Sunday, April 29, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (April 29)

On this date in...

1932: Radio soap opera ONE MAN'S FAMILY premiered on Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco stations.

1940: YOUNG DOCTOR MALONE aired its first episode on CBS Radio, having moved from the Blue Network.

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Raven finally arrived at the hospital to see Jaimey.

1983: Kathy Bates debuted on ALL MY CHILDREN as a prisoner who would beat up Erica Kane.

2005: Legendary writer and producer William J. Bell died at age 78.

2009: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Erica and Zach bid farewell to Bianca, Reese, Miranda and Gabrielle.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Celeste Holm (ex-Isabella, LOVING; ex-Anna, FALCON CREST) - 95
Joseph R. Sicari (ex-Freddy, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 73
Richard Kline (ex-Mark, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 68
Gavan O'Herlihy (ex-Preston, TWIN PEAKS) - 58
Kate Mulgrew (ex-Mary, RYAN'S HOPE) - 57
Leslie Jordan (ex-Brother Boy, SORDID LIVES) - 57
Susan Pratt (ex-Claire, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Barbara, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Charlotte, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Elizabeth, LOVING; ex-Annie, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 56
Eve Plumb (ex-Dora, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-June, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Jan, THE BRADYS) - 54
Jack Armstrong (ex-Carson, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Wally, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Chad, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-B.D., EDEN; ex-Kevin, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Greg, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 54
Uma Thurman (Rebecca, SMASH) - 42
Tyler Labine (ex-Dave, INVASION) - 34
Bre Blair (ex-Elena, UNDRESSED) - 32
Michael May (ex-Chuck, ONE TREE HILL)  - 13

EDITOR'S NOTE: If you have a tip on a bit of soap history on this date or future dates, let us know. Send an email to [email protected].

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