Her character: Viki Lord
A Favorite Memory: ”I have many favorite story lines, but one of them certainly is the story of the Old West, when I got to play my great, great, great grandmother, Virginia Fletcher, or Miss Ginny as she was called. And the reason for this is that I was raised on Westerns of one sort or another and as a child my fantasy was to ride in a stagecoach and wear the old Western clothes, both of which I got to do. As it turned out, the ride in the stagecoach was probably the most uncomfortable ride I’ve ever taken. But we shot part of the episodes in Old Tucson, a re-created old Western town in Arizona, and I was totally entranced with the desert and the atmosphere and the fake stores with the old facades. Very happy memories of that story line!”
Her character: Dorian Lord (above, left)
A Favorite Memory: ”My favorite memories from my life on One Life to Live will always be of any time that Dorian and Viki were locked up together. Working with Erika Slezak (above, right) always made my day and, with time, my daytime career.”
Robert S. Woods
His character: Bo Buchanan
A Favorite Memory: Along with the Bo vs. Faux Bo story line in 1988, the three location shoots in Europe, and the D.C. and Tucson shoots, Woods is very fond of the Bo and Nora dance contest where he and Hillary B. Smith (Nora) got so sore that they had to cover themselves in Tiger Balm.
Hillary B. Smith
Her character: Nora Buchanan
A Favorite Memory: The Bo and Nora romance. Smith likes the story arc when Nora came to town in 1992. It included the Bo and Nora romance, Marty’s rape trial, and the ”Wait Until Dark” sequence when she was blind and Todd trapped her in the beach house.
His character: Cord Roberts
A Favorite Memory: ”My favorite story was working with Susan Diol (Angela Holliday) in the traveling prayer wagon. The story was well-written and I enjoyed working with Susan. It was right after Cord’s return from being held captive in the Middle East.”
Her character: Tina Lord
A Favorite Memory: ”I have to say it would be when Tina found out that Viki is her sister and that Victor Lord was her father. This is the story line that changed everything for Tina. Plus, I got to do some wonderful scenes with Erika Slezak (above, right) and Robin Strasser, two women whose work I had always admired. Working so closely with them made me feel as if I had come into my own, like Llanview was where I belonged!”
Her characters: Jessica/Tess Buchanan
A Favorite Memory: How Tess and Nash (Forbes March) met. There was a great location shoot that began in Central Park.
His character: Clint Buchanan (above, right)
A Favorite Memory: Being bad-boy Clint, when he was driven to revenge because Bo (Robert S. Woods, left) and Nora (Hillary B. Smith, center) fell back in love.
Her character: Natalie Buchanan
A Favorite Memory: Pretty much all of John (Michael Easton, pictured) and Natalie’s relationship throughout the years.
Her character: Starr Manning
A Favorite Memory: Starr’s teen pregnancy story line and all the public service work around that.
His character: Rex Balsam
A Favorite Memory: Lavoisier had great fun heading back to 1968 as part of the show’s 40th anniversary celebration in 2008. It echoed the 1988 Old West story line, in which the characters stepped back 100 years in time.
His character: Mitch Laurence
A Favorite Memory: ”The most fun I had was in the summer of ’86 when people would wait outside the studio wearing homemade ”Heed the Messenger” T-shirts and buttons. I went up to Harlem to see a gospel show at the Apollo and was mobbed by church ladies in their Sunday finest.”