Friday, August 10, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (August 10)

On this date in...

1945: On radio soap opera PORTIA FACES LIFE, Kathie was shocked to see Portia's late husband, Walter (Bartlett Robinson), alive! Listen here.

1967: The final black and white episode of DARK SHADOWS aired.  Maggie (Kathryn Leigh Scott) returned to the Blue Whale Café -- and ran into her former tormentor, Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid).

1972: On ANOTHER WORLD, Pat (Beverly Penberthy) brought Michael (Tom Ruger) and Marianne (Loriann Ruger) over for a visit with Jim.

1979: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Steve (Denny Albee) saved Paige's (Margaret Colin) life.

1982: Patty Weaver aired for the final time as Trish on DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

1987: Vera Allen, who played Granny Matthews in ANOTHER WORLD's original cast, died at age 89. She also played Kass in FROM THESE ROOTS and Ida in SEARCH FOR TOMORROW.

1987: On SANTA BARBARA, Cruz gave Elena a piece of his mind.

2004: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Sam tried to get along with Carly for Jason's sake.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
James Reynolds (Abe, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Henry, GENERATIONS) - 66
Nick Stringer (ex-Andy, HOLBY CITY; ex-Frank, CORONATION STREET) - 64
Daniel Hugh Kelly (ex-Winston, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Travis, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Frank, RYAN'S HOPE) - 60
Eric Schiff (ex-Kevin, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 54
Justin Theroux (ex-Gary, CENTRAL PARK WEST; ex-Joe, SIX FEET UNDER) - 41
Krissy Carlson (ex-Fancy, PASSIONS; ex-Amy, SUNSET BEACH; ex-Renata, UNDRESSED) - 33
JoAnna Garcia (ex-Megan, PRIVILEGED; ex-Bree, GOSSIP GIRL) - 33
Jon Prescott (ex-Chad, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Mike, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 31
Katherine Boecher (ex-Bobbi, UNDRESSED) - 31
Ryan Eggold (ex-Ryan, 90210) - 28

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