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Today in Soap Opera History (March 12)

1976: Faith was going blind on Ryan's Hope.

1981: Another World's Ada gave Rachel a lecture.

1986: Guiding Light's Claire wasn't willing to give up Michelle.

1986: The "East Coast Capwells" arrived on Santa Barbara."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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1970: On Another World, Missy Palmer Matthews (Carol Roux) told Liz (Nancy Wickwire) that Bill--Liz's son and Missy's husband--drowned after his sailboat capsized during a storm.

1976: On Ryan's Hope, while talking with Mary (Kate Mulgrew), Faith's (Faith Catlin) vision suddenly became blurry. Ed ordered an
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Today in Soap Opera History (March 12)

1976: Faith was going blind on Ryan's Hope.

1981: Another World's Ada gave Rachel a lecture.

1986: Guiding Light's Claire wasn't willing to give up Michelle.

1986: The "East Coast Capwells" arrived on Santa Barbara."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"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...

1970: On Another World, Missy Palmer Matthews (Carol Roux) told Liz (Nancy Wickwire) that Bill--Liz's son
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Diana Douglas Dies: Actress, Mother of Michael Douglas and Ex-Wife of Kirk Douglas Was 92

Diana Douglas Dies: Actress, Mother of Michael Douglas and Ex-Wife of Kirk Douglas Was 92
Sad news—actress Diana Douglas, mother of 70-year-old actor Michael Douglas, had died at age 92. Her husband of 15 years, Donald Webster, told The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline on Saturday, the Fourth of July, that she recently passed away at the Motion Picture and Television Fund nursing home in Woodland Hills, California after battling cancer. "She was a person much beloved by everyone," he told CNN. "One of her greatest qualities was that she was always thinking of the other person." Diana was the first wife of Michael's dad, actor Kirk Douglas, 98. The two met at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, where they both studied acting. They divorced in 1951...
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Diana Douglas, Mother of Michael and Ex-Wife of Kirk, Dead at 92

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Diana Douglas, Mother of Michael and Ex-Wife of Kirk, Dead at 92
Diana Douglas, the ex-wife of actor Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, died at the Motion Picture and Television Home in Woodland Hills, Calif., according to media reports. She was 92. Born Diana Dill in Bermuda, she married Kirk Douglas in 1943, giving birth to the couple’s two sons, Michael and Joel, before the pair broke up in 1951. Later she married actor Bill Darrid, remaining with him until his 1992 death. She married Donald Webster, by whom she is survived, in 2002. Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2015 (Photos) An actress in her own right, Douglas appeared in numerous films...
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Actress Diana Douglas, Mother of Michael and Ex-Wife of Kirk, Dies at 92

Actress Diana Douglas, Mother of Michael and Ex-Wife of Kirk, Dies at 92
Actress Diana Douglas, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and the mother of Michael Douglas, has died. She was 92.

Douglas, who was married to the legendary actor from 1943 until their divorce in 1951, then starred in two films with her ex-husband, died Friday from cancer at the Motion Picture and Television Home in Woodland Hills, said Donald Webster, her husband of 15 years.

In the 2003 film It Runs in the Family, about a dysfunctional New York clan, Diana played devoted matriarch Evelyn Gromberg opposite Kirk as her husband, Michael (who also produced the movie) as her son and Cameron Douglas (Michael’s son ...
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Straw Dogs Review d: Sam Peckinpah

Straw Dogs (1971) Direction: Sam Peckinpah Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan, T. P. McKenna, Del Henney, Jim Norton, Donald Webster, Ken Hutchison, Len Jones, Sally Thomsett, Robert Keegan, Peter Arne Screenplay: David Zelag Goodman and Sam Peckinpah; from Gordon Williams' novel The Siege of Trencher's Farm Oscar Movies Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Straw Dogs By Dan Schneider of Cosmoetica: If there has ever been a more over-interpreted and misinterpreted film than director Sam Peckinpah's 1971 drama Straw Dogs, I've yet to encounter it. Citizen Kane and 2001: A Space Odyssey have had more ink spilled over them, but most of the ideas tossed about are on the money and far less is read into them. Also, those two classics have one big thing going for them that Straw Dogs does not. They are great films. Co-written by Peckinpah and David Zelag Goodman from from Gordon Williams' novel
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