Agnes Nixon's classic soap about the tempestuous 'burb of Llanview, where secrets abound, mostly about the Lord and Buchanan clans. It premiered July 15, 1968, and was one of the first soaps to feature major black characters, as well as full-blown music and fantasy episodes. In 2005, Erika Slezak won her record sixth Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress for her role as the oft-wed Viki Lord Buchanan. Alums include Tommy Lee Jones, Ryan Phillipe, Roma Downey, Judith Light and Tom Berenger.

Former Cast

Erika Slezak Victoria Lord Buchanan
Melissa Archer Natalie Buchanan Banks
Kassie DePaiva Blair Cramer
Shenaz Treasury Rama Patel
Josh Kelly Cutter Wentworth
Bree Williamson Jessica Buchanan Brennan
Farah Fath Gigi Morasco
James Storm Dr. Larry Wolek
Paul Tulley Dr. Larry Wolek
Judith Light Karen Wolek
Tika Sumpter Layla Williamson
Tom Berenger Tim Siegel
Tommy Lee Jones Dr. Mark Toland
Laurence Fishburne Joshua Hall
Jason Tam Markko Rivera
Victor Slezak Lazlo Braedecker
Michael Easton John McBain
Phil Carey Asa Buchanan
Trevor St. John Todd Manning/Victor Lord Jr.
Heather Tom Kelly Cramer
Erin Torpey Jessica Buchanan
Renee Goldsberry Evangeline Williamson
Kevin Spirtas Jonas Chamberlain
Brett Claywell Kyle Lewis
Tom Degnan Joey Buchanan