Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (July 4)

On this date in...

1926: Legendary actress Mary Stuart was born. She died in February 2002 at age 75.  She was best known for playing Jo on SEARCH FOR TOMORROW for its entire 35 year run and later for the role of Meta Bauer on GUIDING LIGHT which she played until her death.

1955: BACKSTAGE WIFE moved to CBS Radio moving from NBC Radio.

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Molly caused a commotion when she heard Emily and April sharing similar stories about Draper.

1984: On GUIDING LIGHT, the Bauers held the second annual Bauer Barbecue.

1988: On GUIDING LIGHT, Fletcher and Maeve were married.

1989: On ANOTHER WORLD, Cass and Frankie helped Stacey moved into her new apartment.

2000: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Chloe revealed her new look.

2001: ONE LIFE TO LIVE aired a special "Trading Places" episode.

2002: On THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Bridget threw Deacon out  after Hope's birth.

2002: Eric Braeden celebrated the 4th of July in a parade.

2002: It was "Babes Behind Bars" on ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

2003: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Carly (Maura West) revealed to Jack that he was Sage's father.

2007: On PASSIONS, Ethan prevented the blackmailer from committing suicide.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Gina Lollobrigida (ex-Francesca, FALCON CREST) - 85

Signy Coleman (Sharon, RIVER RIDGE; ex-Hope, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS;ex-Annie, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Celeste, SANTA BARBARA) - 52
David Joyner (ex-Keith, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 49
Scott Major (Lucas/ex-Darren, NEIGHBOURS; ex-Murray, HOME AND AWAY) - 37
Andrea Gabriel* (ex-Nadia, LOST; ex-ANOTHER WORLD; ex-ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-GUIDING LIGHT) - 34
Becki Newton (ex-Amanda, UGLY BETTY; ex-Fantasy Daughter, GUIDING LIGHT) - 34

* Andrea Gabriel is the daughter of longtime RYAN'S HOPE star John Gabriel (ex-Seneca).

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