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 / ... (1,581 episodes, 1992-2010)
Don Hastings ...
 Bob Hughes / ... (1,559 episodes, 1960-2010)
Jon Hensley ...
 Holden Snyder / ... (1,535 episodes, 1985-2010)
Eileen Fulton ...
 Lisa / ... (1,525 episodes, 1960-2010)
Elizabeth Hubbard ...
 Lucinda Walsh / ... (1,524 episodes, 1984-2010)
Ellen Dolan ...
 Margo Hughes / ... (1,518 episodes, 1989-2010)
Kathryn Hays ...
 Kim Hughes / ... (1,505 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 / ... (1,450 episodes, 1956-2010)
Kathleen Widdoes ...
 Emma Snyder (1,448 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 / ... (824 episodes, 1995-2010)
Michael Park ...
 Jack Snyder / ... (815 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)  »

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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 »

Goofs

When Rose is in a Spa in Switzerland and escapes, she ends up in Belgium and Belgian farmers tell her she is in 's-Hertogenbosch. From Switzerland to Belgium is approximately 700 Kilometers/435 Miles. On top on that, 's Hertogenbosch isn't even located in Belgium. It's a town in the Netherlands, adding roughly 100 kilometers/62 miles to her travels on foot. See more »

Quotes

Luke Snyder: You may not know who you are, but he doesn't know one thing about you. And what he thinks about you, that doesn't matter. So, you wanna know what you can do for me? You can prove to me that the man who put me in this chair didn't win. That you, and me, are stronger than he ever was. That's what you can do for me.
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Featured in The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (2009) See more »

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2000-01 was a great season for this series
15 June 2001 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

The number of nominations this soap opera received at the 2001 Daytime Emmy Awards is just one indicator of how excellent this show has been lately. The writing has been especially good, and the acting seems much better than most daytime fare. Of particular interest is the dual roles of long-estranged twin sisters Lily/Rose played to perfection by the talented Martha Byrne. Her scenes opposite herself are brilliant.

This soap opera's best feature, though, is the pace at which story lines move along. There is no spoon-feeding the audience. You have to watch consistently to get involved in the plots: there are no recaps of the past month's twists. Conversely, there have been incredible flashbacks and memories using real original footage from as far back as the series first season (1956). This really adds a warm sense of continuity for characters like Nancy Hughes, played since the beginning by Helen Wagner.


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