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All My Children
Originally posted 05/10/2013 04:45PM
It was a PEOPLE magazine cover to honor Susan Lucci's first Emmy victory, and now it will join the permanent collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
On Thursday, Lucci was on hand in Washington, D.C., to officially sign over the pink satin dress and pink bejeweled Manolo Blahnik heels she wore for the June 7, 1999, issue celebrating her win after 19 consecutive nominations.
Also donated was an original copy of the magazine, and Lucci completed the offering with an autographed copy of an original All My Children script from when she played TV vixen Erica Kane.
Originally posted 09/23/2011 02:05PM
Erica Kane – and the rest of Pine Valley – have left the building.
The final episode of ABC's All My Children aired Friday, ending the soap opera's 41-year run.
How did everything wrap up? Keep reading to find out:
Originally posted 07/07/2011 03:50PM
After 40-year-plus runs on ABC, and the final episode of All My Children set to air Sept. 23 and of One Life to Live in January 2012, the popular soaps won't be saying goodbye, after all.
The shows are going online.
"We are privileged to continue the legacy of two of the greatest programs to air on daytime television, and are committed to delivering the storylines, characters and quality that audiences have come to love for over 40 years," the production company Prospect Park announced in a statement Thursday.
Once they hit the web, the soaps will continue to be delivered with the same quality and in the same format and length – though it has not been announced whether the current casts, such as Susan Lucci in All My Children, will continue in their roles.
– Caroline Slutsky
Originally posted 06/07/2011 08:20AM
Josh Duhamel will return to his soapy roots for a cameo on All My Children, the ABC daytime drama that helped launch his career, EW.com reports.
Before the show ends for good in September, the Transformers: Dark of the Moon actor has agreed to reprise his role of con man Leo du Pres – who was presumed dead in a waterfall accident, although his body was never found.
Duhamel, 38, won an Daytime Emmy for his AMC role in 2002.
Originally posted 04/15/2011 10:25AM
For Kelly Ripa, the cancelation of All My Children is like a death in the family.
"All My Children was more than a job," the actress said in a statement Thursday. "It was my family. It was there that I met my husband; it was there when my first two children were born; it was there where I met many of my life-long friends."
Continued Ripa: "It was the greatest training ground ever. I feel heart sick."
Originally posted 04/14/2011 04:45PM
It's the end of an era!
With Thursday's announcement that ABC's long-running soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live will come to an end, one of the genre's most iconic figures is speaking out – and moving on.
"It's been a fantastic journey," Susan Lucci said in a statement Thursday. "I loved playing Erica Kane and working with [show creator] Agnes Nixon and all the incredible people involved with All My Children. I'm looking forward to all kinds of new and exciting opportunities."
Originally posted 04/14/2011 03:35PM
It's a sad day for soap opera fans.
ABC announced Thursday that the sun will set permanently in the fictional towns of Pine Valley and Llanview as All My Children and One Life to Live wrap up for good.
AMC's last episode – which was rumored last month to be on the horizon – will be in September, while OLTL will end in January 2012.
At the very least, fans needn't worry they'll be stuck with controversial, Lost-style endings – producers promise a satisfying conclusion to both soaps' legacies.
Originally posted 03/22/2011 07:00PM
All My Children has been a daytime TV staple since 1970 – but has the show and its fictitious Pine Valley, Penn., setting outworn its welcome?
Rumors of cancellation are circling around the popular show that finally delivered Susan Lucci her Daytime Emmy. Various reports claim that ABC is considering reducing its afternoon drama lineup from three to two hours to make room for a new talk show, which could send AMC to the chopping block.
But a rep for ABC Daytime shoots down the claims, telling PEOPLE in a statement, "The Deadline.com piece is just the latest story in a long line of stories about this same topic."
As of now, the rep adds, "There is no change for the current ABC daytime schedule."
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Originally posted 08/07/2009 04:30PM
It's not like she has to cross the wild prairie to get there, but for Susan Lucci the idea of moving west with her daytime drama All My Children is a overwhelming.
"We just found out a day and a half ago, and we've been dancing a marathon at All My Children ever since," the actress, 62, told PEOPLE at Thursday's New York City Feed the Children's Daytime Gives Back event. "So, we're all walking around in shock."
What's Lucci's game plan for moving from New York (where AMC stops filming in December) to Los Angeles (where it starts up again Jan. 4)? "I don't know ... I love the show and I love playing Erica [Kane]," says the Scarsdale native who even went to college in New York. "But I'm just now going to have a couple of days off. It's a lot to think about."
Originally posted 01/18/2005 08:00AM
Ruth Warrick, whose 1941 movie debut was in the great cinematic achievement Citizen Kane but who found lasting fame as busybody Phoebe Tyler Wallingford on daytime TV's All My Children, died at her Manhattan home Saturday of complications from pneumonia, ABC announced Monday. She was 88.
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