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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 / ... (2,091 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 »


Doctor Michael McBain: So... my brother, the police detective, wants his brother, the doctor, to perform an autopsy. An illegal autopsy. Off the record, with *no* permission at all, and, *and* against every possible legal and ethical rule in *both* our professions. This is it, huh? This is how it happens, right? This is how the McBain boys go right down the tube.
Detective John McBain: We could always enroll in that truck-driving school.
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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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