Friday, June 14, 2019

Today in Soap Opera History (June 14)

1967: Dark Shadows' Maggie remained frustrated locked in a cell.
1983: General Hospital faced a hostage crisis.
1993: As the World Turns' Hal and Barbara were remarried.
1996: All My Children's Hayley and Brian wanted to relive their prom.
"History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."
― Anselm Kiefer

"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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1967: On Dark Shadows, locked in a cell in the Old House basement, Maggie Evans (Kathryn Leigh Scott) opened the music box when she heard Barnabas (Jonathan Frid) coming, pretending that she had been listening to it. He didn't believe her and left Maggie frustrated in the cell.

1976: On Another World, Pat (Beverly Penberthy) admitted to Marianne (Ariane Muenker) she was in love with Dave (David Ackroyd).

1983: On General Hospital, Monica (Leslie Charleson) and Bobbie (Jacklyn Zeman) were held hostage at the hospital.

1984: On Guiding Light, Mike Bauer (Don Stewart) toasted to the future at a dinner party, while Beth (Judi Evans) and Lujack (Vincent Irizarry) roasted hotdogs on the beach.

1988: On Another World, Rachel Cory (Victoria Wyndham) ran into Sharlene Frame Watts (Anna Kathryn Holbrook) at the Frame time, their first encounter in years.

1989: Christopher Bernau, who played Alan Spaulding on Guiding Light (1977-1984, 1986-1988) and Philip Todd in Dark Shadows (1969-1970), died at age 49.

1989: Roscoe Born debuted on Santa Barbara as Robert Barr.

1993: On As the World Turns, Hal (Benjamin Hendrickson) and Barbara (Colleen Zenk) were remarried in Alva, Kentucky on the porch of Hal's sister, Claire. Meanwhile, Royce Keller (Terry Lester) revealed to Lucinda Walsh a.k.a. Mary Ellen Walters (Elizabeth Hubbard) that he and Neal were her siblings.

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1996: On All My Children, Brian (Matt Borlenghi) and Hayley (Kelly Ripa) tried to relive their prom.

2001: On The Bold and the Beautiful, Kristen (Tracy Melchior) told an angry Sofia (Sandra Vidal) that she was going to the press party as Tony's date.

2016: On General Hospital, Emma Drake (Brooklyn Rae Silzer) tried to set up an online dating profile for her grandmother, Anna Devane.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Marla Gibbs (ex-Rose, Scandal; ex-Irna, Passions) - 88
Trish Stewart (ex-Chris, The Young and the Restless) - 73
Stephen Poletti (ex-Mr. Williams, General Hospital) - 70
Eddie Mekka (ex-Bud, The Young and the Restless; ex-Grady, Guiding Light) - 67
Will Patton (ex-Ox, Ryan's Hope) - 65
Yasmine Bleeth (ex-LeeAnn, One Life to Live; ex-Ryan, Ryan's Hope) - 51
Molly Parker (ex-Susan, Swingtown) - 47
Michael Cade (ex-Vince, General Hospital) - 47
Adam Scorgie (ex-Adam, One Life to Live) - 39
Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter, The Bold and the Beautiful; ex-Remy, Guiding Light) - 37
Eric Morris (ex-Matt, As the World Turns) - 37
J.R. Martinez (ex-Brot, All My Children) - 36
Kevin McHale (ex-Artie, Glee) - 31
Lucy Hale (x--Aria, Pretty Little Liars) - 30

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