Saturday, November 5, 2011

Today in Soap Opera History (November 5)

On this date in...

1957: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Mike received a telephone call from an Arizona medical examiner, who confirmed that the real Clayton Pike was murdered, and the man in Monticello is an imposter.

1990: Erin Torpey debuted as Jessica on ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

1990: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Traci was upset that Paul continued to investigate Brad.

2007: The Writers Guild of America (WGA) went on strike.

2008: Susan Lucci was voted off DANCING WITH THE STARS.

2009: Sarah Brown debuted on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL in the role of Sandy (who was actually Aggie).

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Chris Robinson (ex-Rick, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Jason, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Jack, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 73
Patricia Harty (ex-Patti, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW; ex-Edie, THE DOCTORS) - 70
Howard McGillin (ex-Greg, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Dr. Cooper, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW; ex-Colin, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Roy, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 58
Robert Patrick (ex-David, THE SOPRANOS) - 53
Andrea McArdle (ex-Wendy, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW) - 48
Famke Janssen (ex-Diane, MELROSE PLACE) - 47
Judy Reyes (ex-Tina, OZ) - 44
Sam Page (ex-Trey, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 36
Craig Lawlor (ex-Adam, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 29

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