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Today in Soap Opera History (August 31)

Today in Soap Opera History (August 31)

1960: Grace was still bitter on The Secret Storm. 1989: Josie

moved in with the Matthews family on Another World.

1994: Erica was in a neckbrace on All My Children.

2010: Oakdale said goodbye to Nancy Hughes on Atwt."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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1948: Radio soap opera The Guiding Light, still almost four years away from making its way to television, introduced the character of Friedrich "Papa" Bauer. Theodore von Eltz originated the role and was replaced by Theo Goetz a year later. Goetz would remain with

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