Friday, May 11, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (May 11)

On this date in...

1964: On ANOTHER WORLD, Jim questioned Pat about her date with Tom.

1967: On DARK SHADOWS, Joe told Sam that Maggie kicked him out. Sam rushed back to the house to discover that Maggie was gone.

1970: On DARK SHADOWS, William continued to interview Barnabas for his book.

1972: ANOTHER WORLD aired its 2,000th episode.

1979: Harding Lemay's final script as head writer of ANOTHER WORLD aired ending an eight year run as the show's head writer. Lemay returned briefly in 1988.

1989: DYNASTY aired its final episode on ABC. Blake and Jeff were set up by a corrupt cop, with Blake ending up taking a bullet. Fallon and Krystina were stuck in a collapsing mine shaft. Alexis and Dex took a plunge from a balcony. A DYNASTY reunion movie aired in 1991 to tie up loose ends.

1990: On the season finale of DALLAS, J.R. was left trapped in the sanitarium.

2006: Emily O'Brien debuted on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS as Jana Hawkes.

2012: Tim Burton's Dark Shadows movie was released in theaters.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Donna Wandrey (ex-Barbara, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Roxanne, DARK SHADOWS; ; ex-Angie, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Dr. Meyers, RYAN'S HOPE; ex-Allison, THE EDGE OF NIGHT; ex-xx, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 64
Frances Fisher (ex-Suzette, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Deborah, THE EDGE OF NIGHT; ex-Gladys, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 60
Gerard Christopher (Dr. Brock, SUNSET BEACH) - 53
Roark Critchlow (ex-Mike, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Dr. Ackland, PASSIONS) - 49
Marguerite MacIntyre (Liz, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) - 47
Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 30
Cory Monteith (Finn, GLEE) - 30

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday To All Our Wonderful Soap Stars--Yay!

    Brian :-)