Sunday, October 9, 2011

Today in Soap Opera History (October 9)

On this date in...

1981: The fourth season premiere of DALLAS aired. The identity of the dead woman floating in the Southfork pool was revealed to be Kristin.

2007: Timbaland appeared on ONE LIFE TO LIVE. "This is a new experience for me, I am looking forward to having a great time and sharing my music!" he said in a statement at the time.

2008: Indian soap opera KAHAANI GHAR GHAR KII aired its final episode after EIGHT years and 1700 episodes.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Ellen Wheeler (Former Executive Producer of GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Marley/Vicky, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Cindy/Karen, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Sarah, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 50
James Hyde (Sam, PASSIONS, ex-Neil, ANOTHER WORLD) - 49
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson (ex-Angela, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) - 33
Randy Spelling (ex-Sean, SUNSET BEACH) - 33
Brandon Routh (ex-Seth, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 32
Spencer Grammer (ex-Casey, GREEK; ex-Lucy, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 28

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  1. For Ellen Wheeler, you forgot to add Karen (Cindy's Evil Twin) on AMC!

  2. I probably subconsciously forgot her on purpose! LOL