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‘The Amazing Agnes is gone’: Daytime-drama community remembers Agnes Nixon with love and thanks

Susan Lucci, left, and Melissa Claire Egan, right, were among those remembering Agnes Nixon fondly Wednesday.
Susan Lucci, left, and Melissa Claire Egan, right, were among those remembering Agnes Nixon fondly Wednesday.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times, left; Rick Rowell / ABC, center; Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images, right)

“I am devastated to learn that we have lost Agnes,” said Susan Lucci, veteran of 1,000-plus episodes of  “All My Children,” in the wake of daytime drama pioneer Agnes Nixon’s passing Wednesday at age 93. 

Posting a picture on Instagram of herself with Nixon, the actress best known as Erica Kane continued: “I adored her and admired her — and I am forever grateful to her! May this liveliest and loveliest of women rest in peace.”

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Nixon was “a true trailblazer,” tweeted “The Young and the Restless” actress Melissa Claire Egan.

Lucci, Egan and others in the soap opera community, both in front of the camera and behind it, were pouring their hearts out on social media once news of the “One Life to Live” and “All My Children’s” creator’s death began to spread.

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Nixon was “a force of nature,” said Dena Higley, head writer for “Days of Our Lives.”

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“General Hospital” executive producer Jack Valenti expressed his condolences, and “GH” script coordinator C.J. Hoke offered context for Nixon’s achievements.

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Actress Alicia Minshew played Kendall Hart on “One Life to Live” and more than 950 episodes of “All My Children.” Actor Scott Evans appeared on 137 episodes  of “One Life to Live,” from 2008 into 2010. Cady McClain has been on “As the World Turns,” “All My Children” and “The Young and the Restless.”

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Carrie Genzel appeared on “All My Children” and “Days of Our Lives” in the ’90s. Jean Passanante served as a writer on “All My Children,” “As the World Turns,” “One Life to Live,” “The Young and the Restless” and “General Hospital.”

Wendy Riche executive produced “General Hospital” and “Port Charles” in the ’90s. 

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Follow Christie D’Zurilla on Twitter @theCDZ.


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