Thursday, May 3, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (May 3)

On this date in...

1974: ANOTHER WORLD broadcast for one hour for the first time in honor of its 10th anniversary. Steve and Alice were married that day. The show would move to one hour full-time on Monday, January 6, 1975.

1983: The character of Bo Brady (played by Peter Reckell) aired for the first time on DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

1983: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Palmer begged Donna not to leave.

1986: Actor Robert Alda died at age 72.  Alda played Dr. Stuart Whyland on DAYS OF OUR LIVES in the early 1980s.

1991: DALLAS aired its final episode after 13 seasons on CBS.

1997: Eileen Davidson and Jon Lindstrom were married.  They divorced three years later.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Ann B. Davis (ex-THE BRADYS) - 86
Frankie Valli (ex-Rusty, THE SOPRANOS) - 78
Chris Mulkey (ex-Frank, BOARDWALK EMPIRE; ex-Hank, TWIN PEAKS) - 64
Kevin Kilner (ex-Alexi, KNOTS LANDING) - 54
Amy Steel (ex-Trudy, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Peggy, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 52
P.J. Bloom (GLEE Music Supervisor) - 43
Bobby Cannavale (ex-J.J., 100 CENTRE STREET) - 42
Kristin Lehman (Gwen, THE KILLING) - 40
Christina Hendricks (Joan, MAD MEN; ex-Rhiannon, UNDRESSED) - 37
DulĂ© Hill (ex-Simon, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Charlie, THE WEST WING) - 37
Kenneth Franklin (ex-Dallas, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 30

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