Monday, February 13, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (February 13)

On this date in...

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Benny pulled a knife on Nancy.

1981: On ANOTHER WORLD, Joey (play by Paul Perri on this day who returned to fill in for Ray Liotta) introduced Sandy to Larry, Jerry, Clarice, and Blaine.

1989: On GUIDING LIGHT, Reva and Sonni attempted to cross the suspension bridge in the rain.

2007: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, tensions were high during the Metro Court hostage crisis.

2009: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Bianca and Reese were married.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Kim Novak (ex-Kit, FALCON CREST) - 79
Carol Lynley (ex-Judge Dunlay, ANOTHER WORLD) - 70
Simon Prebble (ex-MartIn, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 69
Jerry Springer (ex-Pete, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 68
Stockard Channing (ex-Abbey, THE WEST WING) - 67
Donna Hanover (ex-Claire, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Ellen, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Elyse, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 62
Scott Paulin (ex-Cory, BEVERLY HILLS, 90210) - 61
Sharon Wyatt (ex-Rachel, PASSIONS; ex-Tiffany, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 59
Dean Hamilton (ex-Ken, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 51
Neal McDonough (ex-Dave, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) - 46
Kelly Hu (Pearl, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES; ex-Rae, SUNSET BEACH; ex-Jordana, ARMY WIVES) - 44
Galen Gering (Owen, VENICE; Rafe, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Luis, PASSIONS) - 41
Ian Reed Kesler (ex-Eric, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 35
Mena Suvari (ex-Edie, SIX FEET UNDER) - 33
Luke Barnett (Tweaker, IN THE MOMENT) - 29

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  1. Jerry Springer was also on Sunset Beach as Jerry Feller (I think that's the spelling [no pun intended]) in a spoof of his talk show that Annie appears on with Olivia, Gregory, Caitlin, among others.

  2. Jerry Springer was also on Passions at Larry Winger. It was a spoof of his show as well.

  3. Great Birthday Greetings To These Wonderful Stars--Yay!

    Brian :-)