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Do You Know Your Agnes Nixon Trivia? Your Chance To Win Her Memoir, MY LIFE TO LIVE!

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OK, All My Children and One Life to Live fans, buckle up!

On-Air On-Soaps is offering up your chance to win a copy of the iconic Agnes Nixon’s just released memoir, My Life to Live!

Agnes Nixon set the bar for a standard of excellence in daytime dramas with her powerful and humane characters, her sense of storytelling, plot, and of course, telling the social issues of our time.

In My Life to Live, fans learn of how Agnes was a trailblazer in the industry in a world dominated by men and how she followed her dreams, her ambitions, and brought to life the character of Pine Valley and Llanview, while raising four children at the same time!

In 2010, Agnes received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and her shows are missed every day by its legions of fans.

So now, play our Agnes Nixon trivia contest!  Answer these questions after the jump correctly, and the first five people to have all the answers correct will receive her book.  We will contact you via email if you have won.  Good Luck!

AGNES NIXON TRIVIA QUESTIONS

1. What was the name of the character Agnes Nixon played in All My Children’s 35th anniversary episode in 2005?

2. What was the name of the first Jewish family ever represented on a daytime soap opera that Agnes wrote when One Life to Live premiered back in the late 60’s?

3. What soap opera where Agnes was the head writer featured a cancer scare for a legacy character where the words PAP smear, cancer, and uterus, where never before allowed to be mentioned on-air?

Post your answers in the comment section below!

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1-Agnes Eckhart
2-The Siegels
3-Guiding Light with Bert Bauer

1.) Agnes Eckhardt
2.) The Goldbergs (as a show) or Rose Kransky (GL) and Nora Hanen (OLTL)
3.) Guiding Light

2.) The Siegels (…for my final answer!)

1. Agnes Eckhart
2. Siegel
3. Guiding Light

1-Agnes Eckhardt 2-The Seigals 3-Guiding Light..Bert Bauer,character had the exam in the early 1960s

1.Agnes Eckhardt
2.The Woleks
3.Guiding Light with Bert Bauer

Agnes Eckhart

The Siegals

The Guiding Light

1: Agnes Eckhardt
2: The Siegels
3: Guiding Light (Bert Bauer)

1) Agnes Eckhardt

2) The Siegels

3) Guiding Light

Aggie

Dave and Eileen Riley Siegel

Guiding Light for Bertha Bauer

1. Agnes Eckhart
2. The Segall
3. Guiding Light

1. Agnes Eckhardt
2. The Siegel Family
3. Guiding Light

1. She played Agnes Eckhardt
2. The Siegel’s; Joe Riley’s sister married a Siegel
3. Guiding Light

Don’t need to play as I pre-ordered the book for delivery as soon as it was released. It is a wonderful book. What an interesting and creative woman! I love these memoirs from/about our daytime greats!

1. Agnes Eckhart
2. Siegel
3. Guiding Light

1. Agnes Eckhardt

2. The Siegels

3. Guiding Light.

Thank you. I appreciate the chance to win Agnes Nixon’s book. I loved All My Children and miss it.

She played Agnes Echart is 35 the anniversary show.
The Segal’s …on OLTL
The Guiding Light…Bert Bauer’s character.

Agnes Eckhardt
The Siegels
The Guiding Light

1. Agnes Eckhardt
2.Siegel
3.Guiding Light

My answers are:

1. Agnes Eckhardt
2. Siegel
3. Guiding Light

1. Agnes Eckhardt
2. The Siegels
3. Guiding Light

1-Agnes Eckhart
2-Dave, Eileen, Julie, Tim Siegel
3-Guiding Light, Bert Bauer

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1) Agnes Eckhart (aka Aggy a member of the pine valley hospital board) she convinced Joe Martin to move to pine valley and work for the hospital.

2) The Siegels (who were actually Jewish/Irish catholic mixed)

3) Bert Bauer Guiding Light (uterine cancer pap smear)

As for the trivia questions I haven’t a clue, zero knowledge..
However!
I have heard of Agnes Nixon the Godmother of the soaps..

((do I win a prize? ))

1. Agnes Eckhardt, Nixon also portrayed the ghost of Aggy, the founder of Pine Valley in a later episode. On OLTL she played Agnes, an angel and Agnes Dixon the creator of Fraternity Row.
2. The Siegels
3. Guiding Light, she actually won an award for crafting that story 40 years after it aired.

Bonus: What legendary soap was she the first head writer of? Search for Tomorrow, she wrote the first 13 weeks.

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EXCLUSIVE: Jacob Young, Joan Collins and Nadia Bjorlin to Prague to Film ‘Murder Between Friends’

On Thursday night during the Michael Fairman Channel’s livestream interview centering around Jason Cook’s (ex-Shawn, DAYS and ex-Matt, GH) latest movie Four For Fun which stars Brytni Sarpy (Elena, Y&R) and Jacob Young (ex-JR, AMC, ex-Rick, B&B and ex-Lucky, GH), revealed another upcoming film project with some very familiar faces.

