Friday, June 22, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (June 22)

On this date in...

1956: Radio soap opera YOUNG WIDDER BROWN aired its final episode on NBC Radio after 22 years on the air.

1966: On THE GUIDING LIGHT, Bert confronted Maggie about her affair with Bill.

1967: On DARK SHADOWS, Vicky heard crying coming from Elizabeth's room.

1972: On ANOTHER WORLD, Pat apologized to Lenore for her behavior at the party.

1992: Filipino primetime soap opera MARA CLARA premiered.  It stayed on the air until February 14, 1997.

1993: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Erica married Dimitri.

2005: Clive Clerk, who played David Martin on DAYS OF OUR LIVES in its early years, died at age 59.

2005: Darin Brooks debuted as Max Brady on DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

2006: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Carly told Patrick he was too good for Robin (of course).

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Ralph Waite (Father Matt, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 84
Cyndi Lauper (Herself, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 59
Tim Russ (Indie Soap Award Director, BLOOMERS; Dr. Trent, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 56 Bruce Campbell (Sam, BURN NOTICE; ex-Alan, GENERATIONS) - 54 Amy Brenneman (Violet, PRIVATE PRACTICE) - 48
Tracy Melchior (ex-Kristen, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Kelly, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Tess, SUNSET BEACH) - 39br /> Jai Rodriguez (Matteo, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 33 Stephanie Jacobsen (Lauren, MELROSE PLACE) - 32
Amanda Brooks (ex-Mischa, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 31
Douglas Smith (Ben, BIG LOVE) - 27

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