Thursday, May 24, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (May 24)

On this date in...

1966: "Mame" opened on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theater. The show featured Frankie Michaels, the youngest Tony winner ever, who had been playing Tom Hughes on AS THE WORLD TURNS the previous two years. He had just turned 11 when the show closed.

1984: On GUIDING LIGHT, Bert (Charita Bauer) learned she had a blood clot in her foot, and Nola (Lisa Brown) had a "Wizard of Oz" fantasy.

1993: Radio writer and producer Carlton E. Morse passed away in Sacramento at age 91. Morse wrote, directed, and produced the popular radio soap ONE MAN'S FAMILY.

1999: FOX aired the final episode of the original MELROSE PLACE.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Steve Carlson (ex-Jeffrey, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Josh, A NEW DAY IN EDEN; ex-Gary, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Mark, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Sean, SANTA BARBARA) - 69
Priscilla Presley (ex-Jenna, DALLAS) - 67

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