Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (February 1)

On this date in...

1954: Daytime soap opera THE SECRET STORM premiered on CBS. Roy Winsor created the show and Gloria Monty was a longtime director. After 20 years, CBS canceled the show and the final episode was aired February 8, 1974. Listen to Joan Crawford's appearance on the show here.

1972: On ANOTHER WORLD, Alice and Steve shared their concern about Lenore with Russ and Paula.

1980: After a run of more than 29 years, CBS daytime soap LOVE OF LIFE, created by Roy Winsor, aired its final episode. The original story was the tale of two sisters, Vanessa Dale (Peggy McCay) and Meg Dale (Jean McBride.

1980: On GUIDING LIGHT, Diane tried to help Roger kidnap Chrissy from the charity bazaar.

1994: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Lily and Holden reunited in the bell tower.

1995: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Edmund and Maria danced the night away.

2001: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Vicky's ghost appeared and urged Jake not to go near the lion. The Sheriff tells Jake that Cloche the fisherman spent most of his time on his boat - The Sea Lion!

2001: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Nina left Genoa City to move to Los Angeles.

2010: PRETTY The Series premiered. The comedy series, the brainchild of Steve Silverman, is nominated for 13 Indie Soap Awards this year plus the Fan's Choice Award.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Stuart Whitman (ex-Mr. Willis, KNOTS LANDING) - 84
Garrett Morris (ex-Mouth, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 75
Tina Sloan (Theodora, EMPIRE; Katherine, VENICE; ex-Lillian, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Patti, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW; ex-Olivia, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Kate, SOMERSET) - 69
Vasili Bogazianos (ex-Benny, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Al, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Ozzie, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Mickey, THE EDGE OF NIGHT) - 67
Kaitlin Hopkins (ex-Kelsey, ANOTHER WORLD) - 48
Noah Blake (ex-Patrick, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 47
Sherilyn Fenn (ex-Anna, GILMORE GIRLS; ex-Audrey, TWIN PEAKS) - 47
Gabrielle Fitzpatrick (ex-Fiona, E STREET; ex-Brooke, PARADISE BEACH) - 45
Brian Krause (ex-Matt, ANOTHER WORLD) - 44
Michael C. Hall (ex-David, SIX FEET UNDER) - 41
Jennifer Lien (ex-Hannah, ANOTHER WORLD) - 38
Rachelle Lefevre (ex-Melinda, SWINGTOWN) - 33
Karl Girolamo (ex-Kevin, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 26
Justin Deeley (ex-Austin, 90210) - 26
Heather Morris (Brittany, GLEE) - 25

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1 comment:

  1. Thank God the News paid tribute to Love of Life, you would never see that today.

    This explains why I would come home and watch All in the Family and Here's Lucy before I hooked on GH.