Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (May 8)

On this date in...

1908: Future DAYS OF OUR LIVES co-creator Ted Corday was born.  He died in 1966 at age 58 leaving his wife, Betty, to take over DAYS.  He was previously the executive producer/director at AS THE WORLD TURNS and directed GUIDING LIGHT and VALIANT LADY.  His son, Ken Corday, is executive producer of DAYS today.

1959: Early NBC Radio soap, ONE MAN'S FAMILY, went off the air after 27 years.

1964: At the end of the very first week of ANOTHER WORLD, Alice told Granny that her parents and Russ drove to Oakdale.  AW was originally planned as a spin-off of ATWT before ending up on NBC.

1970: On DARK SHADOWS, Yaeger discovered the chained coffin and prepared to open it. 

1987: Joseph Campanella first aired as Harper Deveraux on DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

2008: Noelle Beck debuted as Lily Snyder on AS THE WORLD TURNS.

2009: Rapper/actor Snoop Dogg made his first appearance on ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
David Keith (ex-John Allen, LONE STAR) - 58
Melissa Gilbert (ex-Shari, NIP/TUCK) - 48
Cheryl Richardson (ex-Jenny, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 48
Julianne Morris (ex-Greta, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Amy, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 44
Kam Heskin (ex-April, COASTAL DREAMS; ex-Sheridan, PASSIONS; ex-Caitlin, SUNSET BEACH) - 39
Enrique Iglesias (Himself, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 37
Matthew Davis (Alaric, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) - 34
Stephen Amell  (Scott, PRIVATE PRACTICE; ex-Adam, DANTE'S COVE) - 31
Elyes Gabel (Rahkaro, GAME OF THRONES) - 29

1 comment:

  1. Come back to TV, Cheryl Richardson--We Miss You!

    Brian :-)