Thursday, August 4, 2011

Today in Soap Opera History (August 4)

On this date in...

1980: TEXAS ("starring Beverlee McKinsey") premiered on NBC. The show was created by John William Corrington, Joyce Corrington, and Paul Rauch. The show lasted until December 31, 1982. ANOTHER WORLD returned to 60 minutes (from 90) that day.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Laurie Heineman (ex-Sharlene, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Mary, AS THE WORLD TURNS)
President Barack Obama - 50
Sebastian Roché (ex-Jerry, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 47
Crystal Chappell (Gina, VENICE; Carly, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Olivia, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Maggie, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Jane, SANTA BARBARA; ex-ALL MY CHILDREN) - 46
James Tupper (Andrew, GREY'S ANATOMY; ex-Jack, MEN IN TREES) - 46
Timothy Adams (ex-Ron, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Rob, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Casey, SUNSET BEACH) - 44
Daniel Dae Kim (ex-Jin, LOST; ex-Dr. Kim, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 43
Abigail Spencer (ex-Becca, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Miss Farrell, MAD MEN) - 30

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