Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Today in Soap Opera History (February 25)

1980: EON's Raven took the witness stand. 1992: GH's Robert
said goodbye to Robin.  2009: OLTL's David found out Bo
was his biological father. 2010: AMC's Greenlee married David.
"There is no present or future, only the past happening over and over again - now."
- Eugene O'Neill

"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.

On this date in...

1966: On ANOTHER WORLD, Lee told Mike Bauer (Gary Pillar) she had come to depend too much on her relationship with her father, which was why she was happy Hope felt close to Emily.

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Raven (Sharon Gabet) took the stand as Elliot's mystery witness.

1985: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Melissa (Lisa Trusel) and Pete (Michael Leon) remembered the good times they shared.

1986: SEARCH FOR TOMORROW's "We'll Search for Tomorrow" theme was used for the final time. The song was written by by Jon Silbermann, Jack Cortner and John Barranco. In the episode, the residents of Henderson prepared for a flood.

1992: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Robert (Tristan Rogers) and Holly (Emma Samms) came face to face with Faison. McTavish was shot and killed in the commotion by Faison who was aiming for Holly. Faison escaped by helicopter, and Robert decided to go after him. Robert said goodbye to Robin (Kimberly McCullough) and Holly before leaving. Watch here.

1993: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Michael (Christian LeBlanc) made a plan to get to Cricket (Lauralee Bell) by busting through a wall in Hilary's apartment.

2009: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Kyle (Brett Claywell) revealed to the Buchanans that David Vickers (Tuc Watkins) was Bo's (Robert S. Woods) son.

2010: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Greenlee (Rebecca Budig) and David (Vincent Irizarry) were married.

Thanks to Enrique for sending in the item above.

2013: Production on Prospect Park's new ALL MY CHILDREN began in Stamford, Connecticut.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Michael Fairman (Murphy, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Archbishop Damien, SUNSET BEACH, ex-Harry, GENERAL HOPSPITAL; ex-Nick, RYAN'S HOPE) - 80
Sally Jessy Raphael (Guest Star, ANOTHER WORLD) - 79
Leann Hunley (ex-Anna, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Dana, DYNASTY; ex-Tamara, DAWSON'S CREEK; ex-Marcia, MODELS INC.) - 59
Jean Bruce Scott (ex-Jessica, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 58
Tommy Lynch (Executive Producer/Writer, SOUTH OF NOWHERE) - 58
Alexis Denisof (ex-Wesley, ANGEL/BUFFY) - 48
Anson Mount (Cullen, HELL ON WHEELS) - 41
Kathryn O'Sullivan (Creator, THURSTON)
Andrew Miller (Executive Producer/Writer, THE SECRET CIRCLE; Creator, IMAGINARY BITCHES)
Jennifer Ferrin (Louise, HELL ON WHEELS; ex-Jennifer, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 34
Heather Lindell (ex-Jan, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Lynn, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 32

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