Some top daytime stars are celebrating birthdays in April. Soap Hub has all the dates, so you can send your favorites your sincerest best wishes via Twitter and Instagram or go the old-fashioned route and mail them an actual card.
Soap Opera Stars Celebrate Birthdays
Eric Braeden (Victor, The Young and the Restless) celebrates birthday #79 on April 4. The following week, General Hospital’s Kirsten Storms (Maxie) turns 36 on April 8, while Days of Our Lives’ Lamon Archey (Eli) turns 39 on April 9.
The Bold and the Beautiful bombshell Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) will be blowing out some candles, too. The actress toasts 33 years on April 17.
A trio of soap opera stars shares April 18th as their special day. Tamara Braun (ex-Kim, GH) turns 49; Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki, Y&R) turns 64, and Lisa LoCicero (Olivia, GH) turns 50.
Some GH leading men, past and present, are toasting their special days, too. William deVry (Julian ) turns 52 on April 20, while Dominic Zamprogna (ex-Dante) turns 41 on April 21 and Ingo Rademacher (Jax) turns 49 on April 22.
Two soap actresses share April 24 as their birthday. GH’s Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma) will be blowing out 14 candles on her cake, while DAYS’ Haiduk (Kristen) will be blowing out 52.
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, who portrays Days’ Sheila, celebrates the big 5-0 on April 26, while GH’s Maura West (Ava) toasts birthday #48 on April 27 and co-star Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) turns 64 on April 28.
More on Soap Opera History
Soap opera began in the early 1900s, as radio broadcasts. Soap companies were behind the conception of the daytime dramas because they wanted to sell soaps to stay-at-home-moms. They did their job and also launched a lifelong programming format, the soap operas.
Spanning more than five decades, American sudsers have seen the rise and fall of daytime soaps. In the heyday of soaps in the early 1980s, there were up to 13 different soap operas broadcasted. However, over the years, the number has declined. Currently, there are only four American soap operas on the air.
Bringing the Drama
The four remaining soap operas currently on the air include Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless (YR), General Hospital (GH), and The Bold and the Beautiful (BB). Check your local listings for air times.