Today in Soap Opera History (May 3)

On this date in...

1974: ANOTHER WORLD broadcast for one hour for the first time in honor of its 10th anniversary. Steve (George Reinholt) and Alice (Jacqueline Courtney) were married that day. The show would move to one hour full-time on Monday, January 6, 1975.

1983: Peter Reckell made his first appearance as Bo Brady in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

1983: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Palmer (James Mitchell) begged Donna (Candace Early) not to leave.

1985: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Bo Brady (Peter Reckell) had to go undercover in London.

1986: Actor Robert Alda died at age 72. Alda played Dr. Stuart Whyland on DAYS OF OUR LIVES in the early 1980s.

1991: CBS aired the final episode of the original DALLAS.

1997: Eileen Davidson and Jon Lindstrom were married. They divorced three years later.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Ann B. Davis (ex-Alice, THE BRADYS) - 87
Frankie Valli (ex-Rusty, THE SOPRANOS) - 79
Chris Mulkey (ex-Frank, BOARDWALK EMPIRE; ex-Hank, TWIN PEAKS) - 65
Kevin Kilner (ex-Alexi, KNOTS LANDING) - 55
Amy Steel (ex-Trudy, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Peggy, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 53
P.J. Bloom (GLEE Music Supervisor) - 44
Bobby Cannavale (ex-J.J., 100 CENTRE STREET) - 43
Kristin Lehman (Gwen, THE KILLING) - 41
Christina Hendricks (Joan, MAD MEN; ex-Rhiannon, UNDRESSED) - 38
DulĂ© Hill (ex-Simon, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Charlie, THE WEST WING) - 38
Kenneth Franklin (ex-Dallas, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 31


  1. I'd love to know what George Reinholt (ex-Steve Frame) is doing nowadays. Sigh!

    Brian :-)

  2. We almost interviewed him a few years but it didn't happen. He did give us a quote about Jacqueline Courtney though.

  3. Oh Wow, Roger. You Might Get That Exclusive Interview With George Yet!

    Please Bring Back P&G Soap Classics!

    Brian :-)

  4. A couple of international soap stars born on May 3:
    Jade Amenta (Melissa Jarrett, Neighbours) - 38
    Charlie Brooks (Janine Butcher, EastEnders) - 32

    And although she passed away in 2000, I'd hate for us not to honor the wonderful Elizabeth Lawrence born May 3, 1922. Best known as Myra Murdock Sloane on All My Children, she also played Bess Lowell, Guiding Light; Evelyn DeWitt Lewis, As The World Turns; Virginia Dancy, The Doctors; Betty Kahlman Barry, A World Apart; Constance Johnson/Vera Turek, The Edge of Night; and Francie Brent, The Road of Life.

  5. A little history for the future maybe?! .. I don't think it got much pre-publicity, but Lee Phillip Bell made a cameo appearance on this date's (May 3, 2013) episode of The Bold & the Beautiful. If you missed it, her appearance begins at the 1:45 mark of the online video at

  6. where is George Reinholt, and Jackie Courtney... in NY or Calif...thanks!