Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Today in Soap Opera History (July 19)

On this date in...

1940: Radio soap opera THE CARTERS OF ELM STREET, written by Mona Kent, aired its final episode on Mutual.

1985: John Aniston debuted as Victor Kiriakis on DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

1991: On SANTA BARBARA, Shell Danielson aired for the final time as Laken Lockridge, while Wanda De Jesus debuted as Santa Andrade.

2007: MAD MEN premiered on the AMC network.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Helen Gallagher (ex-Maeve, RYAN'S HOPE; ex-Hannah, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Maud, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Nurse Harris, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 85
William Gray Espy (ex-Mitch, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Snapper, YOUNG & RESTLESS) - 63
Peter Barton (ex-Eddie, SUNSET BEACH; ex-Scott, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 54
Jared Padalecki (Sam, SUPERNATURAL; ex-Dean, GILMORE GIRLS) - 29

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