Monday, June 10, 2013

Today in Soap Opera History (June 10)

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1941: On THE GUIDING LIGHT, Myrna returned to San Francisco in a depression and tried to bury her grief by returning to her broadcasting career. Martin Kane thought she was sad because her ex-husband, Ned Holden (Ed Prentiss), was marrying Mary Rutledge (Sarajane Wells) but Myrna told him that wasn't the case. She confessed that she met a man on the East Coast and fell in love with him. Myrna refused to give details, but said that the relationship ended. Martin said that she may have misinterpreted the entire affair and that he'll wait for her.

1970: On ANOTHER WORLD, Russ (Sam Groom) was fed up with Rachel’s (Robin Strasser) attitude and asked Dru (Geoffrey Lumb) about starting divorce proceedings.

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Logan (Joe Lambie) asked April (Terry Davis) to testify for him at the custody hearing.

1985: Actor John Devlin died at age 48.  Among his soap roles was Jason Maxwell on ALL MY CHILDREN and Dr. Nathaniel Fuller in A WORLD APART.

1991: ABC aired the final two episodes of primetime soap opera TWIN PEAKS. The show totaled 30 episodes after a two season run.

1991: Dame Judith Anderson (ex-Minx, SANTA BARBARA) was awarded the A.C. (Companion of the Order of Australia) for her services to drama.

1991: On SANTA BARBARA, Quinn (Roscoe Born) planned on leaving town.

2009: On GUIDING LIGHT, Olivia (Crystal Chappell) and Josh (Robert Newman) shared a kiss.

2010: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Jake (Ricky Paull Goldin) and Amanda (Chrishell Stause) were married.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Robert Clohessy (ex-Doug, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Gil, GUIDING LIGHT) - 56
Carolyn Hennesy (Diane, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Rosalyn, TRUE BLOOD) - 51
Gina Gershon (ex-Ellen, MELROSE PLACE) - 51
Elizabeth Hurley (Diana, GOSSIP GIRL) - 48
Susan Haskell (ex-Marty, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Granya, PORT CHARLES) - 45
Alan White (ex-Chris, AS THE WORLD TURNS)
Shane West (Michael, NIKITA) - 35
Jonathan Bennett (ex-J.R., ALL MY CHILDREN) - 32
Toby Levins (ex-Brett, HOME AND AWAY) - 32
Catherine Gardner (ex-Rosa, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 31
Nick Adams (ex-Tony, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 30
Shanna Collins (ex-Laurie, SWINGTOWN) - 30
Andrew Lees (ex-Nathan, HOME AND AWAY) - 28

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