Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Today in Soap Opera History (March 5)

On this date in...

1979: NBC aired the first 90-minute episode of ANOTHER WORLD. Olive set Alice's cottage on fire. Check out the NBC "afternoons at a new time" promo below:

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Draper prepared for prison by packing up his office.

1980: Margaret Mason ended a five year run as Linda Anderson on DAYS OF OUR LIVES (she had joined the show in 1970, left in 1971 and returned in 1975). She would return on a recurring basis for a couple of months in 1982.

1991: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Danny performed in concert.

2001: A new version of UK soap opera CROSSROADS premiered.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
James Nobel (ex-Grayling, THE BRIGHTER DAY; ex-Don, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Bill, THE DOCTORS; ex-Edward, A WORLD APART; ex-Rev. Harris, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Dr. Morris, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 91
Ray MacDonnell (Joe, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Phil, THE EDGE OF NIGHT) - 85
Nick Ullett (ex-Graham, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 72
Murray Head (ex-Doug, HOLBY CITY; ex-Jack, HEARTBEAT) - 67
Marcia McCabe (ex-Sunny, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW; ex-Carolyn, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Bunny, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Alicia, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 58
Dan Olivo (Jimmy, VAMPIRE MOB) - 38
T.C. Warner (ex-Kelsey, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 36
Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GENERAL HOSPITAL/NIGHT SHIFT) - 35
Aislinn Paul (Claire, DEGRASSI) - 19

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