Theater: Bye, Bye Love

A soap's bubble bursts

After a 28-year run, Love of Life died last week. It was television's second oldest serial (Search for Tomorrow began a week earlier). CBS canceled the soap when a new 4 p.m. time slot led to a ratings collapse. Love, which traced the trials and tribulations of the two Dale sisters and their kin, helped launch such stars as Warren Beatty, Marsha Mason, Anne Jackson, Christopher Reeve (Superman) and Peter Falk.

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