Sunday, September 9, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (September 9)

On this date in...

1948: On radio soap opera CLAUDIA, Bobby had a cold.

1968: GUIDING LIGHT and SEARCH FOR TOMORROW expanded from 15 minutes to a half hour. Watch a promo below.

1991: ON ANTOHER WORLD, Ryan asked Vicky to go work for Grant.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Barry Cutler (ex-Logan, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 65
Robert Desiderio (ex-Antonio, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW; ex-Orson, RYAN'S HOPE; ex-Steve, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Ted, KNOTS LANDING) - 61
Tom Wopat (ex-Hank, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 61
John Novak (ex-Keith, SANTA BARBARA) - 57
Gil Brenton (ex-Alan, SANTA BARBARA) - 48
Constance Marie (Regina, SWITCHED AT BIRTH; ex-Nikki, SANTA BARBARA) - 47
Brenda Epperson Doumani (ex-Ashley, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Crystal, PASSIONS) - 47
Jocelyn Seagrave (ex-Julie, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Tanya, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Rita, SAVANNAH; ex-Jessica, PACIFIC PALISADES) - 44
Scott DeFreitas (ex-Andy, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 42
Ryan Quan (Writer, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 35
Michelle Williams (ex-Jen, DAWSON'S CREEK) - 32
Julie Gonzalo (Rebecca, DALLAS) - 31
Damian McGinty (Rory, GLEE) - 20

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  1. It was so much better when soaps were 30 min. There were more of them and more variety. Amazing you found a clip in color! When soaps went to 60 min. Most didn't survive.

  2. Wow! The great Marla Adams as Belle Clemens!

  3. I Still Miss These Shows!

    Brian :-)