Years on TV: 1951-1980 Channel: CBS Noteworthy characters and/or actors: Christopher Reeve (pictured) got an early start on the show playing Ben Harper, a villainous schemer married to two women in the same town at the same time. Talk about scandalous! The plot: Good versus evil made up the racy stories in "Love of Life," with the primary focus on Barrowsville sisters Vanessa (Peggy McCay, Bonnie Bartlett and Audrey Peters) and Meg Dale (Jean McBride and Tudi Wiggins). While Vanessa played the "good girl" and disapproving sister, Megan (Ben Harper is Meg's son) was always looking for trouble.
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