Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Today in Soap Opera History (November 15)

On this date in...

1983: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Vera gave Angie a piece of her mind.

1989: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, John testified at Paul's trial.

1995: Tristan Rogers made a return appearance on GENERAL HOSPITAL as Scorpio's spirit (Scorpio was presumed dead at the time).

1996: The TV movie J.R. Returns aired on CBS starring Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy and others from the original DALLAS series.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Brian Davies (ex-Dick, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Scott, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 73
Judith Chapman (Gloria, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Anjelica, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Ginny, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Charlotte, RYAN'S HOPE; ex-Natalie, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 66
Margaret Reed (Sheila, GOTHAM; ex-Shannon, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 55
Shailene Woodley (Amy, THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER; ex-Kaitlin, THE O.C.) - 20

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  1. Just wanted to mention that Brian Davies also played Sheldon Harper, lawyer of Tad Channing (Larry Pine), on ATWT in 1986.

    Brian :-)

  2. Whoa! Who was Vera on All My Children? She was hardcore! "I wish Jesse would slap the black off of you!" Damn! She really told Angie.

  3. Wasn't Vera one of the waitresses at Foxy's? I loved those days!