Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (November 6)

On this date in...

1957: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Mike (John Larkin) became suspicious when Roger commented that he needed the car to meet with the new owners of the Retreat Nursing Home, where Billy was born.

1981: Thaao Penghlis debuted as Tony DiMera in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

1985: Actor Joel Crothers passed away at age 44. He played roles on numerous soap operas including THE EDGE OF NIGHT, DARK SHADOWS and SOMERSET.

1986: On SANTA BARBARA, Cruz (A Martinez) and Tori made love in the lighthouse.

1989: On GUIDING LIGHT, Holly (Maureen Garrett) helped Roger (Michael Zaslow) get home after he "fell" off the bridge.

1990: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, John Silva (John Castellanos) defended Danny at his cocaine trial.

2006: PASSIONS began streaming on NBC.com.

2008: Popular Indian soap opera KYUNKI SAAS BHI KABHI BAHU THI (Because a Mother-in-law was once a Daughter-in-law too) finished its run after 8 years (1,830 episodes).

2008: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Zach, Erica and Bianca said goodbye to Kendall (Alicia Minshew).

2008: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Starr (Kristen Alderson) gave birth to a baby girl (Hope).

2009: Sarah Brown aired for the last time as Claudia on GENERAL HOSPITAL.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Jeanne Ruskin (ex-Laurie Ann, THE EDGE OF NIGHT; ex-Lois, WHERE THE HEART IS) - 65
Sally Field (ex-Nora, BROTHERS & SISTERS) - 66
Ernest Thompson (ex-Tony, SOMERSET) - 63
Jonna Lee (ex-Julia, ANOTHER WORLD) - 49
Kelly Rutherford (Lily, GOSSIP GIRL; ex-Sam, GENERATIONS) - 44
Rebecca Romijn (ex-Alexis, UGLY BETTY) - 40
Josh Holland (ex-Zack, PORT CHARLES) - 38
Ben Hogestyn (ex-Harry, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Lucas, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 31
Patina Renea Miller (ex-Pam, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 28
Shayne Lamas (ex-Carly, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 27
Katie Leclerc (Daphne, SWITCHED AT BIRTH; ex-Sara, FASHION HOUSE) - 26

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