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Today in Soap Opera History (April 11)

1966: Peyton Place's Steven married Betty.

1978: Ryan's Hope's Tom was drunk and angry.

1986: Lynn Herring debuted as Lucy Coe on General Hospital.

2007: All My Children's Krystal gave birth."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: On Peyton Place, Betty Anderson (Barbara Parkins) married her second husband, Steven Cord (James Douglas). Later, Steven showed Betty their new house. Note: Betty's first marriage to Rodney Harrington was annulled.

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1967: On Another World, Danny Fargo (Antony Ponzini) continued to
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Today in Soap Opera History (November 7)

1972: Jingles the clown scared Andrea on Somerset.

1986: Robert S. Woods debuted as Paul on Days of our Lives.

1986: James Stenbeck returned from the dead with, "Hello, Barbara"

1995: All My Children's Julia found a surprise in her closet."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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1957: On The Edge of Night, Roger (Allen Nourse) worried about Mary.

1972: On Somerset, Andrea Moore (Harriet Hall) was terrified when she was woken up in her bedroom by Jingles the Clown. When Carter Matson (Jay Gregory) ran into the room after hearing her screams, he didn't see anything and told
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Today in Soap Opera History (November 6)

1981: Thaao Penghlis debuted as Tony on Days of our Lives.

1981: The Edge of Night's Raven enjoyed being rich.

1989: Guiding Light's Reva realized Dylan was her son.

2008: One Life to Live's Starr gave birth to a baby girl."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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1950: On The Guiding Light radio soap opera, Meta (Jone Allison) shot and killed her husband, Ted, after their son, Chuckie, died. Bill and Papa Bauer were shocked to hear the news and Bill vowed to get his sister, Meta, out of jail.

1957: On "the continuing story of" The Edge of Night,
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Today in Soap Opera History (April 11)

1966: Peyton Place's Steven married Betty.

1978: Ryan's Hope's Tom was drunk and angry.

1986: Lynn Herring debuted as Lucy Coe on General Hospital.

2007: All My Children's Krystal gave birth."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.

On this date in...

1966: On Peyton Place, Betty Anderson (Barbara Parkins) married her second husband, Steven Cord (James Douglas). Later, Steven showed Betty their new house. Note: Betty's first marriage to Rodney Harrington was annulled.
See full article at We Love Soaps »

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