Today in Soap Opera History (April 5)

On this date in...

1940: The final episode of Procter & Gamble radio soap opera MANHATTAN MOTHER aired. Written by Orin Tovrov, the show starred Kaye Brinker as Patricia Locke, who gave up a career to raise her daughter, Dale, in New York.

1967: On DARK SHADOWS, Liz (Joan Bennett) invited Willie to stay at Collinwood under pressure from McGuire.

1968: On ANOTHER WORLD, Lee convinced Ada (Constance Ford) that while Lahoma did love Sam, she too loved him.

1990: On KNOTS LANDING, Greg (William Devane) was upset about Paige's (Nicollette Sheridan) engagement to Tom (Joseph Gian).

1990: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) announced she was marrying Emilio.

1991: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Paul (Doug Davidson) and Brad (Don Diamont) clashed over Cassandra.

1993: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Bo (Robert Kelker-Kelly) arrived at the Salem Inn just in time to see Billie (Lisa Rinna) and Jack (Matthew Ashford) arrested.

1999: On GUIDING LIGHT, Michelle and Jesse found Danny (Paul Anthony Stewart) at a club with a woman named Pilar that Michelle didn't realize was his sister.

2005: Debralee Scott, who played Cathy Shumway ON MARY HARTMAN MARY HARTMAN, died at age 52.

2007: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, after Drucilla fell off the cliff, Daniel and Lily held Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) by the legs to help her in saving Sharon (Sharon Case) from falling as well.

2008: Charlton Heston, who appeared on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL and played Jason Colby on THE COLBYS, died at age 67.

2012: SCANDAL premiered on ABC.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Roger Davis (ex-Peter, DARK SHADOWS) - 74
Jane Asher (ex-Angel, CROSSROADS) - 67
Krystian Martinek (Ludwig, VERBOTENE LIEBE) - 65
Mitch Pileggi (Harris, DALLAS; ex-Larry, GREY'S ANATOMY; ex-Morrisey, DALLAS) - 61
Shawn Stevens (ex-Oliver, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 55
Tasia Valenza (ex-Dottie, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Suzanne, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 46
Thea Gill (ex-Diana, DANTE'S COVE; ex-Lindsay, QUEER AS FOLK) - 43
Krista Allen (ex-Billie, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 42
Schuyler Yancey (ex-Cameron, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 34

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