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Today in Soap Opera History (May 17)

1933: One Man's Family expanded to a national audience.

1979: Delia loaned Johnny money on Ryan's Hope. 1988: Atwt's

Hal and Barbara celebrated on the night before their wedding.

1994: Gh's Felicia learned Maxie would get B.J.'s heart."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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1933: Radio soap opera One Man's Family expanded from being broadcast on the west coast only to the full nationwide NBC network.
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Days, B&B, and Gl Actor Joseph Campanella Dead at 93

Renowned character actor Joseph Campanella has died at the age of 93. The Emmy and Tony Award nominee passed away on May 16 of natural causes. With hundreds of credits to his name, Campanella is best remembered to soap opera fans as the villainous Harper Deveraux on NBC’s Days Of Our Lives, a role he played from 1987-88. Betrayed by the women in his life, the rich and powerful senator went crazy and began murdering them and the press nicknamed the serial killer the Riverfront Knifer before he was finally sent to prison. Early in his career, Campanella played a criminal named Joe Turino on CBS soap Guiding Light, and from 1996 until 2005, he played the recurring role of Forrester family attorney Jonathan Young on The Bold & The Beautiful. In primetime, the actor could also be seen on soaps like Dallas, The Colbys, Knots Landing and Melrose Place. Eric and Stephanie kept
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'Guiding Light' Cast Reunites for 'Breathing Under Dirt' Staged Reading

From left to right: Tina Sloan, Michael O'eary, Beth Chamberlin, Grant Aleksander and Yvonna Kopacz Wright. Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max PhotosOn May 12, cast members from iconic soap opera Guiding Light reunited for a stage reading of "Breathing Under Dirt," an award-winning play by Michael O'Leary, at The Ward Museum in Salisbury, Maryland.

Joining Leary (who played Rick Bauer on Guiding Light) were former soap co-stars Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding), Tina Sloan (Lillian Raines), Beth Chamberlin (Beth Raines) and Yvonna Kopacz Wright (Mel Boudreau Bauer).

"Breathing Under Dirt," set in the 1950s, explores the expression of forgiveness and reconciliation while we still have life.

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Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 15)

1985: General Hospital's Anna remembered the past.

1985: Dynasty's Moldavian Massacre.

1987: Days of our Lives' Andrew was baptized.

2012: Days' Will came out to his parents."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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1964: On Another World, Pat (Susan Trustman) begged Alice (Jacqueline Courtney) to dip into her savings account to loan her enough money to buy a new bathing suit.

1967: On Days of our Lives, Susan
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 13)

1993: CBS aired the final episodes of Knots Landing.

1994: Gh's Miguel pulled an injured Bj out of a bus crash.

2010: Emmerdale's Aaron revealed he was gay on the witness stand.

2011: Roger Howarth returned to One Life to Live."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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1964: On Another World, Pat Matthews (Susan Trustman) told her mother, Mary (Virginia Dwyer), that her brother, Russ, resented their sister,
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 6)

1985: Nancy Lee Grahn debuted as Julia on Santa Barbara.

1985: Gh's Rick began to suspect Derrick was Mike's biological father.

1987: Dynasty's Alexis drove her car off a bridge. 1999: AMC's

Erica made her first public appearance since being disfigured."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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1965: On Peyton Place, Claire (Mariette Hartley) stunned her mother, Grace (Edith Atwater), with the news that Dr. Vincent Markham
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 7)

1968: Dark Shadows' Professor Stokes explained the Dream Curse.

1987: Atwt's Craig and Sierra enjoyed their new baby.

1987: Knots Landing's Peter Hollister was murdered.

1992: Another World's Carl shocked Bay City with his return."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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1968: On The Doctors, Karen (Laryssa Lauret) rushed to talk with Matt (James Pritchett) after Steve told her about the hostage situation with Ralph Anderson. Maggie
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 1)

1969: Days of our Lives' Julie thanked Alice for her support.

