Today in Soap Opera History (August 16)

1957: CBS aired the last episode of daytime soap Valiant Lady.

1985: General Hospital's Celia and Jimmy Lee married.

2007: Guiding Light's Olivia ran into Reva during Josh's wedding.

2007: One Life to Live's Asa Buchanan died."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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1957: The final episode of daytime soap opera Valiant Lady aired on CBS radio and television. The show, which debuted in 1953, was a follow up to the radio soap opera of the same name that ran from 1938 to 1952. Flora Campbell starred as Helen Emerson during the show's final three years.

1971: On The Doctors,
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