Today in Soap Opera History (June 25)

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1968: Humbert Allen Astredo debuted as Nicholas Blair in DARK SHADOWS.

1971: ABC aired the final epsiode of daytime soap opera A WORLD APART, starring Susan Sarandon. The show, created by Irna Phillips' daughter, Katherine Phillips, ran for 15 months.

1993: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Dixie (Cady McClain) dealt with Tad and Ted (Michael E.Knight) drama.

1999: NBC aired the final episode of ANOTHER WORLD after 35 years on the air.

2001: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Jill (Jess Walton) and Brittany decided J.T. was the best way to break up Mac and Billy.

2010: Family and friends gathered to say goodbye to Alice Horton (Frances Reid) on DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
June Lockhart (ex-Maria, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Celia, BEVERLY HILLS 90210) - 88
Mark Withers (ex-Ted, DYNASTY; ex-Tom, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Evan, SANTA BARBARA) - 66
Steve Bassett (ex-Seth, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Det. Scott, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Minister, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 61
Michael Sabatino (Alan, VENICE; ex-JT, PASSIONS; ex-Vince, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Lawrence, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Jonathan, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Anthony, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Phillip, SUNSET BEACH) - 58
Amy Ecklund (ex-Abby, GUIDING LIGHT) - 43
Jason Lewis (ex-Chad, BROTHERS & SISTERS; ex-Rob, BEVERLY HILLS 90210) - 42
Brandi Lynn Burkhardt (ex-Siren, PASSIONS) - 34
Busy Philipps (ex-Audrey, DAWSON'S CREEK) - 34

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1 comment:

  1. Birthday greetings to Scott Maslen as well! (Jack Branning, EASTENDERS) - 42.