Connect with us

All My Children

25

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

Courtesy/NBC

Photo Credit: Penguin Random House

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?

READ MORE
One Life's David A. Gregory Gets Engaged; New Film 'Dirty Sexy Saint' To Drop Dec 8

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!

Leave a comment | 25 Comments
Advertisement

25
Leave a Reply

avatar
24 Comment threads
1 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
24 Comment authors
Jarrett Edwardssu0000davlestev1Thad BosleyMarc Harshbarger Recent comment authors
newest oldest
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

Reply

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.

All My Children

Cady McClain Remembers ‘All My Children’ On Its 50th Anniversary Sharing: “I Will Always Be Grateful For the Experience, and For The Lifelong Relationship With All The Fans”

The beloved All My Children first aired on January 5th, 1970 on ABC and ran on the network until it was canceled back in September of 2013.  The next year, the show received a short-lived reboot online via Prospect Park.

One of the actresses to appear in both the network and online version was Daytime Emmy winning actress Cady McClain, who became soap-famous for her role as Dixie Cooney Martin and together with Michael E. Knight, became one of soaps all-time popular duos as Tad and Dixie.

While so many miss All My Children every single day and the indelible characters created by the late, great Agnes Nixon, McClain took to her Instagram on Sunday to relate what the soap opera meant to her in her life.

Here is what Cady shared along with a cover of Soap Opera Digest featuring Michael Knight and herself as Tad and Dixie: “Today I am celebrating the 50th Anniversary of “All My Children”! I started on the show when I had just turned 19 in the fall of 1988. I worked as a contract player thru 1996. I was back in the fall of 1997 again under contract and worked through 2001. That’s roughly 13 years. Then I came back for a year in 2006, then for a couple months in 2012. Then I did the internet version for six weeks and then… the show was done.

READ MORE
Days of our Lives to Air in the UK Beginning In January

For many years this show and the people on it were like family to me. The makeup artists as much mom’s as my own mom to me at times. And thanks to the work I was able to afford some art school and college as well. I saw many great shows (both American and International) that came to NYC, which opened my eyes to what performance could be. It allowed me to do a lot of Off-Broadway theater and roles in five Indie films while working my day job.

Photo: SOD

I was nominated three times and won my first Emmy. I made some lifelong friends like Michael E. Knight, James Patrick Stewart, Jill Larson, Penny Bergman, Julia Barr, Lonnie Quinn and many others both in front of and behind the scenes. And most importantly, I was able to take care of my wild but wonderful mother. ‘She who drove me nuts’ but impressed on me the importance of having art in ones life. Who read me poems and took me to museums. My child who died but who I so grateful to have known. Thank you ABC and all the producers and writers who supported me and my work. Because of your support my life was richer, broader, more interesting. I will always be grateful for the experience …. and for the lifelong relationship with all the fans! Massive shout out to the daytime fans who continue to support me in my projects. When I meet one of you on the street I am truly grateful for your time and that we got to share some really special moments together. . .”

READ MORE
Chase Coleman Joins Cast Of The Young and the Restless

So, share your remembrances of All My Children and your thoughts on Cady’s sentiments via the comment section below.

Continue Reading

All My Children

Kelly Ripa Reveals How Her Son Chose NYU Due To The Consuelos Connection To Former Soap EP/ Director, Chris Goutman

Last week on an episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, the former star of All My Children, Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) told Ryan Seacrest how a chance meeting when her son, Michael was deciding where to go to college; between her, Michael, and Chris Goutman (Ex-Executive Producer As the World Turns and former director, All My Children) changed the course of Michael’s creative and academic path.

Turns out that Goutman is now working over at NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts as an assistant professor and academic director.

During their banter on the talk show, Kelly revealed that Goutman directed the screen-test that landed Mark Consuelos the role of Mateo on All My Children, and thus how Ripa met her real-live enduring lovematch.

Ripa explained that Michael was waiting for a sign as to which college to go to as he liked most of the places he saw.  Then came the sign as Ripa explained to Seacrest: “We’re walking down the hallway and I hear a voice I know say, ‘Consuelos!’ “He turns around and I see Chris Goutman, who was our director at All My Children … I worked with him for 11 years.”

Ripa says Chris then expressed to Michael: “You have to come here, because I am the reason you literally exist.”

Photo: JPI

Ripa is reportedly also working on a film for the class, as well.  Watch what Kelly shared below.

READ MORE
Noted Soap Opera Producer Lisa de Cazotte Has Died; Daytime Community Mourns Her Passing

Then let us know your thoughts on the story Kelly told via the comment section below.

Continue Reading

All My Children

Y&R, AMC and GL Alum, Jeff Branson Featured In New AppleTV+ Drama, ‘For All Mankind’

Daytime Emmy winner, Jeff Branson is featured in a new drama coming your way on the new AppleTV+ platform.  Branson takes on the role of famous astronaut Neil Armstrong in For All Mankind.

At the epicenter of the story is NASA and the Soviet space program as they square off in the space race of the 1970s.  But this has a twist, America has lost the race and tensions boil over between the two nations.

The main focus in the series is the lives of the astronauts and the personal and professional relationships they encounter. For All Mankind presents an aspirational world where NASA and the space program remained a priority and a focal point of our hopes and dreams.

Branson is fondly remembered in soapland for his performances as Ronan Malloy on The Young and the Restless, Jonathan Randall on All My Children, and Shayne Lewis on Guiding Light.

For All Mankind is created by Emmy Award winner Ronald D. Moore (Outlander, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica), Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi.

In addition to Branson the cast includes: Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Wrenn Schmidt, Shantel VanSanten, Sarah Jones and Jodi Balfour. General Hospital’s Jason David (Aiden Spencer) also appears in the series.

READ MORE
'Beacon Hill' Drops Season Two Trailer Featuring Several Soap Notables

The first season streams on on AppleTV+ beginning on November 1st, with the second season of the series “all systems go”.

Watch the teaser for the series and interviews with some of the cast including: what Branson had to share about playing Neil Armstrong below.

Then let us know, would you love to see Jeff back on the soaps? Will you be checking out the new streaming service featuring For All Mankind and check out Jeff’s performances? Comment below.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement

Video du Jour

DAYS Eric Martsolf and Stacy Haiduk chat with Michael Fairman at Day of Days 2019; during their conversation the on-screen dup talk about the latest developments of Brady and Kristen within the series time-jump and more. Leave A Comment

The Michael Channel

Recent Comments

Advertisement

Power Performance

Genie Francis as Laura

General Hospital

Airdate: 1-6-2020 –

Advertisement

Popular