Joseph Mascolo, who played crime lord and patriarch Stefano DiMera on NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” starting in 1982, died on Thursday. He had been battling Alzheimer’s disease. Soap Opera Digest named him the all-time best villain.
The Goldbergs began on the NBC radio network as a weekly 15-minute program called The Rise of the Goldbergs, going daily in 1931. The series moved to CBS in 1936 with the title shortened to The Goldbergs. The program was devised by writer/actress Gertrude Berg who portrayed Jewish matriarch Molly Goldberg.