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Soap Operas: Before They Blew Up

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    Phylicia Rashad - One Life to Live Character: Courtney Wright, 1981-1983 Photo: Getty Images
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    Marcia Cross - One Life to Live Character: Kate Sanders, 1986-1987 Photo: Getty Images
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    Demi Moore - General Hospital Character: Jackie Templeton, 1982-1983 Photo: Getty Images
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    Eva Longoria - The Young & The Restless Character: Isabella Braña Williams, 2001-2003 Photo: Getty Images
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    Kelly Ripa - All My Children Character: Hayley Vaughan, 1990-2002, 2010 Photo: Getty Images
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    Laurence Fishburne - One Life to Live Character: Josh Hall, 1973-1976 Photo: Getty Images
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    Vivica A. Fox - The Young & The Restless Character: Stephanie Simmons, 1995 Photo: Getty Images
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    Mario Van Peebles - One Life to Live Character: Doc Gilmore, 1982-1983 Photo: Getty Images
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    Josh Duhamel - All My Children Character: Leo du Pres, 1999-2002 Photo: Getty Images
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    Morgan Freeman - Another World Character: Roy Bingham, 1982-1984 Photo: Getty Images
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    Ricky Martin - General Hospital Character: Miguel Morez, 1994-1996 Photo: Getty Images
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    Courteney Cox - As the World Turns Character: Bunny, 1984 Photo: Getty Images
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    Brad Pitt - Another World Character: Chris, 1987 Photo: Getty Images
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    Tom Selleck - The Young & The Restless Character: Jed Andrews, 1974-1975 Photo: Getty Images
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    John Stamos - General Hospital Character: Blackie Parrish, 1982-1984
    Photo: Tiger Beat, 1983
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    Antonio Sabato Jr. General Hospital: Jagger Cates, 1992-1994, 1995 The Bold & The Beautiful - Dante Damiano, 2005-2006 Photo: Getty Images
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    Julianne Moore - As the World Turns Characters: Frannie Hughes, 1985-1988, 2010 Sabrina Hughes, 1986-1988 Photo: Getty Images
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    Meg Ryan - As the World Turns Character: Betsy Stewart Andropoulos, 1982-1984 Photo: Getty Images
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    Kyra Sedgwick - Another World Character: Julia Shearer, 1982-1983 Photo: Getty Images
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    Amanda Seyfried As The World Turns: Lucy Montgomery 2000-2001 All My Children: Joni Stafford, 2002-2003 Photo: Getty Images
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    Matthew Morrison - As The World Turns Character: Adam Munson, 2006 Photo: Getty Images
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    Billy Dee Williams - Guiding Light Character: Dr. Jim Frazier, 1966 Photo: Getty Images
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    Kevin Bacon - Guiding Light Character: Tim (TJ) Werner, 1980-1981 Photo: Getty Images
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    Hayden Panettiere One Life to Live: Sarah Roberts, 1994-1997 Guiding Light: Lizzie Spaulding, 1996-2000 Photo: Getty Images
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    Martin Sheen - As The World Turns Character: Jack Davis, 1965-1970 Photo: Getty Images
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    James Earl Jones - As The World Turns Character: Dr. Jerry Turner, 1966 Photo: Getty Images
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    Christina Applegate - Days of Our Lives Character: (baby) Photo: Getty Images
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    Sarah Michelle Gellar - All My Children Character: Kendall Hart, 1993-1995 Photo: Getty Images
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    Lauryn Hill - As The World Turns Character: Kira Johnson, 1991 Photo: Getty Images
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    Nia Long - Guiding Light Character: Kat Speakes, 1991-1994 Photo: Getty Images
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    David Hasselhoff - The Young & The Restless Character: Snapper Foster, 1975-1982, 2010 Photo: Getty Images
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    Anne Heche - Another World Character: Marley Hudson McKinnon, 1987-1991; Vicky Hudson Frame, 1987-1991 Photo: Getty Images
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    Leonard Nimoy - General Hospital Character: Bernie Smith, 1963 Photo: Getty Images
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    Nathan Fillion - One Life to Live Character: Joey Buchanan, 1994-1997, 2007 Photo: Getty Images
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    Eddie Cibrian - The Young & The Restless Character: Matt Clark, 1994-1995 Photo: Getty Images
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    Alison Sweeney - Days of Our Lives Characters: Sami Brady (1993-present), Colleen Brady (2007-2008) Photo: Getty Images
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    Tommy Lee Jones - One Life to Live Character: Dr. Mark Toland 1971-1975 Photo: Getty Images
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    Shannon Tweed - Days of Our Lives Character: Savannah Wilder, 1985-1986 Photo: Getty Images
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    Ashley Benson - Days of Our Lives Character: Abigail Devereaux, 2004-2007 Photo: Getty Images
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    Mischa Barton - All My Children Character: Lily Montgomery, 1995 Photo: Getty Images
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    Lisa Rinna - Days of Our Lives Character: Billie Reed, 1992-1995, 2002-2003 Photo: Getty Images
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    Melissa Leo - All My Children Character: Linda Warner, 1984-1985 Photo: Getty Images
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    Ryan Phillippe - One Life to Live Character: Billy Douglas, 1992-1993 Photo: Getty Images
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    Yasmine Bleeth - One Life to Live Character: LeeAnn Demerest, 1991-1993 Photo: Getty Images
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    Richard Grieco - One Life to Live Character: Rick Gradner, 1986-1987 Photo: Getty Images