Sunday, November 11, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (November 11)

Attorney Mitchell Dru (Geoffrey Lumb) moved from Oakdale to Bay City
in 1964.  Dru is pictured here with his Oakdale law partners James
Lowell (William Johnstone) and Chris Hughes (Don MacLaughlin) 
On this date in...

1957: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Mike (John Larkin) realized Billy's blood type was not a match for Roger or Mary.

1964: Geoffrey Lumb made his first appearance in ANOTHER WORLD as Mitchell Dru in a crossover from P&G's AS THE WORLD TURNS.  He had previously played the character on THE BRIGHTER DAY before joining ATWT and then AW.   He remained on AW until 1971.  Lumb died in 1990 at age 85.

1965: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Ben (Robert Knapp) disciplined Julie after her shoplifting arrest.

1981: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Laura (Genie Francis) and Luke (Anthony Geary) made plans to go to Mexico so she could get a divorce, and they could be married.

1981: Michael Medeiros debuted as Bernie Stokes in TEXAS.

1983: On GUIDING LIGHT, Eli told Annabelle (Harley Jane Kozak) he was seeking revenge because of her.

1996: Felicia Minei Behr's run as executive producer of AS THE WORLD TURNS began. She was replaced by Chris Goutman in June 1999.

1998: Paul Anthony Stewart debuted as Danny Santos in GUIDING LIGHT.

2008: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Sage locked Janet in the closet then accused Janet (Julie Pinson) of hitting her.

2011: We Love Soaps hosted the New York Premiere of indie soap RIVER RIDGE at the Tribeca Film Center with cast members Signy Coleman, Jon Prescott, Beth Ehlers and more in attendance.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
John Reilly (Mortimer, THE BAY; ex-Alistair, PASSIONS; ex-Del, SUNSET BEACH; ex-Sean, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Dan, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 76
Denise Alexander (Louise, PRETTY; ex-Lesley, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Mary, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Sister Beatrice, SUNSET BEACH; ex-Susan, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 73
Roger Rathburn (ex-Chip, SOMERSET; ex-Alan, ONE LIFE TO LLIVE; ex-Lord Darcy, GUIDING LIGHT) - 72
Dan Region (ex-Announcer, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 64
Bill Moseley (ex-Joel, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 61
Harley Venton (ex-Derek, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Richard, MODELS INC.) - 59
Stephen Lee (ex-Roger, SANTA BARBARA) - 57
Anne-Marie Martin (ex-Gwen, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 55
Jackie Hoffman (ex-Eunice, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Miranda, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 52
Demi Moore (ex-Jackie, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 50
Calista Flockhart (ex-Kitty, BROTHERS & SISTERS; ex-Elise, GUIDING LIGHT) - 48
Lisa Robin Kelly (ex-Jill, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 42
Tyler Christopher (Dan, THE LYING GAME; ex-Nikolas, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Signore Christofero, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 40
Leonardo DiCaprio (ex-Young Mason, SANTA BARBARA) - 38
Eyal Podell (ex-Adrian, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Joel, UNDRESSED) - 37
Christa B. Allen (Charlotte, REVENGE) - 21
Ashleigh Cummings (ex-Ali, HOME AND AWAY) -

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