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One Life to Live-related news from 2004

It's impossible to keep up with all of the twists and turns from the world of soaps. Luckily, Soap Central has archived all the One Life to Live news from 2004.

Here are the news stories posted on Soap Central during 2004 that focus on One Life to Live or past and present OLTL performers. To read any of the articles listed below, simply click on the appropriate link. To access articles from other years, click here.

Susan Haskell
January 2004
Susan Haskell (Marty Saybrooke) will return to One Life to Live in February.
David Tom
February 2004
Emmy winner David Tom (ex-Billy Abbott, The Young and the Restless) will join the cast of One Life to Live later this year in the role of Paul Cramer.
Thorsten Kaye
April 2004
Though nothing official has been said by either side, there are strong indications that Thorsten Kaye (ex-Ian Thornhart, Port Charles; ex-Patrick Thornhart, One Life to Live) may soon be joining the cast of All My Children.
Mario Van Peebles
April 2004
It's official -- as reported by Soap Central earlier this month, Thorsten Kaye (ex-Ian Thornhart, Port Charles; ex-Patrick Thornhart, One Life to Live) has joined the cast of All My Children.
What was the biggest OLTL news story in 2004?
 AUG: David Fumero to reprise role as Cristian Vega   36% 
 MAR: AMC, OLTL join forces for baby swapping storyline   34% 
 SEP: DAYS scribe Dena Higley hired as OLTL's new head writer   10% 
 AUG: Emmy nom Ilene Kristen taken off contract   7% 
 JUN: Emmy winner Gerald Anthony (ex-Marco) dead at 52   4% 
 JUL: Writer Josh Griffith walks after ABC nixes story ideas   2% 
 MAR: Two OLTL actresses earn first Emmy nominations   2% 
 Other   2% 
 FEB: David Tom hired as new Paul Cramer   2% 
 AUG: Mary Beth Evans joins OLTL, changes mind   1% 

April 2004
There have been some changes to the head writing team of One Life to Live. The changes do not, however, involve an addition or removal of a writer. Instead, there has been a change in job title for one of the show's co-head writers.
Megan McTavish
April 2004
According to network sources, Megan McTavish has inked a deal that will allow her to continue on as head writer of All My Children. McTavish served previously as head writer of One Life to Live from 1999 to 2001.
May 2004
Christopher Douglas (Antonio Lopez-Fitzgerald) has been let go from Passions. He becomes the latest in a line of stars to exit the show. Douglas previously appeared on One Life to Live as Dylan Moody.
Gina Tognoni
May 2004
One Life to Live veteran Gina Tognoni (ex-Kelly Cramer) has landed the part of Dinah Marler on CBS's Guiding Light.
June 2004
The soap world has lost another of its stars. 52-year-old Gerald Anthony (ex-Marco Dane, One Life to Live and General Hospital) died on May 28, 2004. The details of his death were not released.
July 2004
Though no one at the network is talking, show sources claim that Josh Griffith has left his post as co-head writer for One Life to Live.
Ilene Kristen
August 2004
Emmy nominated Ilene Kristen (Roxanne Balsom) will be released from her One Life to Live contract later this year. A show spokesperson confirms the pending change in Kristen's contract status, but insists that it does not mean that the actress has been fired.
David Fumero
August 2004
One year after his dramatic exit from One Life to Live, a show spokesperson confirms that actor David Fumero (Cristian Vega) will return to the fictional town of Llanview.
Mary Beth Evans
August 2004
Soap veteran Mary Beth Evans has been signed to appear as a doctor on One Life to Live starting later this year. The move to One Life to Live comes as the actress is wrapping up a four-year recurring run as As the World Turns' Sierra Montgomery.
Mary Beth Evans
August 2004
Mary Beth Evans appears to have had a change of heart about setting up shop in One Life to Live's Llanview. Just two weeks after the announcement that the veteran soap star was going to appear on the ABC soap comes words that Evans will remain in place on CBS's As the World Turns.
Kimberlin Brown
August 2004
Soap veteran Kimberlin Brown has been signed to appear as a Paige Miller, a doctor on One Life to Live starting later this year. Brown's role was originally intended for Mary Beth Evans (Sierra Montgomery).
David Tom
September 2004
Relative newcomer David Tom (Paul Cramer) will be exiting One Life to Live within the next few weeks. His exit is expected to spark more crossovers between One Life to Live and All My Children and, ultimately, bring about a resolution to the shows' baby-swapping storyline.
September 2004
ABC has announced that Days of our Lives writer Dena Higley has been named the new head writer of One Life to Live. She will outgoing head writer Michael Malone.
Dena Higley
November 2004
One Life to Live's new head writer, former DAYS scribe Dena Higley, appears to be wasting no time with fixing what she perceives to be broken with the show. And in doing so, there are some casting changes on the horizon.
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