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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."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

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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.
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General Hospital's Finola Hughes Is Back to Work

Finn isn't the only one missing Anna on General Hospital — fans are eager to see the character back in Port Charles again, too. Luckily, she should be returning to screens very soon as portrayer Finola Hughes is back in the studio working again! "All lady crew," she posted on Instagram along with a photo of her sitting in a director's chair surrounded by a half-dozen female crew members. Although she didn't identify anyone, she did use the hashtags "#gh" and "#generalhospital" which led fans to believe that the pic was taken on the soap's set and she was back in Anna's shoes once more. View this post on Instagram All lady crew..... #gh #generalhospital #things #setlife #howdidigethere ❤️ A post shared by finola hughes (@finolafilona) on Aug 7, 2019 at 1:01pm Pdt The last time Gh fans saw Anna on screen was back at the very end of May when she left
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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."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

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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.
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Soap of the Week Results: 'Days of our Lives' Tops Poll for 30th Consecutive Week

The results are in from the We Love Soaps "Soap of the Week" poll for May 20-24, 2019. NBC's Days of our Lives was voted favorite soap opera for the 30th week in a row.

ABC's General Hospital came in second, followed by CBS' The Young and the Restless.

The Favorite Couple this week was Days' Will & Sonny. Day's Chandler Massey (Will) and Camila Banus (Gabi) were Favorite Actor and Favorite Actress.

Check out the complete show rankings below as well as the Top 15 favorite couples, actors and actresses.

Rankshowlast Weektop 31Days of our Lives (NBC)14402General Hospital (ABC)23433The Young and the Restless (CBS)42014The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)3175

Days of our Lives star Chandler Massey (Will Horton) was voted Favorite Actor for the fifth week in a row.

Rankactorlast Weektop 31Chandler Massey (Will), Days1792Drake Hogestyn (John), Days22233Robert Scott Wilson (Ben), Days684Freddie Smith
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Today in Soap Opera History (June 28)

1974: The Doctors' Toni learned she had a son.

1991: General Hospital's Anna and Robert were shocked by Faison.

1996: Stephen Nichols made his Gh debut as Stefan.

2010: Salem said goodbye to Alice Horton on Days."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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1963: On Ben Jerrod, as the trial was reaching the conclusion, Ben's (Michael Ryan) strategy was on the verge of collapse.

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1966: On the second episode of Dark Shadows, Victoria (Alexandra Moltke) watched as Elizabeth (Joan Bennett) collapsed,
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Today in Soap Opera History (June 27)

1966: Dark Shadows premiered on ABC.

1984: Guiding Light's Bert stood after losing her leg.

1995: One Life to Live's "Tommy" was enraged.

2003: Passions paid homage to the musical "Chicago"."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

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1952: ABC Radio aired the final episode of Lone Journey after a 12 year run on multiple networks with multiple sponsors.

1955: On The Brighter Day, Lydia Hamilton (Murial Williams) struggled with her conscience after taking a silver clock.

1963: On Ben Jerrod, Agnes (Jeanne Baird) lost her temper for the second time.
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Today in Soap Opera History (June 25)

1971: The final episode of A World Apart.

1990: General Hospital's P.K. Sinclair was really Cesar Faison.

1999: The final episode of Another World.

2010: The funeral of Alice Horton on Days of our Lives."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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1963: On Ben Jerrod, Judge Abbott (Addison Richards) was infuriated by a young man's rudeness,

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1968: Humbert Allen Astredo debuted as Nicholas Blair in Dark Shadows.

1971: ABC aired the final epsiode of daytime soap opera A World Apart,
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 30)

1995: The exorcism of Days of our Lives' Marlena began.

1997: General Hospital's Monica wanted to shoot Pierce.

2001: All My Children's Anna heard her daughter's voice.

2006: Days of our Lives' Sami met Ej Dimera."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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1938: Radio soap opera Joyce Jordan, M.D. debuted on the Mutual Network. Elspeth Eric was the original actress to play Joyce, who worked at Heights Hospital. Other cast members during the show's run included Bill Johnstone and Agnes Moorehead. Note: Three decades later
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 28)

1974: The first Daytime Emmys ceremony was held in New York.

