All My Children aired on ABC for 41 years, from 1970 to 2011, and featured one of daytime’s most popular characters, Erica Dane, played by Susan Lucci. The show was famous for dealing with socially relevant issues, including abortion, drug use, the Vietnam War, homosexuality and rape, in a tactful and intelligent way, which is one of the reasons why it was so popular. Since the anniversary of All My Children’s cancellation is here, let’s take a look at 8 things you probably don’t know about the soap!
8. Love on Set
Kelly Ripa got her start on All My Children playing Hayley Vaughan, a troubled party girl. She met her husband Mark Consuelos on set. He played Mateo Santos, Kelly’s character’s love interest.