1985: Finola Hughes debuted as Anna Devane on General Hospital.
1987: Jack Deveraux first appeared on Days of our Lives.
2008: All My Children's Jesse remembered his late friend Jenny."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"
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1957: On As the World Turns, Chris (Don MacLaughlin) and Pa (Santos Ortega) discussed John Hughes, who ran away from the Hughes farm 18 years earlier.