Thursday, February 28, 2013

Today in Soap Opera History (February 28)

On this date in...

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Miles and Nicole reunited.

1985: GUIDING LIGHT actress Charita Bauer died at age 62. She took over the role of Bert Bauer in 1950 when the soap was still airing only on the radio. She was part of the original 1952 television cast, and played the role until her death.

1996: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Tad warned Liza about Dr. Kinder.

1997: On SUNSET BEACH, Ben wanted Annie to tell him the whole story.

2002: Actress Mary Stuart died at age 75. She played Joanne in SEARCH FOR TOMORROW for the show's entire 35 year run. Her final role was Meta on GUIDING LIGHT.

2005: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Sami disguised herself as Stan.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Kelly Bishop (ex-Grace, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Freida, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 69
Stephanie Beacham (ex-Martha, CORONATION STREET; ex-Iris, BEVERLY HILLS 90210; ex-Sable, THE COLBYS) - 66
Bernadette Peters (Leigh, SMASH; ex-Jodie, UGLY BETTY) - 65
Rick Lohman (ex-Gary, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW; ex-Joel, GENERATIONS) - 64
Ilene Graff (Clora, HART OF DIXIE) - 64
Lena Cardwell (ex-Simone, PASSIONS) - 31

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1 comment:

  1. Charita Bauer and Mary Stuart both died on the same date, 17 years apart?!? Wow!