Monday, September 10, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (September 10)

On this date in...

1965: The AS THE WORLD TURNS primetime spin-off, OUR PRIVATE WORLD, aired its final episode.  Eileen Fulton moved the character of Lisa Hughes from Oakdale to Chicago for the show, which lasted four months.  Trivia: Can you name all the OUR PRIVATE WORLD actors in this photo?

1968: On ANOTHER WORLD, Alice told Missy she thought Rachel wasn't really upset about losing her baby.

1984: RITUALS, a syndicated soap opera from Lorimar, premiered.  Watch a promo for the show below that aired early on in its one year run.



1984: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Maxie weighed her options with Marco.



1985: Carl Anderson made his first appearance in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.  He sang the duet "Friends and Lovers" with Gloria Loring.

1993: Actor Mark Tapscott died at age 68. He played Bob Anderson in DAYS OF OUR LIVES and Earl Bancroft in THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS.

1999: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Mateo made it clear to Hayley he loved her.



2007: Actress Jane Wyman died at age 90. Soap fans remember her fondly for her role as Angela Channing in FALCON CREST.

2011: Another FALCON CREST alum, Cliff Robertson, passed away.  Robertson, who played Dr. Michael Ranson in the primetime soap, was 88.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Marco L√≥pez (ex-Warden, SANTA BARBARA) - 77
Greg Mullavey (ex-Eddie, RITUALS; Father McEvoy, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 73
Miranda Wilson (ex-Megan, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Sandra, SANTA BARBARA; ex-Kate, CAPITOL) - 52
Johnathon Schaech (ex-Frank, MODELS INC.) - 43
Ryan Phillippe (ex-Billy, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 38
Bruce Micheal Hall (ex-Joey, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Reese, PASSIONS) - 34
Seth Hall (ex-Reese, PASSIONS) - 34
Jacob Young (ex-J.R., ALL MY CHILDREN; Rick, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Lucky, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 33
Greg Turner (EMPIRE Writer/Producer)
Chandler Massey (Will, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 22

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3 comments:

  1. Is it me or does the Private world set looks like Llanfair (before OLTL)!

    Also Rituals looks like a version of Loving meets Love of Life.

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  2. I loved RITUALS. It got taken off the air six months into the run in Nashville where I lived at the time. I wish it had been given another year.

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  3. On OPW, Nicholas Coster played John Eldridge, Lisa's 2nd hubby (later he would play Eduardo Grimaldi on ATWT in early 1990s), the great actress/cabaret singer/director Geraldine Fitzgerald (Wuthering Heights, Dark Victory, Watch On The Rhine, Arthur (she played Dudley Moore's eccentric grandmother!)) played Helen Eldridge, mother of John, & I think Julienne Marie (James Earl Jones's 1st wife) played an Eldridge daughter or daughter-in-law.

    Brian :-)

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