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One Life to Live (1968–2013)

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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 ... See full summary »


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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 91 wins & 399 nominations. See more awards »



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Series cast summary:
 Victoria 'Viki' Lord / ... (2,092 episodes, 1971-2013)
 John McBain / ... (877 episodes, 2003-2012)


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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Release Date:

15 July 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Between Heaven and Hell  »

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

Sound Mix:

(2001-)| (1968-1984)| (1984-2000)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The role of Kelly Cramer was originally going to be a woman in her late-20s. Former Another World (1964) actress Alexandra Wilson was offered the role, but she eventually turned it down. When Gina Tognoni got the role, Kelly was re-written as a girl in her late-teens. See more »


Rex Balsom: [talking about Tommy] We didn't do anything... except find out and not tell anyone about him being a kidnapped baby. That would make us accessories.
Adriana Colón Cramer #2: I don't like that word, accessory.
Rex Balsom: I thought you loved it. With your furry vest and fuzzy hat.
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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.9 (2012) See more »

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best show ever
5 January 2010 | by (United States owensboro, ky) – See all my reviews

One Life To Live is absolutely the best show on television. i do mean EVER!!!! I WORK DURING THE DAY BUT THANK GOODNESS FOR SOAPNET.i have watched this show since i was in grade school. i feel like they are family. i love all the characters,.... Rex, Gigi,Bo,Nora,Blair my favorite,Vicki, and of course Dorian i absolutely love all the characters from Llanview. thanks ABC and Agnes for such a great show !!!!!!! i will always watch,story lines are terrific and the acting is far better than other shows. by the way Jessica is a fantastic actress, this show has many many great actors. keep it up thanks again Agnes for a job well done.

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