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My Life to Live

Posted by [email protected] on February 25, 2017 at 12:05 AM

I love this book.  I have watched All My Children and One Life To Live since I was little.  I started watching All My Children since the first day it came on.  I give this book four stars and would highly recommend it to any one that likes soap operas. The one thing that I didn't like was trying to remember the names and who they went with, especially if they had the same names. For example, there was a Agnes, an Aggie, and Ag.

Carol Burnett  tells  how  she met Agnes and about how she loved watching All My Children.  Carol became a fan of AMC when Erica was on her first marriage.  She worked in a variety show and they would schedule their lunch break to where they could watch AMC.  Agnes called Carol and ask her if she wanted to play a role as Verla Grubb. She was so mad and sad that the show got canceled. Agnes was asked how she came up with the name for One Life to Live and she said that all her life it had been a passion of hers a basic truth: we only have and we have to try and make the most out of it.

Agnes was a writer and a producer. She was the first woman to win the Trustees Award for excellence in production. Her insecurities plagued her and she felt like she did not deserve it.  She was also the first woman to join the Soap Opera Hall Of Fame. She also won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In 1944 Agnes wrote a play called The Northwestern University Radio Play Shop.  The title was, No Flag's Flying. Agnes was the eleventh child as out of twelve children. Agnes married Harry Eckhardt and they had one child, a daughter named Agnes. She was called Aggie. Agnes' second husband was Bob Nixon. They had the following children: Cathy, Mary,  Bob, Emily, and Aggie. Agnes had ten grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Agnes was the creator of All My Children and One Life to Live.  She was the cocreator of  Search For Tomorrow and As The World Turns.  After All My Children and One Life To Live was canceled she started writing this book about her and her family. She had a stroke that impacted her walking and speech, but her mind was still sharp as a tack.

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."

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