Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (March 14)

On this date in...

1918: Future daytime and primetime soap star, Dennis Patrick, was born. He died in 2002 at age 75.

1967: On DARK SHADOWS, Burke, Vicki, and David returned and Vicki delivered the news about Guthrie's death as Burke carried David upstairs to bed.

1977: On ANOTHER WORLD, Iris lied to a jealous Brian that Corrine had phoned Craig.

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Nola confessed to murdering Margo and framing Draper Scott.

1996: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Erica had to choose between two men. A special PSA aired at the end of the episode.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Steve Kanaly (Ray, DALLAS; ex-Seabone, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 66
Billy Crystal (ex-Jodie, SOAP) - 64
Season Hubley (ex-Angelique, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 61
Tamara Tunie (Judge Weston, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Jessica, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 53
Penny Johnson (ex-Debbie, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 51
Melissa Reeves (Jennifer, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Jade, SANTA BARBARA) - 45
Priscilla Garita (Lupe, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Theresa, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Gabi, SUNSET BEACH; ex-Kathy, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Anita, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Rita, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 44
Karri Bowman (Tubie, BANDWAGON) - 38
Tyler Noyes (ex-C.J., ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 26

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