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One Life to Live 

One Life to Live centres takes place in the fictional town of Llanview, PA.around the wealthy Lord family, and the middle-class Woleks and Rileys.

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Agnes Nixon
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 94 wins & 421 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Erika Slezak ...  Victoria Lord / ... 2,095 episodes, 1970-2013
Michael Easton ...  John McBain / ... 904 episodes, 1974-2012
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

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 most elaborate prop ever used on the show was well-drilling equipment obtained for the Eterna storyline in 1988. The men who feverishly dug the characters out of the underground city were not actors but actual well-drillers who were hired to operate the heavy machinery. See more »

Quotes

Bufort Olgethorpe 'Bo' Buchanan: Looks like the media found their angle - John McBain is Batman.
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Connections

Referenced in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.58 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Goodbye
Performed by Warren Wiebe
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The Greatest Television Show Of All Time!
3 February 2006 | by CasathiousSee all my reviews

ONE LIFE TO LIVE on ABC, Brought to you by the Colgate-Palmolive Company, is the BEST TV show, or soap opera, that has EVER been on the air. Two O' Clock P.M. has always been my favorite hour in the day; the one hour that I can be in Llanview, and check in on everyone... Viki, Bo, Asa, Dorian, Nora... If there was no ONE LIFE TO LIVE I would be much less happy. The stories are always intriguing and never boring. Even after nearly 38 years, the story lines are as fresh and exciting as they were in 1968. Agnes Nixon is a pure genius for creating such a gem in the realm of television. One Life To Live is perfect in every way. Its actors are superb; Erika Slezak has won more Emmys for her role as Victoria Lord Riley Burke Riley Buchannon Buchannon Davidson than any other actor in the history of television. The theme to One Life To Live as well as the other music by David Nitctern is magnificent too. Always tune in at 2:00 EST to ABC to watch One Life To Live.


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