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Today in Soap Opera History (August 15)

1984: Guiding Light's Springfield celebrated Founders Day.

1985: Gh's Anna & Robert plotted to get the Aztec jewels.

1986: Another World's Felicia spoke at Zane's funeral.

1991: Days of our Lives' "Roman" reunited with Marlena."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

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1977: On Guiding Light, Eve Stapleton (Janet Grey) was released from Cedars Hospital.

1979: On The Edge of Night, Elliott couldn't (Lee Godart) resist Raven (Sharon Gabet) even though he was aghast she left the baby alone.

1980: On Guiding Light, Nola (Lisa Brown) gave Morgan (Kristen Vigard) someone else's I.D. so Morgan could get birth control pills.
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Today in Soap Opera History (August 11)

1986: Another World's Zane Lindquist died after being shot.

1998: Guiding Light's Dolly the clone after taking an aging formula.

1999: Sunset Beach's Ricardo vowed to get revenge.

2010: General Hospital's Brenda returned."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

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1967: ABC broadcast Dark Shadows in black and while for the final time. The episode was actually the first one taped in color but ABC aired it in black and white (a Friday episode). Having fainted at the sight of Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid), Maggie (Kathryn Leigh Scott) began to remember what happened to her. Before she could reveal Barnabas' vampiric activity,
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Today in Soap Opera History (August 9)

1973: The Doctors' Penny kissed Mike.

1984: Guiding Light's Alex and Beth were held hostage by Darcy.

1994: All My Children's Kendall crashed Mona's funeral.

1994: One Life to Live's Todd met Blair."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

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1939: On radio soap opera Adopted Daughter, Jack and Uncle Charlie told Jonathan that he couldn't open the new swimming pool he's been advertising without their consent.

1966: On Dark Shadows, to protect David, Elizabeth (Joan Bennett) lied to Constable Jonas Carter (Michael Currie ) when she told him they had discovered the bleeder valve fell off by itself.

1973: On The Doctors,
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Today in Soap Opera History (August 8)

1984: Guiding Light's Darcy held Beth and Alexandra hostage.

1984: Santa Barbara's Jade was upset when her brother was

called "Killer Perkins". 1985: Mike Horton arrived in Salem.

1994: General Hospital's Lulu was born."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

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1968: On Another World, John Randolph (Michael M. Ryan) convinced his daughter, Lee (Barbara Rodell), that he still loved her.

1973: On The Doctors, Dr. Mike Powers (Peter Burnell) continued to pop pills before picking up Penny Davis (Julia Duffy) so they could go watch the eclipse.

1979: On The Edge of Night, Margo (Ann Williams) reminded David he owed her a favor.
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Morgan Fairchild Leads All-Star Lineup for 'Mélange'

Morgan Fairchild has been tapped to play the vindictive Vivian King in the new serialized half hour drama, Mélange. Using NYC as its backdrop, the show will center round the fight of ownership for a historic gay bar, Mélange, after its proprietor has suddenly and mysteriously died. The series will emulate the grand storytelling flair of 80’s primetime decadent dramas that pitted good vs. evil but in a contemporary, fast-paced style; exploring modern themes of sexuality, immigration, addiction, power, and inclusion. The ensemble cast of 17, lead by Morgan Fairchild, includes a roster of talent from television, Broadway, reality, and social media. Shooting for Mélange kicked off August 4th in New York City.

Scott Evans (One Life to Live) stars as Ryann Parker, the strikingly handsome young man whose once Utopian workplace has become infested with betrayal, corruption, and revenge. He fights to keep Mélange out of
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Today in Soap Opera History (August 6)

1979:The Edge of Night's Louise attacked Paige.

1980: Gh's Luke & Laura spent the night in Wyndham's.

1987: Bold and Beautiful's Thorne considered a career move.

1993: Oltl's Nora made closing arguments in Todd's case."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

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1928: Real Folks from Thompkins Corner, one of the earliest documented radio serials, premiered on NBC.

1968: On Another World, Liz Matthews (Audra Lindley) cried to Bill and Missy that they would have been happier if she had died of her heart attack.

1968: On Dark Shadows, Victoria (Alexandra Moltke) recognized Adam (Robert Rodan), who took
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Today in Soap Opera History (August 5)

1935: Backstage Wife premiered.

1985: Days of our Lives' Tony and Anna were married.

1994: All My Children's Erica found her mother, Mona, dead.

