Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Today in Soap Opera History (March 19)

On this date in...

1971: On DARK SHADOWS, Morgan rescued Julia from the tower room where she had been attacked by Gabriel.

1979: On ANOTHER WORLD, Alice was indifferent when Dan made wedding plans.

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, April continued to be plagued by mysterious dreams.

1982: On DALLAS, J.R. realized that he was probably the real father to Christopher and now he could force Bobby to do what he wanted so that Pam would never find out.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Michael Ryan (ex-John, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Ben, BEN JERROD)- 84
Gail Kobe (ex-Ann, BRIGHT PROMISE; ex-Doris, PEYTON PLACE) - 81 (later produced several daytime soaps)
Phyllis Newman (ex-Renee, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 80
Nancy Malone (ex-Robin, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Babby, THE BRIGHTER DAY; ex-Margy, THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS) - 77 (later directed several primetime soaps)
Christopher Murray (ex-Mountie, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Les, KNOTS LANDING) - 56
Connor Trinneer (ex-Zeus, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 44
Dalton James (ex-Hank, PASSIONS; ex-Mark, BEVERLY HILLS 90210; ex-Dylan, CROSSROADS) - 42
Virginia Williams (ex-Brandy, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Lorna, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 35
Josie Loren (ex-Kaylie, MAKE IT OR BREAK IT) - 26
Freddie Smith (Sonny, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Marco, 90210) - 25

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