Before They Were Stars, They Were Soap Stars

"All My Children's" biggest stars return as ABC soap ends 41-year run.

'All My Children' Ends 41-Year Run

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Who's Returning to 'All My Children's' Pine Valley?
Who's Returning to 'All My Children's' Pine Valley?
Who's Returning to 'All My Children's' Pine Valley?
Before They Were Stars
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Before They Were Stars, They Were Soap Stars
Before They Were Stars
Before They Were Stars
Before They Were Stars
Before They Were Stars
Before They Were Stars
Before They Were Stars
Before They Were Stars
Before They Were Stars
Before They Were Stars
Soap operas are having a tough time these days -- viewers aren't tuning in the way they used to.

Despite the tough economy, soap operas still serve as a launching ground for actors' careers. Many of TV's most famous faces once played a recurring role on a soap opera.

Demi Moore became a household name after playing the part of Jackie Templeton on the ABC soap opera "General Hospital" from 1982 to 1983. Pictured are Moore and Anthony Geary, who played the character Luke Spencer for decades. Moore's subsequent transition to the big screen, where she starred in mega-hits such as "A Few Good Men," "Ghost" and "Indecent Proposal," earned her a spot on Hollywood's A-list. (ABC/Getty Images)
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