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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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Series cast summary:
A Martinez ...  Cruz Castillo 1,492 episodes, 1984-1992
Marcy Walker Marcy Walker ...  Eden Capwell Castillo / ... 1,220 episodes, 1984-1991
Nancy Lee Grahn ...  Julia Wainwright / ... 1,136 episodes, 1985-1993
Jed Allan ...  C.C. Capwell 1,091 episodes, 1986-1993
Robin Mattson ...  Gina Timmons / ... 1,012 episodes, 1985-1993
Judith McConnell ...  Sophia Capwell / ... 1,006 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

Lionel Lockridge: The doctor says I'm going to live.
Augusta Lockridge: Am I to be spared nothing?
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Connections

Referenced in 7 Virgins (2005) See more »

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MUCH More than a Soap Opera!
5 November 2005 | by s-pacSee all my reviews

Santa Barbara was never merely a soap opera. From the beautifully-acted, well-written stories, to the flawless lighting, make-up and set designs -- it was a show that raised the bar for daytime television to a standard that is rarely (if at all) equaled.

I'll always be thankful to QVC (the home-shopping television channel) for offering a payment plan that must have sounded good enough to my Mom to purchase our first VCR when I was about 13. Finally, I'd be able to TAPE Santa Barbara! As an only child with a busy and tired single Mom at home, the characters became my extended family -- their adventures and stories were my entertainment, my heartbreak . . . my inspiration.

It was the wonderful, exciting chemistry between A Martinez and Marcy Walker as Cruz and Eden that attracted me to the show. Much more that a super-couple -- Martinez and Walker chose to personally invest in the history and depth of their characters, which resulted in pure magic on-screen. My love and support for their extraordinary talents will always be strong.

I salute everyone that contributed (in a positive way) to that wonderful show.


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