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List Rules Daytime soap operas that aired on television during the 1960s

Although television was still relatively new and still finding its groove, soap operas were extremely popular in the 60s. There were anywhere between 9 and 17 soap operas on at the same time, delivering entertainment to large audiences every day. The biggest soap operas of the 60s were "As the World Turns," "Guiding Light," and "Search for Tomorrow." This list of the best daytime soap operas that aired between 1960-1969, has been voted on and ranked by the community.

Many of the most popular daytime soap operas of all time were introduced in the 1960s. "General Hospital" debuted in 1963, while "Days of Our Lives" first aired in 1965. Both soaps went on to live long lives on television, still airing new episodes today.

While these popular soap operas made their debuts during the 1960s, there were also quite a few flops. Many of the new soap operas of the 60s only lasted one or two seasons, such as "Morning Star," "Paradise Bay," and "Never Too Young."

What are the best daytime soap operas of the 1960s? Vote up the soap operas from the 60s you think were the absolute best.

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Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 60s Daytime Soap Operas
Dark Shadows Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles

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The Edge of Night is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 60s Daytime Soap Operas
The Edge of Night Martin Sheen, Marcia Cross, Lori Loughlin

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Days of our Lives is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 60s Daytime Soap Operas
Days of our Lives Pamela Anderson, Shelley Hennig, Melinda Clarke

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Guiding Light is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 60s Daytime Soap Operas
Guiding Light Hayden Panettiere, Matt Bomer, Brittany Snow

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One Life to Live is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 60s Daytime Soap Operas
One Life to Live Hayden Panettiere, Kourtney Kardashian, Marcia Cross

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As the World Turns is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 60s Daytime Soap Operas
As the World Turns Julianne Moore, Sarah Hyland, Ming-Na Wen

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The Secret Storm is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 60s Daytime Soap Operas
The Secret Storm Joan Crawford, Roy Scheider, Audrey Landers

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Search for Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 60s Daytime Soap Operas
Search for Tomorrow Susan Sarandon, Viggo Mortensen, Kevin Bacon

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Another World is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 60s Daytime Soap Operas
Another World Victoria Wyndham, Constance Ford, Hugh Marlowe

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Love of Life is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 60s Daytime Soap Operas
Love of Life Dana Delany, Christopher Reeve, Roy Scheider

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General Hospital is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 60s Daytime Soap Operas
General Hospital Eva Longoria, James Franco, Kelly Monaco

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The Clear Horizon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 60s Daytime Soap Operas
The Clear Horizon Lee Meriwether, Beau Bridges, Michael Fox

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Return to Peyton Place is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 60s Daytime Soap Operas
diana-m-rivera-castillo added Return to Peyton Place Mary Frann, John Hoyt, Frank Ferguson

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The Brighter Day is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 60s Daytime Soap Operas
The Brighter Day Hal Holbrook, Patty Duke, Lois Nettleton

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Never Too Young is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 60s Daytime Soap Operas
Never Too Young Dack Rambo, Tony Dow, John Lupton

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From These Roots is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 60s Daytime Soap Operas
From These Roots Audra Lindley, Robert Mandan, Frank Marth

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A Flame in the Wind is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 60s Daytime Soap Operas
A Flame in the Wind Richard Thomas, Margaret Ladd, Jane Elliot

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Our Five Daughters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 60s Daytime Soap Operas
Our Five Daughters Esther Ralston, Jacqueline Courtney

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Young Doctor Malone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 60s Daytime Soap Operas
Young Doctor Malone Dick Van Patten, Louis Edmonds, Diana Hyland

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The Doctors is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 60s Daytime Soap Operas
The Doctors Alec Baldwin, Kathleen Turner, Terry O'Quinn

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Love Is a Many Splendored Thin... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 60s Daytime Soap Operas
Love Is a Many Splendored Thing Susan Lucci, Donna Mills, Paul Michael Glaser

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Ben Jerrod is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 60s Daytime Soap Operas
Ben Jerrod Peter Hansen, Lyle Talbot, Addison Richards

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The Nurses is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 60s Daytime Soap Operas
The Nurses Dustin Hoffman, Martin Sheen, Alan Alda

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The Young Marrieds is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 60s Daytime Soap Operas
The Young Marrieds Lee Meriwether, Charles Grodin, Ted Knight