Today in Soap Opera History (September 12)

On this date in...

1920: Future Daytime Emmy-winning actress Irene Dailey, best known to soap fans as Aunt Liz Matthews on ANOTHER WORLD, was born. She died in September 2008.

1966: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Alice told Tom that knickers were "in" again. Follow the latest mid-1960s Salem fashion trends by watching the episode below.

1994: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Luna took her first steps since being paralyzed.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Linda Gray (Sue Ellen, DALLAS; ex-Priscilla, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 71
Mary Kay Adams (ex-India, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Neal, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 49
Amy Yasbeck (ex-Olivia, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Carla, GENERATIONS) - 49
Paul Walker (ex-Brandon, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 38
Ben McKenzie (ex-Ryan, THE O.C.) - 33
Emmy Rossum (ex-Abigail, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 25

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