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Today in Soap Opera History (August 22)

1960: As the World Turns' Grace wanted to help her son.

1979: Guiding Light's Holly received a marriage proposal.

1986: Young and Restless aired the "It's Ok to Say No" concert.

1986: Days of our Lives' Marlena and "Roman" were remarried."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

"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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1955: On The Brighter Day, Lydia's (Murial Williams) romantic life suffered as she became more stressed over her desire to confess that she had taken the silver clock.

1960: On As the World Turns, Dr. Cassen (Nat Polen) explained to Penny Hughes Baker (Rosemary Prinz) that he couldn't keep her husband,
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Today in Soap Opera History (August 3)

1981: Gh's Robert tried to steal the formula from Victor.

1984: Eileen Fulton returned to As the World Turns as Lisa.

1992: Atwt's Margo was raped.

2007: Passions' Sheridan decided to electrocute Theresa."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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1922: Schenectady, New York radio station Wgy aired a staged dramatic play for the first time. This tryout was a hit which led to weekly studio broadcasts of full-length stage plays.

1971: On The Guiding Light, Ken tried to intervene in an argument between his mother, Barbara (Barbara Berjer), and 18-year-old sister,
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Today in Soap Opera History (July 15)

1968: Agnes Nixon's One Life to Live premiered on ABC."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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1940: On The Guiding Light, Rose Kransky (Ruth Bailey) and Charles Cunningham had dinner together after a chance meeting on the street.

The episode opened with the following narration: "Where we are free to act, we are also free to refrain from acting. And where we are able to say no, we are also able to say yes. And yet it seems so strange that so many times what we will to be,
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What Happened to Christine on The Young & The Restless

Christine Blair Williams on The Young & The Restless has been around for decades, so she's had quite the dramatic history in Genoa City that newer viewers may not be aware of. The character was introduced back in 1983, and has always been played by Lauralee Bell, even crossing over to sister soap The Bold & The Beautiful for a short-term stint in 2007! Originally called Cricket, the teen was introduced as a model for Jabot Cosmetics and befriended a young NIna Webster. She was engaged to Phillip Chancellor III until she found him in bed with Nina. Next, Cricket was raped by Derek Stuart, and found the strength to press charges against him. This also inspired her to leave modeling to pursue a career in the law as well as dropping her nickname. Once working as a lawyer, Christine was sexually harassed by fellow attorney Michael Baldwin, and after she got him fired,
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Elizabeth Hendrickson Married Rob Meder — See the Gorgeous Wedding Photos!

Congratulations to Elizabeth Hendrickson, who married Rob Meder on June 29, 2019, in a beautiful beachside ceremony! The actress, known for playing Chloe on The Young & The Restless and Margaux on General Hospital as well as Frankie and Maggie on All My Children, broke the news on Instagram. "Surprise!" she declared the following day. "Cat's out of the bag! It's official! Mr. and Mrs. Meder! I love you, babe, forever and ever." View this post on Instagram Surprise!!!! Cats out the bag! It’s official Mr and Mrs Meder !!! I love you babe, forever and ever. A post shared by Elizabeth Hendrickson (@e.c.hendrickson) on Jun 29, 2019 at 4:42pm Pdt The couple announced their engagement at Christmas, 2018, and tied the knot at the beginning of summer in Gustavia, which is the capital city of the island of Saint Barthélemy, located in the West Indies. Hendrickson's Instagram comments were filled with congratulatory
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Today in Soap Opera History (June 16)

1930: Clara, Lu & Em premiered.

1989: Another World's Rachel said goodbye to Mac.

1992: One Life to Live's Asa married Blair.

2006: Days of our Lives' Ej and Sami danced the tango."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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1930: Clara, Lu and Em, radio's first network daytime soap opera, premiered on Wgn-am in Chicago. It continued through the 1930s and early 1940s on the NBC Blue Network and CBS, finally airing as a syndicated series in 1945.

1972: On Another World, Gerald (Walter Mathews) dialed Steve's number, handed Rachel (Robin Strasser) the phone,
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 19)

1967: Dark Shadows' Maggie disappeared from the hospital.

1980: Edge of Night's "Kirk" (aka Draper) was hit by a car.

1992: Days of our Lives' Brady was born.

1994: General Hospital's Tony listened to B.J.'s heart in Maxie."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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1964: On Another World, Janet (Liza Chapman) learned that her father, Will, had a cardiac condition for the past five years which he kept secret from his family. Note: Will had just died when Another World premiered.

