Monday, May 7, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (May 7)

On this date in...

1947: Detective drama THE AFFAIRS OF PETER SALEM debuted on Mutual Radio. The show starred Santos Ortega and was produced by Himan Brown.

1964: On ANOTHER WORLD, Liz clashed with Sue over Sue moving out.

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Draper decided he wanted to return to Monticello.

1987: On AS THE WORLD TURNS,  family admired baby Bryant Montgomery.

2002: ABC pulled the Todd Manning rag doll from its online store after being criticized for creating and releasing a doll based on a character who was a rapist. The Todd doll cost $19.95 and was described like this: "Todd is an all-cloth doll with brown felt hair and blue eyes. He is 20 inches standing. He wears a blue shirt and black pants."

2008: Brianne Moncrief debuted on ALL MY CHILDREN as Colby Chandler.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
John Ingle (Edward, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Mickey, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 84
Robin Strasser (Dorian, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Rachel, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Hecuba, PASSIONS) - 67
Peter Reckell (Bo, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 57
Micheal E. Knight (Tad, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 53
Justin Melvey (ex-Colin, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Harry, HOME AND AWAY) - 43

1 comment:

  1. Great Birthdays To All You Great Soap Stars--Yay!

    Brian :-)