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Tribute to Agnes Nixon Set Featuring: Susan Lucci, Erika Slezak, Debbi Morgan, Darnell Williams & Peter Bergman

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Next week, circle Wednesday March 31st at 3 p.m. EST/12 p.m. PST for a very special celebration of the life and times of the legendary Agnes Nixon.

As soap fans know, Nixon was the creator of All My Children, Loving, One Life to Live, and as well wrote for several other soaps, and to honor her The Locher Room will be bringing you a special episode, hosted by former soap publicist, Alan Locher, featuring actors who were pivotal to those shows.

Look for Susan Lucci (Ex- Erica Kane, AMC), Erika Slezak (EX-Victoria Lord, OLTL), Peter Bergman (Ex-Cliff, AMC, now Jack, Y&R), Debbi Morgan (Ex Angie, AMC and Darnell Williams (Ex-Jesse, AMC) to all take part, along with Agnes’ son, Bob Nixon, plus it has been noted that viewers will also hear from the iconic Carol Burnett (Ex-Verla Grubbs, AMC) who was one of All My Children’s biggest fans.

You can watch the livestream here.

Throughout her storied career Agnes won five Writers’ Guild of America Awards, five Daytime Emmy Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2010 and was inducted into Soap Opera Weekly’s Soap Opera Hall of Fame among other notable achievements.

So, will you be checking out this special tribute to the one and only Agnes Nixon? Comment below.

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Matthew Kronyak
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Matthew Kronyak

Yes I will be watching the event. I worked props on AMC for 14 years. These people are some of the nicest people I’ve ever worked with in my show business career witch started in 1967.

Anne
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Anne

My mother will also be watching as will I. This will be my chance to find out her Agnes Nixon is.

carolyn t pope
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carolyn t pope

what channel

Matthew Kronyak
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Matthew Kronyak

Streaming on Facebook

ABCsoaps Fan
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ABCsoaps Fan

Good question! Just a minor detail they omitted! Unless hear otherwise my best guess would be ABC- but no word about other regular ABC afternoon programming so who knows!?!

Felicia Sharon Yates
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Felicia Sharon Yates

That’s good to know thanks

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

This sounds wonderful. I will definitely be watching.

Nancy Pickering
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Nancy Pickering

What channel will the Nixon tribute be on at 12 noon PDT March 31st?
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Julie
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Julie

Will be tuning in! Have been watching soaps since childhood, with my mom!

Sheilagh Driscoll
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Sheilagh Driscoll

Beautiful song. William has done an exceptional job with this story line. He has had me in tears several times.

Carol McFarland
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Carol McFarland

Is it streaming only or is there a TV channel I can watch it on???

Terrie Carden
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Terrie Carden

Most definitely. Set a reminder on my phone already.

Tori White
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Tori White

You didn’t say where it’s airing. What station or what??

Susan Pryce
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Susan Pryce

I want to watch. Where can we see it?

Marilyn Owens
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Marilyn Owens

I’d love to watch. If I can figure out how! Streaming?

Sharon Stillwell
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Sharon Stillwell

Yes tell me where as I loved miss both soaps terribly.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Loved Debbie Morgan, also her stint on Y&R as Devon’s mother.

Renee
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Renee

I’ll definitely be joining in.

Lbaker
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Lbaker

These idiots didn’t tell us where to view. Of course I will, if I can

Sherry
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Sherry

Yes! I will watch!

Clarence walker
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Clarence walker

i will watch also.miss one life to live,back in the 60,s and 70,s i would rush home from school just to watch..and now gh.thanks agnes for the many wonderful memories,a very special person..

Leslie'
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Leslie'

As much as I would love to watch it, in unable to. I will be at work I was a huge fan of all the soaps that she created especially All My Children .

Felicia Sharon Yates
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Felicia Sharon Yates

I grew up with all my children and I miss the show and I hope you bring it would come back.

Felicia Sharon Yates
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Felicia Sharon Yates

Agnes created a wonderful shows.

Tina Gray
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Tina Gray

Shame the Kennedy Center didn’t deem her worthy!

June Bennett
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June Bennett

I will absolutely be watching.

Renee
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Renee

I watched for many years as a young mother and later with my daughter

Felicia Sharon Yates
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Felicia Sharon Yates

Yes I am going to be watching the show.

Lana Bestwick
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Lana Bestwick

I loved at watched All my Children …for years! It was my favorite soap! Yes I will be watching!!

Kiana Gomillion
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Kiana Gomillion

Of course!!!!!!

RJM
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RJM

It was awesome. Thanks for providing the link.

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Kelly Ripa Talks On Her New Memoir ‘Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories’

Talk show host and All My Children alum, Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley) is opening up about her life and times in her highly-anticipated memoir available now, Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories.

Ripa chatted exclusively with PEOPLE who got some of intel and dish on what’s included in the book.

Kelly told PEOPLE, when she landed the gig as the new co-host of Live with Regis and Kelly, with the late Regis Philbin back in 2001, she felt like she was “getting shot out of a cannon.”  Ripa was also appearing on All My Children at the same time.

