Monday, June 24, 2013

Today in Soap Opera History (June 24)

On this date in...

1946: Procter & Gamble radio soap opera LIFE CAN BE BEAUTIFUL moved to its 3 p.m. ET timeslot on the NBC Radio network. The show had always run in the mornings previously. It would remain in this new timeslot until it went off the air in 1954.

1965: On ANOTHER WORLD, Pat and John's wedding continued and they were officially married by Reverend Carlson.

1966: On THE GUIDING LIGHT, Johnny Fletcher (Don Scardino) wanted to move out.

1966: ABC aired the final episode of its daytime soap opera NEVER TOO YOUNG.

1983: On GUIDING LIGHT, Quint (Michael Tylo) and Nola (Lisa Brown) were married.  Nola nearly missed the wedding when everyone left without her, but she hitched a ride to the church on a fire truck.

1987: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Lily (Martha Byrne) learned Iva (Lisa Brown) was her mother during an emotional confrontation with Josh (William Fichtner).

1999: On ANOTHER WORLD, Lila (Lisa Peluso) thought Vicky (Jensen Buchanan) crashed her wedding to a missing Cass (Stephen Schnetzer).  Lila ended up invited Vicky and family to the wedding.

2003: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Carly (Tamara Braun) was all tied up.

2010: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, family and friends continued returning to Salem for Alice's (Frances Reid) memorial service.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Michele Lee (Eleanor, FUMLBING THRU THE PIECES; ex-Karen, KNOTS LANDING) - 71
Nancy Allen (ex-Paula, ANOTHER LIFE) - 63
Joe Penny (ex-Martino, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 57
Mark D. Espinoza (ex-Roberto, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Jesse, BEVERLY HILLS 90210) - 53
Iain Glen (Jorah, GAME OF THRONES; ex-Sir Richard, DOWNTON ABBEY) - 51
Sherry Stringfield (ex-Blake, GUIDING LIGHT) - 46
Crystal Carson (ex-Julia, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Sue Ellen, DALLAS) - 46
Minka Kelly (ex-Lyla, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS; ex-Gaby, PARENTHOOD) - 33
Max Ehrich (Fenmore, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 22
Olivia White (ex-Claire, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 8
Ava White (ex-Claire, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 8

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