1988: General Hospital's Anna lost her baby.
1990: Another World's Jake raped Marley, then got shot.
2000: All My Children's Vanessa and Arlene were busted."The best prophet of the future is the past."
― Lord Byron
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1937: Radio soap opera Stella Dallas made its debut as a local show in New York City. The 15-minute drama, with Anne Elstner in the title role, was picked up by the NBC Radio network beginning June 6, 1938, and aired weekdays afternoons through 1955.
1971: Chris Bohn debuted as Dr. Jason Aldrich on The Doctors.
1977: On Another World, Iris Carrington (Beverlee McKinsey