Today in Soap Opera History (May 9)

On this date in...

1969: On ANOTHER WORLD, Liz (Audra Lindley) left Bay City. Lindley was leaving the show but returned on June 20th for one final appearance.

1973: Maree Cheatham returned to DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Marie Horton after a year and a half absence.

1983: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Robert (Tristan Rogers] and Holly (Emma Samms) consummated their 3 month-old marriage of convenience, creating what they'd later call "the only [anniversary] that counts."

Thanks to Michele for the suggestion!

1984: On the season finale of DYNASTY, Alexis was arrested for murdering Mark Jennings, and Fallon was involved in a car accident (Pamela Sue Martin left the series).

1985: On KNOTS LANDING, Karen and Ben posed as a couple who wanted to adopt a baby in order to get more information of Val's unethical doctor.

1985: Rod Arrants debuted on DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Richard Cates.

1986: On DALLAS, Sue Ellen and J.R. enjoyed their reunion. A week later, Bobby showed up in Pam's shower and this episode turned out to be part of Pam's 22 episode dream.

1988: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Beau told Pam about his father's death.

1998: Lisa Howard debuted as April Ramirez in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

1991: FOX aired the first season finale of BEVERLY HILLS, 90210.

1995: On ANOTHER WORLD, in the hospital Spencer (David Hedison) desperately tried to communicate to Ryan (Paul Michael Valley) that Justine (Victoria Wyndham) was trying to kill him.

2002: John-Paul Lavoisier debuted as Rex Balsom on ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

2012: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Tea Delgado (Florencia Lozano) showed up in Port Charles.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Beverly Penberthy (ex-Pat, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Adalaide, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 64
Alley Mills (Pam, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 62
Greg Beecroft (ex-Tony, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Duke, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Brock, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 61
Wendy Crewson (Helen, REVENGE) - 57
John Corbett (Seth, PARENTHOOD) - 52
Chris Zylka  (Jason, 90210; ex-Jake, THE SECRET CIRCLE) - 28

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1 comment:

  1. Roger,

    What's Greg Beecroft Up To Now?

    Brian :-)