Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Today in Soap Opera History (April 22)

1983: OLTL's Bo wanted Delilah to choose him. 1985: GL's India
discovered Floyd was a killer. 1996: DAYS' Kristen saw The
Woman in White. 2008: ATWT's Lily left Oakdale.
"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...

1938: The Life of Mary Sothern ended its run on CBS Radio. The show continued in transcription form for four more years.

1963: On The Edge of Night, Nancy Pollock (Ann Flood) and Mike Karr (Laurence Hugo) were married.

1969: On Dark Shadows, Judith (Joan Bennett) called Quentin (David Selby) a coward.

1983: On One Life to Live, Asa (Philip Carey) and Bo (Robert S. Woods) wanted Delilah to choose one of them.

1983: On The Edge of Night, Patricia Devereaux (Caroline Lagerfelt) was strangled to death.

1983: On All My Children, Erica (Susan Lucci) wanted to be "Erica" again.

1985: On Guiding Light, India (Mary Kay Adams) figured out Floyd killed Andy. Kyle (Larkin Malloy) and Mick had a sword fight.

1987: On Santa Barbara, Julia (Nancy Lee Grahn) reached out to Cruz (A Martinez) after Eden's "death".

1988: On Another World, Mary (Denise Alexander) and Vince (Robert Hogan) were remarried.

1992: Joseph Campanella aired for the final time as Harper Deveraux on Days of our Lives.

1996: On Days of our Lives, The Woman in White removed her veil. Kristen (Eileen Davidson) approached her and when she got close she screamed.

2005: Addison Hoover debuted as Phoebe Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful.

2008: Martha Byrne aired for the final time as Lily Walsh Snyder in As The World Turns.

Today's Birthdays:
Steve Bond is 61 today.
Charlotte Rae (ex-Hilda, From These Roots) - 88
Robin Bartlett (ex-Judy, Ryan's Hope) - 64
Steve Bond (ex-Jimmy Lee, General Hospital; ex-Mack, Santa Barbara) - 61
Joseph Bottoms (ex-Kirk, Santa Barbara; ex-Cal, Days of our Lives) - 60
Catherine Mary Stewart (ex-Kayla, Days of our Lives; ex-Naomi, Guiding Light) - 55
Robert Montano (ex-Antonio, One Life to Live; ex-Sergio, As The World Turns) - 54
Jeffrey Dean Morgan (ex-Ike, Magic City; ex-Denny, Grey's Anatomy) - 48
Dana Barron (ex-Michelle, One Life to Live) - 48
Sherri Shepherd (Former Daytime Emmy Host) - 47
Sheryl Lee (ex-Laura, Twin Peaks; ex-Andrea, Dirty Sexy Money; ex-Ellie, One Tree Hill) - 47
Ingo Rademacher (ex-Jax, General Hospital) - 43
Eric Mabius (ex-Daniel, Ugly Betty) - 43
Victor McCay (ex-Doc, Passions) - 42
Cassidy Freeman  (ex-Francis, The Playboy Club) - 32
Michelle Ryan (ex-Zoe, EastEnders) - 30
Amber Heard (ex-Maureen, The Playboy Club) - 28
Aaron Kunitz (Johnny, Days of our Lives) - 9
Griffin Kunitz (Johnny, Days of our Lives) - 9

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  1. This is the time that Jimmy Lee needs to return and bring a bunch of next Gen q's with him.

  2. Interesting that Larkin Malloy's GL character gets into a sword fight almost 4 months after his last scene on Edge--as Sky, holding up a sword found at his front door.