Today in Soap Opera History (October 27)

On this date in...

1969: On DARK SHADOWS, Petofi (Thayer David) learned that Angelique (Lara Parker) created a doppelganger for Barnabas (Jonathan Frid).

1981: Tom Wiggin aired for the final time as Joe Foster in TEXAS.

1988: The character of Iris, now played by Carmen Duncan, returned to ANOTHER WORLD.  Iris was moved to spin-off series TEXAS in 1980 and then written off that show in 1981.

1988: Season 10 of KNOTS LANDING premiered. Bobby and Betsy found Val (Joan Van Ark) unconscious, having been forced by Jill to take a fatal overdose.

1988: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Jared Carpenter made plans to see Lily.

1989: On GUIDING LIGHT, Rusty (Terrell Anthony) shot Will.

2011: On THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Thorne called a meeting at Forrester Creations to inform Eric that there needed to be a drastic change within the company.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Ruby Dee (ex-Martha, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Alma, PEYTON PLACE) - 88
Lara Parker (ex-Angelique, DARK SHADOWS) - 75
Russ Anderson (ex-Christopher, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Steve, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 50
Deborah Moore (ex-Danielle, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 49
Tina Cesa Ward (Writer, ANYONE BUT ME)
Marty West (ex-Shayne, GUIDING LIGHT) - 34
Alexis Zibolis (Lara, DEVANITY) - 33
Kelly Osbourne (ex-Deborah, LIFE AS WE KNOW IT) - 28
Eddie Alderson (ex-Matthew, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 18

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, Ruby Dee 88 today and still so gorgeous! Everyone should strive to age as well as Ruby Dee and Betty White!

    ...and many more.