1981: Dallas' Cliff found a dead woman in the Southfork pool.

1992: Robert Flack performed on Guiding Light.

2002: As the World Turns' Jake McKinnon died."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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1937: Jackie Ormes, the first African American female cartoonist, created her earliest cartoon. It was an action, romance and soap opera comic featuring a Black heroine named Torchy Brown.
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Today in Soap Opera History (April 29)

1980: Edge of Night's Raven finally arrived to see her sick son.

2009: Days of our Lives' Mia met Will's friend, Tad.

2013: The online versions of All My Children and One Life to Live

premiered on Hulu."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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1932: Radio soap opera One Man's Family premiered on Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco stations. The popular series went nationwide a year later
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Daytime Emmys 2018: See Laura Wright's Hottest Emmy Red Carpet Looks of All Time!

Although Laura Wright has been starring as Carly Corinthos on General Hospital since 2005, her daytime career reaches father back to 1991 when she debuted as Ally Rescott on Loving. She also played Cassie Layne on Guiding Light in between, so that’s nearly three decades in soaps. Which means a lot of Daytime Emmy Awards ceremonies to attend and get dressed up for! Join us for this look back at some of Wright’s most stunning Emmy Awards looks ever, including the gorgeous turquoise number she wore in 2013, 2009’s casual and comfortable black and white ensemble, and the sequined gown that looked like it was painted directly onto her body in 2003! One thing’s for sure — Wright knows how to work a red carpet with the best of them. And we can’t wait to see what she pulls out to stun the crowds this year! For more on your favorite Gh stars,
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Today in Soap Opera History (April 27)

1983: Ryan's Hope's Pat bonded with Faith.

1984: Guiding Light's Alan attempted to escape from San Rios.

1990: Hope Brady returned on Days of our Lives.

2011: One Life to Live's Viki battled with her alters."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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1961: On The Edge of Night, Mike Karr (John Larkin) spared with District Attorney Austin Johnson (Larry Weber) at Judith Marceau's (Joan Harvey) murder trial.
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Today in Soap Opera History (April 22)

1985: Guiding Light's India discovered Floyd was a killer.

1986: Santa Barbara's Kirk was released from the hospital.

1996: Days of our Lives' Kristen saw The Woman in White.

2008: As the World Turns' Lily left Oakdale."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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1938: The Life of Mary Sothern ended its run on CBS Radio. The show continued in transcription form for four more years.

1963: On The Edge of Night,
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Today in Soap Opera History (April 25)

1967: Dark Shadows' Jason discovered bite marks on Willie's arm.

1978: Ryan's Hope's Pat wanted a divorce from Delia.

1983: General Hospital's Holly & Robert shared a dance.

2007: Jessica Leccia debuted as Natalia on Guiding Light."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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1938: Radio serial Your Family and Mine premiered. "Share the hopes and fears, the loves and triumphs of the Wilbur family in this thrilling story-Your Family and Mine.
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2018 Daytime Emmy reels: Maura West (‘Gh’) endures a trial by fire and has the scars to prove it [Watch]

2018 Daytime Emmy reels: Maura West (‘Gh’) endures a trial by fire and has the scars to prove it [Watch]
The 2018 Daytime Emmy Awards are on Sunday, April 29, but the winners in the soap opera acting categories were already decided by blue ribbon panels that viewed sample performance reels during the nominations round. In the race for Best Actress, Maura West is nominated for playing the villainous Ava Jerome on ABC’s “General Hospital,” a role that already earned her an Emmy in this category in 2015. Before that West spent 15 years playing Carly Snyder on “As the World Turns,” which earned her seven Emmy nominations and two Best Actress wins in 2007 and 2010. Can West’s submission earn her a fourth Best Actress Emmy win? Watch it above.

