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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 Victoria 'Viki' Lord / ... (2,089 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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The original title was "Between Heaven and Hell". See more »


Todd Manning (aka Todd Lord: Must be nice living in a world of newspapers; all your people in black and white.
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Referenced in Dirty Soap: The Cold and the Beautiful (2011) See more »

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You can love it or hate it but Erika Slezak is one of America's finest acting treasures!
2 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Erika Slezak has won 6 Emmy awards for playing the same role. She beat Susan Lucci most of the those times. I don't think people understand her acting ability which I consider to be on par with the finest actors and actresses today like Dame Judi Dench, Vanessa Redgrave, and Julie Harris. She has played a multiple personality disorder as well as played Victoria Lord for 35 years with class, elegance, and style that most people would envy. While lots of actors and actresses have come and gone, Erika stayed on playing a role that did not define her personal life. As All My Children is about another Erica, One Life to Live has provided a place for Erika Slezak who is also the heart and soul of the show itself to grow. It's an amazing show because it really does the unthinkable, unimaginable, and the absurd too. I can't forget the others on the show like Robin Strasser who plays Dorian Lord, Philip Carey who plays cowboy Asa Buchanan, Robert S. Woods who plays his son Bo. Can you imagine having cowboys in Llanview, Pennsylvania? but it work's with great actors and actresses. The absurd story lines are both entertaining and silly but even worth watching. If you like serious drama, this show is not for you. If you like fun entertainment, this is the show for you.

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