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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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Antonio
Antonio

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

Geoffrey-Martin Cyr
Geoffrey-Martin Cyr

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

Geoffrey-Martin Cyr
Geoffrey-Martin Cyr

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

G
G

1. Agnes Eckhart
2. Siegel
3. Guiding Light

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

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

Candice Mack
Candice Mack

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

Mitch Lopatin
Mitch Lopatin

Agnes Eckhart

The Siegals

The Guiding Light

Mike Dubin
Mike Dubin

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

Mandy
Mandy

1) Agnes Eckhardt

2) The Siegels

3) Guiding Light

Jay
Jay

Aggie

Dave and Eileen Riley Siegel

Guiding Light for Bertha Bauer

Russ nichol
Russ nichol

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

Casey Hutchison
Casey Hutchison

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

Elyse Worth
Elyse Worth

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

Iakovos
Iakovos

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!

Stacy
Stacy

1. Agnes Eckhart
2. Siegel
3. Guiding Light

Iris cohen
Iris cohen

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.

vinman
vinman

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

DAVID
DAVID

Agnes Eckhardt
The Siegels
The Guiding Light

darlene
darlene

1. Agnes Eckhardt
2.Siegel
3.Guiding Light

Tracey M.
Tracey M.

My answers are:

1. Agnes Eckhardt
2. Siegel
3. Guiding Light

Marc Harshbarger
Marc Harshbarger

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

Thad Bosley
Thad Bosley

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

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davlestev1
davlestev1

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)

su0000
su0000

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? ))

Jarrett Edwards
Jarrett Edwards

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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All My Children Alum Christopher Lawford Dead At 63

Sad news to report this Wednesday.  Christopher Lawford, best known to soap fans as Charlie Brent on All My Children from 1992-95, as well in the role of Senator Jordan on General Hospital in 2004, passed away at age 63.

Lawford who is the son of the actor Peter Lawford, and Patricia Kennedy, and whose uncles were Ted, Robert and President John F. Kennedy apparently died at a Yoga Studio on Tuesday night during a health emergency according to a report from TMZ.

As of now, it is being reported that Christopher’s death appears to be from “natural causes.” The coroner is performing an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Christopher had battled addiction in his life back in the 70’s and 80’s.  The actor was also a New York Times best selling author with his book, ‘Symptoms of Withdrawal.’

Being the nephew of John F. Kennedy, Lawford also spent time in the political arena with staff positions with The Democratic National Committee, and campaigns whether it be at the national, state, or local level

Lawford’s cousin Kerry Kennedy announced his death on social media.

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica Kane), Lawford’s co-star on All My Children, shared her thoughts on Instagram at his passing: “Such very sad news that wonderful Chris Lawford has passed away. Chris was so great to work with—always prepared and always with a smile and an ease about him. He was warm and charming whether on set at AMC—or working hard for his charity. My deepest sympathy to his family. RIP, Chris”

Share your condolences and remember of Christopher via the comment section below.

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Morgan Fairchild And Soap Notables Filming New LGBTQ Series ‘Mélange’

Over the next several days in New York, some very familiar faces to daytime soap fans are busy filming episodes of a new series entitled Melange, which stars Morgan Fairchild (most recently ex-Angelica, DAYS).

The series is set against the backdrop of a historic New York City gay bar named “Melange”, and the fight for ownership over it, when it’s proprietor has suddenly and mysteriously died.  Melange will explore themes of sexuality, immigration, addiction, power, and inclusion.

Guiding Light’s Robert Newman, All My Children’s Darnell Williams, One Life to Live’s Scott Evans ,  Kristen Alderson, Ilene Kristen, and David A. Gregory are some of the daytime faves tapped for roles in the series, which is said to be a half-hour drama.

In story, Newman, plays Syd Winchester, the deceased owner of ‘Mélange’. Scott Evans stars as Ryann Parker, a young man who fights to keep Mélange away from Syd’s wife, Vivian played by

Melange was created and being executive produce by Tom D’Angora, with former OLTL director and Emmy Award-winner, Gary Donatelli, and Tony Award winning producer, Tim Kashani.

According to Variety, at this time no network is currently attached to the project.

So, what do you think of the show concept of Mélange?  Intrigued by the cast?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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One Life to Live & All My Children Reunion Event Photo Gallery

Over the weekend, actors who appeared on two beloved legacy soap operas: All My Children and One Life to Live took part in a reunion event held over GH Fan Club Weekend.  And while the fans in attendance were excited to see some of their favorites, it was the former cast members themselves getting to see their former co-stars for the first time in years which made the event all the more touching.

Then, in big surprise to the attendees, none other than former One Life to Live star, Nathan Fillion showed up to give hugs to his former castmates including: Erin Torpey (Ex-Jessica), and James (Ex-Max) and Kassie DePaiva (Ex-Blair), among others.  Fillion, who has gone on to primetime success with his show Castle, and his upcoming new series on ABC, The Rookie, has never forgotten his beginnings in show business as Joe Buchanan!  Who can forget his on-screen affair with Robin Strasser’s Dorian, which sent Viki (Erika Slezak) into orbit!

Kassie DePaiva (now Eve on DAYS) told Michael Fairman TV on Fillion’s appearance that she had reached out to him to let him know about the event: “I knew the fans would love it.  He is very proud of his roots.”

When asked about seeing the original Blair, Mia Korf, at the same event whom she had never met, Kassie said, “I went, ‘There’s the real Blair,” but it was really nice meeting her.  You know with One Life to Live actors, even if you didn’t work with somebody there is such a camaraderie, which makes this show so special.”

All My Children fans were thrilled to see appearances by Rebecca Budig (Ex-Greenlee), Vincent Irizarry (Ex-David), Jordi Vilasuso, who will soon be seen in his new role on Y&R, and played Dr, Griffin Castillo in Pine Valley, and many more.

Check out our photo gallery of some of the past cast from both AMC and OLTL who showed up to say “hello again” to each other and the fans below.  Then, let us know if it makes you miss Pine Valley and Llanview all the more in the comment section, and which photo you liked the most!

Photo Credits: JPI Studios

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