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Claire Labine Dies: Veteran Soaps Writer-Creator Was 82

Claire Labine Dies: Veteran Soaps Writer-Creator Was 82
Claire Labine, a nine-time daytime Emmy winner who created Ryan's Hope for ABC and wrote for numerous other soaps over her career died this week from undisclosed causes. She was 82. An alum of the University of Kentucky and Columbia University's School of Dramatic Arts, Labine began her writing career in the 1960s with a stint on Captain Kangaroo. After being fired two years into the job, she moved into Soaps, writing for CBS’s Where The Heart Is where, within 2 years…
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Today in Soap Opera History

On this date in...

1966: On The Guiding Light, Bert met Leslie Jackson.

1999: Passions debuted on NBC.

Celebrating a birthday today are:

Shirley Knight (ex-Phyllis, Desperate Housewives) - 75

Louise Shaffer (ex-Rae, Ryan's Hope; ex-Stephanie/Emily, Search For Tomorrow; ex-Goldie, All My Children; ex-Judge Tillman/Mrs. Humphreys, Guiding Light; ex-Alison, Where The Heart Is; ex-Martha, Hidden Faces) - 69

Patsy Pease (Kimberly, Days Of Our Lives; ex-Patricia, The Young And The Restless; ex-Cissie, Search For Tomorrow) - 55
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Today's Soap World Birthdays

Pamela Payton-Wright (Addie, One Life To Live; ex-Hazel, Another World) - 69

Anna Stuart (Elizabeth, Gotham; ex-Mary, All My Children; ex-Donna, Another World/As The World Turns; ex-Gina, General Hospital) - 62

Karen Hensel (ex-Doris, Y&R) - 62

Mike Hammett (ex-Dennis, Another World; ex-Matthew, Where The Heart Is)

Lauren-Marie Taylor (ex-Eleanor, Ryan's Hope; ex-Stacey, Loving) - 49

Alla Korot (ex-Allie, All My Children; ex-Jenna, Another World; ex-Stacy, Gh: Night Shift) - 40

Laura Moss (ex-Amanda, Another World) - 37

Trivia: Check out MikeHammett.com to catch up with what the original Dennis on Another World is doing today. Check out his 1970s photo of Brooklyn's Midwood Studio below, the once home of Another World and more recently As The World Turns (there are many more on his website).
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