Friday, March 1, 2013

Today in Soap Opera History (March 1)

On this date in...

1984: On GUIDING LIGHT, Mindy (Krista Tesreau) worried she might be pregnant with Phillip's baby.

1988: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, the State Commissioner of Police (John Ingle) arrived in Port Charles.

1990: Michael T. Weiss aired for the final time as Mike Horton in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

1993: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) blackmailed Lauren to keep quiet.

1996: ANOTHER WORLD's "You Take Me Away To (Another World)" theme aired for the final time.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Robert Clary (ex-Robert, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 87
Jed Allan (Harold, THE BAY; ex-Don, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-C.C., SANTA BARBARA, ex-Edward, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Ed, PORT CHARLES) - 78
Alan Thicke (ex-Donald, THE L.A. COMPLEX; ex-Rich, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 66
Andrew Masset (ex-Larry, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Harrison, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Trevor, GENERATIONS; ex-Frank, FALCON CREST; ex-Joseph, SANTA BARBARA) - 64
Richard Shoberg (ex-Tom, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Mitch, SOMERSET; ex-Kevin, THE EDGE OF NIGHT) - 65
Catherine Bach (Anita, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 58
Tim Daly (ex-Pete, PRIVATE PRACTICE) - 57
Maurice Benard (Sonny, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Nico, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 50
Bryan Batt (ex-Salvatore, MAD MEN) - 50
George Eads (ex-Nick, SAVANNAH) - 46
Jack Davenport (Derek, SMASH; ex-Bruce, SWINGTOWN) - 40
Jensen Ackles (Dean, SUPERNATURAL; ex-Eric, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 35
Alicia Leigh Willis (ex-Courtney, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Cindi, THE L WORD; ex-Allie, ANOTHER WORLD) - 35
Denise Vasi (Raquel, SINGLE LADIES; ex-Randi, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 30

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  1. "You Take Me Away To (Another World)" theme song is one of my all-time favorite television themes. Awww, the memories...excuse me while I get emotional.

  2. With Y&R's 40th Anniversary coming up, remembering too that Robert Clary was among that show's 12 original cast members playing restauranteur Pierre Roulland.

    You can see him in this clip from the first episode (Global doesn't geo-block it):!/video.html?v=1100546285#theyoungandtherestless/video/webisodes