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

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 Emily Stewart / ... (1,579 episodes, 1992-2010)
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 Barbara Ryan / ... (1,578 episodes, 1978-2010)
Don Hastings ...
 Bob Hughes / ... (1,559 episodes, 1960-2010)
Jon Hensley ...
 Holden Snyder / ... (1,535 episodes, 1985-2010)
Elizabeth Hubbard ...
 Lucinda Walsh / ... (1,522 episodes, 1984-2010)
Eileen Fulton ...
 Lisa / ... (1,522 episodes, 1960-2010)
Ellen Dolan ...
 Margo Hughes / ... (1,515 episodes, 1989-2010)
Kathryn Hays ...
 Kim Hughes / ... (1,503 episodes, 1972-2010)
Marie Masters ...
 Susan Stewart (1,494 episodes, 1968-2010)
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 Tom Hughes (1,461 episodes, 1987-2010)
Kathleen Widdoes ...
 Emma Snyder (1,448 episodes, 1985-2010)
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 Nancy Hughes / ... (1,448 episodes, 1956-2010)
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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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 Dr. John Dixon (1,132 episodes, 1969-2010)
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 Carly Tenney / ... (824 episodes, 1995-2010)
Michael Park ...
 Jack Snyder / ... (815 episodes, 1997-2010)
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 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)  »

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

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The episode of 22 November 1963 was broken into by CBS to announce the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The actors, however, continued performing (as it was done live until 1975), and a complete, uninterrupted copy of this episode still survives. See more »

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Barbara: A shame to waste good vodka, Barbara.
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Everyone who Has Watched This Show Has A Fave Moment
25 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

For me, ironically enough, it was '84, when Meg Ryan left and was replaced with Lindsey Frost, that I started watching.

Doug Marland became the writer and suddenly this show was truly different from the other soaps.

We got the Snyder farm family and Lily Walsh was recast.

The standout situation to me was Lucinda Walsh shoving Susan Stewart into that Christmas tree and injuring Susan's back. Susan is in the hospital and the gloating Lucinda pays her a visit.

Susan, a recovering alcoholic, becomes addicted to the pain killers for her back. Kim Hughes is helping her son, Andy Dixon, deal with his alcoholism after the bad girl he loved, Julie, has dumped him for Tonio Reyes.

Turns out it was Lucinda who brought Julie to town to begin with.

Kim's husband, Bob Hughes, feels ignored by Kim. He aids Susan with her withdrawal, and next thing you know, the pristine Bob Hughes is having a one night stand with Susan, whose husband Dan had had an affair with Kim decades earlier.

But the fun didn't end there.

Bob and Kim learned they had a long lost daughter, Sabrina Fullerton (originally played by Julianne Moore).

Sabrina (later played by Claire Beckman) was not the most welcoming person. She would feel sorry for the villianous Tonio Reyes (Peter Boynton), giving him all her inheritance from her adopted parents.

Bob would learn of Tonio's evil deeds, and attempt to stop him.

Tonio shot Bob in the back, then fled to South America with Sabrina.

As they drove across the outback, Tonio began confessing to Sabrina all he had done; the lies, the thievery and even shooting her father.

Tonio would say very calmly "Don't try to escape"

Sabrina would respond "I have no where to run to. You've seen to that."

I couldn't believe I had just heard such a powerhouse line in a soap opera.

There would be more, with Julie on the rebound from Caleb Snyder and Holden broken up with Lily, Julie and Holden would have the infamous one night stand that would rebound throughout the show with Julie getting pregnant.

Andy would deliver the baby with Snyder sister Iva, who would adopt the baby.

It was all amazing to watch.

Then Kim would have to trust Bob and Susan again when they went to South America to do medical duties and they vanished. Turns out they had been kidnapped and had to operate on the wounded Tonio Reyes!

Remarkable show.

When Conor Jameson was recast, and Neal Alcott (Mary Kay Adams) left the show (she was murdered), it was losing its fun.

Doug Marland would die as the murderer was revealed, but it wasn't exciting.

Then Iva Snyder would suddenly marry and leave the show, and so did I.

Ah well. The moment was gone.

But what a moment it was!


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