Saturday, July 28, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (July 28)

On this date in...

1937: Short-lived radio soap SECOND HUSBAND aired its final episode.

1942: Actress Geraldine Court was born.  Known for her roles as Jennifer Richards in GUIDING LIGHT, Jennifer Sullivan Ryan in AS THE WORLD TURNS and Ann Larimer in THE DOCTORS (plus several others), Court passed away in 2010 at age 68.

1975: On ANOTHER WORLD, Iris overdosed on sleeping pills.

1989: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Lien wanted to slow things down when they became too heated with Andy.

1992: Richard Burgi debuted in DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Philip Collier.

1997: On ANOTHER WORLD, Dana and Cass made their opening arguments at Nick's trial.

1997: Jensen Ackles debuted as Eric Brady in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

1998: Don Diamont returned to THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS as Brad Carlton.

2006: Mary J. Blige made a cameo in ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Sally Struthers (ex-Jennifer, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Babette, GILMORE GIRLS) - 64
Georgia Engel (ex-Esmeralda, PASSIONS) - 64
Lori Loughlin (Debbie, 90210; ex-Jody, THE EDGE OF NIGHT) - 48
Toni Ann Johnson (ex-Melissa, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 44
Scott Egan (ex-Johnny, GENERAL HOSPITAL)  - 42
Elizabeth Berkley (ex-Kelly, THE L WORD) - 40
Billy Aaron Brown (ex-Billy, UNDRESSED) - 31
Tom Pelphrey (ex-Mick, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Jonathan, GUIDING LIGHT) - 30
Dustin Milligan (ex-Ethan, 90210) - 30
Alexandra Chando (Emma/Sutton, THE LYING GAME; ex-Maddie, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 26

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