Friday, July 20, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (July 20)

On this date in...

1919: Actress K.T. Stevens was born. She died in 1994 at age 74.  She is remembered fondly by soap fans for her role as Vanessa Prentiss on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS.

1966: On DARK SHADOWS, David declared his hatred for Roger.

1972: On ANOTHER WORLD, Alice told Jim, Russ, and Cindy that she and Steve would be taking a trip to St. Croix after he stopped off to see Jamie on his way to Washington. 

1979: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Paige was in danger from the Tobias gang.

1983: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Monica was furious that Heather was moving into the gate house.

1984: On GUIDING LIGHT, things got intense for Reva and Josh in the hot tub.

2001: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, the Assistant U.S. Attorney arrived, but Paul would not show him any evidence until he guaranteed Isabella immunity.

2003: Actor Joseph Della Sorte died at age 69.  He played the Ghost of Sergio in DARK SHADOWS.

2006: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Robert and Anna were in Port Charles, and decided to help out Robin with Patrick.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Diana Rigg  (Lady Olenna, GAME OF THRONES) - 74
Donna Dixon (ex-Allison, BERRENGER'S) - 55
Dean Winters (ex-Ryan, OZ) - 48
Michael Park (Dirk, STEAMBOAT; Richard, GOTHAM; ex-Jack, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 44
Josh Holloway (ex-Sawyer, LOST) - 43
Sandra Oh (Cristina, GREY'S ANATOMY) - 41
Simon Rex (ex-Eddie, MONARCH COVE) - 38
Judy Greer (Cheryl, ARCHER) - 37
Jamey Giddens (Daytime Confidential)

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