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Today in Soap Opera History (April 24)

1978: Ryan's Hope's Pat called Delia on her miscarriage deception.

1987: Days of our Lives' Patch made chili.

2007: All My Children's Zoe performed.

2009: Drew Garrett debuted as Michael on General Hospital."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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1959: NBC Radio soap The Woman in My House aired its final episode after an eight year run. One Man's Family creator Carlton E. Morse produced Wimh about the Carter family of Miami.

Carlton E. Morse1959: Carlton E. Morse's long-running One Man's Family ended its run on NBC after 27 years.

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