Friday, December 21, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (December 21)

Joseph Gallison
On this date in...

1967: On ANOTHER WORLD, Bill Matthews (Joseph Gallison) and Missy Palmer (Carol Roux) were married in the Matthews family living room. Rachel (Robin Strasser) caught the bouquet. She married Bill's best man, Russ, two weeks later.

1971: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Julie Jamison died (off-screen) in Santa Lucia Hospital.

1978: On ANOTHER WORLD, Charlie (Fred J. Scollay) fired Larry (Rick Porter) but wasn't able to convince Clarice (Gail Brown) that Larry was bad news.

1982: On TEXAS, Victoria (Elizabeth Allen) told Reena (Carla Borelli) that Tom Brandon might succeed in shutting down KVIK.

1986: DAYS OF OUR LIVES star James Reynolds (Abe) married Lissa Layng.

1987: On GUIDING LIGHT, Johnny (James Goodwin) was excited to see it snow.

1990: DALLAS aired for the final time in the 10 p.m. ET timeslot (it had gone back there a year earlier). It finished a 14 season run in the 9 p.m. ET hour.

1994: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Hayley (Kelly Ripa) assured Alec (Grant Aleksander) she was finished with Charlie.

1998: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Bo (Peter Reckell) struggled to come to terms with Hope's "death".

2006: BethAnn Bonner debuted as Talia in ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

2007: AS THE WORLD TURNS aired a special Christmas episode featuring toys in a dollhouse that came to life.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Larry Bryggman (ex-John, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 74
Michelle Hurd (ex-Dana, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Laurel, GOSSIP GIRL) - 46
Tamieka Chavis (Mia, ANACOSTIA)

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  2. Here's the youtube clip of BethAnn Bonner's first episode as Talia on OLTL:

  3. You're welcome, Roger! And Happy Holidays too!

  4. Go Go Larry Bryggman!

    Please Bring Back Soap Classics, Roger!

    Brian :-|