Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Today in Soap Opera History (August 31)

On this date in...

1987: Quatre Saisons network launches LA MAISON DESCHENES, a 30 minute drama (téléroman), and Canada's first daily TV soap opera.

1989: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Lily had conflicted feelings about the men in her life.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Lee Bryant (ex-Lyla, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 66
Rick Porter (ex-Larry, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Hank, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 57
Jonathan LaPaglia (ex-Bryan, BROTHERS & SISTERS) - 42
Sara Ramirez (Callie, GREY'S ANATOMY; ex-Hannah, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 36
Chad Brannon (ex-Zander, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Lucas, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS; ex-Stan, UNDRESSED) - 31
Ryan Kelley (ex-Ryan, SMALLVILLE) - 25

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