2002: Passions' Timmy died."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

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1935: Radio soap opera Backstage Wife premiered on the Mutual Broadcasting System (Mbs). The show moved to NBC Blue in 1936, NBC in 1938 and CBS in 1955, where it ran until January 2, 1959. Created by Frank and Anne Hummert, each episode opened with the announcer explaining:

Now, we present once again, Backstage Wife, the story of Mary Noble, a little Iowa girl who married one of America's most handsome actors,
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Today in Soap Opera History (August 4)

1980: Another World spin-off Texas premiered on NBC,

starring Beverlee McKinsey as Iris."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

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1966: Donald Briscoe assumed the role of Tony Merritt in Days of our Lives. A message appeared on the screen to explain the recast: "The part of Tony Merritt will be played by Donald Briscoe."

1980: Another World returned to 60 minutes daily, after more than a year of 90-minute episodes, to make room for Texas. Russ (David Bailey) and Tracy began their honeymoon, and Jamie (Richard Bekins) had dinner with Mac and Rachel.

1980: Texas ("starring Beverlee McKinsey" as Iris) premiered on NBC.
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Today in Soap Opera History (August 3)

1981: Gh's Robert tried to steal the formula from Victor.

1984: Eileen Fulton returned to As the World Turns as Lisa.

1992: Atwt's Margo was raped.

2007: Passions' Sheridan decided to electrocute Theresa."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

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1922: Schenectady, New York radio station Wgy aired a staged dramatic play for the first time. This tryout was a hit which led to weekly studio broadcasts of full-length stage plays.

1971: On The Guiding Light, Ken tried to intervene in an argument between his mother, Barbara (Barbara Berjer), and 18-year-old sister, Holly (Lynn Deerfield).

1978: On Another World,
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Today in Soap Opera History (August 1)

1980: Another World's Tracey and Russ married.

1984: Santa Barbara's Joe spotted his true love, Kelly.

1997: Rebecca Herbst debuted as Elizabeth on General Hospital.

2001: Spyder Games' Gretel performed."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

"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 Dark Shadows, Victoria (Alexandra Moltke) asked David (David Henesy) why he attempted to murder Roger and showed him the bleeder valve. He attacked her and she locked it in a dresser drawer. Later, Victoria went to show the bleeder valve to Elizabeth (Joan Bennett) it was missing.

1980: On Another World, Russ Matthews (David Bailey) married Tracy Dewitt (Janice Lynde). At
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Today in Soap Opera History (July 31)

1984: Charles Shaughnessy debuted as Shane Donovan on Days.

1990: Another World's Frankie and Cass married.

2003: Guiding Light's Ben Reade died.

2008: Molly Burnett made her first appearance as Melanie on Days."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

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1967: On Another World, Pat (Susan Trustman) admitted to Mary (Virginia Dwyer) that she had kissed Mike Bauer (Gary Pillar) in the park before he left Bay City.

1967: On Dark Shadows, Julia hypnotized Maggie, who then forgot everything that happened while she was missing.

1980: On The Edge of Night, Logan (Joe Lambie) questioned Emily (Margo McKenna) about
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Daniel Pilon Dead at 77

Daniel Pilon died on June 26 after a battle with cancer. He was 77.

Pilon, who had a 50-year career as an actor that reached its peak during the 1970s and 1980s, was born on November 13, 1940, in Montreal.

His first movie role was in Gilles Carle's 1968 drama Le Viol d’une Jeune Fille Douce (The Rape of a Sweet Girl), where Pilon and his elder brother, Donald Pilon, played two of the heroine's three brothers.

That was followed by an appearance in the 1969 British war film, Play Dirty, where Pilon played the role of Capt. Allwood alongside Michael Caine and Nigel Davenport.

During the 1984-1954 season, Pilon guest-starred on primetime soap opera Dallas as Renaldo "Naldo" Marchetta, the villainous tycoon and ex-husband of Jenna Wade.

In daytime soaps, Pilon's most popular role was Max Dubujak on Ryan's Hope (1984-1988). He went on to play Alan Spaulding on Guiding Light (1989-1990) and
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Today in Soap Opera History (July 30)

1984: Guiding Light's Reva Shayne declared herself "The

Slut of Springfield" in the country cub fountain after getting

fed up with Josh's mistreatment of her."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

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1957: NBC Radio aired the final episode of Hilltop House. The show had run on and off since November 1, 1937.

1968: On Dark Shadows, after trying and failing to kill Barnabas (Jonathan Frid), Cassandra (Lara Parker) continued to age rapidly, thanks to Nicholas.

1973: On The Doctors, Dr. Mike Powers (Peter Burnell) assured Penny Davis (Julia Duffy) that she did not cause any of his troubles.

