Initially set in fictional Barrowsville, New York, this serial tells the story of extremely disparate siblings: long-suffering Vanessa Dale and her bitchy sister Meg. After Meg was written ... See full summary »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Peggy McCay ...  Vanessa Dale 3 episodes, 1953-1955
Ron Tomme Ron Tomme ...  Bruce Sterling 3 episodes, 1975-1980
Tudi Wiggins Tudi Wiggins ...  Meg Dale 3 episodes, 1975-1980
Birgitta Tolksdorf Birgitta Tolksdorf ...  Arlene Lovett 3 episodes, 1975-1980
Dennis Parnell Dennis Parnell ...  Beanie Harper 3 episodes, 1953-1955
Richard Coogan ...  Paul Raven 2 episodes, 1955
Jean McBride Jean McBride ...  Meg Harper 2 episodes, 1953
Audrey Peters Audrey Peters ...  Vanessa Sterling 2 episodes, 1980
Ken Roberts Ken Roberts ...  Announcer / ... 2 episodes, 1953
Chandler Hill Harben Chandler Hill Harben ...  Ben Harper 2 episodes, 1980
Veleka Gray ...  Mia Marriott 2 episodes, 1980
Margo McKenna Margo McKenna ...  Betsy Crawford 2 episodes, 1980
Ted Le Plat ...  Elliot Lang / ... 2 episodes, 1980
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Storyline

Initially set in fictional Barrowsville, New York, this serial tells the story of extremely disparate siblings: long-suffering Vanessa Dale and her bitchy sister Meg. After Meg was written out of the series in the late 50's, the serial's setting moved to Rosehill, New York, where Van settled down with college professor Bruce Sterling and endured the usual soap opera maladies (murder, amnesia, incurable illness). In 1974, writers resurrected the character of Meg, as the serial once again focused on the internecine struggles between two sisters. Written by Mark Faulkner <mtfalknr@cc.memphis.edu>

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'amore della vita See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS, The Biow Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1951-1958) | (1958-1980)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (1951-1967)| Color (1967-1980)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

For many years, the series was filmed at CBS Production Center on West 57th Street and CBS's Studio 52 behind the Ed Sullivan Theater. In 1975, the studio was moved to make room for a nightclub that would eventually become known as Studio 54. See more »

Quotes

[title sequence]
Announcer: "Love of Life": the exciting story of Vanessa Dale and her courageous struggle for human dignity.
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Referenced in Maude: Walter's Secret (1973) See more »

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I LOVED this soap!
27 July 2005 | by madmod67See all my reviews

Sorry to disagree w/ the previous reviewer,but I loved this soap! I began watching it in the 1950's,when I was a small child & it was on for 15 min.,either preceded by,or followed by,"The Secret Storm"(I can't remember which),also only 15 min. at that time.I could only watch it during school vacations.Then,in 1969,when I was pregnant w/ my 1st child & had left my job,I began watching it full-time.This is the ONLY soap I ever watched.I dipped into others,but they never caught my attention.I moved to England in 1973,where I still live,so never found out how the plot lines continued.Maybe,it went down hill after I moved,but for the 4 yrs. I watched it full-time,I thought it was great.I especially loved Gene & Toni Bull Bua and I bought Gene's LP entitled "Love of Life",which is excellent--I still play it!By the way,how did the previous reviewer know about "Crossroads"?


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