Sunday, April 22, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (April 22)

On this date in...

1923: Aaron Spelling, the iconic producer of such shows as DYNASTY, SUNSET BEACH and BEVERLY HILLS 90210, was born.  He died in 2006 at age 83.

1963: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Nancy and Mike were married.

1969: On DARK SHADOWS, Judith called Quentin a coward.

1983: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Asa admitted he had known Bo was his son.

1983: Patricia was strangled to death on THE EDGE OF NIGHT.

1983: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Erica wanted to be "Erica" again.

1985: On GUIDING LIGHT, India figured out Floyd killed Andy.

1988: On ANOTHER WORLD, Mary and Vince were remarried.

1992: Joseph Campanella aired for the final time as Harper Deveraux on DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

2005: Addison Hoover debuted as Phoebe Forrester on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL.

2008: Martha Byrne aired for the final time as Lily Walsh Snyder on AS THE WORLD TURNS.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Charlotte Rae (ex-Hilda, FROM THESE ROOTS) - 86
Robin Bartlett (ex-Judy, RYAN'S HOPE) - 62
Steve Bond (ex-Jimmy Lee, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Mack, SANTA BARBARA) - 59
Joseph Bottoms (ex-Kirk, SANTA BARBARA; ex-Cal, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 58
Catherine Mary Stewart (ex-Kayla, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Naomi, GUIDING LIGHT) - 53
Robert Montano (ex-Antonio, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Sergio, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 52
Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Ike, MAGIC CITY; ex-Denny, GREY'S ANATOMY) - 46
Dana Barron (ex-Michelle, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 46
Sherri Shepherd (Former Daytime Emmy Host) - 45
Sheryl Lee (ex-Laura, TWIN PEAKS; ex-Andrea, DIRTY SEXY MONEY; ex-Ellie, ONE TREE HILL) - 45
Ingo Rademacher (ex-Jax, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 41
Eric Mabius (ex-Daniel, UGLY BETTY) - 41
Victor McCay (ex-Doc, PASSIONS) - 40
Cassidy Freeman  (ex-Francis, THE PLAYBOY CLUB) - 30
Michelle Ryan (ex-Zoe, EASTENDERS) - 28
Amber Heard (ex-Maureen, THE PLAYBOY CLUB) - 26
Aaron Kunitz (Johnny, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 7
Griffin Kunitz (Johnny, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 7

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1 comment:

  1. When GL's writers decided to turn the basically innocent & moral character of Floyd Parker into a murderer, it was the perfect example of sabotaging a well-loved soap opera character just so the show could justify its actions in getting rid of that character because the show had no more use for him. That was a very disappointing choice in my view during the Andy Ferris Was Killed storyline in the 1984-85 season of GL!