Friday, July 15th 2016 would have been the 48th anniversary of One Life to Live had it continued on ABC. The series created by the iconic Agnes Nixon first debuted on the network on this date in 1968. It was canceled after 43 years on the air and aired its final episode on January 13th, 2012.
The series which featured such fantastic talent synonymous with daytime including the legendary Erika Slezak (Ex-Viki) and Robin Strasser (Ex-Dorian), brought so much joy to so many viewers following the struggles, joys, romance, and heartache of the people of Llanview. One actress, who fans literally watched grow up before their eyes, Kristen Alderson (Ex-Starr Manning), took to her Instagram account to acknowledge what One Life has meant to her and so many others.
Kristen shared: “HAPPY 48th ANNIVERSARY to One Life to Live! The show that gave me the most wonderful experiences (15 years worth) that I could have ever imagine. The fact that this was an actual poster for the show at one point, has to be one of the craziest things eve I miss ALL of the characters just as much as you guys do. We had a very special show/cast/&crew. I was lucky to be a part of it.”
So, what do you think of the sentiments shared by Kristen on this the the date OLTL first aired some 48 years ago? Are you still missing One Life every day? Are you still holding out hope that it will return in some form down the line? Share your thoughts in the comment secton below, but first watch our final interview with Kassie DePaiva (Blair) and Kristen as we said goodbye to Llanview during their final tape days below.