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It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since the finale of “All My Children” aired on September 23, 2011. To mark the date, reached out to a few actors for their favorite memories and Twitter friends on what they miss about the soap that ran for 41 years.

Alicia Minshew (ex-Kendall Hart Slater): “I loved the storyline when Kendall first met Zach. When they married for money and it turned into this big love affair and ultimately them falling in love. It was such a fun thing to play with Thorsten [Kaye]. It had humor and then it had very real moments. Who knew we would be a TV couple for so long? It was a highlight of ‘AMC’ for me for sure!”

Linda Dano (ex-Rae Cummings): “When I was asked to do a storyline that crossed over to all the ABC shows, I was flattered and terrified. In the Daytime community, most of us know each other but I didn’t know how the actors from all the other ABC shows would receive me. From the second I got to ‘All My Children,’ I was made to feel at home. Jennifer Bassey [ex-Marian] took me under her wing and toured me through all the most important places in the studio. My darling Eileen Herlie [ex-Myrtle] was so generous (and turned out to be my mother in the storyline), Susan [Lucci, ex-Erica] was great, Cameron [Mathison, ex-Ryan] was adorable, Josh Duhamel [ex-Leo] was just getting started and he and my Frank became fast friends, as did Jill Larson [ex-Opal], David Canary [ex-Adam/Stuart], Rebecca Budig [ex-Greenlee], Alicia Minshew and, of course, the wonderful Ruth Warwick [ex-Phoebe]. It turned out I didn’t have to worry about being accepted by the cast, some have remained my very close friends. I thank ABC, ‘All My Children’ and the fans for the love and support for me and the rich history of this iconic show that will never be forgotten.”