Saturday, January 26, 2013

Today in Soap Opera History (January 26)

On this date in...

1967: Jordan Charney debuted as Ada's brother, Sam Lucas, on ANOTHER WORLD. Sam married Lahoma Vane (Ann Wedgeworth) in 1969 and the two of them moved to SOMERSET in 1970.

1972: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Adam urged Bill to search the house one more time to make sure Frank Sloane wasn't hiding there.

1988: Betty White made her first appearance on DAYS OF OUR LIVES as part of the "Where's Betty?" contest.

1996: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Noah's trial continued. Watch the episode below:

1998: VERANO DEL '98 (Endless Summer), an Argentine telenovela, premiered on Telefe television.

2006: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, a garbage bin of blood was poured on Tony just as he was about to announce the name of the killer.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Anne Jeffreys (ex-Amanda, PORT CHARLES/GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Sylvia, BRIGHT PROMISE) - 90
Walt Willey (ex-Jackson, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Joe, RYAN'S HOPE; ex-Jim, ANOTHER WORLD) - 62
Allison Hossack (ex-Olivia, ANOTHER WORLD) - 48
Michael O'Hearn (ex-Luke, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 44
Tracy Middendorf (Babette, BOARDWALK EMPIRE; ex-Laura, BEVERLY HILLS 90210; ex-Carrie, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 43
Gilles Marini (Angelo, SWITCHED AT BIRTH; ex-Luc, BROTHERS & SISTERS; ex-Jean Claude, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 37
Kelly Stables (ex-Teenage Bobbie, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 36
Sara Rue (ex-Penny, EASTWICK) - 34
Kelli Barrett (ex-Maddie, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 29
Rebecca Ritters (ex-Hannah, NEIGHBOURS; ex-Jules, CORONATION STREET) - 29

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