One Life to Live’s Erika Slezak (Viki) showed us once again what a class act she is in a beautiful holiday letter and message for her fans and friends that follow and read her official newsletter at her website, www. ErikaSlezak.com. As we head into the final weeks of the 43-year-old soap, in which 40 of those has featured Erika as the central character and icon of the series, this was a fitting way to say “thank you” for all of the fans love and support over the years!
Erika Slezak: “To all my Dear Friends, This will be a somewhat sad ending to the year for me, but at the same time, I feel enormously grateful for all that I have been given: for the wonderful friends I have made through One Life To Live; for more than 40 years of consistent employment; and for the stories and the laughter and the life that I have been privileged to have led. You, our wonderful audience, have made much of that possible, and so I want to thank each and every one of you for your loyalty, and in particular, for your friendship.
At our final wrap party for OLTL, I said that I would not say goodbye, because I believe we will all cross paths again, and so I am not saying goodbye to all of you for the same reason. OLTL may be ending on January 13th, but we will all continue to be friends, and hopefully will see each other again.
For the last 40 years, I have been so fortunate to have had all of you in my life, all of that due to Walter Miller, who has put up with me through thick and thin, and has managed this club so brilliantly. I would like to thank him so much for all his work and loyalty and his friendship. I also owe a big debt of gratitude to Kit (Swanson) Williams and to AJ, without whom none of this would have happened so effectively and efficiently.
I have no intention of retiring voluntarily, so hopefully some kind soul will find a nice job for me somewhere. Whatever happens in my professional life will always be shared with you. I wish all of you a blessed Christmas, very happy holidays, and all the best for 2012. And I do hope to see you all again. With much love and gratitude, Erika”
Now that Erika has sent you her thoughts and wishes, what Holiday wish you would like to say to the six-time Daytime Emmy winning star of One Life? Let us know!