Today in Soap Opera History (April 21)

1961: Atwt's Penny wasn't sure about Ellen's custody case.

1967: Dark Shadows' Barnabas met Roger and Carolyn.

1978: Faith and Tom were married on Ryan's Hope.

1983: All My Children's Angie and Jesse enjoyed married life."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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1961: On As the World Turns, Penny (Rosemary Prinz) told Ellen (Patricia Bruder) the Bakers had extended the lease of the house she and Jeff lived in. Penny question whether Ellen should continue her custody battle, especially after Mitchell Dru told her she didn't have a case.
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