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Agnes Nixon Dead At 93

37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards Portraits
LAS VEGAS - JUNE 27: Actress Agnes Nixon poses for a portrait with Lifetime Achievement Award at the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for ATI) Credit: Getty

Agnes Nixon, legendary creator of ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE and a pioneering force in daytime drama since she began her career under the tutelage of GUIDING LIGHT Creator Irna Phillips, has died at 93, according to Her son-in-law confirmed the sad news to the paper, for which he used to write.  In a statement, Robert A. Iger, chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company, said: “It is with a heavy heart I mourn the passing of television pioneer Agnes Nixon, someone I was proud to call a friend. Agnes’ impact on daytime television and pop culture is undeniable. She was the first to champion socially relevant topics, and the towns and characters Agnes brought to life leave an indelible imprint on television that will be remembered forever. On behalf of Walt Disney and ABC, I want to extend our deepest condolences to her family.”