Friday, April 27, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (April 27)

On this date in...

1961: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Mike called Frank Smith to the witness stand.

1970: On DARK SHADOWS, outside the crypt, Quentin prepared a torch and set the coffin on fire.

1979: On ANOTHER WORLD, Iris dragged Janice along with her to crash Ted's party.

1984: On GUIDING LIGHT, the drama in San Rios continued.

1990: Kristian Alfonso returned to DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Hope after a three year absence.  Hope was "killed" a few months later but would return for good in 1994.

1998: ANOTHER WORLD debuted the post-opening theme follow-up scene.

2007: Jessica Leccia debuted on GUIDING LIGHT as Natalia Rivera.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Michael Lipton (ex-Neil, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Stan, SOMERSET; ex-Augustus, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 87
Doug Sheehan (ex-Ben, KNOTS LANDING; ex-Joe, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 63
Paul O'Keefe (ex-Dan, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 61
Kevin McNally (Frank, SUPERNATURAL; Mr. Bryant, DOWNTON ABBEY) - 56
Schae Harrison (ex-Darla, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 50
Cali Timmons (ex-Paulina, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Maggie, RYAN'S HOPE) - 49
Russell T. Davies (Producer/Writer, TORCHWOOD; DOCTOR WHO; QUEER AS FOLK) - 49
Lisa Wilcox (ex-Kay, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Ellen, KNOTS LANDING; ex-Rosalyn, SCRIPTS & SCRUPLES) - 48
Matt Reeves (Creator, FELICITY) - 46
Christopher Corwin (ex-Michael, ANOTHER WORLD) - 44
Kylie Travis (ex-Rachel, CENTRAL PARK WEST; ex-Julia, MODELS INC.) - 42
Hayley Barr (ex-Courtney, AS THE WORLD TURNS; temp-Harley, GUIDING LIGHT) - 41
Maura West (ex-Diane, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Carly, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 40
Taylor Anne Mountz (ex-Kay, PASSIONS) - 30
Ari Graynor (ex-Rachel, FRINGE; ex-Caitlin, THE SOPRANOS) - 29
Ashleigh Sterling (ex-Sami, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 29
Jenna-Louise Coleman (ex-Jasmine, EMMERDALE; ex-Lindsey, WATERLOO ROAD) - 26
Rebecca Ryan (ex-Carly, EMMERDALE; ex-Vicki, WATERLOO ROAD) - 21

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1 comment:

  1. Just wanted to mention that Paul O'Keefe played Tom Hughes #5 on ATWT as well as Dan Stewart from 1962 to 1963.

    Brian :-)