1967: On Dark Shadows,
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Doug Davidson Opens up About His Emotional Return to The Young & The Restless (Exclusive)

Soaps are in a constant state of change with their intricate, fast-paced storylines, pairings and love triangles, but if there is one touchstone in daytime, it is the loyalty of fans. With more than four decades under his belt, The Young & The Restless’ Doug Davidson was already aware of that loyalty, but admits that he was still taken aback by the love he received from viewers when his alter ego, Paul, went Mia from Genoa City. “I think the amount of enthusiasm was remarkable and humbling,” he confessed to Soaps In Depth, clearly touched by the groundswell of support he received regarding his absence, with people reaching out to him via social media. “Most of my career has been rather low-key by choice. I didn’t do a lot of grandstanding. It was really nice to be part of a family, a group, so when it ended, it shocked me,
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Y&R Stars Reveal What They Submitted for the 2019 Daytime Emmys (Exclusive)

This year, for the 2019 Daytime Emmy Awards, actors were asked to submit reels of up to 15 minutes in length containing clips from any episodes aired during the 2018 calendar year. And while the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences isn’t making these submissions public as they have in the past, some of the stars of The Young & The Restless told Soaps In Depth what scenes they chose for their reels. Will it be enough to earn them the coveted trophy? We’ll all find out when the Daytime Emmys air on Sunday, May 5! Bryton James (Devon) - Outstanding Supporting Actor (Photo Credit: Howard Wise/jpistudios.com) “I used two scenes in the hospital, my last day of working with Mishael [Morgan, ex-Hilary]. The scene where Hilary actually passes away. And then I used the scene where I discovered that Lily was the cause of the accident. She took her eyes off
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The Young and the Restless Kristoff St. John Tribute Details Set

It's time to wish well the character of Neil Winters in what is sure to be a moving storyline coming to The Young and the Restless.

The long-running soap opera will say a very emotional goodbye to Kristoff St. John in a four-episode arc beginning Tuesday, April 23.

The final episode of the arc will be on Friday, April 26, culminating with a tribute episode on Monday, April 29.

The tribute episode will feature former and current Y&R stars sharing memories of Kristoff and the iconic character of Neil Winters he helped create over 28 years ago.

In the special episodes, Genoa City gathers to remember one of their own when Neil Winters passes away unexpectedly.

Related: The Young and the Restless - Shemar Moore Among Actors Returning for Kristoff St. John Tribute

Neil’s family and friends come from near and far to pay their respects and remember their cherished father, colleague,
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Soaps In Depth Podcast — More Ins, More Outs

Join Soaps In Depth editors — and lifelong soap fans — Richard Simms and Charlie Mason as they dish about everything that’s right and wrong with daytime dramas in the all-new Soaps In Depth Podcast! Every week, these two offer their uncensored opinions on current storylines, praise outstanding performances, discuss the latest news, and tease what’s coming up next on all your favorite shows. In the latest episode, the hits keep on coming as Richard and Charlie discuss the latest big news to rock daytime, including Michelle Stafford exiting General Hospital to step back into the role of Phyllis on The Young & The Restless. Plus, with Y&R having recast Adam Newman, how might the character’s arrival shake things up in Genoa City? Listen in for the latest news, preview and more! Don’t miss out on all the fun — Click here to download and listen to the Soaps In
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Y&R's Lauralee Bell Previews Her Nightmarish New Movie (Exclusive)

Life in Genoa City has been difficult these days for Christine on The Young & The Restless — she was prosecuting a high-profile murder trial — but it’s a complete nightmare for her portrayer, Lauralee Bell! The actress stars in the Lifetime thriller Nightmare Tenant! “I play a lawyer on Y&R and have always thought, ‘Hmm, a doctor might be fun,’” Bell told Soaps In Depth. “So now I’m playing Dr. Carol Allen in the latest Lifetime movie, which was so fun!” From attorney to doctor but still at the center of drama! (Photo Credit: A&E Networks/Lifetime Movies) Bell, who is also an executive producer for the movie, describes her character as a single mom whose daughter is going off to college but concerned about leaving her mother alone in the big house. “She suggests I get a tenant, but I sort of poo-poo that idea. But the next day at work,
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Lauralee Bell Reveals Why Y&R's Murder Trial Was So Difficult to Play (Exclusive)

When it comes to her The Young & The Restless alter ego, Lauralee Bell loves that Christine is a strong woman ready to fight for her beliefs. However, there’s a difference between being strong and being hard, and the soap vet confessed to Soaps In Depth that she felt her character may have crossed into the latter category as she faced off against Nikki, Victoria and Sharon. “The trial was so well-written, but I had a personal struggle with it,” she admitted. “I totally understand Christine’s position as D.A. Nikki had a choice. Obviously, she was acting to save her daughter, but they could have called 911. She could have said, ‘Get away from my daughter, you [jerk]!’ But she didn’t have to let J.T. die. They could have gotten a restraining order, which they never did. “So I totally understand that the D.A. side needs to be presented,
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Lauralee Bell Has a New TV Movie, a PSA Message, and Thoughts on Y&R!!

It was about a year ago that Lauralee Bell was making the rounds to promote her Lifetime film, Mistress Hunter.

This time around, Bell is promoting the Lifetime Movie Network film, Nightmare Tenant. "They have me on a schedule," the seasoned star joked about her relationship with the networks and the movies' producer.

