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Susan Lucci
Pine Valley Presence
Original cast member; January 10, 1970 to September 23, 2011
Jane Campbell
At A Glance
As the most famous face in daytime television history, Lucci has held audiences spellbound for years as the sexy, sassy, beautiful "woman you love to hate," Erica Kane on All My Children. In May 1999, all of America stood and cheered when Susan Lucci won the Emmy® Award for "Best Actress". It was a historic moment not only for Susan Lucci, but for all of television. Lucci's artistic excellence allowed her the opportunity to expand to luminous careers in theater and cabaret. For the last few years, Susan's sensational nightclub performances opening for Regis Philbin have dazzled audiences as she graced the stage to sold-out crowds and performed solo concerts across the country. In October 2001, Lucci debuted her cabaret act at "Feinstein's at the Regency" working with director John McDaniels and Shawn Gough. In his review of Lucci, Rex Reed stated, "This is a gal that sends you home smiling."

During her 1999 Broadway debut starring as Annie Oakley in the revival of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun, Lucci not only received a standing ovation from the entire house, but she had lines of fans around the block, both old and new, waiting for an opportunity to catch Ms. Lucci either on stage or upon her departure from the stage door, for autographs. Said Michael Logan of TV Guide, "Susan Lucci didn't just take Great White by storm: she took it by tornado, hurricane and tsunami, too."

Acting and singing are only two of Ms. Lucci's many passions. She has also become a successful entrepreneur. In 1991, she launched the Susan Lucci Collection of hair care products. She created a sensual fragrance, Susan Lucci Invitation, and a fresh, sparkling fragrance, LaLucci. Both fragrances were finalists for the renowned Fifi Award.

The year of 2001 brought great inspiration and success for Susan as she proudly introduced her own jewelry, shoes, and accessory lines - all inspired by offering apparel for women of all shapes and sizes. In 2003 she introduced a lingerie line for "beauty of all ages." Her head-to-toe collection is a constant sell-out and available on the Home Shopping Network (HSN), HSN.com and through Susan Lucci's own personal Web site, www.susanlucci.com. In June 2002, Susan also introduced a personal microdermabrasion system with Guthy-Renker, Youthful Essence® by Susan Lucci which has sold over 1 million kits since its debut.

Further, Susan always makes sure to find time for what she believes to be most important: children. She supports Little Flowers Children's Services of New York, the largest child care agency in the state of New York providing foster care and adoption services to all five boroughs as well as Long Island. She has also served as the March of Dimes' National Ambassador in 2000 and as a celebrity spokesperson for AMDeC (Academic Medicine Development Company) and The New York Cancer Project. She was presented with the Linda Dano Heart Share Award for her commitment to children in 2003 and in 2004 accepted an award from Albert Einstein Medical Center.

Susan Lucci has been honored by the City of New York by being presented with a "Key to the City" by former Mayor Rudy Giuliani. She also received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and joined the 1,000 Broadway legends as her caricature became immortalized on the walls of New York's famous Sardi's Restaurant. She has been named one of E! Entertainment's "Top Entertainers of the Year" as well as one of Barbara Walters' "Ten Most Fascinating People." Her Lifetime Intimate Portrait aired on the Lifetime cable network in May 2003 and she also hosted the "White House Christmas Special" for A&E. She has been named one of Entertainment Weekly's "Top 50 TV Icons" and VH1's "200 Top Icons Of All Time." Susan's accomplishments and contributions to the world of television and the performing arts have truly made her an icon to millions.
Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION
That's So Raven
Ms. Romano
2005

Hope & Faith
Jacqueline Karr
2004

Blood on Her Hands
Isabelle
1998

Seduced and Betrayed
Victoria Landers
1995

Ebbie
Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge
1995

French Silk
Claire Laurent
1994

Between Love and Hate
Vivian
1993

Double Edge
Maggie Dutton/Carmen Moore
1992

The Woman Who Sinned
Victoria Robeson
1991

The Bride in Black
Rose D'Amore-Malloy
1990

Dallas
Sheila Foley (Hillary Taylor)
1990-1991

Lady Mobster
Laurel Castle
1988

Haunted by Her Past
Karen Beckett
1987

Mafia Princess
Antoinette Giancana
1986

Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna
Darya Romanoff
1986

Invitation to Hell
Jessica Jones
1984

Secret Passions
1978

All My Children
Erica Kane
January 10, 1970 to September 23, 2011
Acting Portfolio
THEATRE (BROADWAY)
Annie Get Your Gun
Annie Oakley
1999
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Lead Actress (1999)

Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Leading Actress (1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002)

Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Leading Actress (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008)

Soap Opera Digest Editor's Award Outstanding Contribution to DayTime Television (1988)
Soap Opera Digest Outstanding Lead Actress (1993)
Soap Opera Digest Outstanding Lead Actress (1995)

People Magazine Best Soap Actress (1985)
Canadian TV Guide People's Choice Award for Best Soap Actress
Italian-American Welfare League 's "Woman of the Year" (1989)
American Academy of Achievement Award (1991)
People's Choice Outstanding Leading Actress (1992)
Soap Opera Update Best Actress (1997)
Soap Opera Update Nominee, Best Actress (1998)
Crystal Apple Award (1994)
Spirit of Enterpise Award from Avon (June 1997)
Rupaul Award Best Leading Actress on a Daytime Drama Evah! (June 1997)
New York Women in Film and Television Muse Award for Vision and Achievement (December 16, 2004)
Hollywood Walk of Fame Awarded a star on the Walk of Fame (2005)

Dankies Outstanding Overall Performer on AMC (1995, 1996)
Dankies Outstanding Leading Actress (1995, 1996)
Dankies Best Dressed Female (1995)
Dankies Favorite Character on AMC (Erica Kane) (1996)
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: Scarsdale, New York
DATE OF BIRTH: December 23, 1947
HEIGHT: 5' 3"
MARITAL STATUS: Married, Helmut Huber [Sep 13, 1969 to Present]
CHILDREN: Son, Andreas and daughter, Liza Huber
News Archives
News Archive: Inside AMC: Will Lucci ever win an Emmy? [May 1, 1998]
News Archive: Lucci to partake in the Iditarod [Mar 8, 1999]
News Archive: "The streak is over" -- Lucci wins elusive Daytime Emmy [May 23, 1999]
News Archive: Susan Lucci given the key to New York City [Jun 1999]
News Archive: Look out, Barbie! Erica Kane doll unveiled. [Jun 14, 1999]
News Archive: Is Susan Lucci's mom Phyllis Diller? [Dec 24, 1999]
News Archive: Will Lucci leave AMC now that she's won an Emmy? [Jan 31, 2000]
News Archive: Special report: Lucci's children -- real and fictional. [Jul 3, 2000]
News Archive: Rumors say Lucci's daughter might join AMC. [Jul 2, 2001]
News Archive: Vintage Erica Kane episodes to air on cable channel. [Jan 24, 2005]
News Archive: Fans, media purring about Erica and Ryan relationship. [Jun 14, 2009]
News Archive: Lucci named Grand Marshal of parade. [Nov 8, 2009]
News Archive: Susan Lucci, Walt Willey to exit AMC. [Jul 6, 2010]
News Archive: Susan Lucci to pen a memoir. [Jul 29, 2010]
News Archive: Susan Lucci, Walt Willey's AMC return date announced. [Sep 14, 2010]
News Archive: Lucci says she was "blindsided" by cancellation. [Apr 30, 2011]
News Archive: Will AMC continue without Erica Kane? [Jul 17, 2011]
News Archive: Lucci says she's still in talks for web-based AMC. [Sep 27, 2011]
News Archive: Susan Lucci lands for post-AMC role. [Oct 21, 2011]
News Archive: Lucci has first Army Wives rehearsal. [Nov 4, 2011]
News Archive: Lucci comments on rumors that she caused AMC's Internet undoing. [Nov 16, 2011]
News Archive: Lucci to expose Deadly Affairs. [Jan 13, 2012]
News Archive: Susan Lucci headed back to ABC in new pilot from Desperate Housewives creator. [Jan 13, 2012]
News Archive: VIDEO: Susan Lucci on the Red Carpet at the 2012 Daytime Emmys. [Jun 23, 2012]
News Archive: Lucci: I so hope I can return to AMC. [Feb 25, 2013]
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