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All My Children vs. Two Vintage Soaps

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Fan has bet about the debuts of The Best of Everything, A World Apart, and All My Children


Susan Lucci (Erica, All My Children)Dear Soapdom,

I wanted to know when the soaps, "The Best of Everything" and "A World Apart" debuted. I have a bet with a friend that these two soaps debuted the same year that "All My Children" debuted.

I have searched everywhere to no avail looking for this information. Your help is greatly appreciated. I know that Susan Sarandon was in "The Best of Everything" and that it aired on ABC.

Thank you,
via email

Dear Michelle,

Thank you for contacting Soapdom.  "The Best of Everything" debuted on March 30, 1970. It was based on a 1959 feature film of the same name, which was based on a novel of the same name.  It featured three young career girls who found friendship at their place of employment, a high powered publishing house.  Although the action took place in New York City, the show was taped at 20th Century Fox Studios, on Pico Blvd in West Los Angeles.  Creator and award-winning host of the Actor's Studio, James Lipton, was the head writer.  It remained on the air for about a year.

"A World Apart" also debuted in 1970. It was the last soap opera created by Irna Phillips.  Susan Sarandon starred in this soap for the ABC Broadcasting Company.  It aired in the morning and only remained on the air for about two years.  Yet, in it's short lifetime it dealt with such topical issues as racial prejudice, teenage pregnancy, and cults.

"All My Children" also debuted in 1970!  The Daytime Emmy Award winning soap opera celebrated it's 37th anniversary last January. 

Looks like you win the bet. :o)

The Editors

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