The bulk of West’s submission involves the revelation that Ava tampered with the medication Morgan Corinthos (Bryan Craig) was taking to treat his bipolar disorder, which indirectly resulted in his death. Ava is confronted by Carly (Best Actress nominee Laura Wright) and
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2018 Daytime Emmy reels: Marci Miller (‘Days’) is torn between two men and a serial killer [Watch]

2018 Daytime Emmy reels: Marci Miller (‘Days’) is torn between two men and a serial killer [Watch]
It has been less than two years since Marci Miller took over the role of Abigail Deveraux on “Days of Our Lives,” but she has already earned a Daytime Emmy nomination for Best Actress. Will her beginner’s luck continue when the winners are announced on April 29? The awards have already been decided in the drama acting categories by blue ribbon panels that viewed sample performance reels. Watch Miller’s submission above.

The reel opens with a scene in which Abigail is frustrated with her mother Jennifer (Melissa Reeves), who is trying to give Abigail advice about two men she is torn between: Chad Dimera (Billy Flynn) and Dario Hernandez (Jordi Vilasuso), who is at risk of being deported. But Abigail is sick of being told what to do and wants someone to take her needs into account for once.

The next scene is between Abigail and Chad. She admits
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2018 Daytime Emmy reels: Anthony Montgomery (‘Gh’) is guilt-ridden over his role in swapping Jasons [Watch]

2018 Daytime Emmy reels: Anthony Montgomery (‘Gh’) is guilt-ridden over his role in swapping Jasons [Watch]
Anthony Montgomery has played Dr. Andre Maddox on “General Hospital” since 2015, and this year he earned his first Daytime Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Can he win with scenes in which he expresses regret over his role in an identity switch? The winners will be announced on April 29, but they’ve already been decided in the drama acting categories by blue ribbon panels that viewed sample performance reels. Watch Montgomery’s submission above.

Montgomery’s reel begins with a breakup scene between Andre and Jordan Ashford (Vinessa Antoine). Jordan has admitted to kissing another man, and Andre finally tells her that he wants more from her than she’s willing to give him. He pleads with her, “Admit that I’m not the one that you want.”

Andre is in a jail cell in the next scene. He’s been locked up for his involvement in replacing Jason Morgan
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Today in Soap Opera History (April 20)

1970: Days of our Lives' Julie married Scott.

1978: Ryan's Hope's Faith prepared to married Tom.

1981: Dynasty's first season ended with the return of Alexis.

1987: Days of our Lives' Bo & Hope left Salem."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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1942: The Second Mrs. Burton premiered on the Blue Network. The radio soap opera had previously aired on CBS Radio, and would return to CBS four months later.
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The Bold & The Beautiful's Karla Mosley Is Pregnant!

Congratulations to The Bold & The Beautiful star Karla Mosley (Maya) who is pregnant with her first baby with boyfriend John Rogers! The actress shared the news on her Instagram with a photo of herself and her beau in the sunny desert as she points delightedly to her growing baby bump. “We are bleary-eyed just back from the desert but it seems the secret is out,” she posted. “We are extremely grateful for the well-wishes as we wait to meet our sweet little nugget this summer!” We are bleary eyed just back from the desert, but it seems the secret is out ☺️. We are extremely grateful for the well wishes as we wait to meet our sweet little nugget this summer! A post shared by Karla Mosley (@karlamose) on Apr 16, 2018 at 1:41pm Pdt Mosley broke into daytime with the role of Christina Moore Boudreau on the much-missed CBS sudser Guiding Light,
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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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Today in Soap Opera History (April 14)

>1969: Dark Shadows' Quentin was shocked to see Laura.

1983: Kristian Alfonso debuted as Hope on Days of our Lives.

2009: Guiding Light's Olivia poured her heart out at Gus's grave.

2011: ABC canceled All My Children and One Life to Live."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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1939: On Backstage Wife, Mary went to a portrait sitting at Ken Page's studio. Ken's sister Sandra arrived
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