Susan Lucci Poster


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Overview (4)

Born in Scarsdale, New York, USA
Birth NameSusan Victoria Lucci
Nicknames Looch
La Lucci
Daytime's Leading Lady
The Queen of Daytime
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Susan Lucci was born on December 23, 1946, in Scarsdale, New York, to Jeanette (Granquist) and Victor Lucci, a building contractor. She is of Italian (father) and Swedish, German, and French (mother) descent. Susan grew up in Garden City. Since she can remember, she wanted to be a performer, and through her teenage years, took voice lessons, dance lessons, and participated in community theater. In high school she was the ideal student: took many honors classes, was a cheerleader, staff writer for the school newspaper, was a foreign exchange student to Norway, and performed in the school musicals, including lead roles in "Oklahoma" and "The King and I". After graduating with Honors from Garden City High School, she was accepted and attended Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York, which was noted for its theater program. After graduating with a BFA in theater arts, she moved to New York City, and began going to auditions. One of her first jobs was that of a color girl for CBS. Every day she would report to the studio, and sit on a stool, as technicians developed the new color cameras. Most of her acting work consisted of Off-Broadway understudy roles, day-player roles on soap operas, and extra and stand-in work for movies. In 1969 at the age of twenty-three, she auditioned for a brand new soap opera that was to be called All My Children (1970). She landed the role of Erica Kane, which is still considered by many critics to be one of the best roles on television written for women. Around this time, she met an married restaurant owner Helmut Huber. In 1978, Susan received her first Daytime Emmy nomination. She was nominated again in 1981, and nominated almost every year since then. In the early 1980s, she became the first soap opera actress to appear on the cover of major magazines, as well as the first to star in Movies of the Week. But what made her a household name by the late 1980s was her string of Emmy losses. It became a running joke that the 'Queen of Daytime Television' had no crown. It seems that every time that she would have a real knockout year, another daytime diva would have a more unique story line, or a more challenging acting role, including multiple personalities, or an actress playing more than one character. But in 1999, on her 19th Emmy nomination, she won. She received a four minute standing ovation. Now, after twenty one nominations, she is considered to be one of the most honored performers in the history of television, daytime or primetime.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Brett Walter

Family (3)

Spouse Helmut Huber (13 September 1969 - 28 March 2022)  (his death)  (2 children)
Children Andreas Huber
Liza Huber
Parents Lucci, Jeanette
Lucci, Victor

Trivia (34)

After 19 nominations and no wins, she finally won a Daytime Emmy Award for the role of Erica Kane in All My Children (1970) in 1999.
She has been married to Helmut Huber for over 52 years, as of 2021, and they have two children, son Andreas Huber and daughter Liza Huber.
Daughter Liza Huber is also a soap starlet.
Her father was of Italian descent. Her mother was of Swedish, German, and French ancestry.
Graduated from Garden City High School in Garden City, New York in 1964. She was a cheerleader and voted "Best Actor" by her classmates.
Has her own line of hair care products, perfumes, lingerie and skin care called The Susan Lucci Collection.
Her featured film debut was the unreleased "Danny, You Kill Me".
Has had amazing success with her new skin care collection, Youthful Essence. To date, she and partner Guthy-Renker have sold over 4 million kits.
Her fragrance LaLucci is now available in Wal-Mart stores. It is the first time she has ever sold a product in stores. She is also the first soap opera star to sell their own product in a major retail store.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on January 28, 2005.
After being nominated for 19 Emmy Awards, she finally won in 1999. Her reputation of losing numerous times is so legendary when an actor/actress loses after several times they say, "You pulled a Susan Lucci.". Angela Lansbury is almost up to the speed of Susan, with 18 losses.
As of May 2006, she and partner Guthy-Renker have sold over 6 million Youthful Essence Personal Microdermabrasion kits since 2001. They attribute this success to Susan's huge fan base.
She has three grandchildren from her daughter, Liza Huber and Alexander George Hesterberg III: Royce Alexander Hesterberg (born December 23, 2006), Brendan Hesterberg (born August 16, 2008) and Hayden Victoria Hesterberg (born March 23, 2011).
When she finally won the Daytime Emmy Award in 1999, announcer Shemar Moore said "The streak is over! Susan Lucci!". She got a 4-minute standing ovation, and literally had no speech prepared as she gave up on winning years earlier. She then went on to host the 2000 Emmy Awards.
Often did spoof commercials for Wendy's restaurant chain in 1992, where she, in soap opera character, wrote the late Dave Thomas, himself, for switching to the healthier lunch menu.
Inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2006.
Her acting mentor was the late Ruth Warrick.
Best known by the public for her starring role as Erica Kane on All My Children (1970).
Lives in Garden City, New York with her husband Helmut Huber. [2011]
On the Board of Directors of Youthful Essence by Susan Lucci, at the Guthy-Renker Corporation. [January 2005]
Was nominated for more Daytime Emmy Awards than Ruth Warrick.
Claimed that Ruth Warrick was Lucci's soul mother.
Her acting mentor and series' lead, Ruth Warrick, passed away on January 15, 2005, at age 88.
Best friend and later caregiver of Ruth Warrick.
Credits Ruth Warrick as her favorite acting mentor/best friend.
Mother-in-law of Courtney Huber.
Inducted into the Hair Fan's Hall of Fame in 2011.
In an episode of All My Children (1970), she slaps and dominates Melissa Claire Egan.
(February 6, 2019) Had emergency heart surgery last fall.
Legendary film actress Ruth Warrick took Lucci, under her wing, when she was 23. The friendship lasted for 35 years until Warrick's death in early 2005.
Has highly praised Ruth Warrick for her stardom as an actress.
As an actress, she was highly influenced by Ruth Warrick.
As an unfamiliar/struggling actress, she was mentored in the business by actress/singer and political activist Ruth Warrick. Her first television exposure with Warrick, was when Lucci co-starred opposite Warrick, in the long-running serial All My Children (1970). Until Warrick's death early in 2005, Lucci played Warrick's surrogate daughter, Erica Kane, for the show's first 35 years.
As of her 2011 departure from All My Children (1970), Susan Lucci was the last actor, and her character, Erica Kane, was the last character remaining from the AMC pilot, and she was one of the most recognizable women on soaps. She started AMC shortly after graduating from Marymount College.

Personal Quotes (2)

Erica Kane is probably the best role ever written for a woman.
It's really an honor to be nominated. But it is much better to win.

Salary (1)

All My Children (1970) $1,000,000 per year (1991)

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