Sunday, April 8, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (April 8)

On this date in...

1969: On DARK SHADOWS, Quentin searched the Tower Room and only found a doll with an eye missing.

1976: Murial Williams aired for the final time on ANOTHER WORLD, as Lenore's mother, Helen, left Bay City to go on a cruise and never returned.

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Raven lashed out at Steve and Calvin.

1982: Kate Linder debuted as Esther on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS.

1993: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, friends held a surprise party for Drucilla and Neil.

2008: Stanley Kamel, who played roles on DAYS OF OUR LIVES, GENERAL HOSPITAL, RITUALS and BEVERLY HILLS 90210, died at age 65.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
John Schneider (Johnathan, SMALLVILLE; ex-Jeffrey, 90210; ex-Marshall, THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER; ex-Skip, DIRTY SEXY MONEY; ex-Ram, NIP/TUCK) - 52
Robin Wright (ex-Kelly, SANTA BARBARA) - 46
Emma Caufield (Emma, BANDWAGON; ex-Lorraine, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Susan, BEVERLY HILLS, 90210) - 39
Rachel Roberts (Alda, FLASHFORWARD) - 34
Katee Sackhoff (ex-Teddy, NIP/TUCK; ex-Annie, UNDRESSED) - 32
Taylor Kitsch (Tim, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) - 31
Adrian Bellani (ex-Miguel, PASSIONS) - 30
Kirsten Storms (Maxie, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Belle, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 28
Shelby Young (ex-Kinsey, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 20

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