Legendary soap opera creator, producer, and writer Agnes Nixon has passed away at the age of 88.
Nixon’s former son-in-law, David Hiltbrand, confirmed the news, according to Philly.com.
Agnes Nixon learned her craft from Irna Phillips, the woman known as the mother of the modern soap opera. She trained with Phillips alongside another late soap great, William J. Bell, the creator of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful.
As head writer on Phillips’s Another World, Nixon created the character of Rachel Davis. In 1970, Nixon would go on to create All My Children and modeled Susan Lucci’s Erica Kane after AW’s Rachel.
Nixon also created One Life to Live and co-created Loving with the late Douglas Marland. She maintained her writing duties on All My Children for nearly two decades.
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