Thursday, May 2, 2013

Today in Soap Opera History (May 2)

On this date in...

Five years after starring in A WOMEN TO
REMEMBER, Patricia Wheel played Peggy
1949: A WOMAN TO REMEMBER debuted in the 7:30-7:45 p.m. timeslot on the DuMont Television Network. The show was an early attempt to bring soap opera to early evening television. The leading character, Christine Baker (Patricia Wheel), was depicted as a radio soap opera queen, engaged to handsome Steve Hammond, but beset by scheming rivals, notably shrewish Carol Winstead.

1982: Longtime ANOTHER WORLD star Hugh Marlowe (Jim Matthews) died of a heart attack at age 71. Six weeks later, AW had the character of Jim die suddenly with a heart attack in Helsinki, Finland while on an extended vacation in Europe. Marlowe took on the role of Jim in 1969.

2001: Tamara Braun debuted on GENERAL HOSPITAL as the second Carly Corinthos.

2002: Australian Broadcasting Corporation aired the final episode of soap opera SOMETHING IN THE AIR. The show ran for two years with 320 episodes.

2006: CBS aired a special, DYNASTY: CATFIGHTS & CAVIAR, which reunited the cast including stars John Forsythe, Joan Collins and Linda Evans.

2008: Daytime legend Beverlee McKinsey (Iris, ANOTHER WORLD/TEXAS; Alexandra, GUIDING LIGHT) died at age 72.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Quinn K. Redeker (ex-Rex/Nick, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Alex, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 77
Jo Ann Pflug (ex-Taylor, RITUALS; ex-Veronica, THE COLBYS) - 69
David Ankrum (ex-Dr. Randall, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Normal, BARE ESSENCE) - 66
Christine Baranski (ex-Jewel, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Beverly, ANOTHER WORLD) - 61
Mitzi Kapture (ex-Anita, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 51
Dwayne Johnson (ex-The Rock, WWF/WWE) - 41
Bret Silverman (Composer, PRETTY)
Robert Buckley (ex-Kirby, LIPSTICK JUNGLE; ex-Michael, FASHION HOUSE) - 32
Gaius Charles (Shane, GREY'S ANATOMY; ex-Smash, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) - 30
Christopher Graves (ex-C.J., THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 24
Kevin Graves (ex-C.J., THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 24


  1. I Still Miss Beverlee McKinsey--Sigh!

    Brian :-|

  2. I miss Beverlee, too!

    Additional May 2 birthdays:

    William Mooney (Paul Martin, All My Children; Judge Jessup, As the World Turns) - 77

    Maggie Burke (Audrey Samuels, As the World Turns) - 77

    Bianca Jagger (Maya Kumara, The Colbys) - 68

    Elizabeth Berridge (Charlotte, The Powers That Be; Allison Linden, Texas; Morgan Richards, Guiding Light) - 51