Saturday, February 11, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (February 11)

On this date in...

1972: On ANOTHER WORLD, Mary (Virginia Dwyer) felt Paula (Beverley Owen) wasn't right for Russ as she was more interested in her work than anything else, but Jim (Hugh Marlowe) and Alice (Jacqueline Courtney) felt it was up to Russ (Robert Hover) to decide that.

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Miles (Joel Crothers) attacked Derek (Dennis Parker). Check out our World AIDS Day feature on the actors here.

2000: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Asa (Philip Carey) had an offer for Skye (Robin Christopher).

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Tina Louise (ex-Tish, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Julie, DALLAS) - 78
Burt Reynolds (Himself, ARCHER) - 76
Catherine Hickland (ex-Lindsay, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Tess, LOVING; ex-Jenny, CAPITOL; ex-Courtney, Texas)- 56
Bradley Cole (Warren, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Jeffery/Richard, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Jordan, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 53
Jeffrey Meek (ex-Craig, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Thomas, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Quinn, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW) - 53
Ty Treadway (Ben, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Troy/Colin, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 45
Jennifer Aniston (SEARCH FOR TOMORROW) - 43
Isaiah Mustafa (ex-Cop, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 38
Matthew Lawrence (ex-Danny, DYNASTY) - 32

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