Today in Soap Opera History (February 25)

On this date in...

1966: On ANOTHER WORLD, Lee told Mike Bauer she was glad Hope felt so close to Emily, since she herself came to depend too much on her relationship with her father.

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Raven took the stand as Elliott's mystery witness.

1986: SEARCH FOR TOMORROW's "We'll Search for Tomorrow" theme was used for the final time.

1992: Tristan Rogers hugely successful first run as Robert Scorpio on GENERAL HOSPITAL came to an end. Robert was presumed dead in a boat explosion. He would return to show many times over the years including in 2012.

2009: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, David was revealed to be Bo's son.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Leann Hunley (ex-Anna, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Dana, DYNASTY) - 57
Tommy Lynch (Executive Producer/Writer, SOUTH OF NOWHERE) - 56
Alexis Denisof (ex-Wesley, ANGEL/BUFFY) - 46
Anson Mount (Cullen, HELL ON WHEELS) - 39
Andrew Miller (Executive Producer/Writer, THE SECRET CIRCLE; Creator, IMAGINARY BITCHES)
Jennifer Ferrin (ex-Jennifer, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 33
Heather Lindell (ex-Jan, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Lynn, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 30

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1 comment:

  1. I can't believe "General Hospital" LOST viewers on Carlivati's first week. Everyone was buzzing about it.