Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (May 9)

On this date in...

1969: Audra Lindley ended a five year run as Aunt Liz Matthews on ANOTHER WORLD.  She returned on June 20th for one episode.  She later became best known for her role as Mrs. Roper on THREE'S COMPANY.

1984: On the season finale of DYNASTY, Alexis was arrested for murdering Mark Jennings, and Fallon was involved in a car accident (Pamela Sue Martin left the series).

1985: Karen and Ben found a link to Val's babies as KNOTS LANDING headed for its season finale two weeks later.

1985: Rod Arrants debuted on DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Richard Cates.

1986: Sue Ellen and J.R. enjoy their reunion on the second to last episode of DALLAS during the 1985-1986 season. A week later, Bobby showed up in Pam's shower and this episode turned out to be part of Pam's 22 episode dream.

1991: FOX aired the first season finale of BEVERLY HILLS, 90210.

2002:  John-Paul Lavoisier debuted as Rex Balsom on ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Beverly Penberthy (ex-Pat, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Adalaide, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 63
Alley Mills (Pam, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 61
Greg Beecroft (ex-Tony, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Duke, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Brock, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 60
John Corbett (Seth, PARENTHOOD) - 51
Chris Zylka  (Jake, THE SECRET CIRCLE) - 27


  1. Many Happy Returns To Past & Present Soap Stars!

    Brian :-)

  2. I love, love, love the soap history. My favorite thing on the site. I really appreciate all the hard work you do on it.

    That's why I hate to criticize anything about it. However, I have to seriously question Beverly Penberthy being 63 years old. I know that's what IMDB lists as her age.

    If Beverly Penberthy is 63 now, that means she was 33 when they wrote Pat Matthews Randolph off the Another World in 1982. That means she was 18 when she started playing Pat in 1967.

    I think her age must be off by 10 years.