1984: Daytime
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Today in Soap Opera History (July 27)

1981: Guiding Light's Kelly confronted Nola about her lies.

1983: All My Children's Angie wanted her parents to raise her baby.

1998: General Hospital's Mac and Felicia were married.

2011: Days of our Lives' T continued to have a problem with Sonny."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

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1950: On CBS radio soap opera The Guiding Light (still two years away from its television debut), Meta Bauer White (Jone Allison) called Dr. Ross Bolling and asked him to visit her. When Ross arrived, Meta revealed she wasn't ill and wanted to talk to him about Chuckie,
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Today in Soap Opera History (July 24)

1981: Another World's Hanna and Lenny held Jamie at gunpoint.

1986: As the World Turns celebrated patriarch Chris Hughes.

1992: Reba McEntire guest-starred on One Life to Live.

1997: Oltl's Patrick threatened Todd with a pitchfork."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

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1933: The Romance of Helen Trent premiered regionally in Chicago. The show began airing on the CBS Radio network that October and remained on the air until June 24, 1960. During its 27-year run, three actresses played Helen--Virginia Clark and Betty Ruth Smith in Chicago, and later Julie Stevens in New York. The Romance of Helen Trent had a
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Today in Soap Opera History (July 23)

1966: Days of our Lives creator Ted Corday died.

1983: Edge of Night's Raven and Sky were thrown in jail.

1993: Days' Salem mourned Carly, who wasn't actually dead.

2009: Y&R's Victor gave Adam his acceptance."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

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1966: Producer and director Ted Corday died at age 58. Corday moved from Broadway to radio dramas to television directing at The Guiding Light and As the World Turns. In 1965 NBC asked Corday to create three new daytime soap operas leading to the premieres of Days of our Lives, Paradise Bay and Morning Star. Days continues to
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Today in Soap Opera History (July 22)

1968: Peyton Place's Rodney and Norman had a motorcycle crash.

1986: Y&R's Who's The Daddy story was featured in Mr. Mom.

2008: A car crashed into Gh on General Hospital: Night Shift.

2013: All My Children's Cassandra wanted an abortion."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

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1946: On radio soap opera Rosemary, Rosemary Dawson (Betty Winkler) and her artist friend, Brad, took a train to Penn Station in New York City.

1965: On Another World, Pat Matthews (Susan Trustman) remembered her days in Bedfordtown.

1968: On Peyton Place, Rodney Harrington (Rodney O'Neal) and Norman Harrington (Christopher Connelly
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Today in Soap Opera History (July 21)

1972: Victoria Wyndham debuted as Rachel on Another World.

1980: Edge of Night's Kelly had competition for Jody.

1986: As the World Turns' Nancy mourned her husband.

1987: Days of our Lives' welcomed a new Jack."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

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1962: Actor Les Damon died at age 54. His soap roles included Ed Palmerlee in The Edge of Night, Jim Lowell in As the World Turns, and Bruce Banning on The Guiding Light.

1965: On General Hospital, Dr. Steve Hardy (John Beradino) and Nurse Jessie Brewer (Emily McLaughlin) filled Mike Costello in on the latest developments with Angie.
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Today in Soap Opera History (July 20)

1966: Dark Shadows' David was angry with his father.

1984: Guiding Light's Josh and Reva got heated in the hot tub.

1988: Days of our Lives' Salemites through Kayla a surprise shower.

2010: One Life to Live's Viki plotted to reunite David and Dorian."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

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1965: On General Hospital, Angie Weeks (Jana Taylor) asked Nurse Jessie Brewer (Emily McLaughlin) for advice.

1966: On Dark Shadows, David Collins (David Henesy) told Victoria Winters (Alexandra Moltke) that he hated his father, Roger (Louis Edmonds).

1972: On Another World, Alice (Jacqueline Courtney) told Jim,
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Jordi Vilasuso Joining 'The Young and the Restless' as Rey

Daytime Emmy winner Jordi Vilasuso has joined the cast of The Young and the Restless as Rey, according to Soap Opera Digest.

Rey is a mysterious stranger named Rey who quickly finds himself immersed in the drama of Genoa City.

Vilasuso has played roles on other soap operas including Dario Hernandez or Days of our Lives, Dr. Griffin Castillo on All My Children, and Tony Santos on Guiding Light. His work on Guiding Light earned the actor a Daytime Emmy Award in 2003 as Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series.

Vilasuso is scheduled to make his Y&R debut on Friday, August 17.
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