Today in Soap Opera History (May 12)

On this date in...

1964: On ANOTHER WORLD, Bill accused Missy of not liking him.

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Raven (Sharon Gabet) and Elliott kidnapped Jaimie.

1992: Actor Robert Reed (THE BRADYS, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW) died at age 59.

1992: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Katherine (Jeanne Cooper) wondered what happened to the old Jill.

1995: CBS aired the 10,000th episode of AS THE WORLD TURNS.

1995: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Kristen (Eileen Davidson) fought with a devil-possessed Marlena (Deidre Hall).

2004: On PASSIONS, Gwen arrived home just as Theresa (Lindsay Hartley) was in bed with Ethan.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Hansford Rowe (ex-Louis, ANOTHER WORLD) - 89
Pam St. Clement (ex-Pat, EASTENDERS; ex-Mrs. Eckersley, EMMERDALE) - 71
Linda Dano (ex-Lena, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Rae, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Felicia, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Cynthia, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 70
Bruce Boxleitner (ex-Burl, GCB) - 63
Guy Davis (ex-Josh, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 61
Beth Maitland (Traci, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 55
Lar Park-Lincoln (ex-Linda, KNOTS LANDING) - 51
Vanessa Williams (ex-Rhonda, MELROSE PLACE) - 50
Jamie Luner (ex-Liza, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Lexi, MELROSE PLACE; ex-Peyton, SAVANNAH) - 42
Christian Campbell (ex-Bobby, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Teddy, MALIBU SHORES) - 41
Forbes March (ex-Nash, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Scott, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 40
Philip Boyd (ex-Arthur, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 38
Vikas Sethi (Prem, KASAUTI ZINDAGII KAY) - 37
Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Elizabeth, GENERAL HOSPITAL; NIGHT SHIFT; ex-Dana, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 36
Jason Biggs (ex-Pete, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 35
Emily VanCamp (Emily, REVENGE; ex-Rebecca, BROTHERS & SISTERS) - 27
Malcolm David Kelley (ex-Walt, LOST) - 21

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1 comment:

  1. Linda Dano, Beth Maitland and Rebecca Herbst are three of my favorite ladies in daytime! Happy birthday to them all.