Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (August 28)

On this date in...

1967: On ANOTHER WORLD, Liz (Audra Lindley) was happy to hear from Fred that Bill suspected Madge of Danny's murder.

1967: Australian Broadcasting Corporation soap BELLBIRD premiered. It remained on the air until December 1977.

1972: Robert Clary debuted as Robert LeClair in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

1979: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Paige (Margaret Colin) continued to blindly trust Tobias.

1987: On RYAN'S HOPE, Rick (Grant Show) was upset with Ryan (Yasmine Bleeth) about the time she's spent working on her story.

1998: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Brooke (Julia Barr) considered a plea bargain offer.

2009: Lindsay Hartley debuted as Arianna Hernandez in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

2009: Actor Wayne Tippit died at age 68.  His soap roles included Jerry Ames in THE SECRET STORM, Ted Adamson in SEARCH FOR TOMORROW, and Palmer Woodward in MELROSE PLACE, father of Heather Locklear's character, Amanda Woodward.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Russell Curry (ex-Tyus, SUNSET BEACH; ex-Carter, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-David, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Vic, SANTA BARBARA) - 56
John Allen Nelson (ex-Warren, SANTA BARBARA; ex-Jack, THE EDGE OF NIGHT; ex-Duke, LOVING) - 53
Jim Fitzpatrick (ex-Pierce, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Dr. Robinson, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Raz, SANTA BARBARA) - 53
Emma Samms (Holly, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Fallon, DYNASTY/THE COLBYS; ex-Elizabeth, HOLBY CITY; ex-Amanda, DOCTORS) - 52
Amanda Tapping (Helen, SANCTUARY) - 47
Jason Priestley (ex-Brandon, BEVERLY HILLS, 90210) - 43
Daniel Goddard (Cane, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 41
Rachel Kimsey (Meredith, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Mac, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 34
Kelly Overton (ex-Rain, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 34
LeAnn Rimes (ex-Madison, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 30
Sarah Roemer (Leila, THE EVENT) - 28
Armie Hammer (ex-Gabriel, GOSSIP GIRL) - 26

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