1980: All My Children's Benny tried to get Estelle help.

1990: General Hospital's Shep Casey looked familiar to Anna.

2013: The Young and the Restless aired a special Jeanne Cooper tribute episode."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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1968: On The Doctors, Liz (Pamela Toll) reassured Penny (Jami Fields) when they talked about feeling different.

1970: On Dark Shadows, Maggie Collins was trying to preserve her marriage to Quentin (David Selby) unaware his first wife, Angelique, had
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 24)

1982: Days of our Lives' Salem Strangler "killed" Marlena.

1999: Pop group 98 Degrees sang on As the World Turns.

1999: The final episode of Melrose Place aired on Fox.

2005: Cassie Newman died on The Young and the Restless."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: "Mame" opened on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theater. The show featured Frankie Michaels, the youngest Tony winner ever, who had been playing Tom Hughes on As the World Turns the previous two years. Michaels, who had just turned 11 when the show closed,
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 15)

1985: General Hospital's Anna remembered the past.

1985: Dynasty wedding guests faced the Moldavian Massacre.

1987: Days of our Lives' Andrew was baptized.

2012: Days' Will Horton came out to his parents."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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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 (Denise Alexander) decided to give David (Clive Clerk) a divorce.

1975: At the 2nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,
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Rebecca Budig checking back in to ‘General Hospital’ after 2 years away: Will she have a baby in tow?

Rebecca Budig checking back in to ‘General Hospital’ after 2 years away: Will she have a baby in tow?
Rebecca Budig is on her way back to “General Hospital” this summer. It has been almost two years since the actress left the ABC soap, and her exit left a crucial relationship unresolved. So what do you think will happen when she returns? Discuss it in the comments below, and join the discussion with your fellow daytime TV fans in our forums.

Budig played Hayden Barnes on “Gh” for two years (2015-2017). During that time Hayden found out that she was the daughter of Jeff Webber, which made her the sister of her nemesis Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst). Eventually, Hayden began a relationship with Dr. Hamilton Finn (Michael Easton) and became pregnant with their child. Scenes involving this storyline helped Easton earn a Daytime Emmy nomination for Best Actor in 2018.

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However, Hayden skipped town and let Finn believe she lost
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Daytime Emmy reel analysis 2019: Ava’s tragic loss is Maura West’s gain in dynamite Best Actress scenes

Daytime Emmy reel analysis 2019: Ava’s tragic loss is Maura West’s gain in dynamite Best Actress scenes
The Daytime Emmys aren’t releasing the drama acting reels to the public as they have in recent years, but the academy has made them available to the press. Maura West is nominated for Best Actress this year for her performance as Ava Jerome on “General Hospital.” It’s her 11th career nomination and her fourth for this role. She previously won this category three times: twice for “As the World Turns” and once for “Gh” (2015).

Can she prevail for a fourth time? That would tie her with Susan Flannery and Kim Zimmer as the second most awarded actress in the category. Erika Slezak is the all-time record-holder with six. Here’s the scoop on what West showed Emmy judges.

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Length: 12:39

Synopsis: Ava is in denial when Griffin (Matt Cohen) informs her that her daughter Kiki has been murdered,
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Soap of the Week Results: 'Days of our Lives' Tops Poll for 27th Consecutive Week

The results are in from the We Love Soaps "Soap of the Week" poll for February 25-March 1, 2019. NBC's Days of our Lives was voted favorite soap opera for the 27th week in a row.

ABC's General Hospital came in second, followed by CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful.

The Favorite Couple this week was Days' Will & Sonny. Day's Chandler Massey (Will) and Camila Banus (Gabi) were Favorite Actor and Favorite Actress.

Check out the complete show rankings below as well as the Top 15 favorite couples, actors and actresses.

