Saturday, March 10, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (March 10)

On this date in...

1961: CBS daytime soap opera FULL CIRCLE aired its final episode. Watch the show's opening below.

1975: On ANOTHER WORLD, Ada and Gil came to comfort Rachel, and Iris came to blame her for Mac's horse riding accident.

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Draper deals with the aftermath of the train crash.

1994: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Sami clashed with Marlena.

1995: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Todd called a confused Blair.


Celebrating a birthday today are:
Richard Gant (ex-Russell, GENERAL HOSPITAL: NIGHT SHIFT) - 68
Shannon Tweed (ex-Savannah, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Diana, FALCON CREST) - 55
Ariane Munker (ex-Marianne, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Melinda, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Kim, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Christie, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Amanda, RYAN'S HOPE) - 52
Jasmine Guy (Sheila, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) - 50
Maria Arena Bell (Executive Producer/Head Writer, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 49
Jon Hamm (Don, MAD MEN) - 41
Kathy Brier (ex-Marcie, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 37
Jeff Branson (Ronan, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Shayne, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Jonathan, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 35
Bree Turner (ex-Tina, UNDRESSED) - 35
Jay Wilkinson (ex-Riley, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 34
Ben Crowley (ex-Leo, UNDRESSED) - 32
Olivia Wilde (ex-Jewel, SKIN; ex-Alex, THE O.C.) - 28
Erika Schaefer (ex-Lexi, FASHION HOUSE) - 28

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1 comment:

  1. i really hope they put the soaps back because they are legacy and they are part of history and reminds of what is and what can never have that the same way again