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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