Happy 28th Anniversary The Bold And The Beautiful
“B&B,” which hit the 7000th episode milestone in January, will celebrate 28 years on the air on Monday March 23 (the daytime drama debuted on March 23, 1987). The show’s head writer and executive producer, Bradley Bell made this statement in a press release:
“Twenty-eight years on television is a tremendous achievement. I work with a brilliant ensemble of cast, production crew, writers and staff. I am grateful to CBS for their unwavering support and for their longstanding commitment to ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’. None of this would be possible without the steadfast loyalty and dedication of our fans around the world.”
In honor of “B&B’s” 28th anniversary, Soaps.com dug up some interesting trivia about the CBS soap.
Katherine Kelly Lang’s (Brooke Logan) real-life sons, Jeremy Snider and Julian Snider, played her on screen children, Rick and Bridget, as children. Today, Heather Tom’s (Katie Logan Spencer) son, Zane Achor, plays her on screen child, Will.
Lesley-Anne Down played Jacqueline Payne Marone, the mother of Jack Wagner’s Nick Marone, but she was actually only five years older than him in real-life.
Five actors who previously had roles on the original primetime series "Dallas" also played characters on "B&B." They were Susan Flannery (Leslie Stewart/Stephanie Forrester), Charles Grant (David Shulton/Grant Chambers), Lesley-Anne Down (Stephanie Rodgers/Jacqueline Payne Marone), Linda Gray (Sue-Ellen Ewing/Priscilla Kelly), and Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing/Stephen Logan Sr.).
Only on a soap opera.
The pilot episodes of "The Bold and the Beautiful" focused on preparations for the wedding of Ridge Forrester (then Ronn Moss) to Caroline Spencer (Joanna Johnson). Today, Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) is sleeping with the late Caroline's niece, also named Caroline Spencer (Linsey Godfrey).
Soaps.com began doing daily updates of each episode of "B&B" back on Monday August 7, 2006. For a look at that recap and to read more interesting trivia on the show, please take a look back to when B&B's Ridge kissed Donna. Happy 27th Anniversary The Bold and the Beautiful.
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- Candace Young