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51 August 6th, 2016 OLTL Icon Erika Slezak Gets Birthday Surprise Via Linda Dano, Bob Woods, and More!

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On Friday, One Life to Live’s six-time Daytime Emmy-winning star, Erika Slezak (Viki) celebrated her 70th birthday, and she had quite the surprise awaiting her on this special day!

If you follow former Another Word and OLTL star (Yes! She was on AMC and GH, too), Linda Dano on Twitter, you saw that the ever-creative Dano was documenting the day’s adventure …. on her way to meet Erika and surprise her for her birthday!

Dano, along with whomever was filming these video gems, captured the moments when Erika was greeted first by Linda, then by Anna Holbrook (Ex-AW, OLTL), Loyita Chapel (Ex-OLTL), and then Loyita’s husband, the one and only Bob Woods (Ex-Bo, OLTL)!

Erika’s reactions are priceless and sweet, and we have to thank Linda for sharing this with One Life and soap fans around the twitterverse.

Watch the videos after the jump of Linda, Bob, and more greeting Erika on her birthday.  Then send your bday well-wishes to Erika in the comment section below.

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  1. Peace & Blessings says:

    Happy Birthday great lady!

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    Bruce replied

    Happy birthday Erika!! I miss you and Viki so much.

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  2. Gloria says:

    Happy Birthday to Erika! So good to see her and all her cronies looking well. I miss the OLTL family! God Bless to all.

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  3. Amanda says:

    Love it! Everyone looks beautiful and happy. Robert S. Woods looks so good with a beard! Thanks for posting. I miss my 2nd family very much. When I can’t see them every day, it’s just really nice to know they are chugging along and to see their lovely faces now and again.

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  4. Lisa says:

    Happy Birthday Erika !
    So good to see you again.
    And some of your former costars as well – you are so missed on screen. <3

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  5. Jay Keaveny says:

    What a cool thing to do! One of the many, many reasons why OLTL and its cast were so special!

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  6. Ric says:

    Happy Birthday! U are so missed on our screens!

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  7. Janice says:

    Oh how I missed these people and my beloved #oltl

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  8. patti says:

    wishing a happy belated birthday to an icon of an actress erika… you look amazing as well as everyone else that celebrated with you. missing you all!!!!!

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  9. Linda says:

    Happy Birthday Erika! I loved you on OLTL and hope you are doing well.

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  10. louisa says:

    I’m crying!! Love these people! They all look very happy. Me: I’m missing One Life to Live everyday.

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    Llanviewer717 replied

    Me too Louisa.

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  11. jlh says:

    It’s great starting off the day seeing an old friend. :) Happy Birthday, Erika!

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  12. Sheila Blanchard says:

    Happy Birthday! Looks like a fun day for you!! I enjoyed it – thank you & happy day!

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  13. Doxielover says:

    Oh my goodness… The best cast ever, the greatest actress ever. Miss the show. Happy Birthday beautiful Erika.

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  14. Sheila says:

    Happy Birthday Erika (Vicki)! Miss getting to see you and all the OLTL cast 5 days a week! So good to see you are well and happy!

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  15. jeremy says:

    Happy Birthday! ;)

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  16. Catherine Climpson says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday Erika!!!!! :) I love and I miss you and OLTL soooooooo much!!! I hope that you have a fabulous day!!! :)

    Take good care,

    Love,

    Catherine Climpson

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  17. Liz says:

    Happy birthday, dear Erika! Just like Snoop Dog, I love you, Miss Viki!

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  18. Roberta G says:

    Happy Birthday Erica ! And hello everybody ! I miss you guys !

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  19. Pamela says:

    So glad to see u ! In her best billy crystal voice—u look marvelous!

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  20. David Raymond Haight says:

    Happy 21st bday Erika!!!!!

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  21. Llanviewer717 says:

    What a wonderful treat to see everyone looking so well. Very happy birthday Erika!!!!!!!! I miss you and everyone else from our beloved One Life to Live everyday.

