Actress Helen Wagner Dies At 91

Helen WagnerSource: The Wrap

Legendary As the World Turns actress Helen Wagner has died. Sheplayed mild-mannered Nancy Hughes on the CBS soap opera for more than a half-century. She was 91.

New York-based production company TeleNext Media Inc. says Wagner died Saturday.

Wagner spoke the first words on As the World Turns when the show premiered on April 2, 1956, and held the Guinness World Record for playing the same role on television for the longest amount of time.

Wagner was born in Lubbock, Texas. The production company hasn’t said where she died or what was the cause of her death.