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Today in Soap Opera History (April 18)

1961: As the World Turns Lisa clashed with Ellen.

1967: Jonathan Frid debuted as Barnabas Collins on Dark Shadows.

1990: General Hospital's Robin tried to save Casey.

1991: Another World's Jake wanted another chance with Marley."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."

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"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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1961: On As the World Turns, Lisa Hughes (Eileen Fulton) told her in-laws, Chris (Don MacLaughlin) and Nancy (Helen Wagner), she was convinced they were having a boy. Lisa told Chris she would love to name the baby after him. Later, Lisa complained to Penny (Rosemary Prinz
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Tuc Watkins Looks Back at the Wild Romance of One Life To Live's David and Dorian (Exclusive)

While some couples go together like peanut butter and jelly, that couldn’t be said of One Life To Live’s David and Dorian. Rather, they were like best friends Lucy and Ethel: a little contentious and superb at double-teaming on their scheming! David’s portrayer, Tuc Watkins, recalled the pairing of the con man and the wealthy woman fondly to Soaps In Depth, saying, “I remember that David would do anything to make her angry.” Watkins’ favorite storyline took place in 1994 when Dorian and David were trying to figure out how to convince Llanview that he was Victor Lord Jr. “There were tests we had to pass, and we had to sneak around, connive, lie, cheat and steal together to do that,” the actor reflected. “And we fell in love in the process!” One of their big tests was when Viki’s alter, Jean, emerged and forced David to marry Dorian,
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Daytime Emmys top 5 actors of the decade: Heather Tom, Laura Wright, Billy Miller …

Daytime Emmys top 5 actors of the decade: Heather Tom, Laura Wright, Billy Miller …
After the 2019 Daytime Emmy nominations were announced our forums poster DS0816 went back in time to see which actors ruled the awards this decade since this is the last year of the 2010s. They discovered that five actors are tied as the most nominated stars of the last 10 years: Peter Bergman (“The Young and the Restless”), Scott Clifton (“One Life to Live” and “The Bold and the Beautiful”), Billy Miller (“Y&R” and “General Hospital”), Heather Tom (“B&B”) and Laura Wright (“Gh”) have all been nominated six times since 2010, but not all of them have won.

Clifton and Miller are the only two who spread their nominations between two different roles. Clifton has been nominated a total of nine times in his career, starting with three bids in the 2000s for his breakthrough performance as Dillon Quartermaine on “Gh.” Then in 2010 he was nominated for playing Schuyler Joplin on “Oltl.
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Today in Soap Opera History (April 12)

1967: Dark Shadows' Jason asked patience from Willie.

1979: Guiding Light's Rita had a nightmare about Roger.

1985: As the World Turns' Bob and Kim were married.

1994: Another World's Carl planned on proposing to Rachel."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, Jason McGuire (Dennis Patrick) implored Willie Loomis (John Karlen) to wait on getting revenge against Burke Devlin (Mitchell Ryan) until after they got their money.

1979: On Guiding Light, Rita Bauer (Lenore Kasdorf) had a nightmare about Roger Thorpe (Michael Zaslow
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Today in Soap Opera History (April 7)

1966: Peyton Place's Steven prepared for his weddding.

1981: Another World's Sandy took care of Mac after an explosion.

1986: Santa Barbara's Kelly confessed to Nick before their wedding.

1989: Days of our Lives' Steve and Kayla became Gideon and Emily."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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1966: On Peyton Place, Betty Anderson (Barbara Parkins) and Steven Cord (James Douglas) prepared for their wedding.

1976: On Another World, Emma Frame (Tresa Hughes) urged Russ Matthews (David Bailey) not to drag the police into Sharlene's disappearance.

1978: On One Life to Live,
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Erika Slezak Appears in 20/20 Documentary About Rebecca Schaeffer's Murder

Although a talented actress, Erika Slezak’s next primetime appearance will see her simply playing herself in a special 20/20 documentary titled "Your Biggest Fan," focusing on the murder of up-and-coming young star Rebecca Schaeffer almost 30 years ago. Schaeffer’s first role was playing Annie Barnes on the soap opera One Life To Live back in 1985, where Slezak starred as Victoria Lord Buchanan for decades. It was her big break in show business before really hitting it big her the starring role in the CBS sitcom My Sister Sam the following year. “We were just horrified,” Slezak exclaims in a preview for the documentary. “How can you just walk up to somebody’s house and shoot them?” Schaeffer’s career was just taking off and she was about to audition for a major role in The Godfather Part III when her longtime stalker, Robert John Bardo, shot and killed her in her home.
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One Life To Live Star Erika Slezak Returns to Primetime

