NEW YORK - MAY 23: (FILE PHOTO) Please refer to the following profile on Getty Images Archival for further imagery. ... more 
NEW YORK - MAY 23: (FILE PHOTO) Please refer to the following profile on Getty Images Archival for further imagery. http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/EditorialImages/Archival?parentEventId=117698797 After 43 Years of continuing daytime drama, The Soap Opera 'All My Children' will air its final episode on ABC, regular network television, on September 23, 2011. The long running serial, created by Agnes Nixon first aired January 5, 1970 on ABC. Since inception the show has featured actress Susan Lucci as the leading character Erica Kane who was married seven times but to six different men. AMC won numerous Emmys and kick-started the careers of many actors including Josh Duhamel, Kelly Ripa, Christian Slater, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kathy Bates, Melissa Leo, Carol Burnett as well as a famous appearance by Elizabeth Taylor. Susan Lucci holds her Emmy award at the annual Daytime Emmy Awards hosted at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City May 21, 1999. Lucci was nominated 18 times and won for the first time for her performance as Erica Kane on "All My Children". (Photo by Diana Freed/Getty Images) Please refer to the following profile on Getty Images Archival for further imagery. http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=117698674&EditorialProduct=Archival http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=112220763&EditorialProduct=Archival less 
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