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  22. jaybird369 says:

    H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y, ERIKA SLEZAK!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE SUCH AN A+ CLASS ACT!!!!!!!!!! HAVE AN AWESOME BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. Candy says:

    Happy Birthday Erika you are so missed!!

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  24. meg says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ,ERIKA ,

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  25. Anthony says:

    Happy Birthday Erika I miss you and one life to live family enjoy your birthday

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  26. Anthony says:

    Happy birthday

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  27. Penny says:

    Happy Birthday, Erika! Miss you very much!

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  28. BrenKay says:

    Happy Birthday Erika! You look beautiful as always! It was great seeing everyone, thanks for sharing Linda Dano! I miss One Life To Live so much, it was my daily treat and I loved it!

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  29. Charlotte Robnett says:

    Happy birthday to you and looking at everyone from OLTL is certainly a treat. Thank you Linda Dani for sharing this with us.

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  30. blake says:

    That is so cool, if I was there with those OLTL and AW stars I would have died! So cool seeing them all get together, that is really great!

    Anna Holbrook! She was amazing as Sharlene on AW, her and John were perfect as the hippie types from the 60′s all grown up. She was so talented that I’m surprised another soap didn’t grab her, but I think she did a lot of prime time shows.

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  31. Linda says:

    Happy B’day Erika! Loved you in everything you’ve been in & of course OLTL. Sure wish we could get you on #GH as Monica or Tracy’s college roommate. Best wishes

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  32. mark says:

    Love Erika and Linda!!!

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  33. Steve says:

    Erika of course I’m going to wish you a VERY HAPPY BDAY FROM A FAN WITH THANKS AND LOVE FOR DECADES OF GREAT DAYTIME.

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  34. k/kay says:

    Lovely lady miss her on the soaps but their is not one that is airing today that I would want her in terrible writers !

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  35. fginaspy says:

    Happy Birthday to you dear Erika Slesak….

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  36. mike says:

    Please Frank give her a great reccuring role on GH.

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  37. Fran says:

    Happy Birthday , miss u on TV wish we could see u on the TV again .

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  38. Lin says:

    Happy Birthday, Erika. Wishing every happiness and good health. Would you consider a guest appearance for a few weeks (or forever) on GH? What about nighttime? Anyway, i hope life is wonderful for you. I miss seeing you.

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  39. Muchele K says:

    Happy birthday Erika. Miss seeing you every day♡

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  40. E says:

    Happy Birthday Erika! You are the greatest actress to ever grace daytime television.

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  41. SamSoap says:

    Happy Birthday, to the lovely and talented Erika Slesac!!

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  42. Rebecca1 says:

    Happy Birthday to Erika Slezak who made Vicki (and all her other personas) come to life for so many years. You provided endless hours of escapism…Vicki was heart and home in the show and on the screen. Bob Woods? You are the essence of likeability and charm. If you still have the desire to work in daytime, hope you both wind up someday soon in Port Charles. :)

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  43. Rodd says:

    Happy Birthday to one very classy lady surrounded by a bunch of classy friends. Love to them all.

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  44. Karen says:

    Thank you all who posted Erikas birthday celebration. She’s a beautiful woman. Happy birthday Erika

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  45. GemmaG says:

    Hope she had a wonderful birthday! After watching OLTL for over 30 yrs, it was like she was a 2nd mom, except with GOOD advice (except when she was Niki… or Tommy…)!

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  46. nancy dillingham says:

    Happy Birthday, Erika–miss all those actors and their characters so very much!

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  47. Kat Hilderbrand says:

    Happy Birthday, Erika! I miss this bunch so much, but I am watching old OLTL episodes and loving that! Have a great year!

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  48. Jonathan says:

    I still remember the first scene I saw of Viki- it was 1971 during the Steve Burke/Marcy Wade arc- Erica Slezak was 26 years old!

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  49. KLB_MCI says:

    Happy belated to Ms. Slezak! It looks like an awesome time, and Ms. Dano appears to be a very cool friend! Best wishes for many more celebrations!

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