Today in Soap Opera History (March 2)

On this date in...

1967: On ANOTHER WORLD, Bill was dejected when everyone forbade him from going over to see Missy.

1979: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Wade Meecham died at the Monticello Arms.

1987: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, John and Bob awaited news of the hospital's decision.

2004: Actress Mercedes McCambridge died at age 87. She was an early cast member of THE GUIDING LIGHT radio soap opera.

Pictured: (left to right) Arthur Peterson, Mercedes McCambridge, Helen Behmiller, Henrietta Ledro.

2007: Telenovela LA VIUDA DE BLANCO (The Blanco's Widow), the remake of a Colombian soap opera of the same name, ended its run on Telemundo.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Barbara Luna (ex-Sydney, SUNSET BEACH; ex-Anna, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW) - 73
Gordon Thomson (ex-Walter, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Mason; SANTA BARBARA; ex-AJ, SUNSET BEACH; ex-Aristotle, RYAN'S HOPE; ex-Adam, DYNASTY) - 67
Mitchell Laurance (ex-Ben, SANTA BARBARA) - 62
Matthew Laurance (ex-Ben, SANTA BARBARA) - 62

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  1. FYI...Barbara Luna was most famously Maria on OLTL.

  2. Yes, Barbara Luna's claim to fame among soap fans is the fact she was the mother of Cord Roberts on OLTL.

    In fact, go to her IMDB page and the first thing that comes up is OLTL. Not any of her many prime time and movie appearances, but OLTL, a role she played for less than 2 years.