All My Children Turns 50! Read More Here ---->>>
It’s been 50 years since we were first introduced to the cast of characters that resided in Pine Valley! All My Children debuted on January 5, 1970, and left a mark on our hearts. The series won numerous awards throughout its run including Outstanding Drama Series in 1992, 1994, and 1998 at the Daytime Emmys.
The soap brought us some of the most memorable characters like Phoebe Wallingford, Opal Cortlandt, Adam Chandler and his twin brother Stuart. And of course, Erica Kane, who is perhaps one of the most recognizable soap opera characters in the world. She has done just about everything from many marriages to facing down a bear! AMC also delivered some of the most beloved couples like Tad and Dixie, Cliff and Nina, and Jessie and Angie! The image of Jessie and Angie reuniting at the train station after 20 years apart is one of the most beautiful and unforgettable moments in daytime history.
The popularity of the soap was enhanced by its talented cast that included many big names in the industry. Sarah Michelle Gellar, Josh Duhamel, Melissa Leo, Jesse McCartney, Kelly Ripa, Amanda Seyfried, and Christian Slater all had their time in Pine Valley. Even the iconic Carol Burnett, who was a huge fan, portrayed the marvelous Verla Grubbs.
All My Children was never one to shy away from groundbreaking or wild storylines. Starting with Erica having an abortion the same year of the Roe v. Wade ruling only to have that child show up many years later. Yeah, still don’t know what to make of that one! Janet, Natalie, and the well! The love triangle between Ryan and best friends Greenlee and Kendall. And the first same-sex wedding on an American soap opera with Bianca and Reese.
So many wonderful characters, actors, and moments! Happy anniversary, All My Children!