One of the longest-running characters on American daytime television, Victoria weathers widowhood (three times), divorce (four times), a brain aneurysm, a near-death out-of-body experience (three times), being shot (two times), sent to jail, suffering a stroke, breast cancer, rape, a heart attack, heart disease, a heart transplant, the abduction of three of her five children as infants, the deaths of two siblings, and the death of her daughter from lupus.
Most notably, she suffers recurring bouts with dissociative identity disorder throughout the show narrative.
December 24th, 2015 Dear Friends, Weird but important email to write.
I sincerely hope that all of you are about to have a wonderful Christmas with the people who matter to you Some of you I haven’t spoken to in weeks, some in many, many years -I’m a Facebook lurker, more prone to seeing what others are doing, than posting myself- but I need to get this said……
You’re responsible to your writers and your producer for the character, and you are extremely responsible to your fellow actors.
There are people who don’t realize that." One Life to Live series creator Agnes Nixon conceived the central role of Victoria "Viki" Lord inspired by her relationship with her domineering father, Harry Eckhardt, and her own married family life along the Philadelphia Main Line in Bryn Mawr.
Below is the message he posted on Facebook on Christmas Eve to his friends, telling them of his illness.Doris Quinlan (1968–77) Joseph Stuart (1977–83) Jean Arley (1983-84) Paul Rauch (1984–91) Linda Gottlieb (1991–94) Susan Bedsow Horgan (1994–96) Maxine Levinson (1996–97) Jill Farren Phelps (1997–2001) Gary Tomlin (2001–02) Frank Valentini (2003–12) Jennifer Pepperman (2013) Jeffrey Kwatinetz (2013) Richard Frank (2013) One Life to Live (often abbreviated as OLTL) is an American soap opera broadcast on the ABC television network for more than 43 years, from July 15, 1968, to January 13, 2012, and then on the internet as a web series on Hulu and i Tunes via The Online Network from April 29 to August 19, 2013.One Life to Live was expanded from 30 minutes to 45 minutes on July 26, 1976, and then to an hour on January 16, 1978.Though Nixon's concept for the new series was "built along the classic soap formula of a rich family and a poor family," she was "tired of the restraints imposed by the WASPy, noncontroversial nature of daytime drama." Nixon would go on to create All My Children in 1970 and Loving in 1983.The initial main titles of the series featured the image of a roaring fireplace, a visual representation of the originally proposed title — Between Heaven and Hell — ultimately changed to One Life to Live to avoid controversy.