Today in Soap Opera History (April 11)

On this date in...

1967: On ANOTHER WORLD, Danny Fargo (Antony Ponzini) continued to torment Missy in her dreams.

1969: On DARK SHADOWS, Quentin rushed downstairs to the drawing room to find Edward but found Laura instead. He was shocked, and insisted that she was dead and couldn't really be there.

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Raven tried to manipulate sympathy from April.

1989: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, a confident Emily told Susan she figured out that Hal was Adam's father.

2006: On GUIDING LIGHT, Tammy came back to see Jonathan.

2007: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Jenny Martin was born.

2008: On THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Ridge told Ashley to not see Storm.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Joel Grey (ex-Lemuel, OZ) - 80
Louise Lasser (ex-Mary, MARY HARTMAN, MARY HARTMAN; ex-Jackie, THE DOCTORS) - 73
John Castellanos (ex-John, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Jeff, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 55
Alec Musser (ex-Del, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 39
Brett Claywell (ex-Kyle, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Tim, ONE TREE HILL) - 34
Kelli Garner (Kate, PAN AM) - 28
Alexa Gerasimovich (ex-Kathy, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Natalie, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 10

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  1. FYI...Joel Grey was also on the Last eps of Dallas as Adam (Satan's Angel)

  2. Today is the centennial of the birth of 'The Edge of Night's' original Mike Karr - John Larkin - born April 11, 1912 (died 1965)