Today in Soap Opera History (June 20)

1984: All My Children's Erica was curious about Adam's first wife.

1990: General Hospital's Frisco planned a surprise for Felicia.

1994: Days of our Lives' Alice found Tom dead in their bedroom.

2003: The Young and the Restless' Jill tried to stop a wedding."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different 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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1963: James Pritchett made his first appearance on NBC soap opera The Doctors. He played a corporation president running away and having a broken back that brought me to the hospital. Pritchett returned to The Doctors on July 9, 1963, as Dr.

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