Monday, October 17, 2011

Today in Soap Opera History (October 17)

On this date in...

1923: Charles A. Pratt was born. He would serve as the executive producer of SANTA BARBARA in the 1980s. His son, Charles Pratt Jr., is currently writing/producing THE LYING GAME on ABC Family. Pratt Sr. died in 2005 at age 81.

1926: Beverly Garland (PORT CHARLES, FLAMINGO ROAD) was born. She died in 2008. Her daughter, Carrington, played Kelly on SANTA BARBARA.

1950: Howard E. Rollins, who played Ed Harding on ANOTHER WORLD from March to September 1982, was born. Ed was Quinn's brother. Rollins died in 1996 at age 46.

1988: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Tom and Alice Horton were married.

1991: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Nina reveled in having Jill right where she wanted her.

2007: John Black died on DAYS OF OUR LIVES after being hit by a car. He would turn up a live in January 2008.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Hilary Edson (ex-Eve, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Stacey, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Tania, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 46
Deanna Russo (ex-Logan, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 32
Chris Lowell (ex-Dell, PRIVATE PRACTICE; ex-Jonathan, LIFE AS WE KNOW IT) - 27

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  1. I am so sorry. I sympathize. I have had Endo for 16 years now. ( the last 7 have been serious) In my case, I experience the most debilitating pain I've ever known.ever. I am also one of the lucky ones that my pain doesn't coincide with my cycle, meaning its ANYTIME. No pain medication helps me. No meds at all :( but I have 1 beautiful kid..I've also had 2 m/c, sadly. Please know the medical field has come a long way, in treating this disease. Ignore the women who say you should be up running carrying on as usual,when they should be on their knees thanking God they aren't on the other end of the pain spectrum.its like being zapped with a cattle prod internally. Pleasant visual huh? Please consider reaching out to we, unfortunately, need more high profile personalties to speak for us, with first hand knowledge..With more public awareness and light shed on this debilitating disease- we can help get more funding for research and help women be pain free-and live normal happy lives. I want that for myself, all women that suffer from it, and mostly for my daughter,and so on.. I wish you well,and welcome you back on the show!! May your days be pain free and beautiful .. gina

  2. PS... Good Luck on your "comeback" :) g.