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Love of Life (1951–1980)

TV Series | 25 min | Drama, Romance

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 ...See moreInitially 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 See less
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Updated Sep 24, 1951

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Sep 24, 1951 (United States)

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Peggy McCay
Vanessa Dale Vanessa Dale   See fewer
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Jean McBride
Meg Harper Meg Harper   See fewer
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Ken Roberts
Announcer Announcer   See fewer
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Dennis Parnell
Beanie Harper Beanie Harper   See fewer
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Tirrell Barbery
Carol Raven Carol Raven   See fewer
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Audrey Peters
Vanessa Sterling Vanessa Sterling   See fewer
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Ron Tomme
Bruce Sterling Bruce Sterling   See fewer
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Frances Fuller
Aunt Carrie Aunt Carrie   See fewer
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Lois Holmes
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Chandler Hill Harben
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Veleka Gray
Mia Marriott Mia Marriott   See fewer
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Ann McCarthy
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Sarah Dale Sarah Dale   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 64 votes