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Today in Soap Opera History (April 16)

1979: Guiding Light's Roger blackmailed Alan.

1984: Days of our Lives' Anna found Tony in a secret room.

1987: Calliope's dog Martha married Reg on Days.

1993: All My Children's Kendall revealed Erica was her mother."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"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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1945: NBC Radio premiered radio soap opera Barry Cameron. Spencer Bentley starred as Barry Cameron, a veteran returning from three years of war. Richard Leonard
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All My Children Cast's Home & Family Reunion: The Pine Valley Highlights

All My Children Cast's Home & Family Reunion: The Pine Valley Highlights
All My Children has been off the air for several years, but that didn’t stop Erica Kane from holding court on Thursday’s Home & Family.

The long-running ABC soap’s central character — and a bunch more — were the focus of the Hallmark Channel morning show as part of Susan Lucci‘s week-long co-hosting stint. In addition to regular hosts Debbie Matenopoulos and Mark Steines, La Lucci was joined at the top of the show by former castmates Peter Bergman (who played Cliff), Kim Delaney (Jenny), Lawrence Lau (Greg), Eden Riegel (Bianca), Kathleen Noone (Ellen), Eva Larue (Maria), John Callahan
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Mill Creek 50 Movie Packs Discount Code And Giveaway

If you’ve hunted around for movie bargains, you’ve probably seen some of Mill Creek Entertainment’s 50-Movie Packs on DVD. Apart from other great releases by Mill Creek, these packs are phenomenal boons to cinephiles looking to collect older titles.

There are three new packs available, and I want to not only let you in on a discount code, but I have one of the packs available for you to win.

I know a lot of people may be quick to overlook these packs, and not every movie included stands out as a major value, but there are some great titles in each of them, and fans of the genres will be pleasantly surprised by what they get out of the deal. I have to admit that there is something about seeing a 50-movie pack, especially when it doesn’t cost a couple of hundred dollars, or more,
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Carol Burnett returns to All My Children

La, CA, United States (Celebrity News Service) - "All My Children" is going to welcome back a very special guest this September. Carol Burnett will return to reprise the role of her character Verla Grubbs.

Burnett's character first made an appearance on the show in 1983. Burnett was on the show alongside such stars as Eileen Herlie, Ruth Warrick, and Elizabeth Taylor.

This won't be the first time Burnett returns to her home in Pine Valley. In 1995, the actress appeared on the show for its 25th anniversary. She also hosted the anniversary special that year.

Julie Hanan Carruthers, executive producer of the show, expressed her excitement about Burnett's return. Carruthers said, "It is our honor and pleasure to welcome back Carol Burnett to Pine Valley. Verla Grubbs is a beloved member of the 'All My Children' family and we look forward to reprising her character."
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Carol Burnett Recalls Elizabeth Taylor's Practical Joke on 'All My Children' (Video)

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Carol Burnett Recalls Elizabeth Taylor's Practical Joke on 'All My Children' (Video)
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As a longtime friend of Elizabeth Taylor's, Carol Burnett recalled her great sense of humor. Burnett, appearing on 'The Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35Pm Et on NBC), recounted a particular prank that Taylor played during live filming.

In 1983, Burnett appeared on 'All My Children.' During a scene with Eileen Herlie, "all of a sudden out of the blue, which was not in the script, there is somebody in the charwoman scrub-woman outfit" -- one of her characters from 'The Carol Burnett Show.' It was Taylor.

"I like how you don't break [character], but you look stunned," said Jay Leno before showing the clip.

 

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March 8 Birthdays

Dagne Crane (ex-Sandy, As The World Turns; ex-Molly, One Life To Live; ex-Mrs. McLaren, Guiding Light) - 75

David Cryer (ex-Philip, As The World Turns; ex-Luther, All My Children) - 75

George Innes (ex-Stuart, Coronation Street) - 73

Rita Walker (ex-Carol, As The World Turns) - 60

James Van Der Beek (ex-Stephen, As The World Turns) - 34

Trivia: Born on this day:

Eileen Herlie (ex-Myrtle, All My Children) - Born March 8, 1918 - Died October 8, 2008
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All My Children's Herlie Dies

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Actress Eileen Herlie has died from complications resulting from a bout of pneumonia.

The star, real name Eileen Herlihy, passed away on Wednesday, aged 90.

Born in Scotland, Herlie began her career in the late 1940s and landed her first big role in the 1948 film adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet, opposite Laurence Olivier, and went on to secure parts in movies like 1958's She Didn't Say No! and 1962's Freud.

Herlie was also noted for her success on the Broadway and West End stages, where she starred opposite Richard Burton in a New York production of Hamlet in 1964. Her turn in Broadway musical Take Me Along also earned her a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical in 1960.

But it was her role as Myrtle Lum Fargate in long-running U.S. TV drama All My Children that earned her the most recognition.

She joined the daytime soap in 1976 and was nominated four times for the Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role in a Daytime Drama Series between 1983 and 1986.

In recent years, she made guest appearances on sister soaps like One Life To Live, and continued to play Fargate up until her final days.

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