Sunday, September 18, 2011

Today in Soap Opera History (September 18)

On this date in...

1967: Irna Phillips' soap LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING premiered on CBS.

1968: On PEYTON PLACE, a confused Tom (Robert Hogan) has turned home. Watch below.

1989: Irish soap opera FAIR CITY premiered.

2009: GUIDING LIGHT aired its final episode after 72 years on radio and television.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
David Forsyth (ex-John, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-TJ, TEXAS, ex-Hogan, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW; ex-Jim, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 64
Beth Grant (ex-Sissy, SORDID LIVES) - 52
James Gandolfini (ex-Tony, THE SOPRANOS) - 50
Aisha Tyler (Lana, ARCHER) - 41
Travis Schuldt (ex-Ethan, Passions) - 37
Alison Lohman (ex-Lily, PASADENA) - 32

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1 comment:

  1. Made me cry all over again with my GL. Hardcore "Lighter" here, why can't we have GL, ATWT on the web. Now I would pay for those soaps. Love is Many...I remember that soap growing up especially in around '69, I was 9 and it was damn good little soap which didn't last long. But when we lost Love in '73 we got Y&R. Lots of talent on Love..Donna Mills, Leslie Charleston, Beverly McKinsley, Andrea M. etc