Saturday, October 1, 2011

Today in Soap Opera History (October 1)

On this date in...

1984: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Dan was disappointed when Dorian didn't invite him in for an after dinner drink.

1990: Dutch soap opera GOEDGE TIJDEN, SLECHTE TIJDEN (Good Times, Bad Times) premiered. It was the first daily soap in the Netherlands.

1992: German soap MARIENHOF premiered. The show aired its final episode on June 15, 2011.

2003: Kelly Monaco debuted as Sam on GENERAL HOSPITAL.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Elizabeth Dennehy (ex-Blake, GUIDING LIGHT) - 51
Esai Morales (Lee, LOS AMERICANS) - 49
Beth Chamberlin (Brenda, CELL; Tabitha, STEAMBOAT; ex-Beth, GUIDING LIGHT) - 48
Ted King (Tomas, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Lorenzo, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Danny, THE CITY; ex-Ron, ANOTHER WORLD) - 46
Sherri Shaum (ex-Keri, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Vanessa, SUNSET BEACH) - 37
Leah Renee (Alice, THE PLAYBOY CLUB; ex-Sally, DEGRASSI) - 26
Jurnee Smollett (ex-Jess, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) - 25

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  1. I am pretty sure Marinoff got canceled recently. Let me look it up. I think around 2009 or 2010 it ended.

  2. Update: Marienhof ended June 15th 2011