Sunday, June 10, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (June 10)

On this date in...

1940: On THE GUIDING LIGHT, Myrna returned to San Francisco in a depression and tried to bury her grief by returning to her broadcasting career. Martin Kane thought she was sad because her ex-husband, Ned Holden, was marrying Mary Rutledge. However, Myrna said that isn't the case. She confessed that she met a man on the East Coast and fell in love with him. Myrna refused to give details, but said that the relationship ended. Martin said that she may have misinterpreted the entire affair and that he'll wait for her.

1970: On ANOTHER WORLD, Russ was fed up with Rachel’s attitude and asked Dru about starting divorce proceedings.

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Logan asked April to testify for him at the custody hearing.

1991: Primetime soap TWIN PEAKS aired its final two episodes back to back. The show totaled 30 episodes after a two season run.

1991: Dame Judith Anderson (ex-Minx, SANTA BARBARA) was awarded the A.C. (Companion of the Order of Australia) on June 10, 1991 for her services to drama.

1991: On SANTA BARBARA, Quinn planned on leaving town.

2009: On GUIDING LIGHT, Olivia and Josh shared a kiss.

2010: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Jake and Amanda were married.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Carolyn Hennesy (Diane, GENERAL HOSPITAL) -50
Gina Gershon (ex-Ellen, MELROSE PLACE) - 50
Elizabeth Hurley (Diana, GOSSIP GIRL) - 47
Susan Haskell (ex-Marty, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Granya, PORT CHARLES) - 44
Alan White (ex-Chris, AS THE WORLD TURNS)
Shane West (Michael, NIKITA) - 34
Jonathan Bennett (ex-J.R., ALL MY CHILDREN) - 31
Toby Levins (ex-Brett, HOME AND AWAY) - 31
Nick Adams (ex-Tony, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 29
Andrew Lees (ex-Nathan, HOME AND AWAY) - 27

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