Stars who started on soap operas

Published On: Jul 02 2013 07:36:59 PM PDT   Updated On: Sep 13 2015 11:00:00 PM PDT

More than a few TV and movie stars got their start in daytime drama. Click on to find out which stars started on soap operas.

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Decades before he became J.R. Ewing, and even before he was astronaut Maj. Tony Nelson on "I Dream of Jeannie," Larry Hagman got his start in 1957 playing Curt Williams on "Search for Tomorrow." He followed that up by playing lawyer Ed Gibson on "The Edge of Night" from 1961 to 1963.


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