Over the decades, soap operas have given birth to some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Oscar winners like Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt and Julianne Moore all got their starts on daytime serials. Ruby Dee, Jackée Harry, Tichina Arnold, Taye Diggs and Nia Long have also enjoyed great crossover success since cutting their teeth on now-defunct soaps like Guiding Light, Ryan’s Hope and Another World.

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