Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Today in Soap Opera History (September 10)

1965: The final episode of OUR PRIVATE WORLD aired on CBS.
"That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach."
― Aldous Huxley

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1965: CBS aired the final episode of AS THE WORLD TURNS primetime spin-off, OUR PRIVATE WORLD. Eileen Fulton moved the character of Lisa Hughes from Oakdale to Chicago for the show, which lasted four months airing twice a week. The series, created by rna Phillips and William J. Bell, was CBS's answer to ABC's popular PEYTON PLACE.

1968: On ANOTHER WORLD, Alice told Missy she thought Rachel wasn't really upset about losing her baby.

1984: Lorimar's syndicated five-days-a-week soap opera RITUALS premiered.

1984: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Maxie weighed her options with Marco.

1985: Carl Anderson made his first appearance in DAYS OF OUR LIVES. He sang the duet "Friends and Lovers" with Gloria Loring.

1993: Actor Mark Tapscott died at age 68. He played Bob Anderson in DAYS OF OUR LIVES and Earl Bancroft in THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS.

1999: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Mateo (Mark Consuelos) made it clear to Hayley (Kelly Ripa) that he loved her.

2007: Actress Jane Wyman died at age 90. Soap fans remember her fondly for her portrayal of Angela Channing in FALCON CREST.

2011: Actor Cliff Robertson, who played Dr. Michael Ranson in FALCON CREST, died at age 88.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Marco L√≥pez (ex-Warden, SANTA BARBARA) - 78
Greg Mullavey (ex-Eddie, RITUALS; Father McEvoy, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 74
Miranda Wilson (ex-Megan, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Sandra, SANTA BARBARA; ex-Kate, CAPITOL) - 53
Johnathon Schaech (ex-Frank, MODELS INC.) - 44
Ryan Phillippe (ex-Billy, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 39
Bruce Micheal Hall (ex-Joey, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Reese, PASSIONS) - 35
Seth Hall (ex-Reese, PASSIONS) - 35
Greg Turner (EMPIRE Writer/Producer)
Chandler Massey (Will, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 23

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