Monday, March 25, 2013

Today in Soap Opera History (March 25)

On this date in...

1953: On THE GUIDING LIGHT, Bert (Charita Bauer) tried to convince Bill you had to spend money to make money. Watch the episode below:

1955: On GOLDEN WINDOWS, Otto prevented Carl from calling the police.

1955: On THE BRIGHTER DAY, Reverend Dennis (Blair Davies) told Sharky to stop making Charlie Garrett the scapegoat.

1955: On FIRST LOVE, Zach (Val Dufour) confessed to Mr. Andrews.

1958: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Jeff Baker was on trial for the murder of Al James. In the courtroom, the prosecutor questioned Penny Hughes (Rosemary Prinz) and got her to admit that she and Jeff had been secretly married but then had the marriage annulled.

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Emily insisted Draper was the long lost Kirk Michaels.

1987: On SANTA BARBARA, Gina (Robin Mattson) was surprised to see Keith's sexy new secretary.

1988: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Simone (Laura Carrington) had a miscarriage.

1992: Elaine Bromka and Tony Rhodes debuted on DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Stella and Jesse Lombard.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
William Bumiller (ex-Martin, PASSIONS; ex-Sean, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-David, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 57
Brenda Strong (Ann, DALLAS; ex-Mary Alice, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES; ex-Jones, TWIN PEAKS) - 53
Marcia Cross (ex-Bree, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES; ex-Kimberly, MELROSE PLACE; ex-Victoria, KNOTS LANDING; ex-Kate, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Tanya, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Liz, THE EDGE OF NIGHT) - 51
Thom Bierdz (Bobby, OLD DOGS & NEW TRICKS; Phillip, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 51
Sarah Jessica Parker (Isabelle, GLEE) - 48
Lark Voorhies (ex-Jasmine, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Wendy, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 39
Lee Pace (ex-Ned, PUSHING DAISIES) - 34
Sean Faris (ex-Ben, THE VAVMPIRE DIARIES; ex-Craig, REUNION; ex-Dino, LIFE AS WE KNOW IT; ex-Darren, UNDRESSED) - 31
Katharine McPhee (Karen, SMASH) - 29
Jason Castro (Guest Star, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 26

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