Sunday, November 20, 2011

Today in Soap Opera History (November 20)

On this date in...

1929: Radio drama and comedy THE RISE OF THE GOLDBERGS premiered on WJZ NBC-Blue.

1944: Radio soap opera THE STRANGE ROMANCE OF EVELYN WINTERS premiered.

1985: DYNASTY spin-off THE COLBYS premiered.

2006: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Luke revealed that Laura's illness is no longer mental but physical and she would soon revert to her catatonic state.

2009: Chuck Pratt was fired from ALL MY CHILDREN.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Robert Lipton (ex-Jeff, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 68
Sean Young (Martha, THE REPUBLIC; ex-Meggie, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 52
Ming-Na (ex-Lien, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-ANOTHER WORLD) - 48
Jason Thompson (Patrick, GENERAL HOSPITAL/GH: NIGHTSHIFT; ex-Miles, UNDRESSED) - 35
Ashley Fink (Lauren, GLEE) - 25

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