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Agnes Nixon

  • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
  • Birthday: December 10
Date of passing: 
September 28, 2016

Agnes Nixon was a major figure in daytime television, best known as the creator of the iconic serial dramas All My Children, One Life to Live and Loving.

Her long-running series were groundbreaking for their challenging, issue-driven story lines, which included such topics as cancer, AIDS, abortion, child abuse, racism, anti-war protests and many other volatile subjects.

Nixon, who got her start in radio, began writing for television in the early 1950s, during the era of live production, and by the mid-’60s she had become a fixture in the daytime world.

Agnes Nixon was a major figure in daytime television, best known as the creator of the iconic serial dramas All My Children, One Life to Live and Loving.

Her long-running series were groundbreaking for their challenging, issue-driven story lines, which included such topics as cancer, AIDS, abortion, child abuse, racism, anti-war protests and many other volatile subjects.

Nixon, who got her start in radio, began writing for television in the early 1950s, during the era of live production, and by the mid-’60s she had become a fixture in the daytime world.

A high point is her career came in 2008, when she appeared on camera in the 40th anniversary episode of One Life to Live and the 10,000th episode of All My Children.

Her numerous professional accolades included a Daytime Emmy Award for lifetime achievement, which she received in 2010. Agnes Nixon was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1992.

Nixon died September 28, 2016, in Pennsylvania. She was 93.

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