Rankshowlast Weektop 31Days of our Lives (NBC)14372General Hospital (ABC)23403The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)41734The Young and the Restless (CBS)3200

Days of our Lives star Chandler Massey (Will Horton) was voted Favorite Actor for the second week in a row.

Rankactorlast Weektop 31Chandler Massey (Will), Days1762Freddie Smith (Sonny), Days3803Drake Hogestyn (John), Days22204Roger Howarth (Franco
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Today in Soap Opera History (April 13)

1979: Guiding Light's Diane uncovered revealing information.

1981: Another World's Mac didn't care about Sandy's past.

1987: Diana Colville (Genie Francis) arrived on Days of our Lives.

1992: All My Children's Janet found a Lamaze coach."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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1939: On radio soap opera Backstage Wife, Mary (Vivian Fridell) received a call from a gossip columnist who questioned her about her separation from Larry. Katharine Monroe criticized Peter Dillon for being interested in Sandra Page, and Dillon exited enraged. Mary and Larry discussed their separation.
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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."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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1939: On Backstage Wife, Mary went to a portrait sitting at Ken Page's studio. Ken's sister Sandra arrived while Mary was in the dressing room very upset with Ken because he did not want her to see Mary's friend,
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Today in Soap Opera History (April 10)

1957: As the World Turns' Edith considered leaving Oakdale.

1985: Finola Hughes debuted as Anna Devane on General Hospital.

1987: Jack Deveraux first appeared on Days of our Lives.

2008: All My Children's Jesse remembered his late friend Jenny."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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1957: On As the World Turns, Chris (Don MacLaughlin) and Pa (Santos Ortega) discussed John Hughes, who ran away from the Hughes farm 18 years earlier. Meanwhile, Edith (Ruth Warrick) didn't want to rehash the past with Jim. Later, Pa encouraged Edith to
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Catching up With General Hospital's Jessica Tuck (Exclusive)

Admittedly, Jessica Tuck plays a lot of moms on TV. That’s part of the reason why the invitation to portray a complicated villain like General Hospital’s Cassandra appealed to her. “It’s always more fun to play somebody that wicked!” she confided to Soaps In Depth with a laugh. “Plus, I knew that I’d be working with a really delicious lineup of Finola Hughes (Anna), James Patrick Stuart (Valentin), Michael Easton (Finn) and Michelle Stafford (Nina).” Last August, Cassandra had awakened from her coma, only to be kidnapped by someone wearing a Cassadine ring. Where has she been since? “Right now I feel like I’m in limbo; it would be fun to know who she’s with and what’s happened to her,” Tuck says. “I would be happy to continue to twist my mustache or to dive in to the other side of things!” "I
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Shocking Daytime Emmy snubs 2019: How could they diss Eileen Davidson, Scott Clifton, Kirsten Storms and more?

You can always count on plenty of plot twists when watching daytime soaps, and that’s also true of the Daytime Emmys, whose 2019 nominations were announced on March 20 live on CBS’s “The Talk.” Check out the full list of nominees here to see who made the cut, and scroll down to find out who didn’t.

These nominations were preceded by the pre-nominations, which were announced in January and included all the actors in each drama category whose work would then be evaluated by blue ribbon panels to decide the nominees and winners. The number-one show in those pre-nominations was “The Young and the Restless,” which had 21 actors cited across seven races. It was shocking then to see that only five of those actors made the final list of nominees.

See‘Days of Our Lives’ dominates the 2019 Daytime Emmy nominations with 27 bids

Two of the “Y&R” actors who
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Today in Soap Opera History (March 19)

1979: Another World's Alice wasn't sure she should marry Dan.

1979: Guiding Light's newly arrived Ross rook Roger's case.

1990: General Hospital's "Duke" died in Anna's arms.

2004: All My Children's Bianca gave birth to Miranda."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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1968: On Dark Shadows, Victoria Winters (Alexandra Moltke) was shot in the shoulder after a struggling over a gun with her prison guard (Howard Honig). Peter Bradford (Roger Davis) and Victoria attempted to leave the jail.

1976: On Ryan's Hope, Johnny (Bernard Barrow) made peace with
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