Some of your daytime favorite stars are celebrating birthdays in January. Soap Hub has compiled a list of all the dates, so you can send the actors and actresses you love best wishes on their special day via Twitter and Instagram. Or you could go the old-fashioned route and mail them an actual card.
Soap Opera Stars Birthdays
It’s Happy New Year and Happy Birthday for The Bold and the Beautiful’s Diamond White (Paris). The lovely actress, who was born on January 1, turns 22.
Over at CBS sister soap The Young and the Restless, Camryn Grimes (Mariah) has reason to celebrate, too. She turns 31 on January 7.
Next up, a pair of General Hospital actors will be blowing out some cake candles, and they just happened to be related on screen. Donnell Turner (Curtis) celebrates #48 on January 8, while his TV auntie, Vernee Watson (Stella), turns 67 on January 14.
Days of Our Lives beauty Sal Stowers (Lani) gets into party mode this month, too. The actress turns 35 on January 20.
Meanwhile, DAYS alum Giles Marini, remembered as Ted, also has a birthday. He turns 45 on January 26.
The December revelry wraps up with two more DAYS stars going the cake and candles route. Matthew Ashford (Jack) turns 61, while Thia Megia (ex-Haley) turns 25.
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.