Initially set in fictional Barrowsville, New York, this serial tells the story of extremely disparate siblings: long-suffering Vanessa Dale and her bitchy sister Meg. After Meg was written ... See full summary »

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2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »
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 Vanessa Dale 1 episode, 1953
Jean McBride ...
 Meg Harper 1 episode, 1953
Ken Roberts ...
 Announcer (uncredited) 1 episode, 1953
Dennis Parnell ...
 Beanie Harper (uncredited) 1 episode, 1953
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Audrey Peters ...
 Vanessa Sterling 1 episode, 1980
Ron Tomme ...
 Bruce Sterling 1 episode, 1980
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 Aunt Carrie 1 episode, 1967
Lois Holmes ...
 Mrs. Rahlson 1 episode, 1967
Birgitta Tolksdorf ...
 Arlene Lovett 1 episode, 1980
Chandler Hill Harben ...
 Ben Harper 1 episode, 1980
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 Mia Marriott 1 episode, 1980
Ann McCarthy ...
 Bambi Brewster 1 episode, 1980
Margo McKenna ...
 Betsy Crawford 1 episode, 1980
Woody Brown ...
 Wes Osbourne 1 episode, 1980
Valerie Cossart ...
 Sarah Dale 1 episode, 1980
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 Amy Russell 1 episode, 1980
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 Hal Carson 1 episode, 1980
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 Timothy McCauley 1 episode, 1980
Irene Yah-Ling Sun ...
 Kim Soo Ling 1 episode, 1980
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 Dr. Andrew Marriott 1 episode, 1980
Ted Le Plat ...
 Elliot Lang 1 episode, 1980
Peg Murray
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 Dr. Tom Crawford 1 episode, 1980
Tudi Wiggins ...
 Meg Dale 1 episode, 1980
Christopher Wyatt ...
 Joel Stratton 1 episode, 1980
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Initially set in fictional Barrowsville, New York, this serial tells the story of extremely disparate siblings: long-suffering Vanessa Dale and her bitchy sister Meg. After Meg was written out of the series in the late 50's, the serial's setting moved to Rosehill, New York, where Van settled down with college professor Bruce Sterling and endured the usual soap opera maladies (murder, amnesia, incurable illness). In 1974, writers resurrected the character of Meg, as the serial once again focused on the internecine struggles between two sisters. Written by Mark Faulkner <mtfalknr@cc.memphis.edu>

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Drama | Romance

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24 September 1951 (USA)  »

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L'amore della vita  »

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(1951-1958) | (1958-1980)

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(1951-1967)| (1967-1980)

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1.33 : 1
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Expanded to 30 minutes in 1958 and switched to color in 1967. See more »

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[title sequence]
Announcer: "Love of Life": the exciting story of Vanessa Dale and her courageous struggle for human dignity.
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Referenced in Masters of Sex: Kyrie Eleison (2014) See more »

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I LOVED this soap!
27 July 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Sorry to disagree w/ the previous reviewer,but I loved this soap! I began watching it in the 1950's,when I was a small child & it was on for 15 min.,either preceded by,or followed by,"The Secret Storm"(I can't remember which),also only 15 min. at that time.I could only watch it during school vacations.Then,in 1969,when I was pregnant w/ my 1st child & had left my job,I began watching it full-time.This is the ONLY soap I ever watched.I dipped into others,but they never caught my attention.I moved to England in 1973,where I still live,so never found out how the plot lines continued.Maybe,it went down hill after I moved,but for the 4 yrs. I watched it full-time,I thought it was great.I especially loved Gene & Toni Bull Bua and I bought Gene's LP entitled "Love of Life",which is excellent--I still play it!By the way,how did the previous reviewer know about "Crossroads"?


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