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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Erika Slezak ...  Victoria Lord / ... 2,090 episodes, 1971-2013
Michael Easton ...  John McBain 896 episodes, 1974-2012
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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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Drama | Romance

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TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Between Heaven and Hell See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (2001-)| Mono (1968-1984)| Stereo (1984-2000)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The largest set ever created for a daytime drama was the Great Hall of Eterna, made for this show in 1988. The multilevel, 32 foot high, 360-degree set was so huge that it had to be erected in a separate studio from the place where the show usually tapes. See more »

Quotes

David Vickers: [getting blamed for not realizing Mark was gay] Don't look at me. How was I supposed to know? He wasn't wearing a baseball hat that said "gay" on it.
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Connections

Referenced in Revolution: No Quarter (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

For Your Precious Love
Written by Arthur Brooks (uncredited), Richard A. Brooks (uncredited) and Jerry Butler (uncredited)
Performed by Jerry Butler featuring The Impressions
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One Life to Live is So Awesome!
2 January 2012 | by neeterwuestSee 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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