Jacob Young shared an exclusive that he is set to direct, produce and star in a Agatha Christie-like murder mystery feature film aptly tiled Murder Between Friends.

Speaking on the upcoming project, Jacob said, “I’m flying at the end of the March to Prague to direct, produce and star in a film with Joan Collins (ex-Dynasty). Nadia Bjorlin (ex-Chloe, Days of our Lives) is in it, and Toby Alexander Smith from Eastenders (ex-Gray Atkins). Plus, a couple of my Broadway friends and a very well known Czech actress (Hana Vagnerova).”

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According to Jacob, the production start date is April 1st. He added on the premise of the film, “It’s very Agatha Christie sort of ‘Knives Out’ without having a hundred million dollars to shoot it, but still will be a lovely film nonetheless.” Young said the plan is to finish all principal photography by April 17th.

Photo: JPI

IMDb has more on the film. It shared that former All My Children star Trent Garrett (ex-Asher Pike) is listed as co-directing the feature. Mark Rozzano is listed as writer of Murder Between Friends.

So, what do you think about this upcoming feature from Jacob that will feature Joan Collins, Nadia Bjorlin et al? Share your thoughts in the comment section. 

Then below, check out the full livestream conversation with Jason Cook, Brytni Sarpy and Jacob Young on ‘Four For Fun’ and their notable soap roles.

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Maurice Benard Reveals All My Children’s Lee Meriweather and Daughter’s Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

At the beginning of the latest episode of General Hospital star, Maurice Benard’s (Sonny Corinthos) State of Mind series, he delivered some heartbreaking news with a purpose.

Kyle Oldham, the daughter of former All My Children star, Lee Meriwether (ex-Ruth Martin), who previously made a guest appearance on Benard’s show, returned for a new interview which will be coming soon.

During their conversation, Oldham shared that her beloved mother has Alzheimer’s. Sadly, according to Benard, Kyle also revealed she has been diagnosed with the disease as well.

Photo: JPI

Maurice expressed, “We talked about her mother and having Alzheimer’s and it was an amazing interview. And then Kyle said, ‘I gotta tell you something. I have Alzheimer’s.’”

Apparently, Kyle has agreed to come on State of Mind, periodically as the effects of Alzheimer’s take a hold of her to help educate others. “We decided that she was gonna come in … she was gonna call me and tell me as she progresses,” Benard shared. “She was going to come in again so the audience could see with their eyes what Alzheimer’s does to someone.”

Benard’s guest for this current episode of State of Mind was Vernee Watson (Stella, GH), who along with Maurice, was part of the Alzheimer’s storyline on the ABC daytime drama series that saw Mike Corbin (Max Gail) eventually pass away.

Photo: JPI

As for Lee Meriwether, not only is she known for her role on AMC, but also for her roles as Catwoman in Batman: The Movie, and The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, and for the television series, Barnaby Jones, the New Andy Griffith Show and The Munsters to name only a few.

In soap operas, Meriwether was cast in The Young Marrieds years prior to her time on All My Children where she replaced Mary Fickett in the matriarchal role in the Martin family. She played the role from 1996-99, 2002-03, and 2007-11.

Meriwether’s daughter, Kyle Oldham, has been an actress and spokesperson herself through the years. She appeared on The Price is Right for over 14 years until she couldn’t anymore after going through multiple surgeries in her adult life.

You can check out the full episode of State of Mind with Maurice an Vernee below.

Share your thoughts on the sad news of both Lee Meriwether and her daughter Kyle Oldham, battling the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in the comment section below.

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Soap Favorites Jason Cook, Brytni Sarpy and Jacob Young Visit the Michael Fairman Channel

On Wednesday night, February 28, Four for Fun, the movie written and directed by former Days of our Lives and General Hospital star, Jason Cook (ex-Shawn-Douglas; ex-Matt, respectively), which stars Brytni Sarpy (Elena, Y&R) and Jacob Young (ex-JR, AMC, Lucky, GH, and Rick, B&B), will have its premiere as part of The Golden State Film Festival.

If you’re in the Southern California area, tickets for the festival and to see Four for Fun showing at 7:30pm PT can be found here.

In the premise of the film, a dinner party between two couples experiencing eleven different endings, all of which points to the same conclusion – the best possible life comes from the one lived the most in the present. Sarpy and Young play one of the couples and actors Donovan Patton and Annika Foster, play the other.

Photo: FourforFun

After its premiere at the festival, on the next night, Jason, Brytni and Jacob will visit You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel for a livestream conversation about the making of the film, working with each other, and a discussion on their numerous soap opera roles and much more.

It all begins on Thursday night, February 29th beginning at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT. Make sure to join us in the live chat, so you can ask your questions and share your comments with this talented trio.

Photo: FourforFun

Check out the trailer for Four for Fun below, followed by how to watch the livestream interview.

Then, drop any questions you would like us to pose to Jason, Brytni and Jacob in the comment section, and we just might ask it live on Thursday night.

 

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