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All My Children star Fickett dies

The actress was an original All My Children cast member – she played Ruth Brent Martin and became the only star ever to win an Emmy Award for her work on a soap opera.

Also a regular on Broadway, Fickett appeared in plays like Love & Kisses and Tea & Sympathy.

She was nominated for a Tony Award in 1958 for her portrayal of Eleanor Roosevelt in Sunrise at Campobello.

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Producers of All My Children are planning to dedicate the 21 September (11) episode to Fickett.

The long-running series will air its final episode two days later.

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