oh so Jennifer Horton was born on February 6, 1976, everywhere else has it under September 11, 1976
Yes. I think they changed it to September 11 in the 1980s for storyline purposes. However, she was really born on 2/6/76. Even Soap Opera Digest recently reported the wrong info. In the Q&A section, a fan asked who played Laura when Jennifer was born. SOD said it was Rosemary Forsyth (probably using the usual 9/11/76 birthdate, a time when Rosemary WAS Laura). However, it was Susan Oliver who was playing Laura when she gave birth to Jennifer on 2/6/76.
Was Rosie a recurring character or just a nurse for these episodes?
Yes, this is the debut episode for Fran Ryan, who would play Rosie Carlson from 1976-1979.
A recurring character who somewhat of a triangle story with Nathan Curtis (Neil's father) and Hank (Maggie's farmhand).
Ironically, when she is introduced, she is said to be a FEMALE version of Hank in the script notes!!
Was Bill Bell's influence still on the show still present at this time??
Yes, Bill was officially with "Days" as its story consultant through April 1978.