That's right, she's not only working with the Lifetime family again but with the same person who produced Mistress Hunter, this time earning an executive producing credit, as well.

Bell takes the entertainment business very seriously, wanting to make the "most realistic and natural movie possible."

"I'm so happy to work with this group again that if I could do one or two a year, I would, and if I could still do Y&R at the same time, that would make me super happy," Bell said.

Related: Lauralee Bell Loves Her Upcoming Movie Mistress Hunter - You Will Too!
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Today in Soap Opera History (March 8)

1977: Delia left a suicide note for Pat on Ryan's Hope.

1984: All My Children's Erica and Adam were married.

1984: Knots Landing's Abby and Val mourned Gary.

2006: Passions' Miguel returned just as Kay accepted Fox's proposal."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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1966: On Another World, Bill Matthews (Joseph Gallison) begged social worker Ann Fuller (Olga Bellin) to tell him the real reason Missy Palmer didn't want to marry him.

1977: On Ryan's Hope, after writing a suicide note and taking Jack's pills, Delia Reid Ryan
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The Young and the Restless spoilers for next week: Rey breaks the law, Kerry is in the hot seat, Summer saves Lola?

The Young and the Restless spoilers for next week’s episode of the CBS soap reveal that the tension and angst swirling around Genoa City looks to hang around long after February sweeps has come and gone. First, there’s the J.T. trial. Can they really convict Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) and the others if they don’t have a body? Christine (Lauralee Bell) thinks so, and she’s gleefully flashing and gnashing those pearly whites of hers as she grills the hapless women. Spoiler alert: The news isn’t good as spoilers reveal that Christine is the victor! Both Victoria (Amelia Heinle) and Sharon […]

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Is Phyllis leaving The Young and the Restless: Phyllis squeals for full immunity in the J.T. case

Today on The Young and the Restless Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) does the unthinkable and rats out the others in the J.T. murder investigation in order to gain immunity. Christine (Lauralee Bell) gives her freedom in return for her insider info, but who’s going to protect Red once she hits the streets? When news of Phyllis’ betrayal gets out there will be heck to pay, and the witness protection program can’t save her from the wrath of Victor Newman (Eric Braeden). Will Phyllis have to turn tail and flee now that she’s turned informant? That remains to be seen, but what […]

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Lauralee Bell To Star In & Ep Lifetime Movie ‘Nightmare Tenant’

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Lauralee Bell To Star In & Ep Lifetime Movie ‘Nightmare Tenant’
Exclusive: Lauralee Bell is set to star in and executive produce Nightmare Tenant, a Lifetime movie thriller that premieres March 22 as the anchor of the channel’s Spring Breakdown films.

Bell, a Daytime Emmy nominee for her decades-long role on The Young and the Restless, plays Dr. Carol Allen, a kind-hearted Ivy League alum and single mom whose high-achieving and well-rounded daughter (Heather Hopkins) gets accepted into the same university. At her daughter’s suggestion, she takes in a hard-luck student so she won’t be living alone when her daughter starts college.

Rob Malenfant directs Nightmare Tenant, and Ken Sanders produced it in a reteaming with his Mistress Hunter star Bell.

Bell wrote, directed and produced mI promise, a 2014 Daytime Emmy-winning web series that follows a 16-year old girl who makes a critical error by texting and driving. It premieres this week on Amazon Prime. Her credits also include
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Kristoff St. John Remembered By Co-Stars From ‘The Young & The Restless’, ‘Roots: Next Generation’, Others

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Kristoff St. John Remembered By Co-Stars From ‘The Young & The Restless’, ‘Roots: Next Generation’, Others
Refresh for updates Eric Braeden was among the costars, colleagues and admirers of Kristoff St. John expressing shock and sorrow over news that the actor, most famous for his long-running role on CBSThe Young and the Restless, died Sunday at age 52.

“No words right now,” tweeted a heartbroken Braeden, St. John’s long-running Yatr co-star.

“This news has truly broken my heart,” tweeted Yvette Nicole Brown. “Kristoff was pure & so kind. I will never forget how wonderful he was to me and everyone else he came into contact with. He was just a good, good man.”

Young and the Restless actress Alice Hunter tweeted, “May he be met with the comforting arms of his beloved son and may their gentle souls rest together for eternity.”.

Actor Stan Shaw,
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 13)

1989: The Ryan's Hope finale aired on ABC.

2013: The broadcast TV finale of One Life to Live aired on ABC."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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1958: On The Edge of Night, Capt. Bill Marceau (Mandel Kramer) took McGinnis and Lowrey in for questioning.

1969: Joel Crothers aired for the final time on Dark Shadows. He played Joe Haskell and Nathan Forbes on the show.

1975: On Another World, after Rachel (Victoria Wyndham) accepted Mac's (Douglass Watson) marriage proposal at Iris' (Beverlee McKinsey) party, Liz broke away sobbing.
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