Set in the fictional town of Oakdale, this long-running serial focuses on the relationships and difficulties of its inhabitants.

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 Barbara Ryan / ... (1,581 episodes, 1978-2010)
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 Emily Stewart / ... (1,580 episodes, 1992-2010)
Don Hastings ...
 Bob Hughes / ... (1,558 episodes, 1960-2010)
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 Holden Snyder / ... (1,534 episodes, 1985-2010)
Elizabeth Hubbard ...
 Lucinda Walsh / ... (1,523 episodes, 1984-2010)
Eileen Fulton ...
 Lisa / ... (1,523 episodes, 1960-2010)
Ellen Dolan ...
 Margo Hughes / ... (1,517 episodes, 1989-2010)
Kathryn Hays ...
 Kim Hughes / ... (1,503 episodes, 1972-2010)
Marie Masters ...
 Susan Stewart (1,497 episodes, 1968-2010)
Scott Holmes ...
 Tom Hughes (1,463 episodes, 1987-2010)
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 Nancy Hughes / ... (1,449 episodes, 1956-2010)
Kathleen Widdoes ...
 Emma Snyder (1,447 episodes, 1985-2010)
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 Katie Peretti / ... (1,366 episodes, 1998-2010)
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 Jessica Griffin / ... (1,217 episodes, 1987-2009)
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 John Dixon / ... (1,132 episodes, 1969-2010)
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 Carly Tenney / ... (823 episodes, 1995-2010)
Michael Park ...
 Jack Snyder / ... (814 episodes, 1997-2010)
Roger Howarth ...
 Paul Ryan / ... (713 episodes, 2003-2010)
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 Meg Snyder / ... (636 episodes, 2005-2010)
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Set in the fictional town of Oakdale, this long-running serial focuses on the relationships and difficulties of its inhabitants.

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Drama | Romance

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2 April 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Così gira il mondo  »

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| (1956-1975) | (1975-)

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(1999-)| (1956-1987)| (1987-1999)

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(1956-1967)| (1967-)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The daytime serial Another World (1964) was conceived as a spinoff of this show. It was submitted to CBS, which decided not to air the new program. After "Another World" was picked up by NBC, CBS refused to allow any major characters from this show to appear on the new one. However, one minor character, Mitchell Dru (Geoffrey Lumb), who had also appeared on the CBS soap opera The Brighter Day (1954), did appear on 'Another World". See more »

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On the episode that aired 1-4-05, Julia refers to Holden (Jon Hensley) as "Jon" in an emotional scene at the Lakeview Lounge while talking to Lisa. See more »

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Luke Snyder: [Sits across from Noah] Hey!
[Notices his large sandwich]
Luke Snyder: Well, I guess your film editing class gives you a pretty big appetite, huh? What, the banana split I made for you wasn't big enough?
Noah Mayer: No, it was great, I just had to miss lunch because I was studying. And that sugar fix was good but no substitute for four different kinds of meat.
Luke Snyder: Well, if I didn't know better I'd say you were sublimating something.
Noah Mayer: Oh, get out, that psych class is going to your head.
Luke Snyder: My professor, Dr. Freudenheim, would say...
[...]
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20 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As The World Turns started on my birthday in 1956. I was in high school and since the show was only 1/2 hour, I was able to watch it on my lunch hour. I have watched it all these years and really love it. ATWT has produced some great actors and actresses. I loved Meg Ryan as Betsy and Julianne Moore as Franny. I thought Brian Bloome was terrific as Dusty. I was very saddened when the Judge and then Christopher Hughes died. I feel I have grown old with Bob, Kim and Lisa. I wish some of the older actresses could be brought back. I really miss Frannie and Betsy. This year (April 2, 2006) I will have been watching this show for 50 years. So, happy birthday to me and to As The World Turns.


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