Sunday, May 20, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (May 20)

On this date in...

1966: On ANOTHER WORLD, Bill joked about Missy being a heiress, but she didn't care about the money she inherited from her mother.

1969: On DARK SHADOWS, Angelique threatened to destroy Laura.

1975: At the 2nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, winners included THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (Drama Series, Writing), Macdonald Carey and Susan Flannery.

1980: At the 8th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, winners included GUIDING LIGHT (Drama Series), Douglass Watson, Judith Light, Warren Burton and Francesca James. Hugh McPhillips won for "Cameo Appearance," a short-lived category.

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Raven asked Elliott to help steal a letter.

1994: At the 21st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, winners included ALL MY CHILDREN (Drama Series), Michael Zaslow, Hillary B. Smith, Justin Deas, Susan Haskell, Roger Howarth and Melissa Hayden.

2003: Trevor St. John debuted on ONE LIFE TO LIVE as Walker Laurence.

2005: At the 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, winners included GENERAL HOSPITAL (Drama Series, Directing), Christian LeBlanc, Erika Slezak, Greg Rikaart, Natalia Livingston, David Lago and Eden Riegel.

2008: Laurence Lau returned to ALL MY CHILDREN as Greg Nelson.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
David Hedison (ex-Arthur, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Spencer, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Roger, THE COLBYS) - 85
Constance Towers (Helena, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Julianna, SUNSET BEACH; ex-Clarissa, CAPITOL; ex-Audrey, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 79
Jane Wiedlin (ex-Gretel, SPYDER GAMES) - 54
Bronson Pinchot (ex-Patrick, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 53
Tony Goldwyn (Fitzgerald, SCANDAL) - 52
Paolo Seganti (ex-Damian, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 47
Matt Czuchry (Cary, THE GOOD WIFE; ex-Chris, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) - 35

1 comment:

  1. It's totally amazing that David Hedison is 85 & Constance Towers is 79--Wow!

    Brian :-)