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Bryan Cranston leads tributes to All My Children creator Agnes Nixon

Stars including Bryan Cranston, Josh Duhamel and Sarah Michelle Gellar have paid tribute to All My Children creator Agnes Nixon following her death.
It was reported on Wednesday (28Sep16) that Nixon has passed away from complications of Parkinson’s disease and pneumonia, and Hollywood took to social media to share their memories of the 93-year-old soap opera icon, who was best known for creating All My Children, Loving, and One Life to Live.
Her shows launched the careers of many well-known stars, including Bryan Cranston, who appeared on Loving. He took to Twitter after news broke of Agnes’ death and thanked her for giving him his big break.
“I am saddened to hear of the passing of #AgnesNixon. Talented and kind, she gave me my start 33 yrs ago on ‘Loving’. Sweet passage dear one,” he touchingly wrote.
Josh Duhamel, who played Leo du Pres on All My Children, shared a picture of Agnes on Instagram with a sweet caption thanking the soap opera queen. “Sad to hear of the passing of Agnes Nixon. I’m thankful everyday that she created ALL MY CHILDREN and the character that gave me my first shot in the business. She will be missed,” Josh wrote.
Sarah Michelle Gellar was another one of the young Hollywood stars who were given their first big break by Agnes, and the mother-of-two fondly recalled working on All My Children on social media.
Sharing a photo collage of Agnes and Sarah as her character Kendall Hart, she wrote, “This incredible woman #AgnesNixon not only created my incredible character #KendallHart, she created #AllMyChildren. And more importantly she was the epitome of class. I learned a lot from you Agnes #rip.”
Susan Lucci, who played Erica Kane, one of the most famous characters on All My Children, shared her devastation that the soap opera creator had died.
“I am devastated to learn that we have lost Agnes,” she wrote on Instagram. “I adored her and admired her – and I am forever grateful to her! May this liveliest and loveliest of women rest in peace.”
Agnes was married to Chrysler executive Robert Nixon, who died in 1996. She is survived by their four children.

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