Love of Life (1951–1980)

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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 ... See full summary »

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 Vanessa Dale (1 episode, 1953)
Jean McBride ...
 Meg Harper (1 episode, 1953)
Tirrell Barbery ...
 Carol Raven (1 episode, 1956)
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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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L'amore della vita  »

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For many years, the series was filmed at CBS Production Center on West 57th Street and CBS's Studio 52 behind the Ed Sullivan Theater. In 1975, the studio was moved to make room for a nightclub that would eventually become known as Studio 54. 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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One of the Great TV Daytime Serials
20 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Love of Life back in the early '50's aired at 12:15 EST Monday through Friday on CBS. Roy Windsor, who also produced Secret Storm (4:15 p.m. Monday - Friday) knew how to create interesting character-driven stories. Bad sister Meg and good sister Van with their various conflicts and romantic interests were welcome daily visitors into the homes that had television sets. In 1958 Love of Life expanded to a half-hour show, now starting at noon for a weekday half hour, transplanting Vanessa to New York City and introducing many new characters, particularly actress Tammy and the widowed Bruce Sterling along with his meddlesome in-laws the Carlsons, who owned a paper mill in Rosehill, a suburb of New York. Stories and melodramatic conflicts continued to enthrall the daily audience. Since I was unable to watch the serial after the mid-60's, I can't vouch for what it became, but it left a positive image on daytime drama for those of us who followed the show on a regular basis. Both Love of Life and Secret Storm were giants of daytime when TV was in its infancy.


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