For soap fans who miss seeing the talented Erika Slezak on their televisions every day as One Life To Live’s Viki, they can look forward to another stellar performance from the actress when she makes a guest appearance on the CBS primetime series Blue Bloods! According to her official website, her episode is slated to air on Friday, May 3. “I worked with Len Cariou, who plays retired NYC Commissioner Henry Reagan on the series and Tana Sirois, a wonderful young actress and a dream to work with,” Slezak said on her site. “Tana plays my granddaughter (not a regular series character). It was a long but wonderful day and the entire crew, director John Behring, and the writer, Daniel Truly, were all so terrific and easy and helpful. It was as if I had been back with our lovely people at Oltl, the best ever.” With Robin Strasser's
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Today in Soap Opera History (March 24)

1975: Y&R's Kay begged Phillip not to leave her.

1987: One Life to Live's Viki visited heaven.

1987: B&B's Brooke confided in Stephanie.

2008: Days of our Lives' Shawn & Belle left Salem."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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1955: On The Inner Flame, Walt (Karl Swenson) was unwilling to accept Murray's help.

1955: On Golden Windows, Carl told Charles (Eric Dressler) he would confess his crimes.

1955: On One Man's Family, Hazel and Bill returned from their honeymoon.

1955: On Concerning Miss Marlowe, Barbara
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Today in Soap Opera History (March 16)

1971: DS' Bramwell was distraught over losing Daphne.

1984: Rh's Maeve and Johnny received a donation.

1990: Gh's Jerry and "Duke" shot each other.

2001: Oltl's Blair slipped off the Palace Hotel roof."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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1942: Irna Phillips' radio soap opera The Guiding Light returned to NBC Radio. After Gl was canceled by sponsor Procter & Gamble, listeners sent over 75,000 letters in protest, leading General Mills to pick up the show 11 weeks later. Gl was canceled again on November 29, 1946, but returned again on
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Today in Soap Opera History (March 17)

1971: Erika Slezak debuted as Victoria Lord on One Life to Live."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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1971: Erika Slezak debuted as Victoria Lord on One Life to Live. The role had been originated by Gillian Spencer in 1968, then assumed by Joanne Dorian starting in 1970. Slezak played the role for 41 years on ABC, and one additional season when show aired online in 2013.

1975: Tom O'Rourke (who would later become Guiding Light's Justin Marler) auditioned for (and landed) a one day gig as a construction boss on Search for Tomorrow.
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Today in Soap Opera History (March 13)

1984: Days of our Lives' Stefano was fooled by Roman's latest plan.

1984: General Hospital's Mike was upset about Lesley's death.

1992: Days' (new) Bo Brady unmasked himself to Carly.

2008: As the World Turns' Carly shot and killed Kit."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: CBS aired the first color broadcast of The Guiding Light. The show still ran for 15 minutes a day at that time.

1972: Australian soap Number 96 premiered. The show had a successful run, including spawning a feature film, and aired its
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Today in Soap Opera History (March 6)

1979: One Life to Live's Karen Wolek confessed her past on the

witness stand in one of the most memorable scenes in soap opera

history."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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1927: William J. Bell, iconic soap opera writer and producer who co-created The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful, was born. He died on April 29, 2005 at age 78. To read some early articles on Bell and his wife Lee Phillip, click here and here.

1966: On Another World, Lee Randolph (Gaye Huston) informed Pat Matthews
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Will Heather Tom (‘The Bold and the Beautiful’) win that elusive 6th Daytime Emmy and tie the record?

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Will Heather Tom (‘The Bold and the Beautiful’) win that elusive 6th Daytime Emmy and tie the record?
Daytime veteran Heather Tom has earned yet another pre-nomination at the Daytime Emmys for her role as Katie Logan on “The Bold and the Beautiful.” Her career has spanned three decades on three different soap operas, and now she’s on the verge of history. One more victory would tie her with Erika Slezak as the most awarded actress in Daytime Emmy history. But that historic win has proven elusive in recent years.

Tom got her start on “The Young and the Restless” as corporate heiress Victoria Newman. She joined that show in 1990 when she was just a teenager and played the role for 13 years. Along the way she earned nine Emmy nominations, winning Best Younger Actress twice (1993 and 1999).

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Then Tom moved over to “One Life to Live,” where she took over the role of Kelly Cramer for three years
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Today in Soap Opera History (February 6)

1976: Days of our Lives' Laura gave birth to Jennifer.

1985: Santa Barbara's Kelly received white carnations.

