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 899 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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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

15 July 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Liebe, Lüge, Leidenschaft See more »

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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

This series and "General Hospital" were both originally half-hour long shows. When NBC and CBS began expanding the length of rival soaps to an hour, the ABC network made the unusual move of expanding both shows to 45 minutes in length in 1977. The reason for this was that it would still be cheaper to produce than an hour-long series, and the unusual time schedule would discourage viewers from flipping the channel to other networks (Viewers of "One Life to Live" would presumably be less likely to flip the channel to a rival soap if they knew it was already half-over.) The scheme backfired, as more viewers began turning off "Life" early to watch rival soap than were staying tuned to watch "General Hospital." In less than a year, the network expanded both soaps to an hour in length. See more »

Quotes

Natalie: Everything's going to be fine, guys. Just - just do what he says.
Flash: How can you be so calm?
Natalie: I don't know if I am calm, okay? I just - I've been through worse.
Flash: Yeah? Like what?
Natalie: Oh, like being strapped to a table and your grandfather ready to cut your heart out.
Flash: Oh. Yeah, you got me beat, then. Never mind.
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Performed by Amy Holland and Michael McDonald
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You can love it or hate it but Erika Slezak is one of America's finest acting treasures!
2 May 2006 | by SylSee all my reviews

Erika Slezak has won 6 Emmy awards for playing the same role. She beat Susan Lucci most of the those times. I don't think people understand her acting ability which I consider to be on par with the finest actors and actresses today like Dame Judi Dench, Vanessa Redgrave, and Julie Harris. She has played a multiple personality disorder as well as played Victoria Lord for 35 years with class, elegance, and style that most people would envy. While lots of actors and actresses have come and gone, Erika stayed on playing a role that did not define her personal life. As All My Children is about another Erica, One Life to Live has provided a place for Erika Slezak who is also the heart and soul of the show itself to grow. It's an amazing show because it really does the unthinkable, unimaginable, and the absurd too. I can't forget the others on the show like Robin Strasser who plays Dorian Lord, Philip Carey who plays cowboy Asa Buchanan, Robert S. Woods who plays his son Bo. Can you imagine having cowboys in Llanview, Pennsylvania? but it work's with great actors and actresses. The absurd story lines are both entertaining and silly but even worth watching. If you like serious drama, this show is not for you. If you like fun entertainment, this is the show for you.


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