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Agnes Nixon, Creator of ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live,’ Dies at 88

28 September 2016 2:17 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Agnes Nixon, known as the grande dame of daytime drama for creating, writing, and producing soap operas including “All My Children,” “One Life to Live” and “Search for Tomorrow,” died Wednesday in Pennsylvania. She was 88.

TMZ reported Nixon had been suffering complications of Parkinson’s disease.

The prolific producer was highly regarded as a pioneer for women in television who made an effort to weave real-world issues into her shows.

Nixon was also co-creator of CBS’ long-running “As the World Turns” with her mentor, Irna Phillips, who is credited with creating the soap opera genre on radio. Early in her career, Nixon was a writer on CBS’ “Guiding Light” and NBC’s “Another World.”

I am devastated to learn that we have lost Agnes. I adored her and admired her–and I am… https://t.co/fZHBamiDnN

Susan Lucci (@Susan_Lucci) September 28, 2016

A native of Chicago, Agnes Eckhardt attended Northwestern University and decided to focus on a »

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Actress Anne Jackson, Widow of Eli Wallach, Dies at 90

13 April 2016 3:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Anne Jackson, who collaborated extensively with husband Eli Wallach, together comprising one of the best-known acting couples of the American theater, died Tuesday at her home in Manhattan. She was 90.

As a couple, Jackson and Wallach (together above) came close to the level of celebrity of Lunt and Fontanne or, later, Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. For five decades beginning in the early 1950s and ending in 2000, when they starred Off Broadway in Anne Meara’s comedy “Down the Garden Paths,” they energized theater audiences with a wide range of synergistic emotions, from loving to combative.

While Wallach had his own big-screen career (he died on June 24, 2014, at age 98) that included “Baby Doll” and “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” Jackson had a stage carer that was impressive all on its own. She was critically hailed for her range of chracterizations in David V. Robison’s “Promenade, All!” (1972) and »

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Actress Anne Jackson, Widow of Eli Wallach, Dies at 90

13 April 2016 3:33 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Anne Jackson, who collaborated extensively with husband Eli Wallach, together comprising one of the best-known acting couples of the American theater, died Tuesday at her home in Manhattan. She was 90.

As a couple, Jackson and Wallach (together above) came close to the level of celebrity of Lunt and Fontanne or, later, Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. For five decades beginning in the early 1950s and ending in 2000, when they starred Off Broadway in Anne Meara’s comedy “Down the Garden Paths,” they energized theater audiences with a wide range of synergistic emotions, from loving to combative.

While Wallach had his own big-screen career (he died on June 24, 2014, at age 98) that included “Baby Doll” and “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” Jackson had a stage carer that was impressive all on its own. She was critically hailed for her range of chracterizations in David V. Robison’s “Promenade, All!” (1972) and »

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