Monday, September 19, 2011

Today in Soap Opera History (September 19)

On this date in...

1988: On GUIDING LIGHT, Harley had a fantasy of the good life.

1989: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, the state attorney decided Paul's case would go before the grand jury.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Randolph Mantooth (ex-Kirk, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Hal, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Richard GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Alex, LOVING/THE CITY) - 66
Tonja Walker (ex-Alex, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Marie, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Grace, PASSIONS; ex-Olivia, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Lisbeth, CAPITOL) - 51
Thor Fields (ex-Erich, THE DOCTORS) - 43
Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 35

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  1. I love you guys, watching my soaps again even when its just one episode. P&G needs put ATWT, AW, & GL on RTV, RetroTV because it would fit right in with their programming.

  2. I have quick question? Betty Rea worked for P&G for 30 years as casting director and worked on all of P&G's soaps but her main soap had always been GL, just look at the talent GL produced under her "guiding" hand. My question is about her asst. for many years was Jimmy Bohr....He went on to be a casting director on his own at AW, I I correct? Because if that was him boy did he find talent himself. He was taught by the best casting director ever..Betty Rea.