Santa Barbara 39 years old

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is an American television soap opera, first broadcast in the United States on NBC on July 30, 1984, and last aired on January 15, 1993. The show revolves around the eventful lives of the wealthy Capwell family of Santa Barbara, California. Other prominent families featured on the soap were the rival Lockridge family, and the more modest Andrade and Perkins families. The serial was co-produced by NBC and Dobson Productions until February 1985, when New World Pictures joined NBC and Dobson as a production partner. The newly created partnership, New World Television, then served as the distributor for the show. Santa Barbara aired in over 40 countries around the world. The show's popularity continued to rise, and it even had fans in the White House. In 1985, when character Augusta Lockridge was blinded following a tunnel collapse, Ronald Reagan sent actress Louise Sorel a letter saying he and Nancy were praying for her and hoped she recovered. Santa Barbara has won 24 Daytime Emmy Awards and was nominated 30 times for the same award. The show also won 18 Soap Opera Digest Awards, and won various other awards. In 1993, NBC replaced Santa Barbara with game shows Scrabble and Scattergories. Shortly before the program was canceled by NBC, New World Television tried to shop Santa Barbara to other broadcast and cable networks, but failed to find one that would air the show.


Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio

Young Mason Capwell

Robin Wright
Robin Wright

Kelly Capwell

Henry Darrow
Henry Darrow

Rafael Castillo

Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson

Minx Lockridge


Name Character
Leonardo DiCaprio He was 9 , now 49 years old as Young Mason Capwell
Robin Wright She was 18 , now 57 years old as Kelly Capwell
Henry Darrow He was 50 , now 90 years old as Rafael Castillo
Martine Beswick She was 42 , now 82 years old
Grace Zabriskie She was 43 , now 82 years old
Judith Anderson She was 87 , 94 years old when she died as Minx Lockridge
Virginia Mayo She was 63 , 84 years old when she died
Nicolas Coster He was 50 , now 89 years old as Lionel Lockridge
Ronnie Schell He was 52 , now 91 years old
Nancy Lee Grahn She was 26 , now 65 years old as Julia Wainwright Capwell
Jordan Charney He was 47 , now 86 years old
Jed Allan He was 47 , 82 years old when he died
Justin Deas He was 36 , now 75 years old as Keith Timmons
Daniel Greene He was 24 , now 63 years old
A Martinez He was 35 , now 75 years old as Cruz Castillo
Nan Martin She was 57 , 82 years old when she died
Ian Abercrombie He was 49 , 77 years old when he died
Paul Burke He was 58 , 83 years old when he died
Deborah Adair She was 32 , now 71 years old
Robin Mattson She was 28 , now 67 years old as Gina Capwell
William Phipps He was 62 , 96 years old when he died
Paula Kelly She was 40 , 76 years old when she died
Carmen Zapata She was 57 , 86 years old when she died
Lane Davies He was 33 , now 73 years old
Michael Swan He was 36 , now 75 years old
Stephen Nichols He was 33 , now 72 years old
Paula Trickey She was 18 , now 57 years old
Marcy Walker She was 22 , now 62 years old as Eden Capwell
Stephen Meadows He was 33 , now 73 years old as Peter Flint
Martina Deignan
Alejandro Rey He was 54 , 57 years old when he died
Judith McConnell She was 40 , now 79 years old


Name Job title
Anne Howard Bailey Writing She was 60 , 82 years old when she died Writer
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Santa Barbara (39 years)


  • First Air Date: 1984-07-30
  • Runtime: [60] minutes
  • Number of Episodes: 2138