Happy anniversary to ONE LIFE TO LIVE, which premiered 48 years ago today!
Daytime legend Agnes Nixon created OLTL back in 1968, hoping to feature ethnically and socially diverse characters. The original title of the soap was BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL, but was changed to avoid controversy.
After nearly 43 year on the air, ABC canceled OLTL and its final episode aired in 2012, but it enjoyed a brief reprise as an online series from The OnLine Network in 2013.
Celebrate this classic soap’s anniversary by browsing this gallery of memorable moments and characters from its epic history. And for more on the stars of OLTL, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
OLTL cast photo circa 1976
Back row: Jeff Pomerantz (Peter), Doris Belack (Anna), Nat Polen (Jim)
Front row: Lee Patterson (Joe), Erika Slezak (Viki), Farley Granger (Will), Kathy Glass (Jenny), Nancy Pinkerton (Dorian)
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