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All My Children 

Set in the fictional East Coast suburb Pine Valley, All My Children is the decades-old, risk-taking soap that centers around Erica Kane and her long line of husbands.

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Agnes Nixon
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 190 wins & 573 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Susan Lucci ...  Erica Kane / ... 1,424 episodes, 1970-2011
David Canary ...  Adam Chandler / ... 1,136 episodes, 1983-2011
Michael E. Knight ...  Tad Martin 1,100 episodes, 1983-2011
Cameron Mathison ...  Ryan Lavery 1,080 episodes, 1998-2011
Alicia Minshew ...  Kendall Hart Slater / ... 974 episodes, 2002-2011
Eileen Herlie ...  Myrtle Fargate 858 episodes, 1976-2008
Jacob Young ...  JR Chandler 839 episodes, 2003-2011
Walt Willey ...  Jackson Montgomery 837 episodes, 1987-2011
James Mitchell ...  Palmer Cortlandt 775 episodes, 1979-2010
Thorsten Kaye ...  Zach Slater 728 episodes, 2004-2011
Melissa Claire Egan ...  Annie Lavery / ... 715 episodes, 2006-2011
Jill Larson ...  Opal Cortlandt / ... 686 episodes, 1989-2011
Rebecca Budig ...  Greenlee Smythe / ... 679 episodes, 1998-2011
Vincent Irizarry ...  David Hayward 658 episodes, 1997-2011
Bobbie Eakes ...  Krystal Carey / ... 657 episodes, 2003-2011
Ray MacDonnell Ray MacDonnell ...  Joe Martin 644 episodes, 1970-2011
Julia Barr Julia Barr ...  Brooke English 599 episodes, 1978-2011
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Set in the fictional East Coast suburb Pine Valley, All My Children is the decades-old, risk-taking soap that centers around Erica Kane and her long line of husbands.

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Don't Pine for the Valley See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All My Children: The Summer of Seduction See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (1970-1983)| Stereo (1983-)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Has been the subject of at least two books: All Her Children (1976) written by Dan Wakefield and The Confessions of Phoebe Tyler (1980) written by Ruth Warrick. See more »

Quotes

Ryan: Do you feel that?
Gillian: Your heartbeat.
Ryan: OUR heartbeat.
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Alternate Versions

All episodes were aired in color, however episodes from 1970 to 1971 do not exist on videotape, and instead exist only on black and white kinescope. See more »

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Once a great soap opera...
30 December 2002 | by luvnsweetSee all my reviews

All My Children is the first soap opera that I watched so I will always have a soft spot for it in my heart. That is why it pains me to see what the show has now become. In the past, we had character driven storylines and where villains paid for what they did. Now we have plot-driven storylines leaving viewers wondering what happened to their favorite characters and characters that deserve to be punished for their misdeeds are still roaming around town acting self-righteous. And I cannot get over how Tad and Dixie fans have been screwed over and over again because after 13 years, they still do not have a child. They are the only supercouple in daytime that I can think of that does not have a child together. How incredibly unfair is that David and Anna (a couple that has been together for barely a year) get to have a child while Tad and Dixie have been trying forever yet prove unsuccessful. When talking about AMC, I guess the name that will be most associated with it is Susan Lucci. She is an original cast member and have been in front burner storylines. Anyone who is an AMC watcher knows Erica's long line of men whom she has married and/or dated. I will always prefer Erica with Jackson, who I think is the love of her life. It's funny that a lot of fans think that Erica and Jack have been married. They haven't. They've been engaged though. So everytime the powers that be throw a new love interest into Erica's storyline, they are ignoring what could be a great storyline for Erica and Jack. I still have hopes that they will rekindle their love though! The Martins have been a prominent family of Pine Valley since the show started so it's sad that they are barely on now. Ruth and Joe only come out during the holidays. Tad has been acting like a moron ever since Dixie died. Why he defends Liza for every misdeed she does yet criticize Adam for everything he does I never know. That just really irks me. The way Tad was acting all self-rigteous towards Brooke for sleeping with Adam. Hey Tad you shouldn't be the one talking; you slept with Liza remember? And why everyone in the town blames Adam for every single thing is just plain wrong. Liza is the one who embezzled money from Chandler Enterprises yet it's Adam's fault? I don't understand the logic. I think I should just stop ranting about what has become of AMC and reminsence about the good times. The first storyline that Tad and Dixie had together will always be my favorite storyline. The way that Tad Martin, formerly known as Tad the cad, helped Dixie when she was being manipulated by Adam. Their courtship was so sweet. Michael E. Knight and Cady McClain have one of the most natural and electrifying chemistry in daytime. They play off each other well and their scenes can be humorous or a total tear-jerker. Who was not laughing their butt off at the Tad love test yet who was able to have a dry eye after watching the scene where Dixie is being hauled off to the looney bin? They also had good friends, Nico and Cecily, to help them with their wacky adventures. *sigh* The good old days.


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