Wednesday, June 06, 2007


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).

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