Thursday, March 8, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (March 8)

On this date in...

1918: Actress Eileen Herlie was born. She was beloved as Myrtle on ALL MY CHILDREN for many years. Herlie died on October 8, 2008 at age 90.

1966: On ANOTHER WORLD, Bill begged Ann to tell him the real reason Missy didn't want to marry him.

1977: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Draper and Mike lamented the death of Harold Nivens.

1984: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Adam and Erica were married.

1989: On GUIDING LIGHT, Chelsea and Johnny had an awkward encounter.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Booth Colman (ex-Hector, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Felix, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 89
Dagne Crane (ex-Sandy, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Molly, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Mrs. McLaren, GUIDING LIGHT) - 76
David Cryer (ex-Philip, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Luther, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 76
George Innes (ex-Stuart, CORONATION STREET) - 74
Mickey Dolenz (ex-The Vicar, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 67
Rita Walker (ex-Carol, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 61
Aidan Quinn (ex-Daniel, THE BOOK OF DANIEL) - 53
Leon (ex-Mike, DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM) - 50
Andrea Parker (Jane, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) - 42
James Van Der Beek (ex-Stephen, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Reese, ONE TREE HILL; ex-Dawson, DAWSON'S CREEK) - 35
Nick Zano (Preston, 90210; ex-Drew, MELROSE PLACE) - 34

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