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Friday, September 30, 2016

Remembering Agnes Nixon 1922 - 2016

Agnes Nixon, who died Wednesday at age 93, was best known as the creator of the daytime soap operas, One Life to Live, All My Children and Loving (it was her hand that opened the photo album in AMC's original opening sequence).

She was also the head writer of many soaps, including Search for Tomorrow (1951-56), Guiding Light (1958-66), Another World (1965-69), One Life to Live (1968-73), All My Children (1970-82, 1989-92, 1995, 1999-01) and Loving (1985-87, 1993-94). And she created the 1981 ABC miniseries, The Manions of America, starring Pierce Brosnan and Kate Mulgrew.

Below I've selected some videos to celebrate Agnes Nixon's life and career.

In the 1970s, she was a guest on the syndicated talk show, Not for Women Only, with host Barbara Walters.

She was interviewed for the Archive of American Television on October 21, 1997 (click here to watch the entire interview).

She was profiled on Lifetime's Intimate Portrait on May 16, 1999.

She received the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on June 27, 2010.

On January 12, 2012, she appeared on One Life to Live as Agnes Dixon, the creator of the fictional soap opera, Fraternity Row (she enters at 9:29).

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