Today in Soap Opera History (April 15)

On this date in...

1966: The character of Katherine Corning aired for the final time on ANOTHER WORLD. Katherine, Missy Palmer's mother, was played by Ann Sheridan, who died after a battle with cancer nine months later at age 51.

1982: On KNOTS LANDING, Richard (John Pleshette) held Laura (Constance McCashin) and their son, Jason, hostage at gunpoint.

1988: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, at the Quartermaine party Felicia was surprised to find out Bobbie (Jacklyn Zeman) and Scott (Kin Shriner) were an item.

1993: Bryan Dattilo debuted as Lucas on DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

1999: On ANOTHER WORLD, Marley (Ellen Wheeler) and Tyrone (Henry Simmons) bonded, and shared a kiss.

1999: On THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Amber (Adrienne Frantz) had her first contraction.

2000: GUIDING LIGHT writer David Kreizman married Natasha Katzive, an associate director on the soap.

2010: Robert Brubaker (John Martin, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) died at age 93.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Lois Chiles (ex-Holly, DALLAS) - 66
Sam McMurray (ex-Jan, THEN WE GOT HELP!; ex-Phil, THE EDGE OF NIGHT) - 61
Lydie Denier (ex-Yasmine, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 49
Mark Mortimer (ex-Nick, ANOTHER WORLD) - 46
Susan Ward (ex-Chloe, MAKE IT OR BREAK IT; ex-Meg, SUNSET BEACH; Camille, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 37
Maisie Williams (Arya, GAME OF THRONES) - 16

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