Sunday, January 22, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (January 22)

On this date in...

1958: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Toni was kidnapped by one of Fitzsimmons' goons.

1973: On ANOTHER WORLD, Steve begged Mary and Jim not to take Alice's things away as it would remove the last traces of her presence in his house. Over dinner, Alice told Eliot she was no longer in love with Steve and that he never really cared about her.

1986: On DYNASTY, Krystle had a vicious fight with Rita, her look-a-like. Linda Evans fights with herself in the clip below:

1993: Alison Sweeney debuted as Sami Brady on DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

2007: Popular Televisa novela DESTILANDO AMOR premiered.

2010: Longtime ALL MY CHILDREN star James Mitchell died at age 89. He joined the cast of AMC in 1979 as Palmer Cortlandt.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Piper Laurie (ex-Catherine, TWIN PEAKS) - 80
Dwan Smith (ex-Irma, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 68
John Wesley Shipp (ex-Doug, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Kelly, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Carter, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Blanchard, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Martin, SANTA BARBARA) - 57
Linda Blair (ex-Ally, HIDDEN FACES) - 53
Robert Mailhouse (ex-Brian, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 50
Brian Gaskill (ex-Dylan, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-B.J., AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Oscar, THE BOLD AND THE BEATIFUL; ex-Rafe, PORT CHARLES; ex-Bobby, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 42
Katie Finneran (ex-Nurse, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 41
Gabriel Macht (ex-Tal, BEVERLY HILLS 90210) - 40
Balthazar Getty (ex-Tommy, BROTHERS & SISTERS; ex-Nate, PASADENA) - 37
James Murray (ex-Sandy, CORONATION STREET) - 37
Beverley Mitchell (Kaitlyn, THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER) - 31
Robyn Richards (ex-Maxie, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 25

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1 comment:

  1. Never understood why Sami resented John so much since he REALLY raised her-even after the boardroom episode. You would have thought her and Eric both would have rather lived with him since they really couldn't have known Roman and Marlena when they came back.