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."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.

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1939: On Backstage Wife, Mary went to a portrait sitting at Ken Page's studio. Ken's sister Sandra arrived

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