Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (November 14)

On this date in...

1913: Actress Haila Stoddard (ex-Pauline, THE SECRET STORM) was born. She passed away on February 21, 2011 at age 97.   Others we've lost who were born on November 13: Don Stewart (1935–2006), Phyllis Avery (1922–2011), Ted Sorel (1936–2010), Mamie Eisenhower (1896–1979) and Sherwood Schwartz (1916–2011)

1957: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Mike (John Larkin) and Marceau (Carl Frank) arrived at the garage, just as Pike (Leon Janney) forced Mary (Anne Sargeant) into the car.

1969: On ANOTHER WORLD, Rachel (Robin Strasser) was angry when Steve (George Reinholt) refused to admit the baby was his and threatened to tell Russ everything.  Alice (Jacqueline Courtney) told Steve he couldn't be sure that Russ was the baby's father.

1984: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Asa (Phil Carey) proposed a real old fashioned Western Thanksgiving to Becky Lee (Mary Gordon Murray).

1986: On SANTA BARBARA, Gina escaped (Robin Mattson) just in time to arrive at her wedding to C.C. (Jed Allen), but C.C. was marrying Sophia (Judith McConnell).

1990: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Cricket (Lauralee Bell), Danny (ichael Damian) and their wedding guests arrived in Hawaii.

1995: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Todd (Roger Howarth) and Blair's (Kassie DePaiva) were married for the second time (the gold balloon wedding).

2000: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Erica (Suasn Lucci) had sex with David (Vincent Irizarry) while taking libidozone.

2012: Longtime soap writer Barbara Esensten passed away.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Meg Myles (ex-Mavis, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW; ex-Sid, THE EDGE OF NIGHT; ex-Joanna, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Mrs. Taggert, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Helen, WHERE THE HEART IS; ex-Harriet, THE DOCTORS) - 78
Prince Charles (Himself, CORONATION STREET) - 64
Gary Grubbs (ex-Gordon, THE O.C.) - 63
Elizabeth Keifer (Amber, VENICE; ex-Blake, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Connie, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Angela, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Sister Mary, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Amy, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 51
D.B. Sweeney (Carter, THE EVENT; ex-Michael, LIFE AS WE KNOW IT) - 51
Josh Duhamel (ex-Leo, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 40
Matt Cedeno (ex-Brandon, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 39
Olga Kurylenko (Vera, MAGIC CITY) - 33

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  1. Thank you for the Todd and Blair posting.

  2. !7 years later and I just realized that Andrew's church and the Landview courtroom were the same set? Apparently I had really bought into reality that was One Life to Live....