Thursday, April 19, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (April 19)

On this date in...

1967: On DARK SHADOWS, Barnabas began speaking to the portrait of Josette.

1979: On ANOTHER WORLD, Sally insisted she had outgrown Bay City when Scott said the store would drop the charges only if she returned home.

1983: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Carol Burnett guest-starred as Verla Grubbs. Verla revealed to Phoebe that her father was in Pine Valley and didn't want her.

1983: Peter Reckell taped his first episode as Bo Brady for DAYS OF OUR LIVES. He left the show in 1987 and when he returned in 1990 his first airdate was April 19.

1990: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Paul and Lauren argued over Cassandra.

1991: On GUIDING LIGHT, Roger apologized to Blake.

2002: Julianne Morris aired for the final time as Greta Von Amberg on DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Sam Schacht (ex-Paul, THE EDGE OF NIGHT) - 76 Elinor Donahue (ex-Marie, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Sylvia, GENERATIONS; ex-Kate, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 75
Ellen Weston (ex-Suzanne, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Robin, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Karen, ANOTHER WORLD; Former writer at GUIDING LIGHT and CAPITOL) - 73
Tony Plana (ex-Alejandro, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES; ex-Ignacio, UGLY BETTY) - 60
Ashley Judd (Becca, MISSING) - 44
James Franco (Franco, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 34
Alexis Thorpe (ex-Cassie, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Rianna, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 32
Ignacio Serricchio (Manny, THE BAY; ex-Diego, GENERAL HOSPITAL - 30
Ryan Slater (ex-Cody, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 29
Courtland Mead (ex-Phillip, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 25

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1 comment:

  1. Not that the clip wasn't enjoyable, but there was nothing in that Y&R clip of Paul and Lauren arguing over Cassandra.