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Stepping Out! Susan Lucci's Grandson with Cerebral Palsy Walks First-Ever Red Carpet After Undergoing Life-Changing Surgery

Originally posted 05/10/2016 04:35PM

When Susan Lucci's daughter Liza Huber first found out in 2010 that her son Brendan had cerebral palsy, she could not have imagined he would walk a red carpet just six years later.

But Brendan got just that chance when he attended Monday's 15th Annual Women Who Care awards luncheon, which his mother and grandmother co-hosted.

Lucci, 69, proudly told PEOPLE at the New York event: "For the first time he can stand up straight. His feet are flat on the floor."

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The Long Island Medium's Theresa Caputo Dishes on Seeing Famous Ghosts

Originally posted 01/01/2016 10:00AM

The star of Long Island Medium may claim to be able to talk to spirits, but she doesn't have a crystal ball to predict who they will be.

"I've seen people that have departed that are famous," Theresa Caputo tells PEOPLE.

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Spot the Celebrity: This Season's 5 Most Memorable Movie Cameos, from Daniel Craig to Margot Robbie

Spot the Celebrity: This Season's 5 Most Memorable Movie Cameos, from Daniel Craig to Margot Robbie

Originally posted 12/31/2015 03:45PM

'Tis the season of ... cameos.

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Getting Supernatural with the Stars! See Theresa Caputo Stun Jim Parsons, Susan Lucci and Jamie-Lynn Sigler on Long Island Medium

Originally posted 11/19/2015 12:00PM

The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons was positively giddy to meet Long Island Medium star Theresa Caputo – and then the tears started flowing.

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VIDEO: Susan Lucci's Daughter Liza Huber Reveals Her Son Has Cerebral Palsy

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Susan Lucci's Daughter Liza Huber Reveals Her Son Has Cerebral Palsy

Originally posted 10/21/2015 11:45AM

When Liza Huber was told her son Brendan had cerebral palsy in 2010, she says she "just froze."

"I broke down in tears," Huber tells PEOPLE. "I felt sadness that he would deal with cerebral palsy for the rest of his life, but I also felt gratitude that he could walk. Many others cannot."

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VIDEO: Why Susan Lucci's Daughter Decided to Come Forward About Her Son's Cerebral Palsy

Why Susan Lucci's Daughter Decided to Come Forward About Her Son's Cerebral Palsy

Originally posted 10/24/2015 01:40PM

While Susan Lucci was competing on Dancing with the Stars in 2008, she was also starring on daytime soap All My Children – and spending as much time as she could in the hospital with her daughter, Liza, and newborn grandson, who was in the fight of his life.

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The Behind-the-Scenes Drama Susan Lucci Never Revealed on Dancing with the Stars

Originally posted 10/21/2015 06:10PM

When Susan Lucci was a contestant on Dancing with the Stars back in 2008, the glamorous soap opera star never let on, that behind the scenes, her newborn grandson Brendan was fighting for his life.

Back home in Garden City, New York, Brendan – the son of her daughter, Liza Huber and her husband Alex Hesterberg – had just been born nine weeks early, weighing just 4 lbs., 10 oz.

But Lucci, the star of All My Children (and more recently Devious Maids) and always a fan favorite, never revealed that her grandson was hooked up to a ventilator, unable to breathe on his own.

"It was always Liza's story to tell," says Lucci, 68. "This is her child, this is her little boy."

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Check Out the 1999 PEOPLE Cover Look Susan Lucci Donated to Smithsonian

Susan Lucci's PEOPLE Magazine Cover Look Gets In the Smithsonian

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.

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Dancing's Tony Dovolani & Cheryl Burke Reveal All-Stars Wish List | Cheryl Burke, Tony Dovolani

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Dancing with the Stars: Tony Dovolani & Cheryl Burke Reveal All-Stars Wish List

Originally posted 07/12/2012 08:05PM

No one knows exactly who will compete on the all-star season of Dancing with the Stars in the fall – not even the pros. But Cheryl Burke and Tony Dovolani have their wish lists when it comes to which celebrities should return.

"I would love to see winners, finalists and controversial characters come back," Burke, 28, told PEOPLE at Wednesday's ESPY Awards in Los Angeles.

"Every season there are those one or two contestants who really stand out," she said. "If we have a mixture of winners, people switching partners, maybe I would be with my original partner, or Karina [Smirnoff] would be with her original partner, but having it mixed and matched, would be really interesting."

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All My Children's Susan Lucci: 'I Loved Playing Erica Kane'

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Susan Lucci: 'I Loved Playing Erica Kane'

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."

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