Friday, February 10, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (February 10)

On this date in...

1897: Dame Judith Anderson was born. Anderson moved to New York from Australia in 1918 and was a hit on Broadway before moving to Hollywood to make films. In 1984 she joined the original cast of SANTA BARBARA as Minx Lockridge. She died in 1992 at age 94.

1966: On ANOTHER WORLD, Mike Bauer (Gary Pillar) told Emily that he found he had a lot in common with John, since both their wives died when their daughters were young.

1981: Benjamin Hendrickson began a three month run in the role of Chris Shaw on TEXAS.

1989: On GUIDING LIGHT, Reva and Sonni began their walk across a suspension bridge.

1992: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Victor continued to have memories of Nikki even though she was going to be alright and was with Jack.

2008: Roy Scheider died at age 75. He played Kenny on THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Jonas Falk on LOVE OF LIFE and Bob Hill on THE SECRET STORM.

2011: THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW aired a soap special featuring Susan Lucci, Debbi Morgan, Darnell Williams, Michael E. Knight, Anthony Geary, Genie Francis and Jeanne Cooper (plus the actors who played Erica Kane's husbands as a surprise).

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Roberta Flack (Herself, GUIDING LIGHT) - 75
Jay Pickett (ex-Frank, PORT CHARLES, ex-Chip, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-David, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 51
Sarah Aldrich (ex-Courtney, PORT CHARLES; ex-Jill, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 45
Vince Gilligan (Writer/Producer, BREAKING BAD) - 45
Micheal Dietz (ex-Jake, PASSIONS; ex-Mark; THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Alan-Michael, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Joe, PORT CHARLES) - 41
Kim Onasch (ex-Jennifer, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 30

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