She tells the story of when her agent called with the offer, Ripa was told: “They want you to know who your boss is. It was very ominous, and it did not feel good.”  Her agent also said the show didn’t want her, “bringing an entourage.” She brought two people. “I came with hair and makeup,” Kelly says. “It was not an unusual thing for people on a television show to show up with.”

She added that Regis greeted her with executive producer, Michael Gelman, saying: “Uh-oh, Gelman, it’s got an entourage.” It?!  Kelly expressed that she “felt horrible.  He was probably trying to be funny, but at the same time it felt like a pile-on.”

As for Philbin’s attitude at the time, Kelly shared, “I understand that probably he didn’t want a co-host, but the network wanted me to be the co-host and I didn’t think I should pass up that opportunity. I don’t think it was fair to him. But it was also not fair to me.”

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The actress-talk show host-producer also talked on her marriage to Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo), whom she met while both were on All My Children, sharing that they were, “too young to get married! On paper it should not have worked and when it didn’t work, we really worked at it. We fought for our marriage when it would have been easier to quit and throw in the towel.”

According to the book publisher, HarperCollins:  “In ‘Live Wire’, her first book, Kelly shows what really makes her tick. Whether recounting how she and Mark (Consuelos) really met, the level of chauvinism she experienced on set, how Jersey Pride follows her wherever she goes, and many, many moments of utter mortification (whence she proves that you cannot, in fact, die of embarrassment) Kelly always tells it like it is. Ms. Ripa takes no prisoners.”

So, will you be ordering your copy of Kelly’s memoir? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Eva LaRue’s Stalker Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison

In a harrowing situation spanning 12 years, a man who threatened former All My Children, Santa Barbara, and Y&R favorite, Eva LaRue (ex-Maria, ex- Margot, ex-Celeste) and her daughter, Kaya was sentenced to 40 months in prison.

James David Rogers, 58, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt for over a decade of threatening letters and phone calls about torture, rape and death to LaRue and her daughter.

Rogers had pleaded guilty in April to two counts of mailing threatening communications, one count of threats by interstate communications and two counts of stalking.  According to court documents, all of this began in March 2007 until Rogers eventually was arrested in November 2019.  At the beginning of his stalking spree, LaRue’s daughter, Kaya was only five-years-old.

According to Deadline, Eva gave a “tearful victim impact statement, telling the judge in L.A. federal court that she has undergone therapy since the harassment began in order to deal with feelings of fear and paranoia.”  She added, “We didn’t know if he would show up on our doorstep. We will think about him for a lifetime. The fear is with me forever.”

Photo: JPI

The judge has ordered Rogers to self surrender on October 12th to begin his sentence at a federal prison in Ohio.

Eva won a Daytime Emmy back in 2020 for her guest star turn on The Young and the Restless, and is best-known to primetime viewers for her role in CSI: Miami.

Share your thoughts on Eva and Kaya’s heartbreaking real-life experience via the comment section below.

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Soap Vet, Broadway Star and Artistic Director, Robert Lupone Passes Away at 76

Bob Lupone, the brother of Broadway Icon, Patti Lupone, and who is best-known to soap opera fans as con artist Zach Grayson on All My Children (1984-1985) has died at the age of 76.

The actor, and artistic director of Off-Broadway’s acclaimed MCC Theatre for over 40 years, passed away Saturday, due to complications from his three year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Photo: MCC Theatre

Ironically, Bob was best known on Broadway as Zach in A Chorus Line which landed him a Tony Award nomination in 1976, and he also received a Daytime Emmy nomination for his other role of Zach on All My Children in 1985.  The murder of Zach Grayson was quite the murder mystery and trial; bringing in many suspects to the story.

In addition to All My Children, throughout his soap career, Lupone held roles on: Search for Tomorrow as Tom Bergman, Ryan’s Hope as Chester Wallace, Another World as Neal Cory, Loving as Leonard Brill/Charley Nichols, and Guiding Light as Leo Flynn.  He also appeared in primetime TV roles including: The Sopranos, Sex and the City, and several roles in the Law and Order franchise.

Lupone made his feature film debut in the 1973 musical adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar playing the Apostle James, and two years later got the Broadway role of his lifetime playing Zach in A Chorus Line after convincing creator and director Michael Bennett to let him play the part after the original actor departed the show.

A decade later, LuPone would co-found the Off-Broadway theatre company, MCC Theater, with Bernard Telsey and William Cantler.  MCC was founded as an artists collective designed to offer peer based classes and playwright development and has launched several successful shows that went on to great success.

LuPone is survived by his wife, Virginia; his son, Orlando; sister, Patti; and brother, William.

Below, take a look at the suspects in the Zach Grayson murder case on All My Children, followed by the 1976 performance by Robert and the cast of A Chorus Line on The Tony Awards, and last, a scene as AMC’s Zach around the 6 minute mark in the video.

Now, share your condolences to the Lupone family on Bob’s passing, and your remembrances in the comment section.

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