ellen Wheeler.

1999: "The All My Children Shoppe" kicked off on shopping channel QVC with a guest appearance by Susan Lucci.

2008: Soap opera legend Larry Haines, best known for his long-running role as Stu on SEARCH FOR TOMORROW, died at age 89.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
David Hasselhoff (ex-Snapper, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 59
Richard Bekins (ex-Jamie, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-William, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Michael, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 57
Alexandra Wilson (ex-Josie, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-April, LOVING) - 43
Eric Winter (ex-Rex, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Eric, UNDRESSED; ex-Jason, BROTHERS & SISTERS) - 35

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  1. These days I think DOOL is the most outstanding Drama series :D Did you hear about this really exciting contest to meet James Scott and Joseph Mascolo on the Days Set and to appear with them in Soap Opera Digest? Check it out at

  2. i would love to see james scott on the front cover of playgirl next he does have a beautiful and hot body he should be the next one on it