Initially set in fictional Barrowsville, New York, this serial tells the story of extremely disparate siblings: long-suffering Vanessa Dale and her bitchy sister Meg. After Meg was written ... See full summary »

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Roy Winsor
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Peggy McCay ...  Vanessa Dale 3 episodes, 1953-1955
Ron Tomme Ron Tomme ...  Bruce Sterling 3 episodes, 1975-1980
Tudi Wiggins Tudi Wiggins ...  Meg Dale 3 episodes, 1975-1980
Birgitta Tolksdorf Birgitta Tolksdorf ...  Arlene Lovett 3 episodes, 1975-1980
Dennis Parnell Dennis Parnell ...  Beanie Harper 3 episodes, 1953-1955
Richard Coogan ...  Paul Raven 2 episodes, 1955
Jean McBride Jean McBride ...  Meg Harper 2 episodes, 1953
Audrey Peters Audrey Peters ...  Vanessa Sterling 2 episodes, 1980
Ken Roberts Ken Roberts ...  Announcer / ... 2 episodes, 1953
Chandler Hill Harben Chandler Hill Harben ...  Ben Harper 2 episodes, 1980
Veleka Gray ...  Mia Marriott 2 episodes, 1980
Margo McKenna Margo McKenna ...  Betsy Crawford 2 episodes, 1980
Ted Le Plat ...  Elliot Lang / ... 2 episodes, 1980
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Storyline

Initially set in fictional Barrowsville, New York, this serial tells the story of extremely disparate siblings: long-suffering Vanessa Dale and her bitchy sister Meg. After Meg was written out of the series in the late 50's, the serial's setting moved to Rosehill, New York, where Van settled down with college professor Bruce Sterling and endured the usual soap opera maladies (murder, amnesia, incurable illness). In 1974, writers resurrected the character of Meg, as the serial once again focused on the internecine struggles between two sisters. Written by Mark Faulkner <mtfalknr@cc.memphis.edu>

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'amore della vita See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS, The Biow Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1951-1958) | (1958-1980)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (1951-1967)| Color (1967-1980)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Was produced by Roy Windsor and American Home Products until 1969, when CBS took over. See more »

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[title sequence]
Announcer: "Love of Life": the exciting story of Vanessa Dale and her courageous struggle for human dignity.
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So Bad It's Good? More Bad. Good? Nonexistent.
1 October 2003 | by haltermannewsSee all my reviews

My mother watched this show, and she said it was abysmally bad. Like Crossroads in England, this show was so-bad-it's-good. The show had a very vocal fan following, albeit small, and that's why it stayed on the air as long as it did. The show was critically derided, and almost always at the bottom of the ratings. But still, it chugged on, for almost 30 years, because of its fans. Needless to say, my mother was not a fan.


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