The One Life to Live 40th Anniversary Trivia Book: A Fun, Fact-Filled, Everything-You-Want-to-Know-Guide to Your Favorite Soap!

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Hyperion, Jul 15, 2008 - Performing Arts - 272 pages
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ONE LIFE TO LIVE (OLTL) has been enchanting audiences since it's debut on July 15, 1968-- and this is the ultimate book to celebrate the show's 40th anniversary in 2008, full of hundreds of juicy tidbits such as:
What kiss caused an ABC affiliate in Texas to drop the show? When Dr. Price Trainor (Peter DeAnda,Thuman Scott), a black doctor, fell in love with Carla Benari (Ellen Holly), alight-skinned black woman passing herself off as white.
Plans to launch a doll of which character sparked outrage? A replica of convicted gang rapistTodd Manning.
Which villain spoofedTom Cruise's couch-jumping antics on Oprah? Tate Harmon (Chris Beetem) came on TheView and hopped all over thefurniture, proclaiming his love for Adriana Cramer (Melissa Gallo).
Which character wasbased on Paris Hilton? When Jessica Buchanan developed multiplepersonality disorder, her party girl alternate personality Tess was based onsocialite Paris Hilton.
What popular singeragreed to perform on the show only if her grandmother, a longtime fan, could beon the set? Erykah Badu agreed to perform under thecondition that her grandmother, a huge fan, be allowed on set during thetaping.
During which locationshoot did one of the show's stars step into an actual pool of quicksand?
In 1982, mad scientist Ivan Kipling (JackBetts) kidnapped Karen Wolek (Judith Light) and took her to his plantation in SouthAmerica. The producers filmed the outdoor jungle scenes in SilverSprings, Florida. At one point during the five-day shoot, Judith Light herselfwandered into a patch of quicksand. The book will take you behind the scenes to let you know which diva names her character's hairpieces as if they were puppies (Robin Strasser), which actress had a lock of her hair clipped on the sidewalk by a fan (Andrea Evans) and which actor started a backstage petition to force the producer to let him cut his hair (Forbes Nash). The One Life to Live Trivia Book will not only tell you which couples on the show enjoyed each other's company offscreen but which popular couples had a hard time getting along with one another.Reaching an audience of millions for four decades, OLTL has a tremendous and loyal fan base who will devour this fun-fact filled guide-- it will be the ultimate go-to book for all who adore this beloved soap!
  

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Fun companion to the show!

User Review  - John K. - Borders

One Life to Live celebrated it's 40th anniversary July 15th. I've been watching the show off and on since I was ten years old. This book is a really fun companion for the show. It's filled with facts ... Read full review

Contents

First Impressions
1
First Day on the Job
95
Fun Facts About the Actors
127
5
157
Memorable Encounters with the Fans
183
John McBains Ten Most Wanted List
198
The Daytime Emmy Awards
207
Twenty Questions Times Two
228
Answer Key
237
Bibliography
245
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About the author (2008)

Gerry Waggett is the go-to guy for soap opera dirt and dish. He was a freelance journalist for Soap Opera Weekly, interviewing Susan Lucci, Halle Berry, and the entire cast of Knot's Landing. He then began writing soap opera fan guides, and trivia books, of which he has written nine- including YOU KNOW YOUR LIFE IS A SOAP OPERA IF.... Gerry is a popular choice for soap opera gossip on many internet and radio talk shows, and currently lives in Massachusetts.

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