Queen of Daytime Susan Lucci Praises Agnes Nixon Bio

Susan Lucci had high praise for Agnes Nixon and her memoir in an appearance on The Today Show.

Daytime legend Susan Lucci fondly reminisced about her friend, the legendary creator of All My Children and One Life to Live, and Loving, and writer at several other soaps.

A Special Bond

Last month, Soap Cities reported the news of the release of Agnes Nixon’s autobiography, My Life to Live. Fans weren’t the only ones delighted by this news. Susan Lucci, who played AMC‘s iconic Erica Kane, shared the sentiment as well. She recently appeared on The Today Show as a fourth hour co-host with Kathie Lee Gifford and shared some of her thoughts about Nixon and the book, which was released March 21st. See the full video below.

It’s clear that Nixon was a very special person in Lucci’s life, as the actress was with AMC from its beginning in 1970 to its end in 2011. 

“I grew up with Erica and was in the best hands in the business with Agnes’s writing,” she said. And there was no ghost writer for Nixon’s memoir–Lucci also mentioned that Nixon wrote the book by herself, by hand.

A Glimpse Behind the Soap Scenes

The book gives insight into, among other things, how Nixon created the role of Erica and chose Lucci for the part.

“Her writing is so magnetic–she really pulls you in,” said Lucci. “It’s full of Agnes’s anecdotes about her life, and full of romance, humanity, and wit.” Nixon also broke ground in the soap world, as she blended controversial topics into her soaps, from drug addiction, HIV/AIDS, to women’s health issues. Fans and colleagues alike greatly miss Nixon, yet she lives on in this fascinating book.

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Christine is a native New Yorker and freelance writer who now lives in southwestern Connecticut. She is a longtime, avid soap fan who has always had an affinity for ABC soaps, in particular her favorite, General Hospital. (She will even tell you she sleeps, eats and breathes that soap!) She is passionate about the soap genre, and in addition she enjoys traveling, attending plays and musicals, reading biographies and various pursuits in between. She was a political science/history major, English minor and has published a book of paranormal short stories under her nom de plume, Prudence MacGregor.

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