Credit: Nancy Sloan as Katie Logan (CBS)

Ridge (Ronn Moss) fears that his father Eric (John McCook) is having an affair with Margo (Lauren Koslow). Thorne (Clayton Norcross) is suspicious of Ridge. Bill (James Storm) threatens to expose Ridge as a playboy. Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) is attacked. Katie (Nancy Sloan) worries about her acne. Ridge proposes to Caroline (Joanna Johnson). These storylines comprised the first episode of a new daytime drama co-created by Bill and Lee Bell called The Bold and the Beautiful. This episode aired on March 23rd, 1987, making this week a celebration for B&B of 21 years on air!

Amazingly, as with sister soap, The Young and the Restless, the Bells managed to keep the stories of many of the original characters going strong right through to today. A handful of the original actors still remain with the show as well, Ronn Moss, Katherine Kelly Lang, John McCook and Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester), all originated their roles and currently are still involved in front-burner stories!