Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (August 14)

On this date in...

1945: Actress Brenda Benet was born.  She died in 1982 at age 36 while starring in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.  Read her story here.

1967: On DARK SHADOWS, Barnabas decided that Maggie Evans (Kathryn Leigh Scott) must die.

1975: On ANOTHER WORLD, Mac threw Iris out of the house.

1979: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Steve and Deborah recalled happier times.

2003: On THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Sally proclaimed it was the Spectras moment of triumph over the Forresters.

2009: Amanda Setton debuted on ONE LIFE TO LIVE as Kimberly.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Cathi Peyton Erman (ex-Nurse Christine, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 61
Jackée Harry (ex-Lily, ANOTHER WORLD) - 56
Susan Olsen (ex-Liza, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Cindy, THE BRADYS) - 51
David Aaron Baker (Mr. Kozinski, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 49
Halle Berry (ex-Debbie, KNOTS LANDING) - 46
Catherine Bell (Denise, ARMY WIVES) - 44
Rhonda Ross Kendrick (ex-Toni, ANOTHER WORLD) - 41
Christopher Gorham (ex-Henry, UGLY BETTY) - 38
Shawn Batten (ex-Sarah, SUNSET BEACH; ex-Natalia, SPYDER GAMES) - 37

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