Sunday, April 15, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (April 15)

On this date in...

1966: The character of Katherine Corning, Missy Palmer's mother, aired for the final time on ANOTHER WORLD. Katherine was played by Ann Sheridan. Sadly, Ann died of cancer the following January at age 51.

1982: On KNOTS LANDING, Richard held Laura and their son, Jason, hostage at gunpoint.

1993: Bryan Dattilo debuted as Lucas on DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

1999: On THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Amber had her first contraction.

2000: GUIDING LIGHT writer David Kreizman married Natasha Katzive, an associate director on the soap.

2010: Robert Brubaker (ex-John Martin, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) died at age 93.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Lois Chiles (ex-Holly, DALLAS) - 65
Sam McMurray (Jan, THEN WE GOT HELP!; ex-Phil, THE EDGE OF NIGHT) - 60
Lydie Denier (ex-Yasmine, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 48
Mark Mortimer (ex-Nick, ANOTHER WORLD) - 45
Susan Ward (Chloe, MAKE IT OR BREAK IT; ex-Meg, SUNSET BEACH; Camille, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 36
Maisie Williams (Arya, GAME OF THRONES) - 15

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