Saturday, January 5, 2013

Today in Soap Opera History (January 5)

ALL MY CHILDREN's "Special Guest Star" Rosemary
Prinz (Amy Tyler) and Paul Dumont (Linc Tyler)
On this date in...

1965: On ANOTHER WORLD, Dru (Geoffrey Lumb) assured John (Michael M. Ryan) he had done everything he could for Pat, whose trial was about to begin.

1970: Agnes Nixon's ALL MY CHILDREN premiered. It ran for over 41 years on ABC ending on September 23, 2011 after 10,712 episodes. Original cast member Susan Lucci stayed with the soap for its entire run. Ray MacDonnell, another original member of the cast, returned for the show's final week on ABC. The rights to ALL MY CHILDREN were licensed by Prospect Park, who planned on airing the show on the web in early 2012. Their initial effort to keep the series alive was suspended but the company is now moving forward again with the reboot for a possible 2013 premiere.

Watch an episode of ALL MY CHILDREN from 1970 below:

1972: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Vic spotted Nicole and Ron and misconstrued their intimate lunch.

1987: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Frannie (Julianne Moore) was anxious to find Sabrina (Julianne Moore).

1996: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Blair needed an emergency C-section.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Ted Lange (ex-Judge, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 65
Pamela Sue Martin (ex-Fallon, DYNASTY) - 60
Ricky Paull Goldin (ex-Jake, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Gus, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Gary, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Dean, ANOTHER WORLD) - 48
Carl T. Evans (ex-Nick, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Alan-Michael, GUIDING LIGHT) - 45
Bradley Cooper (ex-Tom, JACK & BOBBY; ex-Aidan, NIP/TUCK) - 38
January Jones (ex-Betty, MAD MEN) - 35
Blanca Soto (Alma, PORQUE EL AMOR MANDA; Camila, EL TALISMAN) - 34

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  1. Wonderful Clips. Thanks Roger!

    Brian :-)

    P.S.: I'm still cautiously waiting for the AMC/OLTL reboots! :-)

  2. Roger, January Jones is still on "Mad Men" playing Betty! It was never announced that she was ever leaving the show!