Wednesday, June 06, 2007
THE GHOST OF EMMY PAST
As we look forward to the 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday, June 15, the PGP Classic Soap Blog takes a look back at some historic former winners.
Though AMC's Mary Fickett (Ruth) won an Emmy in 1973 for Outstanding Achievement by an Individual in a Daytime Drama, when the Academy created a separate category for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Drama in 1974, the first-ever winner was Elizabeth Hubbard, now ATWT's Lucinda, then The Doctors' Althea.
With a total of nine nominations, Liz also won an Emmy in 1976 for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Special when she portrayed Edith Wilson, wife of President Woodrow Wilson, in First Ladies Diaries.
(Photo above: First time winner Elizabeth Hubbard with The Doctors' Executive Producer Joe Stuart, and her son, Jeremy).
Posted by Alina Adams at 3:05 AM