1995: One Life to Live's Joey wanted answers from his mother.

1996: Another World's Grant took Vicky hostage."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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1973: Denise Alexander aired for the final time as Susan Hunter Martin on Days of our Lives.

1976: On Days of our Lives, Laura Horton (Susan Oliver) gave birth to a baby girl, Jennifer Rose. "A daughter—almost as pretty as you," said the proud father,
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Jeff Daniels, Timothy Busfield & Melissa Gilbert Launch Grand River Productions

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Jeff Daniels, Timothy Busfield & Melissa Gilbert Launch Grand River Productions
Exclusive: Jeff Daniels, Timothy Busfield and Melissa Gilbert have teamed to launch Grand River Productions, with their first project, Guest Artist, set to have its world premiere Saturday at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. The creative partnership joins the fellow Michiganders who will look to mount modest-budget films.

That plan starts with Guest Artist, which Daniels adapted from his stage play and stars in. Busfield directed, and the trio are producing along with Tony-winning Broadway producer Michael A. Alden and executive producer Donald Clark.

“Our shared love of the American theatre is evident in every frame of our modern little throwback,” Daniels said. “Together, we felt that there was a film in Guest Artist that spoke to the precarious role of the American artist and that made it the perfect project for Grand River Productions’ feature film debut.”

Daniels, who just won an Emmy Award, his second, for Netflix’s Godless,
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Today in Soap Opera History (February 2)

1968: The Doctors' Liz was on a ledge, and on the news.

1977: David Hasselhoff performed the Y&R theme song on Merv.

1995: Oltl's Viki had an emotional confrontation with Dorian.

2006: Gh's Port Charles faced an encephalitis outbreak."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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1955: On The Road of Life, Sybil Overton (Barbara Becker) became upset when the bank called with news her account was overdrawn. Sybil's father, Conrad Overton (Charles Dingle), later asked attorney Byron Unger if his daughter had a claim on the estate.
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Dear Abby: Both Kate Mansi and Marci Miller (‘Days of Our Lives’) could win Daytime Emmys for the same role

Dear Abby: Both Kate Mansi and Marci Miller (‘Days of Our Lives’) could win Daytime Emmys for the same role
In the world of soaps it’s common for roles to be recast, so there are characters who have earned Daytime Emmy nominations and wins for multiple actors. But there’s an unusual situation taking shape at this year’s awards: there could be two actors nominated for the same role in the same year. Marci Miller and Kate Mansi are both pre-nominated for playing Abigail Deveraux on “Days of Our Lives.” And since they’re in different categories, both of them could even win.

The role of Abby had been played by several actresses at various ages before Mansi assumed the role in 2011. She stayed on the show until 2016, and for her last year on the air, during which her character was terrorized by a serial killer, the academy gave her a farewell hug by awarding her Best Supporting Actress.

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Today in Soap Opera History (December 11)

1968: Susan Seaforth debuted on Days of our Lives as Julie.

1979: Atwt's Lisa faced off with Hester at The Willows.

1995: Another World's Donna sang to a suspicious Matt.

1998: Brooke's Bedroom made its debut on B&B."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different 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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1957: On The Edge of Night, Peter Dalton (Stephen Elliott) won the election by a landslide.

1968: Susan Seaforth (Hayes) debuted as Julie Olson in Days of our Lives. She has been nominated for four Daytime Emmy Awards for her work on the soap.
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 12)

1967: The Doctors' Matt was annoyed to find Nick and John

arguing again. 1986: Ryan's Hope's& Rick wanted more time with

Ryan. 1995: One Life to Live's Viki remembered Tori killed

Victor. 2003: As the World Turns' Rose D'Angelo died."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different 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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1957: On The Edge of Night, Ed Parmalee (Les Damon) confessed his guilt to Mike Karr (John Larkin) about stabbing Bruce Thompson in the back.

1967: On The Doctors, Dr. Matt Powers (James Pritchett) interrupted the latest heated argument between Dr. Nick Bellini (Gerald Gordon) and Dr.
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 8)

1953: Valiant Lady's Helen dished about her new pilot friend.

1981: Roman Brady first appeared on Days of our Lives.

1998: Oltl's Viki was not happy with Clint's plan.

1988: Gh's Alan was in jail."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different 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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1953: On Valiant Lady, Helen (Nancy Coleman) told Jane (Helen Wagner) about her experience with her new pilot friend, Capt. Chris Kendall. Said Jane: "That's a pilot for you...here today, gone today. But at least he was attentive while it lasted."

1975: On The Edge of Night,
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