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All My Children (TV Series 1970–2011) Poster

(1970–2011)

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In 1978, when the show covered Tom and Erica's honeymoon in Saint Croix, it was the first US soap opera to take its cameras off of the US mainland.
As of 2006, only two actors from the original cast remain on the show; Susan Lucci, who plays Erica Kane, and Ray MacDonnell, who plays hospital chief of staff Joe Martin.
In April 1995, the show was setting up a storyline in which one character planned to set off a bomb at the wedding of two other characters. When the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, in Oklahoma City, was destroyed by a bomb on April 19th, producers immediately canceled the storyline. They appeared at the beginning of one episode to explain their decision.
Kelly Ripa met her husband, Mark Consuelos on the set of All My Children.
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Most 1970s episodes are lost.
Although Erica Kane has married many times on the show, Susan Lucci has been married to the same man for over 40 years.
Agnes Nixon originally offered her creation to Procter & Gamble in the mid-1960s, but they passed. After Nixon's success with One Life to Live (1968) for ABC, they asked for another series, and Nixon dusted off the old script which had been tucked away in a desk.
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In the opening credits there is a poem written in the photo album. It reads: "The great and the least, The rich and the poor, The weak and the strong, In sickness and in health, In joy and sorrow, In tragedy and triumph, You are All My Children.
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Carol Burnett was a huge fan of the show and often mentioned the serial on The Carol Burnett Show (1967).
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Erica Kane's secretary, Val, is named after Vladimir Reichenbach, Susan Lucci's former hair dresser.
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A few years before the series officially began daily 60-minute episodes, they tested the format for one week beginning June 30, 1975.
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The daily drama of All My Children was set in the fictional town of Pine Valley, Pennsylvania.
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On July 23, 2003, the series made television history when the characters of Lena Kundera and Bianca Montgomery shared the first same-sex kiss in American soap opera.
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Has been the subject of at least two books: All Her Children (1976) written by Dan Wakefield and The Confessions of Phoebe Tyler (1980) written by Ruth Warrick.
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In October 2008, the series debuted the couple of Reese Williams and Bianca Montgomery. This couple made history in American daytime television in several ways. They were groundbreaking for featuring the first same-sex marriage proposal, as well as the first legal same-sex wedding and marriage, on an American soap opera. In addition, the pairing's family is the first onscreen family made up of same-sex parents in the history of American daytime television.
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In 1973, the series made television history when Erica Kane Martin had television's first legal abortion.
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