Saturday, April 28, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (April 28)

On this date in...

1967: On DARK SHADOWS, Roger demanded Willie leave Collinwood immediately.

1970: On ANOTHER WORLD, Rachel asked artist Lenore to draw a picture of Jamie that Russ could hang in his office.

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Raven got drunk at the disco.

1980: Brett Williams debuted on DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Tod Chandler.

1994: Nathan Fillion debuted as Joey Buchanan on ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

1995: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Dimitri set up a romantice night for Erica.

2006: The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were held in Hollywood for the first time.

2008: BBC One premiered afternoon soap OUT OF THE BLUE.  It only lasted one season.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Ann-Margret (ex-Aunt Edie, ARMY WIVES) - 71
Pamela Murphy (ex-Marie, DALLAS; ex-Sandra, BRIGHT PROMISE; ex-Emily, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW; ex-Frannie, OUR PRIVATE WORLD; ex-Doris, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 67
Charles Boswell (ex-Father Martin, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 67
Mary McDonnell (ex-Claudia, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 60
Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Denise, MELROSE PLACE; ex-Julia, SANTA BARBARA; ex-Beverly, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
Cassandra Gava (ex-Cruz, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 53
Eric Morgan Stuart (ex-Chris, ANOTHER WORLD)
Kari Wuhrer (ex-Reese, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 45
Kevin Jubinville (ex-The Shep, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION) - 45
Jorge Garcia (Diego, ALCATRAZ; ex-Hurley, LOST) - 39
Elisabeth Röhm (ex-Dorothy, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 39
Jessica Alba (ex-Leann, BEVERLY HILLS, 90210) - 31
Harry Shum Jr. (Mike, GLEE) - 30
Donna Feldman (ex-Gloria, FASHION HOUSE) - 30
Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina, GLEE) - 26

EDITOR'S NOTE: If you would like to submit a piece of soap opera history for this daily column, please email it to [email protected].

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