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In Santa Barbara, California, the fascinating and tumultuous life of the rich Capwells around who gravitate other families, from the Lockridges, the rival family, to the Andrades or the ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
A Martinez ...  Cruz Castillo 1,490 episodes, 1984-1992
Marcy Walker Marcy Walker ...  Eden Capwell Castillo / ... 1,220 episodes, 1984-1991
Nancy Lee Grahn ...  Julia Wainwright / ... 1,134 episodes, 1985-1993
Jed Allan ...  C.C. Capwell 1,089 episodes, 1986-1993
Robin Mattson ...  Gina Timmons / ... 1,011 episodes, 1985-1993
Judith McConnell ...  Sophia Capwell / ... 1,005 episodes, 1984-1993
Lane Davies ...  Mason Capwell 900 episodes, 1984-1989
Todd McKee ...  Ted Capwell 611 episodes, 1984-1989
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In Santa Barbara, California, the fascinating and tumultuous life of the rich Capwells around who gravitate other families, from the Lockridges, the rival family, to the Andrades or the Perkins, more modest families but which destinies know the same torments. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG

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Details

Official Sites:

Santa Barbara Blog

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

California Clan See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2123 episodes) | (2137 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (1984-1987)| Stereo (1987-1993)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The show was preempted a total of 73 times either for holidays, sporting events, award shows, presidential inaugurations, or for special reports that weren't planned in advance. 1984 = 1, 1985 = 8, 1986 = 7, 1987 = 19, 1988 = 5, 1989 = 9, 1990 = 6, 1991 = 11, 1992 = 6, and 1993 = 1. See more »

Quotes

Augusta Lockridge: [to Lionel when he's denying anything happened with Eden Capwell on his boat] You are an aging over-sexed fool!
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Connections

Spoofed in Metro (2013) See more »

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When it was good, it was great but when it was bad, it got worse!
9 May 2006 | by SylSee all my reviews

Santa Barbara came on with the hopes of changing the daytime industry and it did to many respects. THe Dobsons should be applauded for their soap. Sadly, Santa Barbara was on NBC which does not care for it's daytime audience. As an Another WOrld fan, I can say that network does not show the respect of daytime drama audiences by canceling one of it's soaps. Santa Barbara tried to be like other soaps just when it came out but it didn't work. Then, they brought together Cruz and Eden played by A Martinez and Marcy Walker. They were very good together. The casting was beyond to describe. The cast included Dame Judith Anderson, Janis Paige, Nicolas Coaster (a soap vet to say the least), Sydney Penney, Nancy Lee Grahn, Louise Sorel, Jed Allan, Jane McConnell, and the list just goes on. When you are a favorite of Jill Farren Phelps, you become quite active on the show. Just to say that Grahn and Allan both joined General HOspital since Santa Barbara. The writing was witty and weird, brilliant and sometimes sloppy at the height of Santa Barbara's fame. But sadly, this show became a casualty of daytime's losing audience. Most people don't stay at home during the days like they used too. There are daytime audiences like me willing to tape while at work. I'll just wonder what it might have been if Santa Barbara had been allowed to grow old and gracefully. Santa Barbara won't be forgotten anytime soon. We still have a bit of it on General HOspital.


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