One Life to Live premiered in 1968, centering on the lives of the citizens of the fictional town of Llanview, PA. Concentrating on the wealthy Lord family, and the middle-class Woleks and ... See full summary »

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One Life to Live premiered in 1968, centering on the lives of the citizens of the fictional town of Llanview, PA. Concentrating on the wealthy Lord family, and the middle-class Woleks and Rileys, the show was one of the first daytime dramas to depict people from all sorts of backgrounds. The show was the first to depict an interracial relationship, and among the first to explore drug addiction. It has also depicted dissociative identity disorder, cultism, out-of-body experiences, international espionage, time travel, and even underground cities! Written by Anonymous

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Between Heaven and Hell  »

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(1968-1976) | (1976-1978) | (1978-)

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In 1996, ABC Daytime released a tie-in book called, Patrick's Notebook: Words of Love from One Life To Live. The book men was purported to be the favorite love poems, photos, and secret thoughts of the character of Patrick Thornhart, played by Thorsten Kaye. The book also includes an audio cassette of "Patrick" reading selections from the book. See more »

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Joey: I'm really sorry about your father Jen.
Jen: Uh. Look if you came here to pray, I'm not interested.
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Referenced in Dirty Soap: One Life to Give (2011) See more »

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[You're My] Soul and Inspiration
Written by Barry Mann (uncredited) and Cynthia Weil (uncredited)
Performed by Darlene Love and Bill Medley
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One Life to Live is So Awesome!
2 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have been watching this soap since it first came on and only ran for half an hour. I have become very fond of all of the characters in Llanview and the actors who portray them with such emotion, humor, and believability! I cannot fathom that ABC has actually canceled this Soap. It is the best on TV! The writing is fantastic, the story lines keep you on edge of your seat, and the acting is superb! Soap actors are the hardest working in the business. I will not know what to do when this goes off the air, in what...about a week or so? Why has no other channel picked up this show? What happened to it becoming an internet soap? Is there really no one out there with the money to invest who believes in these characters anymore? I just cannot imagine the day when there is no more Viki Lord Buchanan, no more Jessica and Natalie, no more Starr, Todd, Blair or Tea, no more John McBain or Bo Buchanan, or David Vickers Buchanan. Sadly, Dorian (Robin Strasser) has already left the show. I truly never thought the day would come when this happened. So, reality TV is cheap to produce. I despise reality TV and I do not and will not watch it. I shall miss One Life To Live for as long as I live!


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