Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Today in Soap Opera History (August 2)

On this date in...

1979: Louise (Evalyn Baron) managed to get Steve out of the house on THE EDGE OF NIGHT setting the stage for her to kill Paige (Margaret Colin).

1984: Darcy (Robin Johnson) took Rick (Michael O'Leary) hostage at gun point to take care of an injured Lujack. Of Johnson, who is now retired from acting, Courtney Love once said, "I swear to God I've never seen an actress like this. She's Mick Jagger plus Marilyn Monroe."

1994: Wayne Nothrup made his final appearance as Roman Brady on DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Francine L. Trevens (former soap journalist) - 79
Lisa Brown (Director, GOTHAM; ex-Nola, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Iva, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Carolyn, LOVING) - 57
Mary-Louise Parker (ex-RYAN'S HOPE) - 47
Kathryn Neville Browne (Sandra, EMPIRE)
Adam Mayfield (Scott, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 35
Nadia Bjorlin (Lara, VENICE; Chloe, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 31

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