Friday, August 5, 2011

Today in Soap Opera History (August 5)

On this date in...

1990: LOVING star Noelle Beck (Trisha) married Eric Petterson.

1991: On ANOTHER WORLD, Jake and Paulina had an engagement party.

2002: 20 year old actor Josh Ryan Evans died. In an unusual and pre-taped coincidence, his character, Timmy, died on PASSIONS the same day. NBC issued the follwing statement about Evans: "We are deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic loss of Josh Ryan Evans. He was a truly unique talent with a remarkable spirit. He will be sorely missed by his Passions family and by all of us at NBC."

Celebrating a birthday today are:
John Saxon (ex-Tony, FALCON CREST; ex-Rashid, DYNASTY; ex-Edward, ANOTHER WORLD) - 76
Ja'net DuBois (ex-Loretta, LOVE OF LIFE) - 66
Loni Anderson (ex-Teri, MELROSE PLACE) - 66
Erika Slezak (Viki, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 65
Maureen McCormick (ex-Rebecca, PASSIONS) - 55
Jill Lorie Hurst (former GUIDING LIGHT writer)
Scott William Winters (ex-Cyril, OZ) - 46

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