One Life to Live’s Erika Slezak on Ellen Holly’s Claims of Racial Slurs: “That Never Happened”


Legendary One Life to Live actress Erika Slezak is firing back against allegations she used racial epithets against former co-star Ellen Holly.  In Jeff Giles’ book, Love in the Afternoon- The Oral History of One Life to Live, Holly claims Slezak used racist remarks towards her and was the cause of being fired from the sudser.

 According to Holly (ex-Carla/Clara), the actress who played Viki Lord, used derogatory remarks during OLTL’s 15 th anniversary party. Through her fan club president, Slezak released a statement on her official web site:

One Life to Live Veteran Al Freeman Jr. Dead at 78


The entertainment community is mourning the loss of a true icon. Al Freeman Jr., a veteran of stage, screen and soap, passed away on Aug. 10. He was 78.

While Freeman appeared in several motion pictures (Malcolm X, Down In The Delta), his most lasting role was that of Capt. Ed Hall on ABC Daytime's One Life to Live from 1972-1987. He reprised the role briefly in 1988 and 2000. In recent years, Freeman taught at Howard University. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Watch a clip of Freeman as OLTL's Ed Hall, alongside Carla (Ellen Holly), below.