Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Today in Soap Opera History (June 5)

On this date in...

1950: On radio soap opera THE GUIDING LIGHT, Ted (James Monk) told Meta (Jone Allison) he didn't think she made an effort to understand Chuckie. You can read the entire script for the episode here.

1964: On ANOTHER WORLD, Alice (Jacqueline Courtney) decided to attend the Institute of Art.

1980: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Leslie (Victoria Mallory) asked Lorie (Jaime Lyn Bauer) to help her unlock the past.

1984: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Bo (Peter Reckell) was arrested, and Hope was kidnapped.  Among the actors featured in the clips below is current BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL star Don Diamont, who played Carlo on DAYS.

1991: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Ellen (Patricia Bruder) learned her husband, Dr. David Stewart, was dead.

1995: Daytime soap opera producer/writer Allen M. Potter died at age 75. Potter was producer and head writer for GUIDING LIGHT; producer for AS THE WORLD TURNS, OUR PRIVATE WORLD and THE DOCTORS; and executive producer of ANOTHER WORLD.

1996: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Julia's (Sydney Penny) fairy Godmother arrived.

1998: Stephanie Cameron aired for the final time as Jennifer Horton in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

1999: On THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Thorne (Winsor Harmon) assured Ridge (Ronn Moss) and Eric (John McCook) that Spectra would not pull any surprises at the showing.

2005: ALL MY CHILDREN co-stars Alexa Havins and Justin Bruening were married.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Bill Hayes (Doug, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 88
Daniel von Bargen (ex-Joe, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Lt. Cody, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 63
Nancy Stafford (ex-Adrienne/Felicia, THE DOCTORS) - 59
Mark Wahlberg (Executive Producer, BOARDWALK EMPIRE) - 42
Chad Allen (ex-Eric, GENERAL HOSPITAL: NIGHT SHIFT) - 39
Marcus Patrick (ex-Jett, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Jamal, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Father Denny, PASSIONS) - 39
Scott Holroyd (ex-Paul, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-David, ONE TREE HILL) - 38
Liza Weil (Milly, BUNHEADS; ex-Amanda, SCANDAL; ex-Dr. Glass, ANYONE BUT ME; Paris, GILMORE GIRLS) - 36
Ryan Devlin (ex-Seth, BROTHERS & SISTERS) - 33
Amanda Crew (ex-Polly, LIFE AS WE KNOW IT) - 27

EDITOR'S NOTE: If you have a tip on a bit of soap history on this date or future dates, let us know. Send an email to [email protected]

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